Gulfport Travel Guide

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Gulfport Highlights

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     beautiful loved it 

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     It's a mess here right now but it will be better than ever! 

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     Always a relaxing retreat 

Gulfport Things to Do

  • city hall

    the gulfport city hall was built in 1905 and survived both hurricanes camille and katrina. this beautiful neoclassical revival structure is currently under renovation but is due to reopen in july 2009. for those interested in architecture and history the gulfport city hall is worth a stop.

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  • gulfport historical museum

    the gulfport historical museum was badly damaged by hurricane katrina and is now closed. why this structure is still interesing in that next to the museum is the steeple of a church that collapsed during the storm.

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  • downtown

    downtown gulfport was devastated by hurricane katrina in 2005. even to this day many buiness' have not reopened. still an interesting area to drive around and see the effects of this terrible storm.

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  • gambling

    most visitors come to gulfport and biloxi to gamble. gulfport and biloxi have a number of casinos that line US 90 on the beach. sadly in 2005 gulfport lost several casinos to hurricane katrina. pictured is the island view casino which is my personal favorite in gulfport.

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  • the beach

    prior to the early 1990's the main attraction of gulfport was it's white sand beach. today most visitors come to gulfport for it's gambling casinos. gulfport beach is on the mississippi sound and the water is very shallow. if you are a beach aficionado you will be disappointed. if you are a real beach lover i suggest going east to the alabama and...

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  • Charter Boat Fishing Gulfport

    I've been on several trips with Capt Barry and have caught lots of fish each time! Good variety & lots of fish! He is one of those rare captains who is out to make sure his customers have a good time. I would definitely recommend 9-Ball charters to everyone! We generally fish with him twice a year and would recommend him to anyone.

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  • Along The Shore

    ~ Driving to Gulfport from New Orleans ~ Once you past Bay St. Louis on route 90, you will travel along the coast with26 miles of sandy beach all the wayinto Gulfport ....Pictures Taken - March 2005

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  • Kayaking the Wolf River

    Wolf River canoes has varios canoe runs ranging from 5 to 24 miles and more.The Wolf River is calm and preserved for over 100 miles of its run. That means, no construcion on the banks of the river and lots of turtles baskin in the sun on log and birds to see on the banks of the river. There is camping allowed.They will outfit you with camping gear...

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  • Hurricane Camille Gift Shop

    An old shrimp boat that was blown ashore by hurricane Camille in 1969 and now sits close to where it washed up. It is a tourist attraction in Gulfport and serves as a reminder of the great storm. If you go into the gift shop take a gas mask. The lady in there is a chain smoker... cough, cough..

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Gulfport Restaurants

  • Down home goodness

    A nice local place- two locations in Gulfport and D'Iberville, serves a very nice menu, including seafood, a really great hamburger, and interesting and original sandwiches. Also has a good beer list, Not expensive and typically good service. My favorite dish is the blackened tuna sandwich. Beautifully seasoned and never over cooked- can't beat...

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  • Finally, some good barbecue!

    Coop's is a small place, but feels good. The staff (especially Coop himself) are beyond friendly and seem genuinely interested in having you enjoy yourself. It might seem a little pricey, but the portion of the pulled pork sandwich was HUGE! The pork was flavorful, juicy, beyond tender but still with a perfect texture and just the right amount of...

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  • new orleans style

    emeril's gulf coast fish house is located in the island view hotel and casino. this very good restaurant is part of a chain of national restaurants that began with the famous emeril's in new orleans. very good local seafood with a cajun accent.

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  • creole

    vrazel's is a very good restaurant in gulfport. they serve steaks, poultry, and local seafood with a local creole accent. a very good restaurant in the gulfport-biloxi area.

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  • italian

    salute is a very good post katrina italian restraurant in gulfport. very good selection of pasta dishes and good local seafood. in my opinion salute is the best italian restaurant in the gulfport-biloxi area. good food and atmosphere moderately priced.

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  • Good Food, Pretty Ladies

    It was so foggy you could barely see the car in front of you when I stopped for the night in Gulfport. I told myself I would walk to the nearest place to eat when I got a motel room. That ended up being a Hooters. For anyone that doesn't know, Hooters is a restaurant that is best known for their attractive young women wearing tank tops and bright...

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Gulfport Nightlife

  • Nice Nightclub and Sports Bar

    Michael's Club is a combination Night Club and Sport's Bar located inside the Best Western Seaway Inn. It had a bar near the door, lots of tables and booths, a small dance floor, and several TV screens showing various types of sports. I paid $2 for a Sprite (including the tip) and got a free refill. Service was okay. Dress when I was there ran the...

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  • No Shortage of Casinos on the Coast

    This casino is a 500 ft cruise ship which is permanently docked in the Port of Gulfport. It is the only locally owned and operated casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It certainly makes you sit up and take notice driving along the beach on Hwy90. There are 825 slots and nearly 25 tables. Also Uncle Floyds World Famous Barbeque restaurant, Cabana...

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Gulfport Transportation

  • Gulfport -Biloxi International Airport

    This is perhaps the best small airport in the nation, with a beautiful new terminal building, along with excellent airline service. Hub service to Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, along with several non- hub destinations make this airport a great way to travel to or from the Gulf Coast. Flights are frequent and fares are typically...

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  • Getting There

    By Road : U.S. Interstate 10 connects the east and west coasts from Los Angeles to Jacksonville and passes through New Orleans, Houston and Phoenix. You can take Hw 90 as we did for a more scenic route (but slower) from Louisiana to Florida. U. S. Interstates 85/65 and 55 runs north-south from Atlanta, Memphis, St. Louis and Chicago.By Air : There...

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Gulfport Warnings and Dangers

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    by keeweechic Updated Nov 17, 2002

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    We drove through Gulfport and the Gulf Coast area only a couple of days after Tropical Storm Isidore (a diminishing hurricane) swept through there. This photos is what it looked like - you would never have known what these people had recently gone through. Going during Hurricane season - you take your chances. We were only just ahead of the next one coming a few days later.

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Gulfport Tourist Traps

  • Ship Island - Another Perspective

    I must disagree with the author of "Ship Island Sucks" elsewhere in this section. Ship Island is a wonderful national treasure and one to be seen and enjoyed anytime you're in the local Biloxi/Gulfport area.The ferry ride is a bit pricey at $22, but you're buying an hour long (each way) relaxing ride in the calm waters of the Gulf. Enjoy the...

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  • Ship Island Sucks

    It's ridiculously expensive - $22 for the boat out there, $10 for a beach umbrella once you get there (there is NO SHADE on the island). Aside from the historic fort (which is interesting, albeit for about 45 minutes) and the beach, there is nothing to do out there. Take a beach umbrella, coat yourself in no less than three layers of sunscreen,...

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  • Unfriendly Gulfport Casino

    A security guard intervened in a dispute with the Island View Casino Resort, In January 2007 he intervened when the Casino said the worst possible thing about a gamer -- that he is a liar and a cheat. While floor man "Brian" claimed investigation of the surveillance tapes, he failed to note while my back was turned from a slot, while I was looking...

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Gulfport Sports & Outdoors

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    by Smarr Written Oct 27, 2002

    When in Gulfport you have to go Deep Sea Fishing. The Gulf is much calmer then the Atlantic so it is more enjoyable for those how have a weak stomach.

    Equipment: Everything you need is provided by the captain of the boat so all you need to bring is your party

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Gulfport Favorites

  • by Kawayala_Ash Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the beach!! Although most of the beach is man-made (sand is moved in with heavy equipment), the water is quite a lovely sight to behold! There are several gambling casinos along the coast, if that is your thing, but I would recommend the Marina attractions. There are boating trips to be taken, an aquarium to visit, and fishing to be done! If your a less active type, just walking along the coastline and settling down underneath the shade of a gazebo for lunch would be a viable alternative.

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory of Gulfport thus far is not of Gulfport, itself, but when my brothers and sisters came to Gulfport to visit! My husband, brothers and sisters and I had an absolute blast! We went to the beach, to the casino (there was a country music concert still going on when we arrived!), drove along the coast and shopping! Oh, it was so much fun!

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