With an age-old reputation for being a place where anything goes, Biloxi, not New Orleans, lays claim to having hosted the first party to end all parties, Mardi Gras. Today, not much has changed. Whether you're looking for fun in the sun, cultural attractions, eclectic cuisine or glittering casinos, "the playground of the South" offers the perfect mix of exciting attractions and affordable accommodations. Its prime location on the shores of the Mississippi Gulf Coast means, no matter where you are, the beach is never far away.  Spend the day relaxing on the beautiful white sand beaches, jet skiing, deep-sea fishing or sailing. Culture seeking landlubbers can head into town to sample a number of historical and cultural sites, like Beauvoir, the Biloxi Lighthouse and the Ohr-OKeefe Museum.  Lavish casinos have brought gaming, exciting nightlife and prosperity to this sultry seaside retreat.  The wonderful southern hospitality, great food, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets make this a fabulous place to vacation.