Bay Area Bliss: Tampa’s Top Date Spots

Marti Travis Gonzalez
| February 25, 2024 | 3 Minute Read

Dive into the vibrant tapestry of Tampa, where historic landmarks, diverse cultures and captivating natural beauty set the stage for unforgettable dates. From the adrenaline-pumping thrills to the refined elegance, these spots are the perfect canvas for turning a special someone into someone extraordinary.

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Busch Gardens: A Day of Thrills and Laughter

Explore the wild side of romance at Busch Gardens, where over 2,000 animals and exhilarating roller coasters create the backdrop for a day filled with thrills, laughter and shared excitement. With live shows, animal exhibits and lush botanical gardens, it's a fun-filled adventure that brings you closer together.


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Bern's Steak House: Culinary Tradition and Intimate Luxury

Indulge in a culinary journey at Bern's Steak House, a Tampa tradition since 1956. With AAA Three Diamond distinction, this refined establishment offers impeccable service, an extensive wine list and a mouthwatering menu. A tour of the vast wine cellar[GCM1] , one of the largest in the world with 500,000 selections and a decadent dessert room featuring tables in repurposed wine casks (complete with private phones to request a melody from the piano player) will make this dinner date an extraordinary and lasting memory.

People walking, running and biking at night along the Tampa Riverwalk Visit Florida

Tampa Riverwalk: Scenic Strolls and City Lights

Take a romantic stroll down the Tampa Riverwalk, stretching 2.6 miles along the Hillsborough River. Adorned with parks, art installations and charming cafes, it provides the perfect backdrop for a leisurely date with scenic views. Opt for a sunset walk to witness the sky's changing colors and the city lights coming to life or explore the area by bike or water taxi for a unique perspective.

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Big Red Balloon: Whimsical Soaring Adventures

Elevate your date to new heights with a whimsical journey aboard the Big Red Balloon. Soar above the city and marvel at breathtaking panoramic views as the vibrant balloon creates the perfect ambiance for a unique and unforgettable experience. Share this high-flying adventure and create lasting memories above the Tampa skyline.

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Tampa Theatre: Cinematic Magic of a Bygone Era

Step into a time capsule of elegance and charm at the historic Tampa Theatre. The 1926 movie palace, with its Mediterranean-style architecture, plush red velvet seats and twinkling stars on the ceiling, offers a magical setting for a date night. Whether enjoying a film screening or a live performance, this Tampa landmark provides a unique blend of history, culture, and cinematic magic that transcends the ordinary.

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