Let’s be honest: who doesn’t love fresh produce and handcrafted goods? There’s something about the crisp flavors of a fresh apple, or a succulent orange, or the subtle perfection of a nice cucumber. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s always fun just to roam the various stalls and experience the selections offered by local farmers and artisans. It should come as no surprise that our beautiful, Bohemian town, Gulfport, offers a wonderful farmers market (the Gulfport Fresh Market) for your enjoyment.
- the food
- the crafts
- the fun atmosphere
Don’t miss out!The Gulfport Fresh Market is open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the summers (June through September), and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. during all other months. Parking is free of charge.
Inject Some Adventure
I think we’d all agree that a farmers market, while enjoyable and relaxing, isn’t an out-of-the-ordinary adventure. If you’d like to spice up your vacation a bit, head over to the Gulfport Dive Center. The Dive Center, as the name suggests, is a Diamond Dive Certified scuba center located right in Gulfport. They offer an array of classes targeting individuals of all skill levels. No experience? No problem! They’ll take you through classroom training, pool time, and (ultimately) two practice dives in real marine environments. You can view their schedule on their website.
A Delicious Way to End the Day
After a day of wandering (or diving), return to your beautiful suite at the Historic Peninsula Inn, change into some fresh clothes, and head to dinner at the inn’s award-winning restaurant, Isabelle’s (winner of Rand McNally’s Best of the Beaches and Best of the Road awards). Isabelle’s is named after the inn’s friendly resident ghost, and features New Southern cuisine in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
If you like live music, Isabelle’s has pianist John Shirley on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and vocalist Dale Williams belting out Sinatra and other classics on Saturdays.
So, if you’re heading this way, don’t forget to book your room at the Historic Peninsula Inn. The Inn offers 12 luxurious accommodations for overnight guests. You can view our beautiful suites and guestrooms under the Accommodations link on our website, and be sure to stay tuned to our blog for more great information on the inn and surrounding area. We’re always happy to field any questions you might have. We hope to see you soon!
Be sure to download our free Gulfport Vacation Guide! The guide offers great advice to visitors of the area, as told by local insiders! Don’t miss out!