Top Tampa Attractions Turn Up the Heat for Romantic Rendevouz

Visitors to Tampa will find a variety of romantic activities and attractions to enjoy during their stay. When you have beautiful sunsets and tropical breezes as your backdrop, it's hard not to feel the heat. Indoors or outdoors, day or night, there are plenty of things to do with your loved one, whether it's a special occasion or just some quality alone time. 

There is nothing more romantic than strolling hand-in-hand, especially if there are great views or intriguing wildlife as well. One of Tampa's best strolls is the Tampa Riverwalk. Showcasing many downtown attractions, this walk is a great way to get acquainted with the city if it's your first time. Along the way you will enjoy views of the Hillsborough River and Garrison Channel. Stop for a drink at the Sail Pavilion, then relax and watch the boats go by.

If you're looking for some adventure, perhaps to give your partner reason to hold on to you, then a day at Busch Gardens might be just the ticket. Featuring six of the country's most amazing roller coasters, there are more than enough thrills to experience. Slow things down with a romantic trip on the Skyride, providing panoramic views of the hundreds of animals roaming the 65-acre natural habitat.

Ben T. Davis Beach
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If you're vacationing in Tampa and are looking for a beach close-by that offers powdery white sand for lounging, calm water for cooling off and shelters for picnics, then Davis Beach is for you. This is the closest beach to downtown Tampa and...  Read More

Built in 1891 by railroad magnate Henry B. Plant, this history museum is located in what was originally the Tampa Bay Hotel, an extravagant resort that drew such guests as Teddy Roosevelt and Babe Ruth. Now home to the University of Tampa,...  Read More

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
Photo courtesy of Skye Rodgers

The Straz Center is Tampa's world-class center for the performing arts that hosts most of the area's major cultural performances. Here you can enjoy performances from the Florida Orchestra and Opera Tampa as well as popular music greats such as...  Read More

Lettuce Lake Regional Park is located along the Hillsborough River about half an hour north of downtown Tampa. The river at this point is in its natural state, untouched by houses and development giving visitors a chance to experience natural...  Read More

Yes, a sidewalk is one of Tampa's best attractions. Before you start with the jokes, this is a very special sidewalk. Running from just north of MacDill Air Force Base to downtown Tampa along Hillsborough Bay, the sidewalk that runs along...  Read More

Ybor City Museum State Park
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Built to preserve and celebrate Ybor City's colorful history, this museum is a highlight of Tampa's colorful historic district, also known as the "Cigar Capital of the World." Housed in the renovated historic Ferlita Bakery, the museum boasts...  Read More

Tampa Theatre

The Tampa Theatre is one of the country's best preserved examples of the elaborate "movie palaces" popular in the early 1900s. Outside, the Theatre is fairly non-descript save for the huge vintage red neon sign. But inside, visitors are...  Read More

eBoats is an electric boat rental company that operates out of a kiosk on the docks in front of the Tampa Convention Center and Sail Pavilion. These 21-foot, electric boats are quiet, eco-friendly, come with a sun cover, and only go about 6 mph....  Read More

Wild animals and wilder rides await visitors at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The 335-acre Africa-inspired theme park's six infamous roller coasters, 2,000-plus animals and entertaining live shows provide truly unforgettable thrills. There is...  Read More

Tampa Riverwalk
Photo courtesy of Skye Rodgers

The Tampa Riverwalk is a scenic exploration of the downtown riverfront. A good place to start is the Straz Center for Performing Arts, however, you can join the walk from anywhere along the route (see their website for a map). The Riverwalk...  Read More


Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye has lived in Tampa for over 16 years and spends much of her time exploring the region and discovering its hidden treasures. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no cold, no...  More About Skye

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