The Gulf Islands Wate
The Gulf Islands Water Park is always a popular destination in Gulfport, where the long summers and high temperatures make almost any time a good time to go for a swim. The park features miles of water slides and the surf in the wave pool is larger than the waves on the actual coast. When all of this gets to be overwhelming, grab a tube and head over to the Lazy Pearl, a floating river with a slow current meant for relaxing. Since the park is located just north of Gulfport, a season pass option adds to its convenience with endless water fun.
A Night Out in Gulfpo
Many say the nightlife in Gulfport has surpassed where it was before the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Residents go out to support local bars and clubs like it is their civic duty. The scene is a bit more mature than many after-dark hot spots, catering to a crowd primarily 25 and over, but that sure does not mean it is boring. Check out Watson's Piano Bar for a classy atmosphere with live music that will not drown out conversation. Or maybe explore tasteful decadence at Club Ra, an island-themed pool bar with a tropical feel every night of the week.
A Fishing Wonderland
The Gulf is teeming with over 200 types of fish, and anyone wanting to go out on the water has no shortage of options. The fishing piers all along the Mississippi coast are a good low-cost choice, but the truly ambitious sports-person will not be able to resist chartering a boat. Boats can be chartered directly through a captain or one the area's agencies, a popular one being the Mississippi Charter Boats Association. Do not forget that there is also exceptional fresh water fishing to be done in Back Bay and Big Lake, just north of Gulfport.