Biloxi, Mississippi is a wonderful Gulf Coast city that offers much to the winter vacationer. An RV vacation to Biloxi is bound to please. There is nothing like the warmer temperatures to lure a family on a trip to Mississippi. The fun available is more than you might think. You can pull your RV into Cajun RV Park in Biloxi to make your home base. It’s a great place to stay while you are here exploring as they have all sorts of amenities and are right across from the beach.
The first order of business on this southern vacation is to get a little history. But don’t worry. You will soon be outdoors in the gentle winter sun. Visiting the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library is truly a must. Beauvoir was where Davis retired, a lovely retreat on the coast. Touring the Presidential Library will be possible in early 2013, so when you arrive in Biloxi, you should check if it is open yet. There will be some amazing exhibits focusing on Jefferson Davis’ life.
Now it is time to get into the outdoors and see what there is to do to fill your days. There is plenty! Head on down to the water and charter a boat cruise. This is the one of the favorite ways to experience this area. While near the water, you’ll want to stop in at the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. You will love seeing the maritime history of Biloxi and the Gulf Coast.
The Desoto National Forest offers some scenic vistas of rolling hills and pine ridges, as well as many year round activities for outdoor lovers. Spend an afternoon bird watching or take time for a picnic in the woods. If you have an ATV, you will find trails to accommodate. Riding horseback, hunting, fishing – it’s all here.
Of course, hiking is the best in this National Forest. The Black Creek Trail is a long trek through beautiful woodlands. You can get a map and break your hike into manageable sections if you prefer. Most of the trail moves along beside Black Creek, with its tea-colored waters. Another trail you will want to try is the Tuxachanie Trail, a National Recreation Trail with a 22-mile hike through the forests. One easy section to hike is the first five miles to an abandoned railroad. You may spot a wild orchid on your hike, too. Don’t forget the camera!
There are other trails for you to enjoy as well. The Big Foot Horse Trail offers some great hiking for beginners or experienced hikers. Choose a section that ranges in length from five to eleven miles. Have your bicycle along with you? The Bethel Bicycle Trail currently has eight miles of trail open for riding.
A unique vacation activity is to take a boat or ferry out to the Barrier Islands of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There are five islands off the shore of Mississippi – Ship, Cat, Horn, Deer and Petit Bois Islands. Each one is unique and special.
Now that you have truly enjoyed Biloxi to the fullest extent, you can go home knowing that someday you will definitely be back. There is nothing quite like Biloxi.