Love is in the air in the Gulf Coast Capital, and between the beautiful beaches, unforgettable views, and outdoor adventures, Corpus Christi is the place to coast your way for Valentine’s Day.



1. Seafood and Sunsets 

Spend a relaxing evening enjoying the delicious flavors of the coast while taking in the stunning views of the sunsets at sea. For traditional seafood favorites, gorgeous waterfront views that are perfect for watching the sunset, and live music, head to Doc’s Seafood & Steaks Restaurant. Snoopy’s Pier offers the same picturesque waterfront views and delicious traditional seafood, but when you’re finished eating, head next door to Scoopy’s Veranda for some Blue Bell ice cream delights. For a more intimate setting, head to The Yardarm, and kick back on their patio with a plate of oysters and a glass of wine while enjoying the view.


2. Sunshine and Picnics 

With the great weather and plenty of plush sand, the Gulf Coast Capital was made for perfect picnics under the sun. Enjoy a customizable pop-up picnic with Pretty Picnics, where you choose everything from the design to add-ons. Just arrive and it’s all set up for you – even Good Morning America loves this luxury picnic experience. For a more laid-back experience, test your art skills with Paint and Picnic while eating a delicious meal from French restaurant, Bien Mérité, and enjoy the waterfront views. 


3. Tea Time on the Gulf Coast 

Gather the gals and enjoy High Tea with a South Texas spin at Bien Mérité! Choose from a variety of teas and pastries like beignets, croissants, macarons, and more. Make sure to snap a shot in front of their famous pink flower wall. Cozy up at Tea by the Sea for Afternoon Tea where over 56 varieties of organic, fair trade loose-leaf teas await. Pair your mug of herbal bliss with heart-healthy foods, from scones and quiche to salads and charcuteries, all prepared with a commitment to no-fry cooking and no canned goods. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time for both experiences!


4. Family-Friendly Museums 

There’s something for the whole family at our diverse museums. Visit over 1,900 works of art housed in the iconic Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) and enjoy a variety of paintings, ceramics, large installation pieces, and so much more. Immerse yourself in Asian culture at the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures for a hands-on experience with storytelling, Asian folklore, live weapon demonstrations, and more, then swing by the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History and explore the history of the shipwrecks from early explorers, and dive into the museum’s innovative programs in history, culture, and science. Jump aboard the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and discover the history of her role in WWII, check out the Blue Ghost, try out the escape rooms, and more fun for the whole family. 


5. Heart-Shaped Pizzas 

All you need is love…and pizza! Whether it’s a date night, family outing, or solo celebration, a heart-shaped pizza is the way to go. Try one at House of Rock, along with drinks and live music, or head to Mesquite Street for comedy and concerts to go with your delicious pizza. Pizzas at both locations are made from scratch, in-house. 

6. Horses on the Beach 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic ride at sunset or a new outdoor experience along the beach, Horses on the Beach is a great way to saddle up along the sea. The stables are located south of Padre Balli Park, just off Park Rd 22. Morning, afternoon, and the ever-popular sunset rides can be reserved seven days a week for a truly memorable – and Texan – experience on the beach!  


7. Handcrafted Cocktails 

Try a Japanese, Korean, and South Texas fusion at Dokyo Dauntaun for an elevated and unforgettable experience with Taki-flavored appetizers and pink drinks with chocolate liqueur and marshmallows. Enjoy a premier cocktail experience at The Mariner, located above Cathy's Boutique at Harrison's Landing, where Mediterranean-inspired tapas like chicken croquettes and ceviche are served with a seasonal bar menu featuring twists on classics or new creations made in-house.  

8. Fresh Flowers 

Don’t forget fresh flowers from a premier floral shop! Brighten someone’s day with Rose Soiree. Specializing in arrangements, special events, and workshops, Rose Soiree caters to any budget. Whether you’re looking for a custom design or one of their signature high-end arrangements, Rose Soiree carries only the freshest flowers on the market for the best floral arrangements around. 

9. Arcades 

If you’re feeling nostalgic, enjoy a night of vintage games, music from a jukebox, and more at Quasars. Choose from their huge selection of pinball games, join tournaments, win prizes, or just hang out and listen to music while sipping on a drink from their full-service bar. At RETRO Corpus, you’ll find tons of new and vintage games, plus a full bar on each floor. Fuel up at the restaurant downstairs with pizza, onion rings, burgers, or hot dogs, then head upstairs for all day play! Choose from pinball games, a giant Pac Man machine, tabletop games, and more. Don’t miss their sparkly see-thru floor that resembles a galaxy and offers a view into the bar downstairs.


10. Spend Time on the Water 

There’s something romantic about navigating the waters in a boat, and with Baywatch Boat Tours, you can enjoy a scenic sunset luxury cruise through the beautiful Padre Island waters. Feeling a little more adventurous? Book a translucent illuminated kayak at Glow Row for a nighttime paddling experience. With seven different color combinations to choose from, watch as the water lights up with vibrant colors and take in the unparalleled views of the city in the moonlight. During the daytime, you can take a guided kayak tour and learn about the bird species that inhabit the area with Nature Trails Kayaking