7 Tampa Hidden Gems to Explore on Your Next Date

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Tampa is famous for a lot of attractions, from theme parks to museums to the downtown restaurants. But, there’s a lot in Tampa that is less well-known but still worth exploring! If you’re looking for a date night exploring some Tampa hidden gems, here are some you’re sure to love.

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Photo Credit: Boyette Family Farms

Boyette Family Farms

Located in Wesley Chapel, Boyette Family Farms marries fresh, local produce with a rotating selection of local food trucks, meats, fish and baked goods. Open 9 am – 6 pm Tuesday through Friday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, this is a great place to stop by to prep for a homemade dinner. This charming farm is also home to seasonal markets with local vendors, crafts, and gifts.

Boyette Family Farms has a great selection of specialty mushrooms and if you’re lucky, they may have some coveted pink pineapples available. Their Facebook page is the best source for information on what will be available each day and any upcoming markets.

Posies Flower Truck

Anyone can appreciate a lovely bouquet of flowers. But, how about a flower truck? Posies Flower Truck is exactly what it sounds like! A traveling truck with flowers that pops up all over Tampa at places like Oxford Exchange, flea markets, artisan markets and more.

You can find where Posies Flower Truck will be on their website. A bouquet from Posies will be extra special and memorable.

Posies Flower Truck Facebook Page

The Boba House

Boba tea and bubble drinks have been a hit for a while now. At the Boba House, you can pick from a large selection of boba drinks, slushes, coffee and more. On Friday nights, you can even take your date to an open mic night where you can enjoy performances by local artists including music, poetry and comedy.

The Hangar Restaurant 

Aviation lovers will be a big fan of this spot located at the Albert Whitted Airport in St. Pete. Grab a seat on the back balcony for drinks and food while watching planes take off and land. This location is the perfect jumping-off spot for strolling the waterfront in St. Pete or walking over to St. Pete Pier.

Kaleisia Tea Lounge

If you consider yourself and your significant other to be tea lovers, and yet haven’t tried visiting the Kaleisia Tea Lounge, what are you waiting for? Even if you’re not an avid tea drinker, the atmosphere and taste of Kaleisia’s tea are so good, that you’ll keep going back.

For your next date, you can choose from the many different teas available, or go for one of the smoothies, entrees, and light bites. There are also vegan and gluten-free options.

Kaleisia Tea Lounge Facebook Page


Sunken Gardens

Sunken Gardens is a hidden gem of Tampa Bay. Located on 4th street, Sunken Gardens St. Petersburg is a botanical paradise filled with exotic plants and flowers up to 100 years old. As the oldest museum in St. Pete, and one of the last “roadside attractions” in Florida, the Sunken Gardens is a perfect date idea for plant-lovers and history-lovers alike.

Get more info with our quick guide to Sunken Gardens St. Pete.

Oh Yeah Creamery

We’d rank Oh Yeah Creamery above other ice cream shops for date night because it is just next-level fun. The assortment of ingredients available to mix into your ice cream is truly wild.

You’ll learn a ton about your date as you ponder ingredients like candies, cereals, fruit, chips, nuts, spices and even a meat option. Find even more over-the-top Tampa dessert spots in our guide

Over The Top Ice Cream Shops Tampa

Looking for more local dates? Check out Take A Hike: Local Nature Preserves to Check Out or Tampa’s Best Hidden Gem Taco Spots!


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