When planning a family vacation, there are various factors to consider in choosing your perfect destination: budget, potential time off from work, experiences suited to the entire family, and perhaps most of all, a destination with room to roam. You're in luck! Because Coastal Mississippi has endless opportunities to make incredible memories for the entire family.

One Stop Shop



If you’re looking for a one-stop vacation spot, look no further than Margaritaville Resort in Biloxi. This property has it all: a luxurious hotel, a rooftop waterpark, a huge family entertainment center, restaurants, bars, and a gorgeous view of the Mississippi Sound. 

More Accommodations

The tri-county region is full of family friendly accommodations that would be perfect for your stay. Consider the Oasis Resort at Centennial Plaza. Enjoy the 3-acre water playground, complete with a splash-pad and lazy river overlooking the beautiful Mississippi Gulf and on-site dining options the kids are sure to enjoy. For a walkable downtown environment, consider The Roost in Ocean Springs, a boutique hotel in walking distance of both the beach and heart of Ocean Springs. Want to feel like you're at home? Browse our vacation rentals for options with more privacy. Regardless of preference or budget, Coastal Mississippi has accommodations suited for your family. 

Ways to Play


Family Crabbing in Coastal Mississippi


Outdoor Activities:

There's so much to discover in Coastal Mississippi - the great outdoors is one of our most exciting attractions! We have plenty of ways for families to take advantage of experiencing the #mscoastlife. Whether it's biking our downtown districts, booking a charter to fish or crab in our beautiful Gulf, or enjoying an eco-tour to learn about our diverse wildlife, we encourage you to explore our 62 miles of scenic coastline.  

Indoor Activities:

In addition to our thrilling outdoors, Coastal Mississippi boasts several indoor attractions that will hold everyone's attention. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport offers plenty of space for imaginations to run wild. The old school building turned interactive museum offers multiple floors of fun and hands-on activities. For a truly wild time, visit Ocean Adventures Marine Park, offering guests an up-close experience with dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, sharks, and birds! And for even more science fun, INFINITY Science Center provides hands-on activities as well as 35,000 square feet of scientific exhibit space that allows guests to explore the biodiversity of the region, the ocean's depths and the farthest reaches of outer space. ​

Where to Eat


Family Dining in Coastal Mississippi


Many of our restaurants are a perfect place to bring the whole family, with entertainment options and wide open dining spaces that will be fun to experience as a group. Our wide selection of beachside eateries like Shaggy’s and The Blind Tiger provide kid-friendly menus coupled with outstanding views of the Gulf. Some restaurants even provide games like Jenga to keep the kids entertained after their meal. If pizza is the name of your game, Sal and Mookie's provides endless options for toppings to suit even the pickiest of eaters. And some downtown restaurants like Glory Bound Gyro Co. are in walking distance of shopping, parks, and other activities to explore after your meal. 

You’re sure to have a great time no matter how you choose to spend your down time in Coastal Mississippi!