Biloxi: A playground for golfers and gamers
Biloxi is one of the true charms of the Gulf Coast, and this eclectic city combines rich history, gorgeous white sand beaches, world-class golfing and bustling casinos with the best of southern hospitality. Settled in 1699, Biloxi is one of the oldest communities in the country, and it has witnessed everything from the Civil War to Hurricane Katrina. Yet Biloxi is a master of reinvention, and whether you're interested in chartering a boat for deep-sea fishing, renting a jet ski on Beach Boulevard, tracing a path through American history, perfecting your golf game or experiencing city nightlife, Biloxi encompasses it all.
Things to do
Biloxi's most famous feature is its beach. Stretching for 25 miles from Biloxi to Gulfport, this lengthy haven of sandcastles and deckchairs beckons to visitors who want to lounge in the sunshine or, at the very least, stroll beneath a crimson sunset. If you're feeling adventurous, catch a ferry to pristine Ship Island to experience some of the most unspoiled beaches in the region.
After a day in the sun, an evening in the cool decadence of a top-notch casino is the perfect antidote. Biloxi has more than its fair share of upscale casinos, most of which offer championship golf courses, spa treatments, entertainment, and fine dining as well as gambling. The Beau Rivage and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resorts are especially celebrated for their cutting-edge entertainment and enticing nightclubs.
Delve into the culture and history of Biloxi with a walk from Beach Boulevard into the old downtown around Main Street, which will take you past some of the area's long-standing buildings and its finest shopping. After you've got your bearings, be sure to visit the city's crown jewel: Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library. The mansion and library are open seven days a week, from nine to five, and provide a fascinating glimpse into American history through the sprawling gardens, the pavilions and the house itself.
Where to stay - Beach Boulevard
The accommodations available in Biloxi range from quaint bed-and-breakfasts to five-star casino resorts, but the most scenic place to stay is on Beach Boulevard, where you can soak up views of the Gulf Coast from your hotel room. Beach Boulevard hotels are also conveniently close to most of the city's major attractions, and make exploring Biloxi on foot or by bike a stress-free adventure.
Luxury amenities such as spas, fine dining and entertainment can elevate your vacation, but more modest accommodations are also available in the area if you're just looking for a place to rest your head after a long day of sightseeing. Try to find a room with a balcony and the closest beach access possible.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit sub-tropical Biloxi in Mississippi is during its off-seasonfrom November to early May, when temperatures are much warmer than many parts of the US. You'll get the best rates on accommodations during this time, and you can avoid the region's oppressive summer heat.
Book a hotel for the end of April or the beginning of May to skip the tourist-season rates, and you'll have a good shot at beach-worthy weather. Bear in mind that fall is Biloxi’s main hurricane season, so you might want to steer clear of visits in September or October. Whatever time of year you decide to visit Biloxi, remember to enjoy the beach, take in some of the rich local culture and be ready to try something new.
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