Biloxi is one of cities on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Being one of the oldest cities in the country, Biloxi is where a myriad of cultural interests happen, where a year-round of traditional festival is a common happening. With an array of museums, galleries, historic sites and casinos, rimmed by white sand beaches and magnificent natural scenery, to be in Biloxi means to experience a fantastic getaway.
The city’s majestic beaches are one of its biggest draws. With waters that are calm and sands that are soft and white, Biloxi beaches are hailed as one of the best in the region. Easily accessed from the Beach Boulevard, there are different beach types that cater to various interests, lifestyles and budgets. For instance, people who want a small-sized beach usually head to the ones nestled between Grand Biloxi and Hard Rock, while those who want an upbeat vibe head to the beaches in the Downtown area.
Families spending the holiday in Biloxi should take the Ship Island Cruise to see and enjoy the smaller islands encompassing the region. Feeding the dolphins is one of the cruise’s highlights and one that definitely delights children. The trip also allows families to relax and lounge in the beaches, tour in the Fort Massachusetts, and sail along the south part of the island for more sands and beaches. Biloxi being a major seafood and shrimp industry, attending the Biloxi Shrimping Trip is a definitely worthy. Not only tourists get to know the city’s major income-generating industry, visitors get to experience how to actually catch shrimps as well.
The Biloxi Lighthouse, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country and unarguably the most- famous landmark of the city, is worth visiting. Despite the “no entry” policy, just to have sight and have a photo of the Biloxi Lighthouse is gratifying enough. Another must-see historical landmark is the Beauvoir, and it is best to see this awesome property during the mid-October or during the Fall Muster Festival, where actors in old-times costume reenacting Civil War scenes provide entertainment to everyone.
In Biloxi, gambling is a famous activity and its lively casinos are considered a major tourist attraction. With its easy access from the beaches, the casinos entertain about 16 million tourists annually, making Biloxi one of the top casino destinations in the country. The 85,000 sq ft Beau Rivage Resort and Casino is every casino enthusiast’s dream, and with 2,100 slot machines, 93 tables, and two-floor poker room, it becomes Biloxi’s finest and grandest casino for a valid reason. It is also in this casino where The Coast is located, the city’s best night club that plays the latest and the liveliest music. Night clubs that are equally popular includes The Ledge located inside the Hard Rock Café Casino and the Adventure Bar and Grill found in the center of the Old Downtown.