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Biloxi, MS

Travel Guide
Biloxi Beach showing a sandy beach and general coastal views

This oceanfront city in Mississippi offers a wide choice of casinos, popular eco-tourism options and a touching memorial for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Although Biloxi, on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, was greatly damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, much of the damage has been repaired and it is once again a vibrant city. It’s known for its range of casinos, but Biloxi also offers a strong sense of history and plenty of opportunities to interact with nature.

A great place to start your visit is at the Biloxi Visitors Center. Here, you can pick up maps and brochures, see a short film on life in Biloxi and browse museum exhibits about the history of the area. For a nominal fee, you can book a guided tour of the historic Biloxi Lighthouse, which is one of the most photographed images on the Gulf Coast.

Learn more about Biloxi’s history by visiting the 50-acre (20-hectare) property known as Beauvoir. This was the final home of Jefferson Davis, a major figure during the American Civil War. It’s also home to the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier and the Civil War Museum.

Casinos are another important part of Biloxi’s attractions. The city has nine, including the Beau Rivage Casino Resort, the Hard Rock Hotel and the Grand Casino. For a smoke-free venue, visit the New Palace Casino Point Cadet.

Set aside an afternoon to visit Ship Island, 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of the city. The island is perfect for nature lovers who are interested in fishing, shelling, sunbathing or wildlife spotting. It can be reached by a dedicated shuttle boat and offers amenities such as restrooms and snack bars.

For some quiet time, spend a few hours at the Old Biloxi Cemetery, where you can visit a memorial wall honoring those killed during Hurricane Katrina. The historic cemetery also features headstones from the 1800s belonging to Biloxi’s founders and Civil War soldiers.

Driving is the easiest way to get around Biloxi, but if you do need to get public transport, consider using the Coast Transit Authority’s Casino Hopper. This bus service stops at the Visitor Center and other attractions as well as all the casinos.

Where to stay in Biloxi

IP Casino Resort Spa-Biloxi
IP Casino Resort Spa-Biloxi
4 out of 5
850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $110 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Situated in Biloxi, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of IP Casino and Boomtown Casino Biloxi. Beau Rivage Casino and Hard Rock Casino Biloxi are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,909 reviews)
"Clean, friendly fun atmosphere! View was terrible so we just kept curtain shut."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

IP Casino Resort Spa-Biloxi
Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
3.5 out of 5
195 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS
The price is $149 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
This family-friendly Biloxi hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Golden Nugget Casino and Palace Casino. Hard Rock Casino Biloxi and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (3,059 reviews)
"Enjoyed the Casual atmosphere and the fact that it was walking distance to the Casino and other activities."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
Golden Nugget Biloxi
Golden Nugget Biloxi
4 out of 5
151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS
The price is $185 per night from Aug 31 to Aug 31
Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Golden Nugget Casino and Palace Casino. Hard Rock Casino Biloxi and Beau Rivage Casino ...
4/5Very Good! (2,450 reviews)
"Love the pool and swim Up bar"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Golden Nugget Biloxi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Crown Resorts at Hickory Hills
Crown Resorts at Hickory Hills
3.5 out of 5
7900 Martin Bluff Road, Gautier, MS
The price is $119 per night from Aug 30 to Aug 30
Situated in Gautier, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mississippi National Golf Club and Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge. Shell ...
4.2/5Very Good! (52 reviews)
"Inside the condo was fine. The property needed some attention and the pool was green."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Crown Resorts at Hickory Hills
Home2 Suites by Hilton Biloxi North/D'Iberville
Home2 Suites by Hilton Biloxi North/D'Iberville
2.5 out of 5
3810 Promenade Parkway, D'Iberville, MS
The price is $162 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Situated in D'Iberville, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of IP Casino, Beau Rivage Casino, and Hard Rock Casino Biloxi. Biloxi Beach and Keesler Air Force ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (518 reviews)
"Staff was very nice and the accommodations were as well. Traveling with two toddlers was challenging, so it was nice having some of the comforts of home available to make our stay with the little ones easier. Hot breakfast, laundry on site and a full size fridge was a plus! I’d definitely book again ..."

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Biloxi North/D'Iberville
Home2 Suites by Hilton Gulfport I-10
Home2 Suites by Hilton Gulfport I-10
2.5 out of 5
15600 Daniel Boulevard, Gulfport, MS
The price is $136 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Crossroads Shopping Center and Garden Park Medical Center. Gulfport Premium Outlets and Gulf ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (318 reviews)
"The room was a king size bed with a sofa bed, full kitchen. Everything was clean and in good condition. My son slept on the sofa bed and wasn’t happy with its comfort and thin blanket, but he made it through 2 nights okay. The cost point seemed high, but I think their marketing is geared towards ..."

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Gulfport I-10
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Biloxi

There is not much in the way of mass public transit in Biloxi, meaning that your own transportation is necessary to make the most of the area. There are many car rental companies to choose from both at the airport and in town itself. If you’re touring Biloxi’s famous casinos, there is a Hopper Bus which transports visitors from one venue to the next, which can sometimes be a long way to walk. Visit the Coast Transit Authority website.Browse Biloxi rental cars.

Best time to visit

The busiest time for visitors to Biloxi is the summer, between May and August. At this time of year, prices rise in line with the temperatures; July and August see average highs in the low 90s F (low 30s C). For cheaper rates, and to get away from the crowds, consider visiting in spring, when temperatures are pleasant but it is quieter. Fall sees the coming of hurricane season, which can deter victims.

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