US Gulf Coast destinations include everywhere along the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The Gulf Coast of the US stretches almost 1,900 miles from Key West Florida to South Padre Island Texas and includes hundreds of fascinating, quirky, and fun beachfront communities in the US Gulf Coast states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
US Gulf Coast Destinations
The Florida Gulf Coast represents almost half of the entire US Gulf Coast, clocking in at 900 miles from Key West to the Florida Panhandle. Florida beaches offer some of the softest, whitest sand in the world along with the best seashells.
Coastal Mississippi (aka Mississippi Gulf Coast) has only 62 miles of coastline and 29 miles of beaches but they are magnificent. From amazing restaurants, to wonderful hotels, to excellent kayaking, to incredible hidden gems, The Secret Coast has it all. And more!
The Louisiana Gulf Coast is home to popular Mardi Gras celebrations and festivals all year long, magnificent homes and oaks trees, beautiful bayous, and so much more. Feed Your Soul in Lafayette, Houma, New Orleans, and other great Louisiana cities.
The Texas Gulf Coast features USA’s longest stretch of undeveloped coastline, right in between tropical Texas and the two-nation vacation destination of South Padre Island and Beaumont and Port Arthur on the north end.
Some important US Gulf Coast cities are Houston Texas, New Orleans Louisiana, Tampa Florida, St Petersburg Florida, Mobile Alabama, Pensacola Florida, and Gulfport Mississippi.
Popular US Gulf Coast vacation spots include Destin and Panama City Beach in the Florida Panhandle, Florida Gulf Coast (St. Pete/Clearwater, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Naples), South Padre, New Orleans, and more.
When flying, major US Gulf Coast airports to consider include Houston, New Orleans, Tampa, St. Pete, Southwest Florida (Fort Myers), Key West, and Gulfport-Biloxi Mississippi.
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