Surrounded on three sides by water, The Playground of the South is dotted with pastel-colored beach houses on stilts set right on the Mississippi Sound.

Nearly dead center in that small tab of Gulf Coast in Mississippi, Biloxi is a vacation destination for in-state locals, Alabamans, Floridians, and Louisianans alike. The city is mostly separated from the rest of the state by lakes and bayous that make it feel like an island getaway. It is, however, part of the Gulfport metropolitan area, and embodies the area’s flashier resort side.

If you’re wondering what to do in Biloxi, put on your swimsuit and pick a direction—there’s a good chance you’ll run straight into a beach. Whether it’s swimming, sunbathing, or fishing you’re after, Biloxi has a shoreline for it.

As with many Gulf cities, Hurricane Katrina did a number on Biloxi in 2005. Lucky for you, the city has bounced back rather well. Oh, did we mention that Lady Luck is a frequent visitor to this resort city as well? Long a rival of Atlantic City as a betting man’s haven, Biloxi’s list of gambling houses is quite lengthy. Not ready to tempt fate? Then just come to the casinos for the food. There’s some great places to eat in Biloxi, too.

Looking for things to do in Biloxi at night? Find yourself a club with a genre of music you like and belly up to the bar. Establishments are largely cover-free here, so save your nightlife budget for drinks. We hope your daytime budget includes some souvenir spending, because the colorful shops come in all shapes and sizes. Literally. Walk through a giant gator head or shark’s mouth to shop for gifts for the folks back home.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Biloxi

What to do in Biloxi with kids?

There's more than enough things to do and see with the kids in this city. Enjoy a relaxing beach day at Gulf Islands National Seashore, or take them to the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum.