The Tampa Date Guide

The top spots for two in Tampa


Brewery Tour
Cigar City Brewing and Coppertail Brewing Co. both have tours of their brewery. If tours aren’t your thing but you still want to head to a local brewery check out our Guide to Tampa’s Best Breweries.

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
At Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, you’re constantly surrounded by thought-provoking pieces with unique backstories. The fascinating art will give you plenty to talk to your date about. They are always adding exhibitions so you can count on seeing something new!
400 N. Ashley Drive Cube 200

Grand Prix Tampa
Grand Prix Tampa is the spot to go if you want to have an exciting night out and feel like a kid again. It has mini-golf, which is a classic in the realm of cute date ideas. However, if you’re feeling more adventurous, Grand Prix Tampa has a go-cart track, batting cages, a rope course, and an arcade.
14320 N Nebraska Ave

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Picnic
If you haven’t been to Riverfront Park you’re missing out. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park opened in May and is full of breathtaking water views, unique public art, sports fields and courts, multiple picnic areas, and a quality rowing center. It is the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic date.
1001 North Blvd.

Mise En Place
Mise En Place was named #1 restaurant in the Tampa Bay area by USA Today and for good reason. From wine and food to service and environment, Mise En Place has everything to create a state-of-the-art dining experience.
442 West Grand Central Avenue

Oxford Exchange
When it comes to brunch dates, Oxford Exchange is the place to be. The decor is picture perfect and so is the foood. Its classy and sophisticated decor truly makes it stand out from the rest. Be sure to make a reservation; seats are in high demand.
420 W Kennedy Blvd

Straz Center
Straz always an array of exciting shows, perfect for a date night! Straz Center is the broadway of Tampa and it never fails to host remarkable performances. Not too long ago they even revealed a multi-million dollar renovation.
1010 N WC MacInnes Pl

Tampa Bay Water Bike Company
Owned by a husband and wife team, Tampa Bay Water Bike Company allows you to rent water bikes to ride in the Hillsborough River. With the Riverwalk next to you, there certainly won’t be a shortage of views. The best part: they’re virtually impossible to tip over!
333 S Franklin St

Tampa Museum of Art
You’ll never have a dull moment as extraordinary art surrounds you in this date spot. The Tampa Museum of Art is located downtown right next to Riverwalk. If the art alone isn’t enough to convince you, you’ll have a stunning view of the river as well. Check out this Yayoi Kusama exhibit coming soon.  The title is ‘Love Is Calling’ how fitting for a date night!
120 Gasparilla Plaza

Bella’s Italian Café
For the classic romantic, we recommend you wine and dine your date at the local institution that is Bella’s Italian Café. From their divine wood-fired pizzas and vast wine selection to their scrumptious vegan options, they’ve got something for everyone’s special night.
1413 S Howard Ave #100

Image by @leighannsays, Tampa Grand Prix, Aislinn Fallon, Tampa Bay Water Bike Company, Coppertail Brewing, Mise En Place, Straz Center

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Written by Aislinn Fallon

Aislinn Fallon is a five-time internationally published writer whose writing has been read on every populated continent on the globe. She is also the author of the poetry book Pretty Little Things & Witty Little Words which is represented by the world's largest global book distributor.