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- story and photographs by Ellis Anderson
Expedia, one of the world's top travel websites, just released their second annual list of Most Beautiful Towns in America. Bay St. Louis, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is number four on the list of 30.
The list was published on June 7, 2018 on Expedia's Viewfinder Blog, which features articles written by staff writers - all seasoned travelers. According to Expedia, "places made the list based on gorgeous landscapes, elegant skylines and more."
"Although beauty is subjective, we looked at destinations with downtowns oozing with character..."
How did the town make the very competitive cut? The curated list names off the charms of the Bay St. Louis Historic District:
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Stroll to the marina and listen for the sound of sailboats creaking against the dock, or build sandcastle masterpieces on the shore at the end of Main Street.
You’ll find beauty in touring the quirky Gallery 220 Main art gallery, searching for Dayle Lewis’ angel trees, and watching the neighbors gather for a chat on the porches of shotgun cottages.
“Sitting along Mississippi's Gulf Coast, Bay St. Louis is the kind of place you find yourself daydreaming about," she said. "Whether you're kayaking along the bay at sunset, exploring the local flora along Possum Walk Trail, or admiring the historical architecture of Old Town, there is beauty everywhere you turn.
"It's no wonder Bay St. Louis graces our most beautiful cities list!”
Other cities that made the list are St. Augustine, Florida, Tyler, Texas, Fairhope, Alabama and Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.