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If you go: Mississippi

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February 26, 2006

How to get there

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is a short drive from the casinos that are open on the coast. Or one can fly into New Orleans, a 90-minute drive on Interstate 10 from Biloxi. Note that part of US Highway 90 remains closed because of storm damage.

From Boston, Delta Airlines flies to Gulfport-Biloxi Airport, connecting through Atlanta; American Airlines flies there, connecting through Dallas/Fort Worth; and other carriers, including Northwest Airlines, AirTran, and Continental also fly there.

Where to stay

Isle of Capri

151 Beach Blvd.

800-843-4753 (THE-ISLE)

www.isleofcapricasino.com/Biloxi

Spacious rooms include mango-scented soaps in the bathroom and views of both the Gulf and what's left of the destroyed casinos down the beach. Rooms start at $159 weeknights, $199 weekends.

IP Hotel & Casino

850 Bayview Ave.

888-946-2847 (WIN AT IP)

www.ipbiloxi.com

Completely renovated since the storm, it boasts a new lobby, new decor, and a new restaurant on the top floor, Thirty-two Steak & Seafood, where lobster bisque goes for $9 and Gulf Coast crab cakes for $13. Rooms start at $159 weeknights, $199 weekends.

Palace Casino Resort

158 Howard Ave.

800-725-2239 (PALACE 9)

www.palacecasinoresort.com

Just off the Gulf of Mexico. Rooms from $179.

Where to eat

Mary Mahoney's Old French House Restaurant 700 block, Beach Boulevard

228-374-0163

www.marymahoneys.com

In the heart of downtown, this family-owned fine dining establishment reopened in early November and serves fried catfish and crawfish etouffee daily. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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