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Category: Destinations

Beau Rivage announces holiday events, entertainment

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss., continues to be the destination during the holiday season with twinkling displays, holiday charm seen throughout the luxury property and exquisite shopping events. The Gulf Coast’s premier resort will transform into a whimsical winter wonderland with a host of entertainment and special events for the entire family to enjoy.

Guests will be captivated throughout the season at one of the most anticipated holiday displays in the South. From Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, giant ornaments, magnificently decorated trees, winter sleigh scenes, and more will be in public areas throughout the property. In addition, thousands of poinsettias will adorn the 1,740-room resort and provide opportunities to create unforgettable memories with friends and family.

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Gulf Place

Going off the beaten path – in this case off Hwy. 98 – can often mean great finds.
One day I was leisurely making my way to Panama City and decided veer off at Hwy. 30 in South Walton County to find a place to have lunch and browse

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Sarasota & Bradenton

Each winter Sarasota/Bradenton and the surrounding communities swell with retirees and other cold-weather warriors seeking culture, sunshine and a sense of community.
Located between Tampa/St. Pete to the north and Ft. Myers south, this stretch of the Florida Gulf Coast is served by an international airport that quickly transports cold and winter-weary travelers to sunny south Florida.
The area is perhaps best-known as the home of the world-famous Ringling Brothers Circus. In the 1920s, John Ringling and his wife Mable made Sarasota their winter home on beautiful Sarasota Bay and completed construction on the Museum of Art in 1931. Ringling left the Museum of Art to the people of Florida upon his death in 1936 and that served as a major driver for the area’s strong cultural heritage evident today.

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Home to world-class medical facilities, universities and banking, Tampa lives large but is a small city surrounded by unique communities such as Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor and Dunedin. It’s proximity to the white-sand Gulf Coast beaches make it a desirable winter home for many northern visitors.

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First time visitors to Florida might be excused if they were surprised that the state had rolling hills and lush, green pastures.
But less than one hour south of Gainesville – home to the University of Florida – lies Ocala.
Equestrians have long known of this beautiful area where thoroughbreds are reared and horse farms abound.

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Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is known as the southeast’s gaming coast with nearly a dozen casino resorts bringing visitors from nearby states and around the country.
An area steeped in history and southern culture, the transformation from a sleepy seaside community to world class destination is the goal of area tourism leaders.
Snowbirds flock to the casinos in the winter, many by bus or personal car and a growing number by air.

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Pensacola/Navarre Beach/Perdido Key

2009 marked the 450th birthday for Pensacola and the area celebrated with a year-long event highlighted by a visit from the King and Queen of Spain.
Known as the “City of Five Flags”, Pensacola and its surrounding communities each have their own personalities.
The west side of town is home to the cradle of Naval Aviation – Naval Air Station Pensacola. On base you can explore the area’s deep history at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
Many of the area’s retirees first discovered the area during officer’s training early in their careers and they never forgot the sugar white beaches and the community that helped shape their lives.

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