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BiloxiUnited States of America

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

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Top Hotels in Biloxi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Beau Rivage
Beau Rivage
4 out of 5
875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS
The price is $96 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this eco-friendly resort is within a 15-minute walk of Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Biloxi Lighthouse, and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,047 reviews)

"Nice clean room, comfortable bed. Easy check in and check out"…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Beau Rivage
Golden Nugget Biloxi
Golden Nugget Biloxi
4 out of 5
151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $60 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this spa resort is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from St. Michael Parish Catholic Church and within 3 mi (5 km) of Biloxi Beach and Boomtown Casino ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,152 reviews)

"I loved that the room that was available to me was a junior suit that had a jacuzzi in the bedroom"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Golden Nugget Biloxi
IP Casino Resort Spa-Biloxi
IP Casino Resort Spa-Biloxi
4 out of 5
850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS
The price is $57 per night

Situated in Biloxi, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of John Henry Beck Park and Boomtown Casino Biloxi. Biloxi Beach and Keesler Air Force Base are also ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,239 reviews)

"The IP is a nice hotel. The staff was plesant and they are diligently cleaning. The room was not matched to the pictures but still nice. My view was not what was expected based on the room pictures. I saw more of the hotel and parking lot than the water. That is the only part that kept me from giving ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

IP Casino Resort Spa-Biloxi

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.

Popular places to visit in Biloxi

Beau Rivage Casino
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Beau Rivage Casino

4.5/5(709 reviews)

Why not roll the dice by visiting Beau Rivage Casino where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in East Biloxi? Check out the casinos and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Hard Rock Casino Biloxi
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Hard Rock Casino Biloxi

4.5/5(699 reviews)

Why not roll the dice by visiting Hard Rock Casino Biloxi where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in East Biloxi? Discover the top-notch restaurants and great live music in this family-friendly area.

Biloxi Beach
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Biloxi Beach

4/5(1,290 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Biloxi Beach, a popular beach in Biloxi. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene and entertainment choices.

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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Biloxi with Priority Seating
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Dining at Hard Rock Cafe Biloxi with Priority Seating

$34
Per adult
Cajun Bayou & Swamp Tour - New Orleans (Self Transport)
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Cajun Bayou & Swamp Tour - New Orleans (Self Transport)

$33
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line: Beauvoir General Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Beauvoir General Admission Ticket

$13
Per adult

Reviews of Biloxi

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 45.2112676056338%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 8.485915492957746%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.9154929577464789%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.704225352112676%

5/5 - Excellent

Jon

Jun 6, 2020

Seems like a nice place

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

It was a nice getaway!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Great beaches, food, entertainment, shopping, and lodging

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

It was okay, but overall will go somewhere else with more than casinos next time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Hotel just was the worst I’ve Ever stayed At...

1/5 - Terrible

Alexander

May 31, 2020

Hire people who want to be at work?.?.?

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