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Summer Family Fun 2017

6/9/2017 | Play The Coast

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Summer has arrived! Schools out, the weather is great, and it is time to explore the Mississippi Gulf Coast in search for family fun in the sun. From relaxing on the beach, to getting exercise while doing activities, there’s an abundance of cool things to do on the Coast with the family this time of year.
There are twenty-six miles of beautiful white sand beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, from tranquil, secluded stretches, to popular hot spots offering the opportunity for fun & adventure. Flying a kite on the beach in the warm Gulf breeze is a relaxing way to spend hours in the sun, and Kewl Kites in Long Beach offers everything from fancy show kites, to the exciting sport kites that can do twists & turns across the sky.
If you are looking to spend time on the water you can book a trip on a charter boat through Nauti-Toons or Coast Adventures, both docking in Biloxi at Point Cadet Marina behind the Margaritaville Resort. They are perfect for eco, sunset, and sightseeing tours.
Speaking of Margaritaville, the family friendly resort & water park features an indoor 55,000 square foot entertainment center called Escape, where you’ll find hundreds of the latest arcade games, can climb on a three-story volcano rock wall, traverse on rope courses, play a round of virtual golf, or bowl a game on one of their six lanes of boutique bowling. There’s fun to be had at any age.
Margaritaville isn’t the only destination to bowl and play arcade games in Biloxi this summer. Big Play Family Fun Park, now in its seventh season, has made additions to their popular amusement park. Already featuring mini golf, bumper cars, bumper boats, Go Karts, and inflatable water slides, locals and tourists alike now can enjoy a twelve lane bowling alley and a seventy-game arcade.
Fairly new to the Gulf Coast is another type of gameplay experience called "escape rooms.” An escape room is a physical adventure game in which participants are locked in a themed room and must work together to figure out clues and puzzles to escape within a set time limit. Following a growing worldwide trend in popularity, Escape This in Biloxi and Hint Hunter in D'Iberville are now open to try to solve with your friends & family.
The Coast also has two trampoline parks to add some bounce to the summer. Altitude Trampoline Park in Gulfport and Mullet Hop Trampoline Park in D’Iberville both offer large indoor facilities with wall to wall trampoline activities including basketball, dodgeball, and foam pits. A great way to get exercise in the form of fun.
Another great way to get exercise while having fun is by ziplining and traversing tree obstacle courses. Elevate Red Creek in Perkinston offers incredible views from high above the ground,  where both children and adults can safely climb & cross tight ropes, wobbly bridges, nets, zip lines, and more.
After a day playing, how about sitting back, and watching an exciting game of minor league baseball or an exhilarating drag race? The Biloxi Shuckers, a Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, plays their games at MGM Park, and Gulfport Dragway has been host to amateur and professional racers from around the country since the early '70s. Both offer entertainment and concessions that will help create memories to last a lifetime.
As you can see, the Mississippi Gulf Coast can provide summer family fun for virtually all ages. What are you waiting for? Start planning your visit to these wonderful attractions today!
Altitude Trampoline Park
9444 Highway 49
Gulfport, MS 39503

Big Play Family Fun
1836 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39531

Biloxi Shuckers
105 Caillavet Street
Biloxi, MS 39350
(228) 233-3465  

Coast Adventures
Point Cadet Marina
Biloxi, MS 39350

Elevate Red Creek
5106-A Vestry Road
Perkinston, MS 39573

Escape This
249 Beauvoir Road Suite B
Biloxi, MS 39531

Gulfport Dragway
17085 Race Track Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
(228) 863-4408  

Hint Hunter Puzzle Rooms
10253 Diberville Blvd,
D'Iberville, MS 39540

Kewl Kites
200 Jeff Davis Ave, Ste 4
Long Beach, MS 39560

Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
195 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Mullet Hop Trampoline Park
3200 Mallett Road,
D'Iberville, MS, 39450

Nauti-Toons Boat Rentals
Point Cadet Marina
Biloxi, MS 39350

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