Perched on the very edge of Mississippi River’s tiny outlet to the Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi is one of the most popular shore communities in the South. Adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, it makes an ideal place to go to enjoy the warm waters and see the rich regional area culture.
Biloxi Things to Do
Travelers can have fun on the pristine beaches during the day and then catch a show at night in one of the area’s casinos. Stopping here can be part of an overall trip to explore this region or as destination by itself.
Explore the Water
To get a close-up look at the entire Biloxi region, start with a trip on the Living Marine Adventure Cruise boat. The small cruise boat will bring you between the coast and Deer Island. Along the way, you can learn about the local coastal wildlife including the area’s abundant large shrimp, native blue crabs, savory oysterfish and squid. If you love fishing, you can also get a boat that will take you out for a day on the waters so you can catch your own fish. Dolphins are also plentiful here, and you can take a cruise to get up close and personal with these magnificent mammals.
Touring the Land
If you want to get back on dry land, take a tour of the local historical sites. The Biloxi Visitors Center offers a comprehensive self-guided tour that will allow you to explore the city on your own. Here, you can see the elegant City Hall, the gaily-decorated historic Creole Fisherman’s Cottage, and the softly painted antebellum house known as the Redding House. Also on the tour are the elegant southern classic Scherer House, the charming Old Biloxi Library, and the Saenger Theater where you can catch many kinds of performances by the day and at night.
Beaches and Casinos
The beach part of Biloxi occupies only a small part of the state and the gulf but it is beautiful. The Back Bay area offers a serene chance to dip your toes in the water. Here you’ll find lots of wildlife such as fish, turtles and even alligators. This is also the place to spot planes taking off from the nearby Kessler Air Force Base. You can rent a skiff and plot your own path along the less-visited part of the area. If you love gambling this is the place to be since it’s legal. Gamble at one of several area casinos including the Beau Rivage and the Hard Rock Casino. Local area cuisine is based on a combination of classic Southern dishes and the area’s array of local seafood. You can get on a boat and catch your own shrimp. You can also sample the seafood other delicacies at the many Biloxi regional cafes and restaurants.
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