Tampa, Florida, is certainly one of the most diverse, culturally rich areas in the U. S. A. Commonly referred to as Tampa Bay, it is located on the west coast of Florida, with a population exceeding 335,000 inhabitants. Tampa is a great place to consider going to, for either a romantic get-together with someone or perhaps an extended visit. Things to do in Tampa are plentiful for both tourists and locals alike. Downtown Tampa is a metropolitan area, resplendent with high-rise buildings, an abundance of restaurants, and other delightful nightlife establishments.

Of course, an incredible nightlife that includes dancing among other activities, is offered. Some things to do in Tampa have to do with the combination of restaurants and music, which makes for a very rich nightlife, indeed. Area attractions include visits to one of the many museums, theaters and entertainment venues located in Downtown Tampa. Tickets to Tampa events are easily obtained, largely at the establishments where events will occur. Additionally, tickets may be purchase online at 813area.com. Recreation in the area includes areas like Hyde Park and Curtis Hixon Park, both in downtown Tampa. There are actually over 165 parks, full of flowers and other native plants, in the Tampa area to consider visiting. The romantic nightlife in Tampa includes many places to participate in music and dancing, too; it's just a matter of what your personal taste is. Two of the best places for a first date in Tampa include visits to either Davis Island or Harbour Island. Romantically wine and dine your date by starting at a place like the historic tour on Davis Island; then you can enjoy the fabulous cuisine of many great restaurants on Harbour Island. By now you'll probably realize there are tons of Tampa events, restaurants, and attractions to consider for a great date. When it comes to dating, you will never be at a loss for things to do in Tampa.

Armature Works
5.0  5 Rating (10)
1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa FL, 33602
This 70,000 square foot barn was originally used to store and maintain the TECO street cars that would run to and around Tampa. Today the building is being...
EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge
4.9  5 Rating (2)
1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge is the perfect place to unwind after a long day at work, relax for a drink before dinner or to lounge and watch the sunset....
The Tampa Riverwalk
4.8  5 Rating (9)
600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa FL, 33602
This site is managed by Friends of the Riverwalk, a nonprofit organization working in tandem with the City of Tampa to transform downtown's waterfront.
Columbia Restaurant
4.4  5 Rating (9)
2117 E 7th Ave., Tampa FL, 33605
Authentic Cuban and Latin dining in the heart of Ybor City. Located on 7th Ave, the Columbia Restaurant has grown to become one of Tampa's world class...
Tampa Bay Brewing Company
4.5  5 Rating (13)
1600 East 8th Avenue, Tampa FL, 33605
Brewpub serving Tampa Bay's finest brews and cuisine. Always brewing fresh beer, choose from the regular beers or seasonal beers which change often. Growlers...
Wat Mongkolratanaram Buddhist Temple
4.8  5 Rating (2)
5306 Palm River Rd, Tampa FL, 33619
Wat Tampa holds the Sunday Market every Sunday between approximately 8:30 am and 2:30 pm at the Temple. The market includes a wide variety of Thai food...
Tampa Theatre
5.0  5 Rating (5)
711 N Franklin Street, Tampa FL, 33602
Historical and breathtaking theatre built in 1926 and saved by the City in 1973. Experience a new way to do theatre at this castle-like building in Downtown...
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
4.6  5 Rating (14)
10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, Tampa FL, 33674
It's the Official Busch Gardens Tampa Fan Page! From wildlife to wild rides, Busch Gardens is Tampa's ultimate family adventure destination. Busch GardensĀ®...
Keel & Curley Winery at Keel Farms
4.8  5 Rating (3)
5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City FL, 33565
Producing many of Florida's #1 wines. A great Winery and Brewery located in Plant City! Our Tasting Room is opened Daily.
Hillsborough River State Park
4.8  5 Rating (5)
15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa FL, 33592
Hillsborough River State Park is filled with recreation including canoeing, camping, swimming, hiking & much more. The park's amenities available to visitors...
Fun Lan Drive In Theatre
4.8  5 Rating (2)
2302 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa FL, 33610
Tampa's Drive In Theatre with 4 screens. Go on a date or go with friends! There's nothing like seeing a movie in Tampa than seeing it at the drive in!
Bern's Steak House
4.5  5 Rating (19)
1208 South Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
Bern's maintains the very freshest ingredients, the world's largest wine collection, and provides the most guest-centric service and hospitality you will...