Nicest Place in the South: Biloxi, Mississippi

Biloxi, Mississippi. For over two centuries she’s weathered hurricanes and war, wild weather and at times even wilder characters—yet she remains triumphantly one of the absolutely Nicest Places in the South.

But don’t simply take our word for it. Come see for yourself as takes a tour of this Southern jewel—climb the iconic Biloxi Lighthouse, explore the zany Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, settle down at peaceful Beauvoir for a front-porch story with ocean view, and sink your toes in the wet sands of historic Ship Island.

See any or all of the stories below for a warm wintertime trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, an ideal choice for our Nicest Place in the South.


The Beacon of Biloxi

Biloxi, MS

Through hurricanes and war, the Biloxi Lighthouse has persevered to offer a beacon of light, as well as hope and resilience.


Biloxi’s Beautiful View

Biloxi, MS

Biloxi’s Beauvoir is most famous for serving as the final home of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, but the towering oaks and sheer Spanish moss still whisper the tales of thousands of Confederate veterans.


The Best of Biloxi

Biloxi, Mississippi

As tough as it is beautiful, Biloxi, Mississippi, has a wealth to offer visitors.


Ship Island: An Isle Torn Asunder

Biloxi, Mississippi

A top tourist destination of the Gulf Coast, Ship Island came through war after war to face near destruction from Mother Nature.

Jack Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who was The Times' Washington bureau chief from 1974 to 1996 has died. LAT file photo.

The Scoop on Jack “Scoop” Nelson

Biloxi, Mississippi

Jack “Scoop” Nelson thoroughly earned his epithet during his journalistic career, which covered everything from the Civil Rights Movement to Watergate during the most turbulent of American times.


A Colonel and a King: Prentiss Ingraham

Biloxi, Mississippi

Prentiss Ingraham, a true Southern warrior, dropped his saber and shotgun in favor of his pen in his later years. His participation in battles and conflicts around the globe provided a wealth of inspiration for his 600 novels.


The Benevolent Mistress of Beauvoir

Biloxi, Mississippi

All of her life, an intelligent and well-educated Sarah Ann Ellis Dorsey usually did and said what she thought best regardless family ire or public opinion. Her last great act was true to form.


The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art: State of the Art on the Gulf

Biloxi, Mississippi

The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art showcases American artistic and social innovation, alongside the immense resilience necessary to survive disaster and come back stronger than before.

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