14 Most Romantic Places In Tampa, Florida

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Cue the love music because the city of Tampa has romance in the air for couples. The city, especially the Tampa Bay area, is the perfect getaway for couples and its historic streets and pockets of greenery add to the enamored atmosphere. You can stroll hand in hand along the coast’s white sand beaches or take a dip in the cool blue water of the bay. Shopping is another favorite activity for visiting couples and Tampa offers a treasure trove of exciting buys, from clothes and jewelry to decorative pieces for your home. If you and your partner are interested in spending a loving vacation in this sunny city, here are the best romantic places in Tampa, Florida, that you can go to.

1. Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Straz Center for the Performing Arts is one of the best spots in Tampa for lovers of the performance arts! Straz Center’s stage often hosts Broadway musicals, theater performances, operas, musical ensembles, and other amazing events, with world-class performances like Hamilton featuring the traveling Broadway cast. Straz Center for the Performing Arts promises to make for a memorable night of romance! Remember to order your tickets early to get the best seats!

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Address: 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Opening hours: 90 minutes before any performance

Price: Varies by performance

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2. Ybor City

Centro Ybor, Ybor City, Tampa, Florida
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If you are looking to go on a romantic stroll, going for a walk around Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood is a great idea. A neighborhood with 2,054 historic buildings—many on the National Register of Historic Places—this historic neighborhood makes a casual stroll a wonderful experience! Beautiful, brick-lines streets and buildings add to Ybor City’s unique and historic appeal. Ybor City’s historic Cuban influence and its bustling cigar-making industry made the area known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter. Explore the Latin influence and historic aspects of Ybor City when you want a romantic day out with your special someone.

Ybor City

Website: Ybor City

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3. eBoats Tampa

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For a romantic experience out on the water with just you and your loved one, look no further than eBoats Tampa. With private boat rentals that only require a valid driver’s license, eBoats Tampa lets you ride around the harbor with your partner. You can even bring your own food and drinks for a romantic meal while you float around the harbor! They are also open till late so that you can take out a private boat to watch the sunset with your loved one. eBoats in Tampa might well become your favorite date activity!

eBoats Tampa

Address: 333 S Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33602

Website: eBoats Tampa

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 10pm; 9am - 10pm

Price: 89 USD per hour

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4. Honeymoon Island State Park

Most Romantic Places In Tampa, Florida
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Just 25 miles (40.2 kilometers) west of downtown Tampa, FL, is Honeymoon Island State Park. This scenic island on Florida’s Caribbean coast connects to the mainland via a causeway. It is a location with multiple beaches, walking trails, and opportunities for wildlife viewing and picnicking. Honeymoon Island is the perfect romantic getaway for a couple looking to spend time outside. Visit Honeymoon Island State Park with your partner for a romantic day out that is sure to be memorable. However, remember to check the weather before you head to the beach.

Honeymoon Island State Park

Address: #1 Causeway Blvd., Dunedin FL 34698

Website: Honeymoon Island State Park

Opening hours: 8am - Sundown (daily)

Price: 2 USD onwards

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5. Tampa Theatre

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Posted by Tampa Theatre on Thursday, 24 May 2018

Run by a non-profit organization called the Tampa Theatre Foundation, this theatre is set under the sky with a Mediterranean-style courtyard dominating its décor. It comes surrounded by fresh flowers, antique statues, and old gargoyles. It is best described as a movie palace because of its grandiose appearance.

Tampa Theatre

Address: 711 N Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Tampa Theatre

Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10 AM – 8 PM; Sat 3 PM - 8 PM; Sun 2 PM – 7 PM

Price: Free

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6. ZooTampa at Lowry Park

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Posted by ZooTampa at Lowry Park on Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Here is one zoo where you can go on rides or walk around while taking in the sites of the various wild animals in their care. The zoo’s main goal is to rescue, rehabilitate, and create a connection between animals and humans for better understanding. You just need to pay once for your ticket and you’ll have unlimited access to the zoo for the whole of 2019. Donations are accepted for the upkeep and medical needs of these animals.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Website: ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Price: Adults 36.95 USD; Children 27.95 USD

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7. Tampa Riverwalk

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Posted by The Tampa Riverwalk on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

This is one of Tampa’s most popular tourist destinations, all year round. You and your partner will never run out of things to do on this 2.6-mile (4.2-kilometer) path. You can dine in some of the best restaurants in the city or take in the artwork scattered along the banks of the river. Bring out the child in you by stepping into one of the many playgrounds around the riverwalk.

Tampa Riverwalk

Website:Tampa Riverwalk

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8. Henry B. Plant Museum

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Posted by Henry Plant Museum on Monday, 11 February 2019

This museum best represents the vision of transportation pioneer, Henry B. Plant. The museum is housed inside the historic Tampa Bay Hotel and its permanent collection includes several sculptures and works of art from the collection of the man himself. Most of the pieces displayed here depict the importance of how Tampa Bay developed into its present stature.

Henry B. Plant Museum

Address: 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606, USA

Website: Henry B. Plant Museum

Opening hours: Tues to Sat 10 AM – 5 PM; Sun 12 PM – 5 PM; Mon Closed

Price: 10 USD Adults; 7 USD Seniors and Students; 5 USD Children

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9. Adventure Island

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Posted by Adventure Island on Saturday, 8 September 2018

Seaworld Entertainment makes its presence known at Tampa’s Adventure Island, the city’s biggest water theme park. Scattered over 30 acres (12.1 hectares) are various waterslides, food options, and other types of features that you won’t find anywhere else. There are plenty of good areas for the family here. However, a romantic couple like yourselves can squeeze in some fun, as well.

Adventure Island

Address: 10001 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

Website: Adventure Island

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10. Howl-O-Scream Tampa Bay

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Posted by Howl-O-Scream on Wednesday, 27 June 2018

When Busch Gardens turn into night, it becomes Howl-O-Scream Tampa Bay. Scream your lungs out as you get the scare of your life by entering these haunted houses. Every turn you take, a horror of a different kind awaits you. Experience the highest form of fright during these nights and run for your lives.

Howl-O-Scream Tampa Bay

Address: 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

Website: Howl-O-Scream Tampa Bay

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11. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Posted by Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Wednesday, 20 February 2019

This is as complete as a theme park can get. You can have the time of your life here taking on the various rides the park has to offer. And you won’t go hungry, as there are no less than seven dining destinations, ready to serve up top-quality food, from steaks and burgers to pizzas and pasta. Enjoy live performances held in the various venues on the grounds. Finally, witness wildlife in their natural habitat and interact with some animals by feeding them.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Address: 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, USA

Website: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Price: 79.99 USD

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12. Museum of Science and Industry

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Posted by MOSI on Thursday, 2 August 2018

With about 150 activities you and your partner can participate in, the Museum of Science & Industry, or MOSI, has a lot to keep you busy the whole day. Land on the moon by participating in Mission: Moonbase. Gaze at the stars, hand in hand, as you sit back and relax at Saunders Planetarium. These are just some of the many interesting and educational things you can do here, at MOSI.

Museum of Science and Industry

Address: 4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33617, USA

Website: Museum Of Science & Industry

Opening hours: Mon to Sun 10 AM – 5 PM

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13. Cypress Point Park

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Posted by Cypress Point Park Disc Golf Club on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

There is a lot to do for the two of you here at Cypress Point Park. Buzzing with so much fun and excitement for everyone, the park has a great number of features you will certainly enjoy. It has a beach volleyball court and a jogging path, where you can sweat it out to keep yourselves healthy. The sandy white beach will simply take your breath away. Or, you can get away from it all by playing a round of disc golf.

Cypress Point Park

Address: 5620 W Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33607

Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset

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14. The Florida Aquarium

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Posted by The Florida Aquarium on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

It does not get any better than taking an up-close look at the marine life Tampa has to offer. This is exactly what you will get and experience during your visit here. Not only that, but you’ll also get to witness aquatic life forms from different parts of the world. The main thrust of the aquarium is to preserve the marine ecosystem through research, rehabilitation, and rescue.

The Florida Aquarium

Address: 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

Website: The Florida Aquarium

Opening hours: 9:30am - 5pm (daily)

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Have an unforgettable time in Tampa, Florida

Head on over to Tampa and these places will be ready to give you and your partner the time of your lives. Experience a unique romantic adventure that will certainly stay with you for a very long time.

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