Trying to plan a budget-friendly getaway? We’ve put together a list of fun, low-cost activities so you can experience all that Coastal Mississippi has to offer without breaking the bank!   

  1. Visit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with the little ones and let them spend a few hours embracing their creative side and enjoying hands-on activities. The cost for family of 4 is $40 and we guarantee the entire family will be entertained for hours! 
  2. Visit one of the Coast’s local breweries, where you can enjoy a brewery tour and craft beer tasting for just $10 per person.
  3. Stop by the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and discover the coastal-inspired works of Walter Anderson, a master American painter. A family of 4 costs just $30 while a couple can enjoy the incredible talents of Walter Anderson and other artists for just $20. 
  4. Explore the grounds and exhibits of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, featuring native animals and plants. The cost for a family of 4 is $26, and a couple will spend less than $20. Have a little extra cash to spend? Take an eco-tour with McCoy’s River and Swamp tours, which departs from the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. Cost of admission to the Center is waived with purchase of boat tour ticket.
  5. Visit the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum to learn more about the region’s heritage and culture through an array of fascinating exhibits, artifacts and photographs. For $32, the family will be able to learn more about the rich history of Coastal Mississippi. Enjoy a ride on the White Winged Queens, the Biloxi Schooners, for $15 per child or $30 per adult.
  6. Spend the day (9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) on Ship Island, located 11 miles south of Gulfport and Biloxi. Explore Fort Massachusetts with a free guided tour, and then enjoy the sun and sand on the South side of the island. All visitors are welcome to bring their own beach gear, as well as coolers with food and drinks for the entire group. The cost for a family of 4 is less than $100 to access the island and enjoy a full day of fun in the sun! 
  7. Visit the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art and learn about the Mad Potter of Biloxi. A family can visit for $30, while a couple can peruse unique works for just $20. If you want the full ceramics experience, book a mudslingers class for $25 and learn how to throw your own pots like George!
  8. When the Biloxi Shuckers are in full swing, take the family out to MGM Park in Biloxi for a baseball game. Tickets start at just $7 per person, with promotions running each day and endless activities for the entire family to enjoy! 
  9. Get wet n' wild at the Gulf Islands Waterpark in Gulfport. Ticket discounts are provided when booked in advance.* Day tickets at the gate are $37.99 for those 42" and taller; and $28.99 for those under 42." Children 2 and under are FREE. Visit their website to find deals on admission here.
  10. Lounge on the beach all day or rent paddle boards or kayaks for a different perspective (prices vary by vendor).

Looking for more activities to add to your budget-friendly trip? There are plenty of free things to do in Coastal Mississippi that are perfect for families and couples.