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10+ Judgement Free Places to Cry in Tampa Bay

  • January 17, 2023
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Hey Tampa Bay, sometimes life is hard – we get it! Whether you’re going through a breakup, had a tough day at work, or just need to let it out, some days you just need a place to shed a few tears or throw a full on temper tantrum. Here are the best judgement-free places to cry in Tampa Bay.

The Bathtub at Mandarin Heights

There’s nothing like drowning your sorrows in a bathtub with a cocktail! Mandarin Heights is a unique cocktail bar located in Seminole Heights. The quirky decor and friendly staff makes this place one of the best places to cry in Tampa Bay.


📍 5901 North Florida Ave. Tampa, FL

Benches Near Gazebo in Anderson Park

Retail therapy is expensive so skip the shops in Hyde Park and head to Anderson Park just around the corner. The benches near the gazebo offer the most secluded place to cry. And if that’s not enough, head to Bayshore for another great place to cry in Tampa Bay!


📍 821 S Rome Ave. Tampa, FL 

Places to Cry in Tampa Bay
📷: E-Boats

Rent an E-boat and Cry in the Middle of the Hillsborough River

Picture this: you’re on a E-boat in the middle of the Hillsborough River, just you and your tears. The beautiful scenery of downtown Tampa is enough to bring a tear to our eyes!


📍 333 S Franklin St. Tampa, FL 33602 

Places to Cry in Tampa Bay
📷: Bake'n Babes

While Devouring "The Works" from Bake'n Babes

This one is definitely one of the most tasty places to cry in Tampa Bay! Each month Bake’n Babes creates a new extravagant dessert called “The Works.” Topped with cookies, cupcakes, and other fun treats, this is the perfect way to eat your feelings and shed a few tears.


Armature Works Location
📍1910 North Ola Ave. Tampa, FL

Davis Islands Location
📍 231 E Davis Blvd. Tampa, FL

The Murals by Green Lemon

Let’s face it sometimes you need to be reminded that you ARE beautiful! Head to the mural outside Green Lemon for this colorful reminder. And no judgement if you grab a margarita (or two) afterwards!


📍 915 S. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33606

The Sunken Gardens

Sad and wishing you were on a tropical vacation? Us too! Head to the  Sunken Gardens in downtown St. Pete where you can ball your eyes out in an oasis that is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.


📍 1825 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Places to Cry in Tampa Bay
📷: Cry Baby Cafe

Cry Baby Cafe

The name says it all! Cry Baby Cafe, located on Harbor Island, is a the ideal spot to grab your morning caffeine fix and shed a few tears.


📍 710 Harbour Post Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Places to Cry in Tampa Bay
📷: St. Pete FL

Clam Bayou

Escape the hustle & bustle and escape to Clam Bayou.This secluded nature preserve is a the perfect spot to do some soul searching and be one with nature while letting out some tears.


📍4099 34th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL

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