If you like architecture, landscaping, and interior design, you’ll love Gulfport’s Annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes. Each year, the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce selects one area of the city on which to focus. Within that area, they highlight a variety of home types: small, large, ‘out-there,’ newly-restored, colorful, gorgeous, and so on. The variety represents Gulfport’s highly eclectic nature. Homeowners feel honored when their homes are selected as the best examples of their city.
Explore Gulfport at the Annual Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes
The tour is self-paced. There are no tour guides rushing you along, no-one shooing you out of one house and into another. Typically, the tour takes between two and four hours, depending on how much time you spend sightseeing at each home.
You’ll also receive a guidebook to lead you on your way. The book shows the scheduled trolley stops, along with a map showing the participating homes. As an added bonus, the tour book also contains special offers from the event’s sponsors.
You can purchase tickets on the Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes website. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 on the day of the tour.
Gulfport’s Old Florida Feel
If you’ve never been to Gulfport, you’re in for a real treat. When people think of Florida, they often think of fast-paced Miami, with its modern high-rises, uptempo lifestyle, and big-city swagger.
That’s not Gulfport.
Gulfport represents “Old Florida.” We are Florida’s quiet and beautiful side — with less of the chaos, glittering glass skyscrapers, and attitude. Here, you’ll find scores of independently-owned Mom-and-Pop shops, waterfront restaurants with fresh seafood, five nights per week of ballroom dancing, and all nestled in a quiet, comfortable setting. The houses, too, are often rustic cottages as opposed to cookie-cutter prefabricated homes. The people here exhibit extreme pride in our beautiful, unique, and fiercely individualistic town, and visitors rave about its ambiance.
One of Gulfport’s most endearing features is our reputation as an arts mecca. Artists flock to our Bohemian feel and beautiful weather. On the first and third Saturdays of each money, we hold an Art Walk, where artists and craftsmen show off their work to anyone lucky enough to roam the streets on one of our warm, breezy nights.
After your day out on the town, join us at Isabelle’s for some New Southern cuisine. We were recently awarded the “Best of the Beaches” award (for the fourth year in a row!), as well as Rand McNally’s “Best of the Road” award. Isabelle’s is open Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Please note that the restaurant is closed on Mondays.
If you’re heading to Gulfport, you’ll need a great place to stay. The Historic Peninsula Inn offers 12 luxurious accommodations for overnight guests. You can view our beautiful suites and guestrooms under the Accommodations link on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or send us an email. We hope to see you soon!