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Hotels prepare for upcoming Gulf Coast Spring Break Weekend

Last year's spring break crowd drew thousands of people to the Gulf Coast. (Photo source: WLOX) Last year's spring break crowd drew thousands of people to the Gulf Coast. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Mardi Gras is winding down and plans for the next big event - Gulf Coast Spring Break - are underway. Thousands of people are expected to attend the annual spring break event on the beaches of Biloxi and Gulfport this year.

With the weekend being just a little over a month away, hundreds of people from all over the country are starting to book their hotel rooms. Some hotels, like the Edgewater Inn in Biloxi, only have a few rooms left.

"We're just about booked up and sold out," said Bernie Weiter, an employee at the Edgewater Inn. "We've only got a couple rooms left and I'm pretty sure that by the time they get here, they'll all be gone too."

Edgewater Inn isn't the only hotel with limited vacancies for the weekend celebration. The Bayfront Inn is completely sold out, as well. 

"We had calls coming in right after Thanksgiving and we were booked probably by the end of January," said Bayfront Inn employee Tonya Sleaseman. "We're completely booked for the whole week."

And the spring breakers bring more than just fun to the coast. Hotel employees say they definitely add to the variety of activities and events that make the coast event special. 

"We have lots of new restaurants up and lots of new family activities being brought up every day," said Sleaseman. "I think the coast could use the money." 

"As far as us, it's probably the gonna be our first big event of the year and we hope we can handle everything well," said Weiter. 

Several rooms are still available along the coast for those who are still looking to make renovations for Gulf Coast Spring Break Weekend April 7 - 9.

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