Fall more in love with this season (and your special someone) with our list of 9 unique fall date ideas in Tampa Bay! Make use of the cozy sweater weather – yes, with the bayside breeze, it can get chilly – and fun autumn festivals to create a memorable date with your person. Explore seasonal flavors, pumpkin patches, spooky season, and more during your fall date in Tampa Bay. ‘Tis the season to fall head over heels, so let’s start planning your romantic date night out!
Fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and more fall date ideas in Tampa Bay!
Have a Cozy Coffee Date
With our favorite fall flavors back in stock, it’s time to cozy up in coffee shops! Try various spiced drinks on your coffee date and cozy up as you get to know more about one another. Coffee dates make for great easy-going dates that allow you to sit down and talk. Plus, in fall, coffee dates get ten times more romantic with its comfy sweater weather, warm-toned décor, and sweet smell of autumn!
Add an extra shot of spice on your coffee date with a coffee flight featuring the top fall flavors to explore! The Blend offers a delicious flight fueled with an array of spiced coffees, ranging from pumpkin lattes to peach cobbler concoctions.
Go Pumpkin Pickin'
Once you’ve picked your partner in crime, head on over to the pumpkin patch. Hold hands as you peruse patches filled with plentiful pumpkins and frolic through endless rows of orange. Collaborate or compete with one another to find the funniest, cutest, fattest, and best pumpkin you can scout.
After you’ve completed your grand pumpkin quest, schedule a second date night in painting or carving your finds. And if you don’t find a pumpkin that speaks out to you, make the most of the stunning orange speckled displays with a photo session!
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Attend a Local Oktoberfest
Beers, pretzels, frankfurters, and live music! Attend a local Oktoberfest for a fun and unique date. Tampa Bay hosts numerous Oktoberfest celebrations, including the Tampa Oktoberfest in Curtis Hixon Park, the Oktoberfest Celebration at Florida Avenue Brewing, and the Lead Foot City’s Oktoberfest special event!
Fall comes with Spooky Season, offering plenty of unique and chilling date opportunities! Get spooked with haunted attractions and monsters at Scream-A-Geddon! Show off your vocals with a night full of screaming at Howl-O-Scream. Venture through haunted trails and work together to escape a laser tag escape room at Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail. Creep around the zoo to unearth nightcrawlers at Creatures of the Night. The list of haunting yet entertaining activities to experience for date night goes on and on!
Prost with an Oktoberfest Beer
Raise your steins and prost (toast) with an Oktoberfest beer to date night! On our Seasonal Treats list, we feature many seasonal beers from breweries all across the bay, like Tampa Bay Brewing and 3 Daughters. If you’re a beer lover, you’ll want to check it out!
Watch a Scary Movie
Speaking of spooky season, it’s time to rewatch all of our favorite scary movies! Whether you decide to cuddle up on the couch or head out to a theater, cozy up with your date for a horror film. Witches, ghouls, and ominous creatures will soon ambush our screens, and we’ve got some tips on the top places to see them in action out and about in Tampa Bay.
Date night at the drive-in is a classic! Head to one of our favorite drive-in movie theaters in Tampa Bay. For a free movie screening out on a lawn, head on over to Armature Works. This year they’re showing Hocus Pocus and Scream. Nothing beats a free activity and getting the chance to lay under the stars with your date!
Enjoy a Seasonal Dessert
Sweeten date night with delicious seasonal dessert! This might be one of the sweetest ideas on our list of fall date ideas in Tampa Bay. Season your taste buds to seasonal desserts overflowing with rich spices, sugary goodness, and all things attractive to a sweet tooth. Head to our Seasonal Treats blog for a complete list.
Attend a Fall Festival
The ultimate fall date idea in Tampa Bay is heading to a fall festival. Nothing says fall like hayrides, petting zoos, and pumpkin patches. Many of these events feature live music and yummy treats too, what could be better!
Create a Fall Scented Candle at the Candle Pour
Let your feelings (and wax) pour out on your fall date at the Candle Pour! The Candle Pour provides a unique experience, allowing you to create scented candles. Select your favorite fall scents then seal them into your candles. At the end of your date, you’ll be able to take home a souvenir from your romantic time out!
Candle Pour’s in-person experience is currently closed, but you can order their candle pouring kits online. We look forwards to visiting their expanded location in Hyde Park and their new location in St. Pete soon!
Hyde Park 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
📍 1619 W. Snow Circle, Tampa, FL 33606
Fall Date Ideas in Tampa Bay & More!
Experience the best of fall and the pumpkin-spice season with someone special this year! We hope we’ve narrowed down your list of fall date ideas in Tampa Bay and sparked some ideas of your own to try this fall.