Planning a first date can stir up all sorts of anxious emotions. The activity needs to be fun but also unique and memorable… especially when the goal is to get a “yes” for a second date. When dinner or drinks just won't cut it, opt instead for one of these Tampa first date ideas. You never know, you could be telling this first date story for years to come (no pressure!).
Sail at Sunset
Immerse yourselves in the romance of the sea. Old World Sailing offers a voyage that provides a 3-course dinner for two on your own personal waterfront restaurant. Embarking from the docks at the Tampa Riverwalk, you’ll experience sailing in luxury while peacefully enjoying the breathtaking sunset.
333 S Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Hit the Links
Spice up your date night with a little friendly competition. Topgolf Tampa features over 100 climate-controlled hitting bays, a full service restaurant and bar, and a rooftop terrace with a snug fire pit.
10690 Palm River Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Laugh it Off
Laughter is a winner when it comes to calming nerves and breaking the ice when two people are first getting to know one another. Head to the Improv Comedy Theater in Ybor City, offering stand-up comedy up to five nights a week featuring local and touring comics. Tickets start at $20 a piece.
1600 E 8th Ave. C-112
Tampa, FL 33605
Take yourselves back to the 20’s with this classic and modern crafted cocktails and succulent entrees focused venue. Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club’s handcrafted cocktails stay true to the prohibition era. They require all guests to follow dress code and have knowledge of that day’s password upon entering. They only ask that guests please knock and speak easy to gain access to their venue.
2109 Bay Shore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Dinner and a movie isn’t so cliché when you head to a drive-in theater. Back in your truck, pop the trunk, lay out an unnecessary amount of blankets and pillows and have yourselves a cozy night beneath the stars starts for less than $10.
2302 E Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33610
Meals on Wheels
Enjoy several of the area’s most delicious food trucks plus live music and a free outdoor movie screening every third Thursday of the month during Flicks & Food Trucks. Follow the event's Facebook page for an updated list of participating food trucks.
Grand Central Kennedy
Tampa, FL 33602
Feature image credit: Flicks & Food Trucks