Backing onto the Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi is one of Mississippi’s sunniest cities. Gambling is a big draw in this coastal town, with a handful of casinos lining the oceanfront promenade, making it a great place to flirt with Lady Luck or simply soak up the Mississippi sunshine.
Things to do in Biloxi
From slot machines and roulette to table games and high-stakes card lounges, Biloxi is home to a handful of big name casinos. If you’re not into gambling, the resorts also feature luxe facilities like spas, pools, golf courses, restaurants and theatres.
When you’ve had your fill of the pokies, Biloxi is home to some fantastic cultural attractions. Built in 1848, the Biloxi Lighthouse is the city’s most iconic landmark. It was one of the South’s first cast iron lighthouses and has endured decades of wild weather. The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art showcases local talent, while the historic Beauvoir House spotlights Biloxi’s role in the Civil War.
For fun in the sun, take the ferry over to Ship Island and spend the day exploring its pristine beaches. It sits 20 kilometres off the coast and is also home to the imposing Fort Massachusetts.
If you love sports, why not try to coordinate your visit with a baseball game at MGM Park? The stadium is home to the Biloxi Shuckers, the Double-A affiliate team of the legendary Milwaukee Brewers.
Getting around Biloxi
Biloxi sits on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, around two hours from New Orleans and three hours from Jackson. Cars are the easiest way to get around, though most casinos provide complimentary hopper cars that whisk visitors from one resort to the next. Gulfport–Biloxi International is the closest airport, with Mobile Regional and Hattiesburg also popular air travel hubs.