Florida winters are really just code for “it’s finally nice out” so you should consider some outdoor dates for your next outing! Take advantage of the beautiful weather while you can and take your significant other out to enjoy some quality time together.
Check out these Tampa outdoor dates
The Tampa Riverwalk is a prime location for a bike ride, a walk, a jog, or even some sightseeing. The path follows the Hillsborough River to Channelside with views of Downtown Tampa and the University of Tampa. There’s also restaurants around in case you need a snack break!
The botanical paradise that is Sunken Gardens is like no other. Your date can consist of wandering through the garden paths of the century old garden, attending special events, and searching for some wildlife. There are waterfalls, garden demonstrations, and more than 50,000 plants and flowers for you to discover.
Thrill seeker couples will love a date at Busch Gardens! With more than 15 roller coasters and rides, you’ll have a day stuffed full of fun. Your time together will be spent well going from ride to ride, watching shows, spotting animals, and more. During the summer, you can also head over to Adventure Island for more than 12 water rides, slides and pools.
The water may be cold, but the experience will leave you warm with happiness. You and your date can float down Rainbow River on a tube for hours. You can swing from rope swings into the water, spot cool wildlife, and just relax. As long as you use only reusable containers, you can even take food with you for a picnic on the water.
For those stressed out couples, knock out two birds with one stone! Go on a yoga date that takes place out of doors on a lawn or a beach to relax and wind down. Stressed or not, any couple will enjoy the time spent together.
If you know how to skate, a date rolling through Bayshore Blvd, Riverwalk or St. Pete could be perfect. Whether you want a leisurely ride or a quick workout, you’ll both be able to enjoy your time together in the open air.
With so many nature parks and reserves around the Tampa Bay area, you’ll have no shortage of perfect picnic spots. Pack a lunch, grab some outdoor entertainment, and head to one of the parks for one of your next outdoor dates. You can eat your lunch and then spend the rest of the day playing volleyball, soccer or whatever you so choose.
On a clear night, you’d be surprised at how many stars are visible in Tampa. But if you want to see even more stars, consider driving out to less populated areas, lay out a blanket, and stargaze. You and your date can even try to find the constellations in the sky.