See What's So Great About Gulfport
Gulfport is known for combining Southern hospitality and charm with the carefree spirit coastal living can provide. There’s much to see and do in the area, and here are a few of our favorites.
Hit the beach.
Just head south – can’t miss it. The Mississippi Gulf Coast lays claim to 62 miles of shoreline and the Gulfport stretches are among some of the most scenic, with white sand and plenty of shops, eateries, spas, and more, just to the north.
Hit the links.
What better way to relax than by working on your golf game with the ocean breeze at your back? Pine Bayou Golf Course offers players a chance to do just that, with its well-groomed, 18-hole, PGA approved green. Don’t forget to pack your clubs.
Try to hit it rich.
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
Whether you’re feeling lucky or just looking for a nice place to spend a few hours, Island View Casino is an ideal destination. The gambling floor promises plenty of slots and table games, and it’s surrounded by a bounty of mouthwatering food options.
Reward inquiring minds.
Families looking to let the little ones run wild can do themselves one better at the
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. There, visitors will find a classic schoolhouse turned into a children’s museum, complete with decks, tree houses, and all sorts of hands-on, interactive learning activities for kids young and old.
Head off to the races.
Touted as South Mississippi’s Premier Dragway, the Gulfport Dragway is a source of endless high-octane excitement. Check the schedule during your visit to catch a variety of drag racing events, with hot rods, jets, funny cars, and more revving up on a given night.
Head under water.
Gulfport Premium Outlets
Kids and adults alike will get a kick out of the The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, where close-up encounters will dolphins and other animals await, along with a variety of other exhibits and displays concerning sea life.
Take a guided tour of the facility – your guide may even invite to pet a real, live dolphin.
Shop ‘til you drop.
There are plenty of first-rate retail options throughout the Gulfport area, but for the largest variety in one place, head to Gulfport Premium Outlets. With dozens upon dozens of retailers on site, the shopping center promises a little something for everyone.
Cool off with the kids.
Should the Mississippi summer get a little steamy, families can cool off at Gulf Islands Water Park. Make a splash in the wave pool, take a trip down the lazy river, or get the thrill of a lifetime on one of the parks exhilarating slides.