Biloxi Planning a trip
Biloxi is located on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi about 80 miles east of New Orleans, La., and about 60 miles west of Mobile, Ala. Travelers can follow I-55, I-65 or I-85 south to I-10 in Mobile, Ala., or in Hammond, La. Head toward Gulfport and Biloxi. In Mississippi, take I-110 at D’Iberville south over the Back Bay of Biloxi to U.S. Highway 90. Highway 90 runs along the coastline.
Air travelers can fly into Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (228.863.5951 or www.flygpt.com
), located 1 mile south of I-10 just north of Gulfport, Miss., and east of Highway 49. Major carriers servicing the airport are AirTran (800.247.8726 or www.airtran.com
), American Eagle (800.433.7300 or www.aa.com
), Allegiant Air (702.505.8888 or www.allegiantair.com
) , Continental (800.525.0280 or www.continental.com
), Delta (800.221.1212 or www.delta.com), Northwest (800.225.2525 or www.nwa.com
) and US Airways (800.483.4332 or www.USAirways.com
Contact the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.gulfcoast.org
or 888.467.4853) or the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce (www.biloxi.org
or 228.604.0014) for a visitor’s guide or for more information.
Biloxi hosts several festivals and events each year, including Mardi Gras celebrations, a Christmas festival, classic cars Cruisin’ the Coast in October, Smokin’ the Sound boat races in April, the Biloxi Seafood Festival in September, and the annual Blessing of the Fleet and Shrimp Festival (www.biloxiblessing.com
) at the end of May.