Coastal Mississippi

Convention center37,161 sq. m
Guest Rooms14,800
Guest rooms at 1 hotel
Special event venues
Average room rate$91.12
Daily food cost
Occupancy rate60.8%
Tax rate7%

Coastal Mississippi


Find Endless Choices in Coastal Mississippi

Searching for a destination full of authentic experiences and adventures? Life flows a little differently in Coastal Mississippi, and we think you’re overdue for some memorable and good, old-fashioned fun. Relax in the sun along 62 miles of coastline or practice your swing on one of our championship golf courses. Explore the Gulf of Mexico on a charter fishing boat then dig into distinct flavors after your freshly-caught meal is prepared. Board the ferry out to Ship Island to enjoy this beautiful barrier island or take a trip out on a working shrimp boat. Kayak our abundant blueways and add birdwatching to your itinerary. Stroll, shop and enjoy our quaint old towns and charming coastal communities. Marvel at our renowned museums located throughout the area and explore historic sites. If you’re in search of music, stop by 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis, located on the Mississippi Blues Trail. From outlet malls to specialty boutiques, treasures abound when you play dress-up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Check out the works of local artisans or find the missing piece to your collection while antiquing. Visit one of our exciting casino resorts, featuring 24 hour gaming and headliner entertainment. Coastal Mississippi has meeting venues to suit any event and nearly 15,000 hotel rooms to meet your accommodation needs. For instance, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center offers more than 400,000 state-of-the-art square feet of meeting space and can comfortably house groups of up to 6,000 people. A majority of casinos and resorts located throughout our coastal communities offer meetings and event space for a variety of groups. Area hotels also provide from 1,000 to 6,400 square feet to house smaller groups. You’ll find that southern hospitality isn’t just a stereotype, it’s a way of life. For years, meeting planners have taken advantage of all that we offer to assist with planning, promoting, and managing of meetings. Our staff is known for providing outstanding service and we are eager to assist with site and accommodation selection, event promotion and on-site registration services.

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Getting Here

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is served by four major airlines. With direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Orlando and connections to hundreds of locations in the US and Worldwide, flying to and from Coastal Mississippi has never been easier!

Distance from airport

  • Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

    19.31 km from city center

  • New Orleans International Airport

    120.7 km from city center

  • Mobile Regional Airport

    120.7 km from city center


Local Attractions

Biloxi Shuckers at MGM Park

The Biloxi Shuckers, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, are based in Biloxi, Mississippi. Playing in Southern League. Enjoy games at MGM Park.

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as a gateway to the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states where visitors can experience and learn about birds and wildlife throughout the year. The center also serves as a demonstration site for environmentally friendly concepts and a portal to conservation programs applicable to all visitors, local residents and tourists alike. A two-hour interpretive boat tour is also available from the center. Call for directions and hours. The new center features a 5,000 sq ft center with an interpretive area. This area will include seven aquaria highlighting the river's aquatic elements ranging from fresh to brackish. There will also be a nature-based fine art gallery highlighting the work of local, regional, and national nature artists through shows.
5107 Arthur Street
Moss Point, MS, US 39563

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

WAMA is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Walter Anderson, American master, and kindred artists. The Museum is located in historic downtown Ocean Springs, within walking distance of local eateries, shopping, and the water's edge. The visual poetry of Walter Anderson is reflected in this idyllic setting, echoing the artist's belief in societies in harmony with the natural world.

Gulfport Premium Outlets

Visit the Gulf Coast's premiere shopping destination, Gulfport Premium Outlets! Find an exciting collection of 70 designer and name-brand outlet stores all in one place. Featuring Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Coach, Disney Store Outlet, Gap Outlet, J.Crew, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more all at savings of 25% to 65% every day.
10000 Factory Shops Blvd.
Gulfport, MS, US 39503

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits on shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff, shrimp peeling machine and numerous historic photographs and objects. Recently completed is the Wade Guice Hurricane Museum within a museum, featuring 1400 square feet of exhibit space and a state of the art theatre.

Biloxi Shrimping Trip

Climb aboard the Sailfish and take a 70 minute peek into how the journey begins for a shrimp and how it ends up on your plate. The Biloxi Shrimping Trip has been entertaining visitors worldwide since 1955. The crew will entertain and educate while dropping a 16 foot trawl and dragging the bottom of the Mississippi Sound for all of the delicacies she has to offer.
693 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS, US 39530

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art’s mission is to promote and preserve the unique legacy of Biloxi potter George E. Ohr and the diverse cultural heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and to exhibit works which exemplify the independent, innovative, and creative spirit of George Ohr, emancipated craftsman Pleasant Reed, and Ohr-O’Keefe Museum architect Frank Gehry. This mission is served through compelling exhibitions and educational experiences viewed from a fresh perspective relevant to our community, the region, and the nation with a strong focus on ceramic arts.

INFINITY Science Center

INFINITY is a state-of-the-art science center and visitor attraction that captivates curious minds of all ages with hands-on experiences that bring science to life and inspire a lifetime of discovery. From the ocean’s depths to the farthest reaches of outer space, INFINITY unveils the sights, sounds, textures, and smells of great past discoveries, and offers a rare glimpse at future missions into uncharted space.
1 Discovery Circle
Pearlington, MS, US 39572

Convention Centers

  • Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center

    Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, located in the center of the MS Gulf Coast & directly across from the beach in Biloxi, offers 400,000 square feet of newly expanded & decorated meeting and pre-function space with all the amenities.

    • Exhibit Space10,219 sq. m
      Total meeting space10,219 sq. m



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