The Biloxi Rundown
White, sugary beaches await visitors to Biloxi, a city found on the sandy shores of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Although it has been battered in the past by Hurricane Katrina and suffered through a major oil spill, Biloxi has come back bigger and more hopeful than ever. Visitors will enjoy a wide array of things to do and see, but should call ahead to attractions before setting an itinerary in case of construction or temporary closures. At night, Biloxi comes alive with the vibrant lights of the Boomtown Casino, Hard Rock Casino & Resort and IP Casino Resort & Spa.
With a glittery nightlife that never seems to stop, Biloxi still manages to impress visitors with a never-ending list of daytime attractions. Whether it is visiting the newly rebuilt Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, golfing at The Preserve Golf Club, and shopping at the Gulfport Premium Outlets, Biloxi's tourists are sure to be happy and comfortable. Southern hospitality, sweet tea and gentle breezes make this Gulf Coast city the place to relax and unwind.
When To Go
There is never really a bad time to visit Biloxi. From winter to summer, the weather permits tourists to enjoy various outdoor activities like fishing and water sports. Biloxi is located at the southernmost part of Mississippi in the United States and boasts annual festivals and events to entertain visitors. Temperatures in Biloxi during the summer typically range from the mid- to high 80s Fahrenheit (mid-20s Celsius) to high 60s and 70s Fahrenheit (10-20 Celsius) in the evenings. Hurricane season officially starts late summer and goes until the beginning of December. Keep an eye on weather forecasts before making any final reservations for flights and hotels.
November - February (winter): Average high 59°F (15°C)
March - May (spring): Average high 84°F (28°C)
June - August (summer): Average high 89°F (32°C)
September - November (fall): Average high 76°F (24°C)
The closest major airport that brings visitors to Biloxi is the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The next closest airport is Mobile Regional Airport located in Mobile, Alabama, which is 45 minutes from Biloxi and provides rental vehicles for travelers.
Accessing Biloxi by car will be done via Interstate 10. Biloxi is located between the major cities of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama. Interstate 10 runs along the coast and makes for a scenic drive.
Greyhound bus lines provide daily service to Biloxi, and there is a station located in the downtown area on 820 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
One of the most historic and beautiful destinations on the Gulf Coast of the United States, Biloxi, Mississippi has overcome a lot of hardship in the destructive wake of Hurricane Katrina. Although 90% of property on the Gulf of Mexico was wiped out by Katrina in 2005, the subsequent revival effort has come a long way. Many casinos and resorts on the coast have made a full recovery and as a result, the city with a metro population of more than 250,000 people is back.
With a rich colonial history, Biloxi has several good attractions in store beyond the leisure and entertainment palaces on the immediate Gulf Coast. These include Beauvoir, the retirement estate of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The U.S. National Historic Landmark was a casualty of Hurricane Katrina but thanks to a herculean restoration effort, is open once again. Other points of interest in Biloxi include Ship Island, home to early 19th century Fort Massachusetts, and colorful Mardi Gras Museum.
- Ship Island
- Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
- Mardi Gras Museum
- Old Brick House
- Seafood Festival
- Wine and Culinary Festival
- Mardi Gras
- Mary Mahoney's
- Carnaval de Brasil
- Terrace Cafe
- Beau Rivage
- Chill Ultra Lounge
- Double Deuce
- The Complex
The subtropical climate of Biloxi, while prone to the occasional hurricane, is nonetheless idyllic most of the year.
- Winter (December to February) 6-17°C
- Spring (March to May) 12-27°C
- Summer (June to September) 22-32°C
- Fall (October to November) 11-25°C
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