Do date night right! Whether it's Valentine's Day, a special occasion, or just because, the Gulf Coast Capital is an ideal place for a fun outing or romantic dinner. Coast over and enjoy a freshly made meal, epic sunsets over the water, and handcrafted cocktails on your next date.
Bellino's Ristorante e Bottega
Owner and Executive Chef, Francesco, was born in Palermo, Sicily and has created a warm, cozy restaurant and full bar supplying generous portions of Italian specialties with gluten-free options. Bellino’s has an extensive wine cellar with unique wines from Italy and beyond while their ingredients are from local farmers in partnership with Grow Local South Texas. Coast over and enjoy a meal made from scratch that's authentically Italian too!
Horses on the Beach
If there is any place in the Coastal Bend that honors the legacy of the wild equine that used to run and play in the surf, it's Horses on the Beach. Did you know that's how Mustang Island got its name? Wild horses ran free as recently as the 1800s. Morning, afternoon, and sunset rides along the coastline are available by reservation. Don't miss out on a uniquely Texan experience and an unforgettable ride!
Art Museum of South Texas
A trip to the Art Museum of South Texas is an all-inclusive date that could occupy you for hours! Not only is the museum's architecture a work of art, but inside you'll find big-name artists like Andy Warhol, Dorothy Hood, and Chihuly.
After enjoying the art, head to Elizabeth’s, located inside the museum, and dine on Mediterranean dishes while enjoying the views of the Harbor Bridge, USS Lexington, and the Corpus Christi Bay. Don’t forget fresh flowers! Rose Soiree’s premier floral shop has high-end floral arrangements to choose from or opt for a custom design for your date!
Open-air and right on the water with both indoor and outdoor seating options, Snoopy’s Pier is one of the only unobstructed views of the sunset over the water in all of Corpus Christi. Founded by long-time commercial fisherman Ernie Butler in 1980, the complex has grown into an attraction for sun seekers, live music lovers, and foodies alike. Enjoy fresh catch from the on-site fish house and shrimp breading facility before treating your sweetie to some ice cream at Scoopy's! Afterward, take a stroll along the boardwalk with the backdrop of a colorful sunset over the world's largest hypersaline lagoon.
Doc’s Seafood and Steaks
Nothing beats island dining with delicious food and stunning waterfront views. Head to Doc’s Seafood and Steaks for island dining at its finest for the perfect date with the picturesque views of the sunset over the water, top-notch food, and live music. Went fishing? Bring your catch and their talented chefs will cook it up for you.
For over four decades, Diane and Constantine Tsaousis have owned and operated this intimate yellow cottage with a gorgeous waterfront view. Enjoy delicious seafood and daily local fish specials with a French twist at this hidden gem the locals love. If you're in search of gourmet dishes in a low-key setting, look no further than this charming eatery that overlooks the Corpus Christi Bay and is situated along the scenic Ocean Drive.
Padre Island National Seashore
In search of solitude and epic views? You've come to the right place. Enjoy a breathtaking walk along the beach, remote cruise down the coastline, and unforgettable stargazing at our local national park, the Padre Island National Seashore. PINS is an untouched paradise of federally-protected wildlife and offers more than 130,000 acres of dunes, grasslands, and beaches. If you plan to drive on this beach, you'll need a 4x4 vehicle. Don't have one? No problem! Overland America has all your offroading and camping needs so you can explore the world's largest undeveloped barrier island.
Nueces Brewing Company
Using old-world brewing techniques, Nueces Brewing concocts simple, crisp, and refreshing brews. Pair any of their hand-crafted blends with a plate of their famous Texas barbecue and you have the perfect arrangement for your date night! Beyond the beer and BBQ, Nueces also hosts a slew of community events like bingo, car shows, markets, and workshops. Every Friday at 6:30 p.m., the brewery hosts hot yoga in the brewhouse, and if you miss hot yoga, be sure to join Water Dog Floating Yoga on the patio at Nueces for beer yoga. Times vary, so be sure to check out Water Dog and Nueces's websites before planning your outing! Is a four-legged friend joining you on your date? Nueces Brewing is also dog-friendly!
View our citywide events calendar for more date night ideas in Corpus Christi.