Visit Picayune

Visit Picayune

A local’s guide to all things Picayune. 

Take it from someone who knows it well. If you're just passing through, or you’re also local, this is my guide for all things Picayune: 


What to See:

Paul’s Pastry Shop:  Paul’s Pastry is more than just the home of the original cream cheese and fruit filled king cake! Every holiday and occasion is made special year-round at Paul’s Pastry. They also serve delicious breakfast and lunch specials. You have to try the buttercrunch! 

The Crosby Arboretum:  The South’s Premier Native Plant Conservatory 


Where to Eat: 

Classic & Never Misses: 

Betty K’s 


Kellie’s Poor Boy  

Stonewall’s BBQ 

Two Sisters 

North 11 Diner 

Cuevas’s Fish House 

El Mariachi 

The Latest + Greatest:  

B’s Place Seafood Restaurant & Market 

Creekside Cafe 


Where to Stay: 

The Henry Smith House:  Although I’m local, I look for a reason to stay here someday! I was lucky enough to tour the inside of the Victorian House this year and I was just in awe. Every inch of the property is gorgeous, it’s seriously a dream. The staff are all so friendly and management were a pleasure to meet. 

The Holiday Inn:  I have never actually stayed, but I have been inside a few times and was pleasantly surprised. The rooms and staff seemed nice; this is where I usually hear people stay when they need a hotel. It seems to be the most popular! 


Where to Selfie: 

Picayune Main Street, Inc. has been cleaning up and making the area of Historic Downtown Picayune more lovable. Picayune Main Street’s beautification projects are funded through fundraisers, donations, and grants. Most of these projects include cleanup and restoration, but we love to see the beautiful murals that come after, creating the perfect, selfie-worthy spot. 


Below is a current list of all the photo-worthy walls downtown: 

  1. Stonewalls  
  2. Gibson House Antiques 
  3. The Glass Porch  
  4. Public Parking Lot  
  5. Sweet Pete’s 
  6. Dancewear Connection / Fashion by 3  
  7. Public Parking Lot 
  8. PJ’s Coffee  
  9. Picayune Drug Co.  
  10. Stewart Insurance Agency, LLC  
  11. The Melt Bistro + Boba 
  12. Thigpen Alley 
  13. East Canal Alley 
  14. El Mariachi  


Where to Shop:

Antique Stores: Picayune has many antique stores, but the best place to hit several of them is East and West Canal Streets. I recently visited The Antique Mall for the first time and you could actually get lost in there. The place is amazing and huge, just like Gibson House Antiques


Fly Boutique: I shopped at Fly through middle school, high school, college, you name it. Fly is the place to go for the trendiest outfits, for any occasion, for all ages. Fly has grown to have many locations from Hattiesburg to Bay St. Louis. Each one of them is staffed with the sweetest, helpful employees who are ready to outfit you from head to toe. 

Originally Styled 

Seven98 Boutique 

Cotton Lane Co.  

Wild Willeaux Salon and Boutique 

And obviously, we hope you come and see us! 

Kenzie Jane 

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