Biloxi Mississippi

Biloxi MS
Biloxi MS

The history of Biloxi travel dates back to the 1820's when New Orleans locals started visiting the city in droves in hopes of escaping not only the exhaustive heat but also dangerous epidemics of yellow fever. Officially incorporated since 1838 the city continues to draw travelers for many reasons and one is because it's located in the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico. Biloxi Mississippi is also famous for being a gambling town and casinos abound! Biloxi is a city built on history and the vast amount of sites defining the city's past can all be visited during a Biloxi vacation.

Beau Rivage Biloxi
Beau Rivage Biloxi

Biloxi MS casinos blanket the city and offer everything from Vegas-type shows to a variety of slot machines. Not only do these facilities offer gambling during Biloxi travel, the larger ones incorporate other services like spas, restaurants and hotels as the Grand Biloxi does. This Biloxi MS casinos located in the center of the Gulf Coast and provides guests with fine dining, excellent accommodation, a championship Mississippi golf course and a full-service spa. Other popular Biloxi MS casinos include The Palace, The Beau Rivage and The Hard Rock.

Biloxi MS Hotels
Biloxi MS Hotels

During Biloxi travel be sure to get away from the allure of the casinos and see some of the city attractions. Ship Island is a favorite for those who love the boating on the ocean, beaches, sea side activities and lots of other fun in the sunshine. During your Biloxi vacation check out the 42,000 gallon aquarium at the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium. A vast array of marine life and other creatures native to the Gulf of Mexico can be seen at this fun destination.

The excitement of events during Mardi Gras is felt across Mississippi and the Mardi Gras Museum is the perfect place to see the striking costumes and displays in the 1847 built five-room house. Other historic points of interest in Biloxi Mississippi include the old Biloxi Lighthouse, the historic Old Brick Home and Tullis-Toledano Manor. Historic homes tell some of the unique stories behind the city and there are many of them.

The Redding House, built in Colonial Revival style, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is defined by custom mill work, beautiful art murals and nine fireplaces! For more things to do during Biloxi travel visit St. Michael's Catholic Church during your vacation. The heroes of Mississippi are commemorated at the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial where visitors can view the names of those who participated in the Vietnam War.

Biloxi Mississippi
Biloxi Mississippi

Another popular activity during a Biloxi vacation is deep sea fishing. King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Barracuda, Grouper, Stingrays, Shark, Flounder and more can all be caught. Biloxi fishing charters offer many different kinds of exciting experiences including barrier island tours, tournament fishing, bottom/trolling, wade fishing, deep sea fishing and more where half day and full day trips are possible. Trips can also be taking as four, six, eight hour and longer excursions from most charters.

Most Biloxi fishing charters include rods and reels, tackle, bait and a Biloxi fishing license. There is a great assortment of professional charter companies aiming to provide excellent and memorable trips. Most can be found online, Gulf in Biloxi Mississippi or through Biloxi hotels. The average is normally four anglers on the smaller boats. Expect to pay around $100 per person for a four hour trip for four but check all prices before committing. The longer trips create savings per hour during Mississippi fishing.

When to go on your Biloxi vacation will depend on what kind of weather you enjoy. July and August are the hottest months reaching 90 degrees and see the Gulf Coast swarming with tourists. Spring and fall see temperatures drop 60 degrees making it a very pleasant time to visit. The fall see the least rain and is a great time to visit outdoor attractions and enjoy your Biloxi vacation to the fullest.

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