Mississippi Gulf Coast Hotels

What to Do While on Vacation at the Gulf Coast

Let us help you plan your vacation! The Gulf Coast offers a wide variety of exciting and fun things to do while vacationing in Mississippi! And the Shular Hospitality hotels are located in the middle of everything! We have family attractions that will entertain the young and the old, gaming, first-class entertainment, sandy-white beaches, water sports, historic homes, educational and entertaining museums, and don't forget the shopping (including Outlet Malls)! Check out some of the links below to discover the amazing activities that Gulfport and Moss Point have to offer!

What To Do? How About Starting with These Ideas!

Ship Island ExcursionsShip Island Excursions
Gulfport Yacht Harbor
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: (228) 864-1014

Relaxation, Recreation and History - these are the gifts offered to you on Ship Island. In the north central Gulf of Mexico, about 11 miles off the Mississippi Coast, are some of the last undeveloped barrier islands in America. On your way out to Ship Island be sure and watch for dolphins! Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphins are frequently seen playing in the wake of our boats, or feeding on mullet and menhaden near the island beaches.The finest beaches on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are located on Ship Island. Tranquil stretches of barrier island shore invite you to picnic, explore, and "decompress".  Pristine gulf waters surrounding Ship Island attract swimmers and body surfers. The National Park Service provides a designated swim area
with life guards in summer.

The cruise takes about two hours rount-trip. Passengers have the option of a half day island visit - 4.5 hours, or the all day "sun-seeker" visit - 7 hours. For a shorter excursion option, passengers may depart on the 12 noon boat and arrive back at the Yacht Harbor by 3:30pm.

Gulf Islands WaterparkGulf Islands Waterpark
13100 16th Street
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: (866) 485-3386

Gulf Islands Waterpark features 10 different family attractions and is becoming famous for having the Gulf Coast's first and only water roller coaster ride! Horn Island Blaster takes one or two persons through more than 500 feet of twists and turns, up and down at greater than 45° degree drops and gravity-defying uphill blasts.

The park also features a wave pool, and a spraying tower to cool you off. And don't miss the Lazy Pearl River ride which visits nearly every attraction and can get you all around the park with ease. Longer than three football fields, the Lazy Pearl is just the spot to float your worries away.

The Deer Island Express is a tube slide complex that takes you 357 feet on a single tube from a 38-foot incline with the fastest splash-down in the park.

And don't miss riding the Camille Cutter. This rafting adventure takes up to three people on a 400-plus foot ride that the whole family can share together in one giant raft on an 84-inch open flume.

Gulfport Sportsplex Softball Field Gulfport Sportsplex
17200 16th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone: (228) 832-3843

The Gulfport Sportsplex is a 250 acre recreational park located near Interstate-10 within the city limits of Gulfport. The Gulfport Sportsplex is a multi-phase, multi-purpose recreational complex that provides a wide array of recreational opportunities and activities. Construction began in 1995 and the $12 million dollar facility officially opened four years ago.  It provides fields for local youth and adult baseball, softball, and soccer teams.  It also host speciality events such as Gulfport's city-wide Easter Egg Hunt, and fund raiser walks for such programs as the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and the Diabetes Foundation.  It is also the home to Gulf Islands Waterpark (listed above).

The Oaks Golf ClubThe Oaks Golf Club
24384 Club House Drive
Pass Christian, MS 39571
Phone: (228) 452-0909

The Oaks has challenged some of the best players in the country. Originally opened in 1998, The Oaks Golf Club is nestled amongst majestic timberlands and native wetlands providing one of the most unforgettable golfing experiences on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Throughout it’s history, The Oaks has received numerous awards and accolades including being honored by Golf Digest as one of the “Top Ten Courses” in Mississippi, voted as the “Best Course on the Coast,” by readers of Coast Magazine and selected as the 2003 “Golf Course of the Year for the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

Wolf River Canoe & KayakWolf River Canoe & Kayak
#21652 Tucker Road
Long Beach, MS 39560
Phone: (228) 452-7666

The Wolf River Canoe and Kayak Adventure is a member of the Professional Paddlesports Association. Just minutes from the gulf beaches, the cool waters of the Wolf River flow over adventurous clay formations, meander through peaceful woodlands and twist around pristine white sand beaches. Whether you want to swim, picnic, fish, or just relax and enjoy nature, a canoe trip from Wolf River Canoe and Kayak is for you!


Bowling Alley in Gulfport, MSIsland Strikz - Entertainment Center
2302 E. Pass Road
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: (228) 896-1450

The Coast's Newest Entertainment Center is just waiting for you to discover it! Remember how much fun you had the last time you went bowling? Bowling creates an atmosphere of fun, excitement, and competition. The Island Strikz is open seven days a week and until 2am on the weekends! They have 24 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, cosmic bowling, a deluxe arcade, and snack bar! In addition they have a lounge that serves lunch and dinner! Come to The Island and leave boredom behind!

The Bridges Golf ClubThe Bridges Golf Club
711 Hollywood Boulevard
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
Phone: (228) 463-0447

The Bridges Golf Club was built in 1997 by Arnold Palmer. It is rated 3.5 stars by Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play." The Bridges is truly a must-play course!

The Bridges is an 18-hole, par 72 jewel among lakes and wetlands. The course takes its name from 23 bridges that connect you from hole to hole. As one of the first resort courses given Silver Signature Status by Audubon International, you can be assured of a natural setting for golf. The club was voted "Best Golf" and "Best Resort" by Chance Magazine and "Best Golf" on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Casino Player Magazine.

The Bridges Gofl Culb also has a Deluxe Clubhouse. Cart Fee is included, and replay fees are available. Non-Metal spikes required.

Alligator Farm and Airboat RidesGulf Coast Gator Ranch and Airboat Rides
10300 Highway 90
Pascagoula, MS 39563
Phone: (228) 475-6026

Alligator Farm and Airboat Rides is duel entertainment for the family! While at the Alligator Farm you may safely feed and view the alligators up close on an enclosed boardwalk. The price includes a fantastic airboat ride in the swamp while a tour guide explains the array of interesting creatures you might see!

The Alligator Farm and Airboat Rides center is open year-round. From 9am-6pm Monday through Saturday, and from 12 pm - 6pm on Sundays. The walking tour and 30 minute airboat ride is $30 for ages 10 and up, $15.00 for ages 4-9, and free for children under age 3. This attraction is located on Highway 90 in Pascagoula, MS.