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10+ Fun Hyde Park Date Ideas to Try This Weekend

  • January 26, 2023
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So…you have an upcoming date, scrambling for plans, and now you’re here! Why not try one of these Hyde Park date ideas?  From trendy restaurants, to creative things to do, you’re guaranteed a perfect date night. Need some inspiration? Check out our master guide for the best Hyde Park date ideas that best suits you.

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Make a Custom Candle at the Candle Pour - park date ideas
📷 Candle Pour

Make a Custom Candle at the Candle Pour

Lighting a candle can always set the perfect mood, so how romantic would it be to make a candle together?  At the Candle Pour in Hyde Park Village, you and your date can make your own candle together.  With over 100 fragrances to choose from, you can mix your dream candle – say goodbye to searching and sniffing through countless racks of candles!  They even offer make your own diffusers, linen sprays, wax melts, and room sprays.  So the next time you’re dreaming of a candle, try out their champagne or baked bread scents!

Hours & Location

Monday | 4:00pm–8:00pm
Tuesday | 4:00pm–8:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am-5:00pm

📍1619 W Snow Cir, Tampa, FL 33606

Dinner and Movie at Cinebistro - park date ideas
📷 Cinebistro

Dinner and Movie at Cinebistro

Save the trouble of figuring out where to eat before a movie and head to Cinebistro!  This luxury movie theatre features more than just popcorn, but also delicious meals and cocktails. Check out their movie schedule before you go in, pick the perfect film, then lounge back in their super loungey chairs. Their on-demand staff will be taking your order to make sure your cravings are satisfied for your movie.


📍1609 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Cooking Class at Sur La Table - park date ideas
📷 Sur La Table

Cooking Class at Sur La Table

Do you or your date need some help in the kitchen?  Learn together and bond over the fun cooking classes held at Sur La Table. Doubling as a kitchen supply store and a cooking school, this spot welcomes dates and groups to come and learn new or expert cooking techniques.  We love that you can choose a class based on cuisine or meals. This is one of the more unique Hyde Park date ideas that will leave your date impressed!

Hours & Location

Monday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm-5:00pm

📍711 S Dakota Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Have an Italian Dinner at Forbici

For a bright spin on your neighborhood Italian restaurant, you need to visit Forbici.  Their modern Italian eats are some of our favorite in the city which is why it’s one of the perfect Hyde Park date ideas! Take your special someone for a lunch date or a romantic dinner on their outdoor patio.  Try one of their delicious antipasti like Calamari a la Birra with pickled chiles or one of their signature pizzas!

Pro-tip: visit between 3-6PM for their happy hour specials, including $8 cocktails!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:30AM–10PM
Tuesday | 11:30AM–10PM
Wednesday | 11:30AM–10PM
Thursday | 11:30AM–11PM
Friday | 11:30AM–11PM
Saturday | 11:00AM–11PM
Sunday | 11:00AM–10PM

📍1633 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Grab a Sweet Treat at the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

Need a perfect date night treat? Take a trip to the cupcake ATM! On our list of Hyde Park date ideas, it doesn’t get any better than this ATM concept at Sprinkles Cupcakes. Choose from their various delicious flavors, to seasonal flavors, and their signature offerings like carrot cake and red velvet! If your date is vegan, Sprinkles has a vegan red velvet flavor making it one of the best vegan desserts in the area.

Hours & Location

Daily | 24 Hours

📍717 S Dakota Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Enjoy a Delicious Dinner and Drinks at On Swann

For a delicious and lively dinner in a beautiful dimmed atmosphere, On Swann is the place for you.  Known for their delicious food, crafted cocktails and amazing service, it’s the perfect place for a dinner date.  You must try their short rib pasta and save room for their decadent flourless chocolate cake – a chocolate lovers dream!

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–2:00pm, 5:00pm–10:00pm

📍1501 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Wine Tasting at Wine Exchange - park date ideas
📷 Wine Exchange

Wine Tasting at Wine Exchange

For the wine lover in your life, this is one of the Hyde Park date ideas that will have them buzzing! Make a night out of a trip to the Wine Exchange. This cafe style spot offers over forty different wines and Italian dishes to share.  Lounge in their casual outdoor patio and have a tasting of different wines – you are sure to find a new favorite!  Looking for a deal?  Wine Exchange has an amazing happy hour menu with discounted prices on wine, beer, cocktails, and even small plates.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:30am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:30am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:30am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:30am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:30am–9:00pm

📍1609 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

Paint-Your-Own Pottery at Color Me Mine - park date ideas
📷 Color Me Mine

Paint-Your-Own Pottery at Color Me Mine

Want to go on an artsy date and stretch your creative skills?  Check out Color Me Mine at their adorable studio in Hyde Park Village.  Here you can paint your own adorable mugs, plates, figurines and more!  After playing with different colors and patterns, leave it to the experts to bake it to perfection in the kiln.   It’s the perfect mix up for date night, instead of the typical dinner and a movie routine.

Hours & Location

Monday | 10:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday | 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am – 6:00pm

📍730 S Village Cir, Tampa, FL 33606

Barry's Date Night in Hyde Park
📷 Barry's

Take a fitness class at Barry's

Get into the competitive spirit with your boo thang and take a fitness class at Barry’s for your date night in Hyde Park! The chain fitness studio just opened its Tampa location so they’re still ironing out the details but they have decided which day of the week will work each muscle group. Pick your favorite muscle group to train and get to working. Once you’re done you can even lengthen the date by choosing one of the restaurants from above to eat at afterwards!


📍1514 West Swann Ave Tampa, FL 33606

Dinner at Bartaco - park date ideas
📷 Bartaco Hyde Park

Dinner at Bartaco

If you’re in search of Hyde Park date ideas that satisfy your taco cravings, listen up!  From their famous guacamole to their huge variety of tacos, Bartaco is a hit for everyone.  They serve their tacos a la carte so you can order a couple, try them out and order a second round of your favorites! We highly recommend ordering their Baja Fish taco and their vegan friendly cauliflower taco.

Hours & Location

Monday | 11:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 11:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 11:00am–1:00am
Friday | 11:00am–1:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–1:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–12:00am

📍1601 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

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