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Valentine’s Date Ideas on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Looking for something different to do other than roses and chocolate for Valentine’s Day? Here are some ideas to plan a date night to remember.

Reserve a cabin at The Beatnik in Ocean Springs

Each cabin features a spa-inspired bath, marble vanity, walk-in shower, private patio, and outdoor shower. Take advantage of the heated pool and fire pit, or have a glass of wine on your screened-in porch overlooking the pool. It’s an intimate romantic getaway, you truly feel secluded and inspired by nature. To book, click here. The Beatnik is located at 402 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS.

Rent a golf cart in downtown Ocean Springs

Looking for something different yet fun to do? Rent a golf cart and drive to front beach in OS. Ride around Government Street and grab dinner and drinks. To book, click here. Located at 1316 Government Street in downtown Ocean Springs.

Go axe throwing in Biloxi

Throw some axes and enjoy local beers on tap at Skal Axe Throwing, a full bar, and food menu. Closed toe shoes are required. Make a reservation here. Located at 808 Howard Avenue Suite A, Biloxi.

Take a ride on the Voodoo Valentine Love Boat in Bay St. Louis

A unique treat for history or ghost tour lovers. Travel down Bayou Caddy while listening to tales of voodoo, love spells, and ghost stories of the past. Also featuring love stories of the pirate Jean Lafitte, and the untold story of the curse of the lost treasure in Bayou Caddy. Enjoy the hour long ride with a glass of champagne or hot chocolate. Add an optional cemetery tour for more spooky fun. Boats depart from Bordages Marina. Book here.

Escape this room in Biloxi

An escape room, or escape game, is a game in which a team of players discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to progress and accomplish a specific goal before time expires. Escape This has different themes you can pick on what game you want to play. Clue, Pirate, Kidnapped or Krampus are all current themes being offered. To book visit their website. Located at 249 Beauvoir Road in Biloxi.

Spend your day with dolphins at the Mississippi Aquarium in Gulfport

Touch and feed a dolphin at this aquarium experience! This experience includes: a 10 minute educational chat, five minute dolphin interaction, Q&A with the dolphin trainer, and one souvenir photo. For more information, click here. Located at 2100 E Beach Boulevard in Gulfport.

Get your game on at Big Play Entertainment Center in Biloxi

If you haven’t played laser tag or mini golf in a while, why not have a fun and competitive date night? There are also bumping cars, Big Play Raceway, bowling, a massive arcade, as well as a laser tag maze. And yes, they do have signature cocktails available along with a food menu. Located at 1842 Beach Blvd in Biloxi. For more information, go to their website.

Visit the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs

If you love art, plan on spending some time at WAMA. WAMA is a nationally accredited art museum dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Walter Anderson. Anderson is known for his unique block prints. WAMA also honors Anderson’s brothers, Peter Anderson master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery; and James McConnell Anderson a painter and ceramist. Due to COVID, you must register for tickets online.


All photos courtesy of the Facebook page of each venue 


Written by Kathryn Winter


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