Everyone wants to capture the perfect photo, and if you're on the hunt for Tampa's Instagrammable spots for your next date, look no further! We've compiled a list of photo-worthy places for you to explore and take the best selfie with bae.
Stretching 2.6 miles, the Tampa Riverwalk has options for shopping, dining, and some of the best downtown Tampa views. Art lovers will enjoy partaking in the Public Art Walking Tour, which gives you artist and location details to 16 murals, art installations, and notable locations along the Riverwalk. After your trek, enjoy lunch at the legendary Columbia Cafe, located at the Tampa Bay History Center, which serves authentic Cuban cuisine. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is also located along the Riverwalk and regularly hosts popular events including Rock The Park Tampa. If you’re into active dates, you and your honey can rent Coast bikes and explore on two wheels.
Part bookstore, part restaurant, and part gift shop, virtually every corner of Oxford Exchange is picture-worthy. From the beautiful staircase to the giant windows that lead into the popular restaurant, you’ll have no shortage of places to snap cute pics while strolling through. Sip on champagne or cocktails from the gorgeous Champagne Bar while you browse the curated gifts at the shop, or opt for coffee from local favorite Buddy Brew Coffee. P.S. Have you heard about the monthly book club? Your ticket gets you wine and light bites while you discuss the month's featured book.
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A quintessential Tampa landmark, the Tampa Postcard mural depicts a different Tampa landmark on each letter such as the University of Tampa and the Gasparilla Pirate Ship. Completed by artist Carl Cowden III, the mural was first commissioned in 2003 and was subsequently repainted in 2012 by the artist. Find it at 101 Royal St.
When it comes to listing Tampa's Instagrammable spots, no list is complete without the inclusion of Hyde Park Village. Many of its shops and eateries are Instagrammable on their own, and combined they offer a bevy of options for beautifying your feed. From Bartaco's yummy tacos and boho interior to the Have A Nice Day mural and Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, choosing a spot will be your hardest task.
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If you’re on Instagram as much as we are, we can assume you’ve seen Mandarin Heights’ infamous bathtub. Known for craft cocktails in a chic atmosphere, head to this swanky spot next time you need a new selfie with bae! If you love whiskey, visit during their weekly Whiskey Wednesdays, where you’ll enjoy live jazz and $6 Old Fashioneds starting at 5pm.
This gorgeous industrial-style space boasts endless photo locations. Heights Public Market, located inside, houses an array of food and drink options to feast on, with everything from craft coffee to sushi and Mediterranean fare. For the ultimate date night, have a dinner date at Steelbach and finish the night off at M. Bird with drinks on the rooftop.
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While they don’t have a brick and mortar location, you can find where Posies Flower Truck will be each day by checking out their Instagram feed. You're probably familiar with food trucks, but a flower truck might be new to you. Described on their website as “a vintage flower shop on wheels,” Posies' pretty blue truck is the perfect backdrop for your bouquet pic!
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Sparkman Wharf has several Insta-worthy highlights. The gorgeous dining garden, located outdoors on a waterfront, features ten of Tampa’s best restaurants that experiment with new culinary concepts. You’ll also find picture-worthy spots in the Fermented Reality Biergarten, with over 30 taps and an emphasis on Florida craft beer, and at Splitsville Southern + Social.
I don’t have to preface this with much about Zoo Tampa; you can take pictures with animals while doing yoga. Who wouldn’t love to have that on their Instagram feed? The Zoo's “Yoga in the Wild” class will expose you to animals you may have never had the chance to see up close and personal. $40 per person grants you access to this opportunity to enjoy nature, yoga, animals, and snap a few photos for yourself to cherish later.
If architecture is your jam, head to Ybor City! The city is filled with restaurants, shops, and historic buildings such as the Hotel Floridan (Floridan Palace) and the J.C. Newman Cigar Company to name a few. To really immerse yourself in the history and culture this city has to offer, go on a Ybor City Historic Walking Tour. The tour is approximately 2 hours and takes guests along “La Septima Avenida” (7th Avenue).
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