Sun, surf and the convenience of a large city make Tampa, FL a great place for a romantic getaway. The city is home to theatres, museums and a great football team. Come enjoy the warmth of the Florida sun and experience all the romance that Tampa has to offer.
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Start your getaway off with a trip to the spa. Before you set out to explore the romance of Tampa, pamper yourself with a massage and prepare to have a romantic getaway. Once you are in a relaxed romantic mindset and feeling your best it is easy to find many things to do in Tampa with your sweetheart and make great memories for years to come.
The Top 5 Tampa Restaurants
1. Mise en Place
2. Donatello Italian Restaurant
5. Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club
While Tampa has many festivals throughout the year, the best festival to go to is the Gasparilla Pirate Fest. This festival has been described as Tampa’s Mardi Gras. For the lively couple that loves a party, this is the festival to go to. “Tampa’s Gasparilla season runs from mid-January to early March and features three large parades. The focal point of Gasparilla is the Parade of Pirates, which features a friendly invasion by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and a large parade along Bayshore Boulevard into downtown.” The Gasparilla parade is the third largest parade in the US. It is definitely a sight to see when visiting Tampa and would make for a great date night memory.
Tampa is a great city to stay for a romantic getaway and there are a few tours of the area that will help set the romantic mood and make memories for years to come. An interesting tour that is sure to be a unique experience for you and your love is the Wild Dolphin Cruise that sets sail from the Aquarium in Tampa Bay. On this cruise you can watch the dolphins as they play in the water alongside the ship.
Another cruise that sets sail from the Tampa Bay is the Tampa Historical Cruise. On this tour you will see many of the historical houses and museums along the bay as well as a pirate ship. Enjoy the sun and the beautiful vistas across the water and fall in love in Tampa.
If you would rather keep your feet dry, try one of the river walk tours. Better yet, for a reason to hold your love’s hand, try the ghost tours of the area.
The Arts in Tampa
Tampa is a great place to get out and experience the arts. There are multiple museums to visit, including the Tampa Museum of Art and the Henry B. Plant Museum. If you and your sweetheart would like to take in a show or a concert, there are the Tampa Theatre and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts to visit. Tampa is also home to an opera, an orchestra, a planetarium and an aquarium that would all make great choices for the perfect romantic evening with your sweetheart.
Beyond museums and aquariums and the like, Tampa has many historic sites to visit for the history-loving couple. A few great places to visit include: Henry B. Plant Museum, The Plumb House Museum, Safford House Museum, Tampa Bay History Center and American Victory Ship & Museum. All these places are sure to give a couple a great appreciation for the area’s history and will seemingly transport you back in time.
After visiting the museums and other buildings during the day, make your nightlife interesting with live music and great drinks. Try one of the many breweries in the area like Cigar City Brewing Company, Coppertail Brewing Co, or Hampton Station.
“Tampa is represented by teams in three major professional sports leagues: the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and Major League Baseball. The NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning call Tampa home, while the Tampa Bay Rays of the MLB play across the bay in St. Petersburg. As indicated by their names, these teams, plus several other sports teams, represent the entire Tampa metropolitan area.” Tampa has also hosted the Superbowl more than once. With so many major teams in the area, it would be hard not to find a game to take your sweetheart to go see.
A great way to spend a unique date with your sweetheart is to go on a treasure hunt through local history by visiting an antiques shop together. We suggest you check out Tampa Antiques and Books, the Pink Rose Cottage LLC, or Squaresville. If a dive through history isn’t to your liking, perhaps visit a bakery, like Alessi Bakery or Housewife Bake Shop, and get a sweet treat to remember your getaway by.