A blend of tropical paradise and urban area, Tampa Bay is the perfect relaxing, romantic getaway destination for two. Bestowing white, sandy beaches, numerous cultural attractions, and festivals, and thrilling outdoor adventures, this area has a little of everything for every couple wanting to celebrate or simply unwind. If you are visiting or currently living in the area, you do not want to miss all the exciting thing the city has to offer.
The great thing about Tampa is that no matter what time of the year you visit, there’s always something going on. From Margarita festivals to the Gasparilla –a famous pirate festival held in January- to Cigar Events; Tampa offers endless excuses to pay a visit; which will be even more enjoyable with your partner by your side.
It is almost impossible to image a romantic scene that does not involve the soft sound of the ocean and a perfect sunset framing two people in love; once you go to Tampa, you can blame its undeniable charm for rekindling the passion and spark of your relationship!
Here is just a taste of the many romantic things to do at Tampa Fl:
1.- Enjoy a long walk, hand in hand, down at the Riverwalk. 2.6 miles long, the trail travels along the waterfront by the Hillsborough River. If you and your partner are active and sporty; you may prefer traveling the path with a nice morning run or a biking tour. For a more relaxed activity, evening sunset strolls are delightful. You will be able to appreciate statures and bronze bust of famous figures of Tampa, art displays and incomparable landscaping.
2.- Visit the Busch Gardens. Some people enjoy celebrating the child that lives inside them; the Busch Gardens offers just the ideal chance to do so. The 336-acre area encompasses an African animal-themed park with thrilling attractions –including nine roller coaster and two water rides- and a zoo. If you and your partner are animal-lovers, you will be able to spot some striking rhinos and feed together with the giraffes. Busch Gardens also hosts several season-themed festivals such as the Christmas Town and the New Year’s; two experiences worth living.
3.-Take a romantic walk and find colorful seashells at Honeymoon Island State Park. With that name, this spot hardly needs to be sold as a romantic place. It is popular and beautifully adorned by an immaculate shoreline highlighted by the blue waters. You and your partner can take a tranquil swim in the water to spend the rest of the day walking and finding uniquely shaped and toned seashells.
4.- Horseback riding at Pinellas Park. Cypress Breeze offers the best-guided tours in the area. You and your partner will be able to enjoy this amazing experience that includes traveling from North Skyway Park to a breathtaking sandbar. Cypress Breeze offers different and unique tours; you may prefer entering the beach or going through a scenic trail behind their farm, as it’s a great way to see some of the area’s natural beauty with your loved one. Picture this: you and your loved one, on top of these magnificent, well-trained animals, discovering and admiring Nature, this screams romance!
5.- Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon. No hard-partying the night before, since you need to get up really early for this one. This romantic, amazing experience will take you by a hot air balloon to see Tampa’s immense beauty from above. Some carriers offer private couple tours that include a glass of bubbly champagne, strawberries and other sweet treats to make this experience something truly unforgettable. Take a selfie from the top and make this photo your favorite souvenir! (and the topic of conversation of your next party).
6.- Romantic dinner at one of Tampa’s best restaurants. It is hard to feel complete at a vacation without having a taste of Tampa’s best cuisine, and there is a lot to choose from and for every taste. If you want to enjoy a classic, romantic dinner; Mise en Place is the spot, a delectable French-inspired menu, dim lights, and kind staff complements this fine dining experience. Quality and tradition are how Donatello sales itself; a good tour through Italian cuisine and a Live jazz band are hard to top; delicious, superb. If you are dying to have some freshly caught seafood, The Rusty Pelican is the place to go; we recommend their sunset menu for a lovely experience and mouthwatering dishes; the cozy ambiance and incredible view are for free!
7.- Adventure on a Sunset sail trip. If Florida is famous for something, it is for the way Mother nature paints its sky canvas every afternoon. A display of capricious orange and red shades tinge the sunset every day, and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a sunset sail trip. Hop into a luxurious yacht and cuddle with your partner while exploring the calm waters of Boca Ciega Bay.
8.- Get a couples massage at Evangeline Spa. There is no need to go outside to have a date; spending quality time together goes a long way; especially pampering yourselves as you deserve it. The Evangeline Spa is one of the city’s top spots for massages. They offer a specially designed massage session for couples, side-by-side, that includes aromatherapy and a relaxing, restoring Swedish massage. Another favorite for two is the “Simply Di-vine” that, as the name suggests it, is wine-inspired. It features a Cabernet grape-rich scrub, derived from the vineyards of Bordeaux, France.Following exfoliation, enjoy a relaxing steam shower, couple’s 50-minute massage, and choice of a Bourbon Pedicure or 50-minute Anti-oxidant Facial. Relax, pamper yourself and enjoy this energizing activity together.
9.- Have a picnic at Hillsborough River State Park. A unique, picturesque spot ideal for soaking up some sun and have one of those conversations that get you lost in time. A peaceful escape for the bustling downtown that offers an impressive collection of Class II rapids for adventurous couples. If you want to stay away from the jumpy rides, pack a delicious lunch and have a picnic on the riverside while admiring one of Mother’s Nature best work. There are, of course, other activities for the sporty, always-on-the-go couple who seeks adventure constantly.
10.- Sunset and dinner cruise. Florida equals jaw-dropping sunsets –some even venture to say they are the best in the world. Celebrate your anniversary on top of a lavishing cruise; most of them include champagne and romantic music. Hand in hand discover Florida’s amazing sunsets while the soft breeze caresses your cheek. Even if you are a local, this has to be on your bucket list, everyone must do it once.
Whatever your dreams of leisure and romance may be, you and your couple do not need to renounce to any of them, as Tampa offers the very best of all the options. From fancy dinner spots to quiet beach areas and sites full of adventure;. Tampa is filled with fun couple activities for locals and visitors who want to have an unforgettable time off with their partners. Tampa is an excellent choice to spend your next romantic getaway; so be ready to explore, discover, enjoy and celebrate… the Tampa way!