Your Guide To Visiting Biloxi, Mississippi
Biloxi was settled in 1699, making it one of the oldest communities in the country. With sugar-white sand beaches, lots of history, and true Southern hospitality, Biloxi, Mississippi is a perfect vacation destination.
Offering great seafood, unique museums, family friend activities, adult fun, and plenty of beach, Biloxi has something for everyone. Plus, it is affordable! Here is our guide to visiting Biloxi, Mississippi: what to do, what to see, where to eat, and where to stay.
What To Do
Spend your day at the beach! Biloxi has 62-miles of shoreline, accessible from pretty much anywhere along Beach Boulevard (Highway 90). Make your day even more fun by renting a boat, bird watching, taking an excursion to Ship Island, kayaking, fishing, or on a sightseeing cruise.
Attend a Biloxi Shuckers Minor League Baseball game. The Shuckers play at the beautiful MGM Park from April to September. Tickets start at $7 and can be purchased at the gate or online.
Download the My Gulf Coast App! Every Highway 90 intersection on the coast has a blue Shrimp Sign with a number on it. Plug in the number on the app to locate things to do, places to eat, and other points of interest in the area.
What To See
Built in 1848, the Biloxi Lighthouse was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. This landmark has become the symbol of Biloxi, representing the city’s resolve and resilience. Take a tour of the Lighthouse from 9 to 9:30 AM daily.
Visit The Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, Beauvoir, a National Historic Landmark. Property highlights include the Library, House, rose garden, Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier, and Confederate Soldiers’ Home Cemetery, where 780 veterans, wives, widows, and some of Davis’ family members are buried.
The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum showcases 300 years of Mississippi Gulf Coast history, heritage, and culture. The three-story building boasts nine exhibits and galleries. Stop by Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM (March-November).
Ohr-O’Keef Museum of Art strives to promote and preserve the legacy of the Biloxi native, George E Ohr, and the diverse cultural heritage of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast. Visit the museum Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM.
Buy the Mississippi Gulf Coast Attraction Pass and visit the four attractions listed above as well as the INFINITY Science Center in Pearlingston, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, and the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point. The Attraction Pass is $35. Buy yours at the Biloxi Visitors Center.
Where To Eat
Baja Beach has mastered Tex-Mex and Seafood fusion. This beach-front restaurant uses fresh ingredients and their prices are very affordable. Baja Beach has an impressive selection of bar drinks, including signature margaritas, more than 30 types of tequila, beer, wine, and cocktails. Read about our visit to Baja Beach here.
Whether you are in the mood for Oysters, Shrimp, Crab Dip, Fresh Fish, Gumbo, or Crab Cakes, The Reef has it all. Sitting on Biloxi’s beach, The Reef’s has the largest children’s menu on the Coast. You can read about our experience at The Reef here.
Sal & Mookie’s is the perfect place for a family meal. Although the restaurant is known for their New York Style Pizza and Ice Cream, there is much more on the menu. Read about our visit to Sal & Mookie’s Jackson location here.
The #1 rated restaurant on TripAdvisor in Biloxi is Half Shell Oyster House. Half Shell serves the finest quality of Gulf oysters (shucked in house all day) among a plethora of other dishes. The restaurant has a New Orleans style theme and very laid back atmosphere. You can read about our experience at Half Shell’s Flowood location here.
Where To Stay
Families visiting Biloxi, Mississippi will want to stay at the Margaritaville Resort. It is home to the largest entertainment complex on the Coast, Escape, totaling 55,000 square feet. Margaritaville also has a pool with a swim-up bar, two water slides, 450 foot lazy river, and children’s water area. Kick back and relax at this resort with an island vacation atmosphere.
Casino fans should stay at the Hard Rock, Beau Rivage, or Golden Nugget. All three resorts are beautiful, have a casino with slot machines and table games, on-site restaurants, a pool, shopping, and lots of entertainment.
When you are ready to book your stay, find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Add Visiting Biloxi, Mississippi To Your “To Do” List
My husband and I had a great time visiting Biloxi this past Spring. This city has a lot to offer! We were blown away by how nice Biloxi was, the number of things to do, and how great the food was. We are looking forward to exploring it more in the future.
Whether you are visiting Biloxi, Mississippi for a full week or only a weekend, this guide can help you plan your trip. Let us know which activities and restaurants you choose to visit in Biloxi!
Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.
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While visiting Biloxi, some accommodations, admissions, and meals were hosted by vendors/businesses. All opinions and reviews are 100% mine and unbiased.