Looking to get away with your sweetheart for some quality time without the kids? Consider Coastal Mississippi as your backdrop for rest, relaxation, and romance. With 62 miles of coastline to explore, we have enough to see and experience to keep your itinerary booked and your passion kindled. Our breadth of beaches, boating, and fishing excursions are perfect for adventure seekers, while our history trails, birding opportunities, and eco-tours suit our nature enthusiasts. If it’s a weekend of leisure you seek, our list of attractions, activities, and restaurants will keep your hearts and stomachs full. If you’re here for one night only or an extended weekend, Coastal Mississippi will cater to your date night needs.

Date Ideas for Adventure Seekers

Couple Kayaking

If it’s the thrill of the chase you seek, look no further than Coastal Mississippi. For a date that comes with a catch, charter one of our fishing boats and venture into our generous waters. From freshwater to brackish water to saltwater fishing, there are over 200 species of fish up for grabs. You might even catch the big one for your sweetie! And if you really want to impress your partner, plan dinner in advance by calling one of our area restaurants that will cook your catch. For a slower-paced water adventure, consider a sailing adventure or explore our blueways by kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Take in the romance of Coastal Mississippi’s natural surroundings and relish in the joy of discovering new sights and sounds.

For a fun option on dry land, challenge your sweetheart to a race at Finishline Performance Karting. With speeds up to 50 mph, this NASCAR-style go-kart track date is sure to exhilarate adrenaline junkies. If you’re not afraid of heights, enjoy the obstacle course at Zip N’ Fun Adventure Park, with 50 games to conquer.

After a day of adventure, keep the excitement going by enjoying Coastal Mississippi’s vibrant nightlife. Visit Boogie Nights at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a night of dancing or venture to downtown Ocean Springs and find local entertainment at one of several bars lining Government Street. If you’re in the mood for fun, you’ll find it in Coastal Mississippi.

Date Ideas for Nature Enthusiasts

Birdwatching in Coastal Mississippi

For some of you, romance is spelled with scenic views and natural discovery. Enjoy the great outdoors in Coastal Mississippi and let the beauty of our beaches, rivers, and wildlife set the mood. Learn about our diverse species of birds and wildlife found along the Pascagoula River at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center,  as well as the conservation programs being nurtured along our region. Then hop on McCoy’s River & Marsh Tours for a trek along the Pascagoula River offering moss-draped cypress trees and abundant wildlife. This is a great excursion for birdwatching! And for getting cozy with your sweetheart.

If you want to stretch your legs, enjoy the 13.8 mile long hike at Tuxachanie Hiking Trail. Immerse yourself in the region’s natural flora: longleaf pine covered ridges, pitcher plant savannas and bald cypress swamps. Make sure you bring water as drinking water is not provided along the trail.

Finish your day aboard the Betsy Ann Riverboat. Providing sunset and dinner cruises, this stern wheel paddleboat will take you and your sweetheart around the Mississippi Sound for a 2-hour cruise. What a romantic way to view Coastal Mississippi!

Date Ideas for the Leisure Couple

Couple on Beach

For a date that’s centered on R&R, look no further than Coastal Mississippi’s leisure activities. Let the good times roll at any of our 12 casino properties, equipped with 24-hour gaming and sportsbook, as well as nonstop entertainment. If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand (or two)! Looking to de-stress? Head to one of our world-class casino spas for a couple’s massage. Nothing spells romance like a pampering session. Maybe you’d like to treat your sweetheart to a shopping spree. Coastal Mississippi has plenty of options for every type of traveler with every type of budget. From boutiques to outlets to souvenir shops to antiquing, we can accommodate your interests.

For the art lover, Coastal Mississippi is the perfect home. Our coastal communities are littered with galleries and public murals, evoking the inspiration our coast’s natural wonders so generously provide. Homegrown artists such as Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, and George Ohr have their artwork displayed in eponymous museums. At the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, you can make your own art and take a date night pottery class. Your very own “Ghost” moment can be checked off the bucket list.

For a quiet romantic dinner with unrivaled views of Biloxi Bay, dine at the IP Casino Resort & Spa’s Four Diamond Winner Thirty-Two. Choose from a menu centered on fresh seafood, Prime USDA steaks, and a vast wine selection, assisted by a sommelier. For a farm-to-table option with an intimate setting, choose Vestige in downtown Ocean Springs. Owned and operated by James Beard Semifinalist Alex Perry, the Modern American restaurants prides itself on seasonality, sustainability and locality. The menu will surpass your expectations.

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.