Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Hotels, Resorts & Hotel Accommodations
home page / North America / United States of America / Mississippi
***Browse Hotels in Ocean Springs, MS by comparative pricing
Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi (USA), about 2 miles east of Biloxi.
It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The population was 17,225 at the 2000 census.
The town has a reputation as an "arts community."
Its historic and secluded downtown area, with streets lined by Live Oak trees, is home to several art galleries and
shops plying shiny wares new and old alike.
It is also home to a number of ethnic restaurants, relatively uncommon in surrounding communities.
Ocean Springs was the hometown of the late Walter Inglis Anderson, a nationally renowned painter and muralist.
The town plays host to several festivals, including its Peter Anderson Festival and The Herb Festival.
Ocean Springs was severely damaged on August 29, 2005, by Hurricane Katrina, which smashed many
buildings along the shoreline, including the Ocean Springs Yacht Club, and the historic wooden Fort Maurepas,
and gutted or flooded other buildings.
Katrina's 28-foot storm surge also destroyed the Biloxi Bay Bridge, which connected Biloxi to Ocean Springs.
read full wikipedia reference about Ocean Springs, Mississippi
City of Ocean Springs Visitors Center
1000 Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 187
Ocean Springs MS 39566-187
OTHER POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN MISSISSIPPI
copyright (c) 2012 1t23.com Hotel bookings and Travel Information Portal
All rights reserved