Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas in Galveston

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day date night idea? Galveston is ideal for an intimate night out with your other half. With fine dining, breathtaking views, and unique attractions, you and your loved one will be sure to have a night to remember.

Couple dining in restaurant with sea view in Galveston for date night

1. Moody Gardens

Get ready for a day of endless fun when you and your loved one step into Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens delivers the full Valentine’s Day package with cozy accommodations, romantic couples massages, and even a dreamy dinner cruise.

The Moody Gardens Hotel offers luxurious guest rooms for visitors and on Valentine’s Day, you and your significant other can join in on group vow renewals taking place within the hotel, then celebrate with a live band, wedding cake, champagne, and hors d’oeuvres. The Spa at Moody Gardens Hotel provides an intimate setting where couples can take part in a 50-minute Couple’s Swedish Massage, hot stone foot treatment, and hydrotherapy soak for two. Or if you would both rather get outside on V-Day, Moody Gardens is home to a beautiful 18-hole golf course where the two of you can enjoy incredible views of Galveston and practice your swing.

For dinner, you have plenty of options to choose from. Depending on your mood, you can head over to The Garden Restaurant for a multi-course meal followed with a shared dessert, champagne or wine, a rose for her, a cigar for him, and a red carpet souvenir photo, Or reserve a table in one of five ocean exhibit areas at The Aquarium Pyramid - dinner includes delicious entrees, sides, dessert, and a choice of champagne or wine. If you want to go all out for the special day, the Love Boat Dinner Cruise is a 2-hour cruise around Offat’s Bayou on Colonel Paddlewheel’s boat where couples can enjoy a delicious meal and see breathtaking views of the island.

moody gardens pyramids reaching toward the sky behind palm trees

2. Pleasure Pier

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Pleasure Pier, a 1,130-foot long whimsical pier filled to the brim with thrilling rides, fun games, and unique shops that overlook the water. Spend the day outdoors playing games and interacting with other couples as you walk along the boardwalk. Don't forget dessert! Make sure to pick up delicious gourmet chocolates and treats from the pier's Lolli & Pop’s Candy Shoppe.

couple at pleasure pier in galveston for date night

3. Picnic on the Beach

What says Valentine’s Day more than a romantic picnic on a white sandy beach or in a beautiful park? Head to Galveston's Own Farmers Market to pick up fresh ingredients and pack a basket so you and your lover can enjoy an intimate sunset dinner together. Lay out a blanket on the sand and watch as the waves pull in and out, enjoy the peaceful bayside waterfront experience at to Galveston Island State Park, or use the grills at Beach Pocket Park 2 and enjoy an evening by the sea. Beauty is all around in Galveston, so no matter which location you take your sweetheart, your picnic date will be one to remember.

sunrise rising over the Gulf of Mexico in galveston, TX

4. Cruises & Dolphin Tours

Each year, Galveston hosts sunset cruises and dolphin tours for couples to enjoy on Valentine’s Day together. If you’re looking for a more adventurous kind of date, book an hour-long cruise around Galveston Harbor and board the Seagull II for an evening of incredible views, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries under the sky. You can also head out on the water with Galveston Water Adventures or Baywatch Dolphin Tours and join them on their sunset cruises or interactive dolphin tours - make sure to bring a bottle of wine, most sunset cruises are BYOB!

Baywatch dolphin tours boat sailing through water in Galveston TX

5. Enjoy the Nightlife

The day doesn’t end after dinner! Head downtown and experience all that Galveston’s nightlife has to offer. From lively outdoor patios and decks to seawall bars and authentic pubs where the music lasts all night long, you and your Valentine will love getting out for a drink and a night of dancing. Some of our favorite places to dance the night away are Yaga's, B. Jiggers, and Buckshot Saloon.

couple enjoying an intimate conversation on rooftop bar in galveston for date night

Have questions or need help planning your trip? Send us a message here and we'll be happy to get you set up with a Valentine's Day vacation to remember!


Posted 1/11/2023
by Visit Galveston

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