Almost 2 years ago, my daughter was dating a young man who was doing tech training at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. She wanted to visit him so we took a road trip to Biloxi. What a great trip! We went in August, probably the hottest time of year to visit Biloxi, but since I love hot, humid weather, I didn’t mind it one bit! I loved the feel of Biloxi — such a great beach town! You can get terrific seafood there and enjoy that food and drinks with umbrellas in them at all sorts of fun waterfront bars and restaurants. Even the hotels face the beach. I’ll be honest, I was a little iffy about visiting Biloxi — beach towns tend to be really crowded and super expensive. But I had a really pleasant surprise in Biloxi! The hotel I stayed at faced the water and it was super duper affordable! And nice and clean! The seafood was affordable and fresh and yummy! And the beaches were not the least bit crowded — so wide open that I was wondering what the problem was. The beaches were clean and so was the water. It was warm, too. I am left wondering if the tourism industry there has had trouble rebounding because of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill in the Gulf. So I can’t encourage you enough to consider a trip to Biloxi if you are looking for an affordable beach getaway! There are some neat tourist things to see and do. There is a memorial for the people who died in Hurricane Katrina. Also, an artist turned all the broken trees from Katrina into beautiful sculptures as way to memorialize the sea life that perished in the hurricane. You can also take a tour on a shrimp boat to learn about the shrimping industry there. If you enjoy gambling, there are casinos to hit up, too.For the history buffs, definitely plan to visit Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis’s home! Absolutely fascinating! I simply can’t say enough positive things about Biloxi. I can’t wait to make a return trip there with my husband!
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