Make Time to See the Best of Gulfport
When you choose Gulfport’s Hilton Garden Inn, visiting the area’s top attractions is easy thanks to our convenient, central location. We’re located minutes from the beach, we’re only 3 miles from the city center and the popular Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center is less than 20 minutes away.
Fishing & Sightseeing Tours
One the best ways to explore the Gulf Coast is by chartered boat. Take a ferry to West Ship Island, where you can spot dolphins, swim, bird-watch and more. Ferries go out every day from March through October. Visit Ship Island Excursions for full details. Check out our list of recommendations below:
- Southern Way Charters
- Captain Ron’s Charters
- Fisher-Man Guide Services
- Set Sail Yacht Charters
- North Star Sailing Charters
Try your luck at Island View Casino Resort, located just 11 minutes from the Hilton Garden Inn. Improve your odds and visit Biloxi’s famous Casino Row when you hop aboard the Casino Hopper tour.
Golf-lovers will enjoy playing the Bayou Vista Golf Course, located just 1 mile from the Hilton Garden Inn. We’re also nearby the Great Southern Golf Club (14 minutes away) and Windance Country Club (18 minutes away).
Top Area Attractions
Gulf Islands Waterpark– 4.2 mi / 9 mins.
Open from May to September, Gulf Islands is “SOAK’N FUN,” where guests of all ages can beat the summer heat and have unforgettable fun. Enjoy exciting rides, slides and attractions, like the Lazy Pearl River, Waveland Wave Pool and the Horn Island Blaster, the original water roller coaster on the Gulf Coast.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center– 6.5 mi / 14 mins.
Visit Mississippi’s original children’s museum, where children of all ages are guaranteed to have a great time. Kids love the wide variety of interesting, hands-on activities and exhibits both indoors and outdoors.
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS)– 7.2 mi / 14 mins.
Dedicated to the conservation and research of marine mammals, this organization provides hands-on educational tours about area wildlife. Meet Bo and Buster, two rescued Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, or if you’d prefer to get up close and personal, reserve an unforgettable dolphin encounter and come face-to-face with these magnificent marine mammals.
INFINITY Science Center–35.3 mi / 35 mins.
Experience exciting earth and space science exhibits that are interesting for the whole family when you visit this science museum, which also serves as NASA's official visitor center for the Stennis Space Center. Learn about the history of space travel and explore outdoor attractions like the larger-than-life F-1 rocket engine. Find out about hours of operation, ticket prices and more by visiting their website.