Cheap Flights to Biloxi

Biloxi overview

Biloxi is often included, with its larger neighbour Gulfport, as Gulfport-Biloxi. The town is located on a small peninsula between Biloxi Bay and the Mississippi Sound with several barrier islands basking in the Gulf of Mexico.

Biloxi's recent history can be divided into pre-Hurricane Katrina and post-Hurricane Katrina. Prior to 2005, the area was America's third-largest casino market, after Las Vegas and Atlantic City. State law had required that casinos be located offshore, so when Katrina hit, she wiped away many of them as well as several historic buildings and antebellum homes. Now, casinos can be built on land (within 243 metres of the shore) and resort hotels, with gaming, entertainment and restaurants, have been rebuilt. Biloxi is again a must-visit destination.

It's not all about the gaming however, as travellers taking cheap flights to Biloxi will discover. Biloxi offers some of the best golfing and sports fishing along the Gulf of Mexico. It's also known for its fresh shrimp and oysters, ingredients that find their way into the delicious cuisine.

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Biloxi climate

The gulf region has a climate that varies between tropical and subtropical. Between May and September humidity levels are high and afternoon thunderstorms a frequent occurrence. Winters are warm. This season is especially popular with seniors who take cheap flights to Biloxi to escape harsh Northern winters.Summer temperatures range from the mid-20s Celsius (low 80s Fahrenheit - in May) to 35 degrees (upper 90s in August). Winter temperatures are comfortable, in the teens (50s F). Spring and fall temperatures are in the teens and lower 20s (high 60s/low 70s). Hurricane season runs June 1 to November 30.

When to fly to Biloxi

Peak Season:
High season is late spring and early summer, peaking in July and August. The holiday season - Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years - are popular too.

Off Season:
The winter months, with the exception of the holidays, are low season, but are still popular with visitors escaping colder winters elsewhere.

June through November is Hurricane Season. Travellers considering taking cheap flights to Biloxi during these months should remember that they may have to evacuate at short notice.

Getting around Biloxi

Driving is the best way to get around Biloxi. Coast Transit Authority (CTA) operates several fixed bus routes around the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Fares are about $1.

Biloxi insider information

  • The Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet takes place in June each year, just before the shrimping season starts. Also known as the Fais Do-Do, the festival features shrimp dishes, dancing and the coronation of a Shrimp King and Queen who reign over the festivities and blessing. The decorated boats form a procession in the Mississippi Sound and file past the anchored Blessing Boat, receiving the blessing as they go by.
  • Golfing is a big tourist attraction; this stretch of the Gulf Coast is known as the Golf Coast. Golfers jetting in on cheap flights to Biloxi have more than 22 golf courses to choose from, some designed by such past masters as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Davis Love III. The Nike Classic tournament is held here.
  • Take a sailing trip on a replica of a Biloxi oyster schooner. Two schooners - the Glenn L. Swetman and the Mike Sekul - are available for day sailing or charter. Walk-on sails, available when schooners are unchartered, cost about $25 per adult, $10 per child.
  • Don't miss the historic Biloxi Lighthouse. Built in 1848 and a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, it stands in the middle of a four-lane highway. It is said to be the most photographed landmark on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From the lighthouse you can catch a ride on the Biloxi Tour Train. The Shrimp Train, as it is known by locals, passes through Biloxi's streets.
  • The Country Cajun Crawfish Festival takes place in April. Held over two weekends it's a food and music festival honouring the crawfish, a favourite dish.
  • Over the past couple of years the Beauvoir Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and Home has been restored and furnished. Hayes Cottage, where the last President of the Confederate States of America once hosted Oscar Wilde, is almost ready to reopen.

International departures to Biloxi

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