Things to Do on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

lighthouse in Biloxi, Mississippi

The Mississippi Gulf Coast has grown a lot over the last few years. If you happen to be in town, there’s entertainment for every taste and plenty of things to do on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on any given day. Minutes away from our RV park, downtown Pass Christian and Long Beach offer delightful shops and restaurants in a quiet setting.

Restaurants on the MS Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast has a wide selection of food, especially fresh seafood. If you head down to the beach, downtown Gulfport has lots of restaurants to choose from. Half Shell Oyster House and Lookout Steakhouse and Seafood are great local dining options. Every palate can find something to please them, with offerings like fresh shucked oysters, seafood stuffed portobellos, steak po-boys, and fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade.

If you love sushi, TA Sushi Bar on 27th Avenue and Samurai Japanese Cuisine on 25th Avenue offer fresh fish and hot entrees from the kitchen. Salute' is a great Italian restaurant with local flair. Or if you’re looking for vegetarian options, Good Karma Medley on Pass Road offers fantastic lunch specials.

MS Gulf Coast Casinos

Many people come to the Coast to visit the casinos. In Gulfport, Island View Casino on Hwy 90 (also known as Beach Boulevard )has a lovely view of the beach.

To the west lies Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis. A short thirty minute drive east to Biloxi offers a wide selection of casinos including Grand Casino, Beau Rivage, Hard Rock and more.

The Beau Rivage Spa is very highly rated and many of the casinos have fantastic buffets and restaurants to suit every taste and budget. There’s always a show going on at one of the casinos, so who knows what you might catch while you’re in town.

Shopping on the MS Gulf Coast

The Coast has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping as well. On Saturdays and Sundays, you only have to step outside your front door to see our flea market. With over 200 spaces, our market has vendors selling everything from new items and antiques, to furniture and handmade candles.

There’s always a bargain to be found, but especially during our special events! And when you’ve worked up an appetite walking around, check out our food vendors. Pick up some jams and fresh local honey, a tasty Greek gyro, boiled peanuts, or a burger and tamales. In the summer, it’s great to cool down with a snowball or ice cream too!

Only fifteen minutes east are the Gulfport Premium Outlet stores, with name brands such as Gap, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, J. Crew and Levi Jeans. Right across the interstate is Crossroads Shopping Center with Barnes and Noble, Belk and TJ Max. Take in a movie at Cinemark while you’re there too. If you travel thirty minutes to Biloxi, The Promenade at Sangani also has a Target, Ulta, and Lane Bryant.

Fun Attractions on the MS Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast has a great many historic sites to see. Stop in at the Biloxi Visitor’s Center and get a tour of the Lighthouse. Beauvoir, the home of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and downtown Biloxi mark some of the most notable historic spots on the Coast.

For a lovely afternoon, drive from Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs along Hwy 90, checking out all the green signs that mark the historic sites along the Coast. While you’re out, if you notice a restaurant with a deck, make sure to take advantage of the amazing view of the Gulf.

If you’re in search of entertainment, you’ll never want for it along the Coast. Take in a tour of the Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company in the Kiln, and grab a glass of their Southern Pecan beer. Or if you enjoy art, take a tour of Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs or George Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi.

Traveling with kids? The Lynn Meadow’s Discovery Center is a great way to spend the day with kids or grandkids. Or pop over to Stennis Space Center, where all the rockets get tested; they have fun informational tours.

In the warm months, you might like Gulf Islands Water Park and the Gulfport Sports Complex, which are just up the road on Interstate 10. Gulf Shores National Seashore, part of the National Park Service in Ocean Springs offers the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and enjoy the local wildlife.

The Gulf Coast has plenty of small town charm to take in. Long Beach and Pass Christian both have charming downtown areas with local restaurants and coffee shops. Bay St. Louis was named one of the top three small towns in America in 2013. Locally owned cafes, town greens and quiet parks offer a quiet respite away from the noise of the city.

With our convenient location on the MS Gulf Coast, located between New Orleans and Mobile, it’s the perfect spot from which to see all the Gulf Coast has to offer. See you soon!

Mallory Whitfield