The Gulf Coast is a major tourism destination. Casino gaming offers non-stop action and nationally recognized entertainment. Music industry headliners perform to sell-out crowds at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center. Major college basketball tournaments and rodeos also make regular appearances at the Coliseum. The arts thrive on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well. Museums and community theaters abound and the Gulf Coast Symphony enjoys substantial patronage.
The world's best shrimp, tasty crabs and succulent oysters harvested from the Gulf waters are staples of the local cuisine. Famous restaurants invite you to sample this bountiful seafood harvest.
Beautiful white sands beckon visitors to kick-back for a day at the beach. Rentals include beach chairs, umbrellas, sailboats, jet skis and paddle boats. In the mood for a day cruise? Enjoy a ride on the Ship Island Ferry to a beautiful secluded island with sparkling beaches and crystal-clear water.
Visitors can also enjoy world-class golf courses and championship fishing, water parks, children's museums and a variety of shopping venues.Visit Mississippi