Biloxi, Mississippi


Before You Go

Coordinates | 30.3960°N, 88.8853°W
Baton Rouge to Biloxi | 147.9 miles
Driving Time | 2 hours, 13 minutes

Why Biloxi?
Family fun is just a short drive away! Explore all the Gulf Coast has to offer when you visit Biloxi, Mississippi. The city is a cultural melting pot and includes year-round celebrations, sugar white sand beaches, great deep-sea or freshwater fishing, exciting museums, delicious seafood, and hands-on fun for the entire family. It’s something you have to experience, but don’t be surprised when you want to return again and again.

Where to Eat

Leo’s Wood Fire Pizza 
1107 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS 39564
At this wood fire pizza place, the atmosphere is all a part of the fun. Start the experience with an appetizer of loaded fries or seafood dip while enjoying live music performed by local artists. Then, savor specialty pizzas such as the Clint Eastwood, Audrey Hepburn, or BB King, all while soaking up the scenery on the outdoor deck. ■ facebook.com/leoswoodfirepizza

Ole Biloxi Fillin Station 
692 Howard Avenue, Biloxi, MS 39531
For award-winning coastal cuisine, this seafood restaurant is the place to be. Sit on the patio overlooking Biloxi’s Small Craft Harbor while indulging in Crawfish Nachos, Seafood Gumbo, and Po-Boys. Enjoy the feeling of sitting in the old filling station and see the sights, sounds, and smells of the coast. ■ fillinstationbiloxi.com 

The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint
7501 Hwy 57, Ocean Springs, MS 39565
At this barbecue and blues joint, the focus is on family. Families are invited to sit around a bonfire and enjoy family time, while eating the “best darn BBQ on the bayou.” Try barbecue favorites such as baby back ribs or a pulled pork sandwich, or try a serious sausage sandwich. And don’t forget to finish your meal with the classic banana pudding that’s homemade everyday. ■ theshedbbq.com

What to Do

Body surf in a giant wave pool, play with your little ones in the Lil’ Smuggler’s Cove kiddie pool, or relax by the pools or on the sun deck on Treasure Island at Buccaneer Bay Waterpark. The 4.5 acre water park is open all day long (through Labor Day) and is sure to offer excitement for the whole family. ■ mdwfp.com

Escape at Margaritaville Resort. The resort features a 40-foot Volcano Rock Climbing Wall, Sky Trail and Sky Types ropes course, and hundreds of arcade games. You can also relax in the lazy river or splash pad for a full day of water fun. ■ margaritavilleresortbiloxi.com 

For the budding scientist, mathematician, or engineer, the INFINITY Space Center is the place they will want to explore. As the John C. Stennis Space Center’s official visitors center, INFINITY offers guests a chance to learn about NASA, participate in a bus tour, walk through the exhibits, enjoy the outdoor swamp gardens, or “time travel” in the digital theatre. ■ visitinfinity.com 

For a more hands-on activity, head on over to Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. This children’s museum offers 15,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that are sure to entertain all ages. Try the Super Colossal Climbing Structure, The Dolan Avenue Depot, History Hotel, and It’s a Matter of Science. The museum even offers “Free Fridays” from 5-8 p.m. on the last Friday of each month. ■ lmdc.org 

For a day full of fun, head over to the white sandy beaches and cool waterways of Wolf River Canoe and Kayak. Even if your little ones are too little to canoe or kayak, the park also offers swimming in the river, picnicking on the grounds, and even a “fun float” on innertubes. For more experienced adventurers, Wolf River organizes overnight trips as well as offers overnight rentals. ■ wolfrivercanoes.com

Soar through the trees at Zip n Fun Adventure Park. Experience nature with 50 Tree-To-Tree aerial trails that you can cross at your own pace. For the kiddos, there is a Junior Adventure Course that is a kid-adjusted obstacle course. You can even walk along ground trails and watch other participants, take pictures, and enjoy the outdoors. 
■ zipnfun.com

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01 Jun 2018


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