So, you and your special someone are staying in vacation rentals in Tampa Florida and you want to take them out for an unforgettable night on the town?
Whether you’re celebrating your 10 year anniversary, or you only swiped right 10 minutes ago, there are many wonderfully romantic things couples can do on a date in Tampa. Here are some great activity ideas for couples visiting Tampa – so you can start planning the perfect day out with your sweetheart.
Check Out the Many Great Museums
Touring an art gallery or museum is a fantastic date idea. You’ll get to know each other better as you have high brow discussions about the deeper meaning of the artwork (or just exchange puzzled glances if you have no idea what it means). It’s a great conversation starter – and Tampa has a truly superb collection of high quality museums and galleries.
You can check out the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Dali Museum. No matter where you go, it will get the conversation started between you and your date – and spark a connection!
Hit Up 3rd Thursday at Tampa Bay Market
On the 3rd Thursday of every month, a fleet of gourmet food trucks gathers at Grand Central at Kennedy. The Pourhouse serves up cocktails and live music and this free event hosted by Tampa Bay Market runs from 6-10pm.
On average, this monthly event draws at least 1000 or more visitors each time, from all points of Tampa Bay. Live music sets the scene and it’s a great way to enjoy a warm, pleasant Thursday evening in Tampa.
Take a Tour of the Yuengling Brewery
If you and your sweetheart love beer, the perfect date night activity could be to take a tour of Tampa Bay’s Yuengling Brewery. D.G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest operating brewing company in America – established way back in 1829.
You and your date can take a tour and learn all about the brewing process and how the refreshing lager is made. The tour lasts about an hour and 15 minutes and closed toed shoes are required. The best part? At the end of the tour you can relax and sample the beer in the beer garden.
Go on a Trip to Honeymoon Island State Park
A wonderfully romantic thing to do with your partner in Tampa is to pack a picnic and take them out to Honeymoon Island State Park. (You don’t even have to be on your actual honeymoon to go!) This lovely park is known for being a peaceful setting and it offers excellent fishing, kayaking and snorkeling.
You can even take a hike down the nature trails and admire the wide range of gorgeous Florida birds. It’s all only a 30 minute drive from Tampa and admission to the park is $8 per vehicle.
Explore the Tampa Riverwalk
Why not take a stroll down the Tampa Riverwalk and see what this vibrant area of the city has to offer? The scenic Riverwalk is home to five museums, seven different parks and several excellent hotels and restaurants. So, you won’t struggle to find something to do with your date.
When evening falls, the Riverwalk comes alive with excellent live music and dining. There will be many places to enjoy a relaxed bite with your sweetheart, including Columbia Cafe, Ulule restaurant or the Bay Bistro Riverwalk at the Tampa Convention Center.
Eat At Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge
There’s something romantic about watching planes take off. It’s a chance to talk about all the places you want to travel and the trips you want to take together. You can dine while aircraft-spotting at the Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge, located at the Albert Whitted Airport in nearby St. Petersburg.
The restaurant has large windows and an outdoor patio, providing great views of the small planes landing and taking off at the airport. It also features live music every Wednesday and Saturday, and a happy hour with $4 drinks from Monday to Friday.
Relax on the Beach
Another great thing to do with your special someone on a date in Tampa is to chill out on the beach. The good news is – there are several excellent beaches in Tampa to choose from depending on what kind of vibe you like.
If you’re into an active, social beach with watersports, volleyball and plenty of great bars and restaurants – then Clearwater Beach is the perfect fit for you. Or, if you’re looking for a low-key place without any crowds or high-rises, Pass-a-Grille Beach is your ideal spot.
Where will you go on your Tampa date night?
There are many options for enjoying a date in Tampa – so where will you take your special someone on your next day out together?