Make Coastal Mississippi the destination for your romantic getaway. With 62 miles of coastline, temperate weather, and a unique culture, you’ll find fun couple activities for every interest and budget.

Follow any of the itineraries below or pick and choose your favorite activities to customize an amazing date night for your special person. Either way, we know you’ll create lasting memories you’ll cherish forever made right here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 

Date Ideas for the:
Romantic Couple  |  Leisure Couple  |  Adventurous Couple

Date Ideas for the Romantic Couple

If you want to spoil and pamper your special person, we’ve got the perfect solution for you. There is nothing more romantic than relaxing together in luxury.

IP Casino Spa

Couples Spa

Our casinos offer more than just gaming – they also have world-class spas. The Senses Spa and Salon in the IP Casino offers several packages for couples. The Couples Spark Package is the most extravagant: a cleansing foot scrub, a private soak for two, and a couple’s full-body massage. 

Sunset Cruise

Watch the sunset in style as you cruise through the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Hop aboard one of the many Gulf Coast boat cruises and discover incredible scenery and coastal wildlife all while making unforgettable memories. You can even enjoy a sunset cocktail cruise aboard Captain Pete with Ship Island Excursions. 

A Romantic Dinner

Finish the night off with a taste of decadence at any of these local restaurants: Vestige, Mary Mahoney’s Old French House, or Thorny Oyster. Each one takes coastal cuisine and adds its own, upscale twist to create unforgettable flavors.

Date Ideas for the Leisure Couple

For a more easy-going date night, check out these activities perfect for spending quality time together.


Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Experience the vibrant and expressive art of Walter Anderson. As a resident of Ocean Springs, he frequently visited Horn Island for inspiration. Its flora and fauna are depicted in many of his works, including the awe-inspiring full-length murals inside both the museum and Ocean Springs Community Center

Mississippi Aquarium

Explore the wonders of the ocean at the Mississippi Aquarium, featuring marine life from the local habitat, and beyond: dolphins, otters, sharks, butterfly fish, and gar. The list goes on! 

A Leisurely Dinner

Continue the fun through the night with great food, drinks, and live music. Murky Waters Blues-N-BBQ, Jack’s by the Tracks, and Buoys Bar have all the above. Be sure to check with each restaurant to see which nights bands will be performing.

Date Ideas for the Adventurous Couple

For couples who enjoy an adrenaline rush and trying new things, Coastal Mississippi has a variety of options you can’t miss.

Couple Kayaking

Out on the Water

From freshwater to brackish water to saltwater fishing, there are over 200 species of fish at your fingertips. You can even make it a group date and go fishing with Shore Thing Fishing Charters. Depending on which trip you take, you will possibly be fishing marshes, reefs, islands, or wrecks.

Go Karts

Are you the kind of date who lets your partner win at everything, or does your competitive side come alive? Find out on the tracks of Finishline Performance Karting, where you can race at top speeds of 50 mph.

An Unforgettable Dinner

There is still room for more thrills during dinner. Amaze your loved one with Instagram-worthy drinks and dishes at Sugar Factory.

Book Your Stay

Ready to book your accommodations? Consider the elegant bed-and-breakfast of Grand Magnolia Suites, the chic, upscale resort experience at the Grand Centennial Hotel, or the historic yet cozy B&B in the heart of downtown Bay St. Louis, the Carroll House. Whatever your preference or whatever your budget, Coastal Mississippi has accommodations to suit your needs. Browse a complete list here.  

In Conclusion

No matter what you’re looking for, Coastal Mississippi has date night activities that are sure to impress your special person. Plan your visit soon and see what new experiences await you.