Known for its vibrant energy and diverse range of experiences, Tampa offers a delightful array of activities designed to bring couples close together. A city that transforms into a playground for those seeking to deepen their connection and embark on a romantic adventure where you can laugh, explore and create lasting memories with our guide to 7 cute and unique date ideas in Tampa to make the most out of this season.
1. Watch a flick at Tampa Theater Summer Classics
There’s nothing more nerve rackin than putting your arm around your significant other while watching a movie together in the theater, and this movie series is the perfect place to do so! The 32nd annual Summer Classics returns to the Tampa Theater to rekindle memories of some of classic cinema’s greatest films. The crown jewel in this series will be the collection of silent comedy shorts from 1919-1927 accompanied by live music with the original Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.— You can check out screenings here!
2. Attend a Candlelight concert
If you’re looking to wow your date, Candlelight is the answer. At this romantic concert, you’ll immerse yourselves in the magic of music and candlelight. With an array of shows to choose from, from classical composers to the electrifying beats of Skrillex and Zedd, your evening will be unlike any other — Grab tickets to your favorite concert before it’s too late!
3. Explore Dalí’s newest exhibition
Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a masterpiece? The ongoing exhibition, Where Ideas Come From: Dalí’s Drawings, explores the acclaimed artist’s creative process through all its phases. You and your date can see nearly 100 Salvador Dalí drawings, many on display for the first time in 35 years. Get creative and try recreating one of the artist’s drawings in the Drawing Room, with tutorials displayed throughout the room. — PS. if you want to get funky check out their Surreal Summer Nights on July and August
4. Take an airboat tour
For a thrilling date adventure, ride through the headwaters of the Florida Everglades with Wild Florida! Let your hair flow as you experience the wild side of The Sunshine State in the world’s only airboat. Spot gators in the waters and watch exotic animals in their drive-thru safari park.
5. Catch the sunset at Sal y Mar Rooftop Bar
If “Chilling” is your middle name, the Sal Y Mar Rooftop Bar must be your last. For a laid-back date, head to Tampa’s it rooftop. Inspired by the Riviera Maya, Sal Y Mar features Latin cuisine with full city views of downtown Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete. And, if you’re looking to stay on a budget, check out their 4 pm-6 pm weekday happy hour!
6. Go on a blindfolded dining experience
Want to really impress your date? Switch off the lights and let your senses explore! At Dining in the Dark, you and your date will experience an innovative culinary concept, serving a mysterious and interactive three-course menu. Located at two renowned restaurants, Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club, there is no excuse not to check them out! — Get your tickets here!
7. Stroll around the Sunken Gardens
An oldie but a goodie, the Sunken Gardens is a classic on the endless list of date ideas in Tampa. An oasis in the middle of the city’s hustle and bustle, here you can stroll around exotic blooms and pink. As well as catch some fresh air, explore their historic center or even have picnic. —With plenty to do around, you will definitely not get bored!