Curious about how much there is to do in Coastal Mississippi? We have crafted the perfect list of ideas, highlighting amazing experiences you can only have along our 62 miles of beautiful shoreline! 

1. Drive along the nation’s longest man-made beach

2. Dine on Gulf-fresh seafood at our coastal restaurants

3. Discover public art around every corner

4. Take a deep dive into the region’s marine life at the Mississippi Aquarium

5. Get an awesome deal with the Coastal Mississippi Attractions Pass

6. Try your luck at one of Coastal Mississippi’s 12 casino resorts

7. Enjoy a 70-minute living marine adventure aboard the Biloxi Shrimping Trip

8. Explore the great beyond at INFINITY Science Center

9. Spend the day splashing at Gulf Islands Waterpark

10. Go fishing in the Gulf, rivers, marshlands, and bayous


11. Sail the Sound on the Biloxi Schooner

12. Take a ride on the wild side with Gulf Coast Gator Ranch & Airboat Tours

13. Discover local art at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art

14. Spot one of the rarest birds on earth at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge

15. Enjoy live music at venues across the region

16. Hop aboard a Ship Island Excursion

17. Cheer on the Biloxi Shuckers

18. Sample some coastal brews at our craft breweries

19. Surround yourself with nature at Gulf Islands National Seashore at Davis Bayou

20. Visit the 500 year old Friendship Oak

21. Climb to the top of the Biloxi Lighthouse

22.  Camp under the stars at Buccaneer State Park

23. Stop for a delicious po’boy at Bozo’s Seafood Market & Deli

24. Bike the coastline

25. Fly through the treetops at Zip’N Fun Adventure Park

26. Explore the history and culture of the region at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Nydia - Maritime Museum

27. Get up close and personal with marine life at Ocean Adventures Marine Park

28. Spot the Hurricane Katrina Tree Sculptures along Highway 90

29.  Enjoy the views from “Mississippi’s Front Yard” at Jones Park

30. Rent a jet ski

31. Immerse yourself in nature at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center

32. Charter a boat with award-winning captains

33. Bring the kids to experience Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

34. Let the good times roll at the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum

35. Visit the oldest building in Mississippi at the La Pointe-Krebs Museum

36.  Peruse the boutiques and galleries in downtown Ocean Springs

37. Relax on the lazy river at the Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast

38. See the sights on the Biloxi Tour Train

39. Set up a picnic on the beach

Beachfront picnic options

40. Indulge in a delicious artisanal popsicle at Pop Brothers

41. Discover the region’s history at the Biloxi Visitors Center

42. Visit the historic 100 Men Hall

43. Take a boat out to our pristine barrier islands

44. Dine with a view at Shaggy’s

45. Put the pedal to the metal at Finishline Performance Karting

46. Dance all night at a local juke joint

47. Visit Jimmy Buffet’s hometown

48. Go antiquing

49. Sink your toes into 26 miles of white-sand beaches

50. Grab a biscuit of the day at Greenhouse on Porter

51. Golf at one of our first-class golf courses

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52. Enjoy coffee with a good book and a great view at Cat Island Coffeehouse

53. Admire the work of Frank Gehry and The Mad Potter of Biloxi at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art

54. Discover local flora and fauna at Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

55. Marvel at the historic mansions on Scenic Drive

56. Stay overnight on Cat Island with Shore Thing Fishing Charters

57. Find the perfect souvenir and take a photo to remember at Sharkheads

58. Enjoy live music with a view at Buoys Bar

59. Spot unique species on the Gulf Coast Birding Trail

60. Pick up a local souvenir at Shearwater Pottery

61. Shop local in Old Town Bay St. Louis

62. Treat yourself to a spa day at one of our first-class casino resorts

63. Soak in a Coastal Mississippi sunset

Coastal Mississippi sunset

64. ...Or if you’re an early bird, a sunrise!

65. Paddle down the Wolf River

66. Celebrate at a festival

67. Stay at a bed & breakfast

68. Check off all the spots on the Mississippi Blues Trail

69. Get fed at the Shed

70. Take a trip on the Casino Hopper trolley

71. Cruise the Pascagoula River with Eco Tours of South Mississippi

72. Find coastal creativity at the Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum

73. Try the “only real donut” at The Tatonut Donut Shop


74. Cook your catch at Hook Gulf Coast Cuisine

75. Hike the Possum Walk Trail

76.  Find fun for all the family at Margaritaville Resort and Family Entertainment Center

77. Soar above the Mississippi Sound with Parasail Adventures

78. Cool off at Buccaneer Bay Waterpark

79. Catch a deal at the outlet mall

80. Discover 200 years of locomotive history at the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum

81. Indulge in a Vietnamese po’boy and a sweet treat at Le Bakery

82. Relax on the beach

83. Experience a sunset hibachi dinner cruise aboard the Betsy Ann Riverboat

84. Test your skills at Skål Axe Throwing

Skal Axe Throwing

85. Live like a local at one of our monthly events

86. Watch the illuminated dancing fountain at Centennial Plaza Resort

87. Discover the state’s rich aviation history at the Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum

88. Relax on the secluded beach at the lighthouse in Waveland

89. Place your bets on the winning team at a casino sportsbook

90. Take the kids to one of many free splash pads across the region

91. Explore the downtown areas on a golf cart

92. Sip cocktails and watch the sun set aboard a Twisted Tiki Tour

93. Check out the ever-evolving public art at Fishbone Alley

Gulfport Public Art: Fishbone Alley

94. Enjoy the serenity of the Bay St. Louis Duck Pond

95. Discover the Ocean Springs Bridge Mosaic Mural

96. Recharge with a locally roasted Coast Roast coffee

97. Take a sunset cruise along the Mississippi Sound

98. Book your next stay in Coastal Mississippi

99. Share your #MSCoastLife adventures

100. Tell everyone about your experience in Coastal Mississippi!

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