About The New Orleans, Louisiana Area
Biloxi has been owned by eight different nations since the Native Americans settled on her Gulf Coast shores as early as 8,000 BC. In recent years, the quiet coastal town has exploded into an entertainment mecca on the Gulf Coast offering world-class casinos, live shows, and resort lodging.
Although most visitors come for the gaming, Biloxi is so much more than a gambler’s getaway. Biloxi and neighboring Gulfport boast an impressive collection of watersport tours, attractions, state parks, and a rich history that’s exciting to explore.
Biloxi is bordered on the south by Mississippi Sound and partially by Biloxi Bay. The Back Bay of Biloxi continues west from the city’s southern boundary, crossing Biloxi to Big Lake on its western edge. Major highways include U.S. Highway 90, I-10, Mississippi Highway 15, and Mississippi Highway 67. Biloxi is one hour from Mobile, AL, 1.5 hours from New Orleans, and 3 hours from Jackson, MS.
The Arts/Warehouse District is a diverse neighborhood known for its 21st-century rooftop swimming pools, 19th-century paving stones, and notable landmarks like the National WWII Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Here you will find art galleries, delicious restaurants, and residential lofts.
South Market District is a neighborhood with award-winning chefs and bakers who serve up tasty cuisine at some of the trendiest restaurants. The vibe here is innovative and energetic, and it’s close to the Garden District and the French Quarter.
The Uptown/Garden District is a unique blend of historic limestone mansions and cozy, midsized homes situated on world-acclaimed Mardi Gras parade routes. The neighborhood is home to plenty of vibrant bars and restaurants, as well as cozy coffee shops.
Top Places to Visit
New Orleans City Park
New Orleans City Park is one of the largest and most visited urban public parks in the country. With its 1,300 acres, it attracts a lot of visitors who picnic and fish on the bayou. It’s also home to a number of landmarks including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the New Orleans Botanical Garden, and the Louisiana Children’s Museum.
Mardi Gras WOrld
Mardi Gras World is a one-of-a-kind attraction, giving visitors an up-close look at the design of the world-famous Mardi Gras floats.
Audubon Zoo is a wonderful place to go and explore with your family. You will see many different kinds of animals from all over the world. Audubon offers educational programs, animal encounters, and lovely gardens for you to explore.
New Orleans has a moderate climate, with an average daily temperature of 60 degrees from October through March and an average daily temperature of 77 degrees from April through September. The best time to visit is from February to May when you can enjoy a variety of festivals and events.
What is New Orleans Known for
Mardi Gras, Art & Culture, French Quarter, Ghost Tours, Voodoo, Creole Cuisine, River Cruises, Jazz, Bourbon Street