Tampa Bay for Couples
Collected by Frederick Simeon
The Tampa Bay area is vibrant and diverse, and offers a bit of everything—history, culture, outdoor activities, an emerging dining scene, and an engaging nightlife. With its mix of urban and rural landscapes, there’s a great deal to discover.
5831 Memorial Hwy, Tampa, FL 33615, USA
Thai Gourmet Market is a hybrid Thai produce stall and restaurant with just a couple of tables and a few seats at the counter. The restaurant places utmost emphasis on freshness—no msg here—and can also be found at the weekend farmers' markets.
1208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Simply put, Bern’s is a Tampa institution and probably the one place you should plan to eat if you only have one night in town. The stark, rather dull facade of the building in the heart of South Tampa doesn’t prepare you for the...
2425 N Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607, USA
Though the name may sound a bit rustic, this waterfront restaurant offers fresh seafood, white-linen service, and gorgeous views of Tampa Bay. Nearly every table has a window view, making it a romantic spot for a sunset dinner. The Sunday...
Bayshore Blvd, Tampa, FL, USA
Running south from downtown Tampa, Bayshore Boulevard is the world’s longest continuous stretch of sidewalk, making it the perfect place for running, walking, biking, rollerblading, skipping—whatever your heart desires. Need a distraction from the...
400 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater, FL 33767, USA
For the perfect day-trip from Tampa Bay, visit St. Pete Clearwater. Just 30 minutes from the more lively Tampa Bay lies 35 miles of soft, sugar-white sand. The Gulf of Mexico beaches offer activities for everyone—lying about, reading a book,...
208 E Cass St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Get on your (rented) bike and ride through the streets of Tampa with City Bike. Guides wind riders through the downtown area, into historic Ybor City, and over to the tree-lined Hyde Park neighborhood, all the while regaling the group with...
5910 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604, USA
The menu at The Refinery in Tampa’s historic Seminole Heights neighborhood changes weekly and always features the freshest available ingredients. Whether produce, fish, meat, or cheese, nothing served in-house is made out of house (unless it’s a...
901 W Platt St, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Farm-to-table restaurants are quickly becoming the most sought-after dining experience and a local favorite in South Tampa is Boca. Working with local farmers, Boca’s menu features tried and true favorites, as well as rotating features depending...
7204 Central Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33707, USA
Set in a beautifully restored building on Central Avenue and named for the street in the 14th arrondissement on which the family grew up, Alésia serves French, Vietnamese, and Chinese cuisine with a discrete modern flair. Here the dishes are more...
475 2nd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
On Sunday mornings my wife and I celebrate "Nerd Sunday," a day when we put aside our iProducts and step away from the World Wide Web for a few hours in order to just read. She tends to read mysteries and contemporary fiction while I try to work...
101 1st St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday morning throughout the year, a wonderful market takes over a parking lot right in downtown St. Petersburg's pretty marina district. Locals and visitors descend in droves to listen to live bands while browsing...
1623 W Snow Cir, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
Tucked away between sprawling homes on tree-lined streets, the quiet residential neighborhood of Hyde Park Village is one of Tampa’s best retail spots. The sidewalk cafes, boutiques and specialty shops mingle with national store names to give the...
2025 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA
Haslam’s Books is a vestige of old Florida, the Florida of flat strip malls built near interstate off-ramps with large signs announcing to travelers of the bargains to be found inside. Fading paint heralds its history: “Florida’s Largest Book...
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