One of the best trips I’ve ever taken was to the beach front town of Biloxi, Mississippi.
Now I will say our AirBnB host definitely made this the trip of a lifetime (seriously, use AirBnB). However, a lot of the experiences we had could be done without the help of an incredibly generous host.
This trip had a lot packed in so let me break it up into three categories: food, leisure, and nightlife.
The NUMBER ONE and possible only place you need to visit is The Greenhouse on Porter. The aesthetic here was amazing, but not as amazing as their biscuits. These things changed my life and I crave them daily. They have one sweet and one savory option (get both as they change daily) and they are to die for paired with their pour over coffee.
The savory was vegetarian (peppers) and the sweet was peach!
The surrounding area is also adorable with a bike shop and a brewery on the same street.
The view inside the greenhouse
Salvetti’s Italian Grill
This Italian spot is perfect for a date night. It is located in downtown Ocean Springs (a quick drive from Biloxi) where all of the action occurs. The outside patio is classy and perfect for a beach vacation.
The ship island excursion is a blast. You board a ferry (we chose the Gulfport location) and get whisked away to Ship Island for a few hours. You can purchase chairs and umbrellas once you get there, but the water is nice and it’s a great place to relax. There is a sandbar close enough to venture out to.
Golden Nugget Casino
This is where we lucked out with the AirBnB host- she offered us pool passes and a cabana at the Golden Nugget. If it weren’t for this we probably would have opted for the more well-known casinos but I’m so glad we didn’t. The pool had a swim-up bar sectioned off from the rest of the pool, perfect for relaxing!
We were told the best music and nightlife scenes are in downtown Ocean Springs, and I agree. There are cute restaurants and bars all along the square and music at several of them. We spent two nights at Glory Bound Gyro Co. because they had incredible live bands each night. Lots of dancing!
We also ate at The Reef on the Fourth of July and saw an incredible fireworks show. The reason I put this under nightlife is because they have an upstairs level bar so it’s a great place to eat and then grab a few drinks while overlooking the water.
There are so many great things I could say about Biloxi, but I’ll stop here. Check it out for yourself!