Biloxi is a charming Mississippi city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its casinos. Biloxi Lighthouse stands next to Biloxi Beach on the Mississippi Sound.
If you want to go to Las Vegas on the waterfront, check out Biloxi.
The city of Biloxi traces its beginnings to the arrival of the French in 1699. The City takes great pride in letting visitors feast on its 300 year history. The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum offers exhibits on boat building and seafood-processing. Truly a museum without walls, every inch of Biloxi contains elements of its proud heritage and none greater than the majesty of the White Wings.
Check out The Beauvoir estate; the last home of Jefferson Davis.
At the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and Museum, you can explore the life of the Confederate leader. Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865.
Offshore, you can visit Deer Island coastal preserve that shelters pelicans and loggerhead turtles.
Biloxi Mississippi has a famous lighthouse; I try to visit Lighthouses across the country whenever I get a chance.
It’s also a great place for an amazing Mardi Gras Celebration.
Biloxi’s home of Mardi Gras and the Mississippi Coast’s oldest and most prestigious Carnival organization. With over 300 sponsors, GCCA leads the way in providing the greatest free show on the Coast. Its Mardi Gras Day parade has been judged the best on the Coast, and its King d’Iberville and Queen Ixolib are considered the official royalty of Coast Mardi Gras
In 1908, the Gulf Coast Carnival Association was the first Krewe to parade on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Save the Dates!!
Check out: “Carnival on the Coast” Mardi Gras – Mississippi Gulf Coast Style in Biloxi Mississippi!
The “Gulf Coast Carnival Association traces its roots back to 1908 as Biloxi’s first Mardi Gras parade, which included 17 floats, 150 flambeau carriers, the new 12-piece Herald Newspaper Band, a grand marshal, the mayor and the councilmen. Today the Carnival Association continues the tradition begun over 104 years ago, with King D’Iberville and Queen Ixolib reigning over the largest Mardi Gras parade on the MS Gulf Coast with over 100 units.”
Feb. 24, 2020
Coronation Ball & Dance, 8:00pm
Feb. 25, 2020
GCCA Parade, 1:00pm
GCCA . . . it’s all about our Community and the Friendships!!
Here’s a link to Mardi Gras Parade maps:
Look for the Biloxi Historical markers
If you haven’t been to Biloxi Missippi, you’re in for a special treat. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has been transformed into a southern-style Las Vegas! There’s a pristine coastline, plenty of fantastic food and world-class accomodations in the luxurious casino-hotels like Beau Rivage, The Golden Nugget and The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The luxurious white beachfront of Biloxi lies directly on the gorgeous Mississippi Sound.
Gambling was legalized in Mississippi in the 1990s. It generates millions in tourism revenue for this charming area.
Biloxi Mississippi is located in Harrison County. There are many interesting historic places to see.
Visit Beavoir, the post-war home of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. There is also a Presidential Library on the premises at 200 W. Beach Blvds.
There are plenty of historic places to visit in the rest of Mississippi:
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com