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January Local Love List: 10 Must Visit Places in Tampa Bay

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It’s a new year and new month in Tampa Bay, which means a new local love list! To kick off the new year, are you keeping up with your resolutions or just getting started? We’re bringing you a list of new places to checkout, fun places to stay, and events to make it a year to remember. Be prepared because you won’t want to miss all the fun here in Tampa Bay

Art you all about finding new creative things to do in Tampa Bay? If so, visiting the Vinik Family Foundation starting this month is going to be a must! Kicking off January, a new art installation called Tampa Fresh Food will be coming to Tampa Bay. The event will be featuring a full life-size grocery store stocked with 50,000 handmade felt grocery items to checkout based on the Sew Your Soul exhibition by artist Lucy Sparrow. It will be stocked with fruits, vegetables, and meats of all things Florida. The Vinik family has provided Tampa Bay over the years with many art installations by sponsoring unique artists to bring their talents to the city. Tampa Fresh Food will be free to the public, but will also offer Sparrow’s pieces for an additional charge! 

January 20th, 2021 – February 20th, 2021
Monday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–8:00pm

📍 1050 Water St., Tampa, FL 33602

If you’re looking to focus on your health in 2022, stop what you’re doing and listen up! New to Tampa Bay, The Juice Pharm is a local juice company that focuses on making health convenient just for you. Their menu is filled with selections made in-house and juiced for freshness.  Their juices are 100% organic, cold-pressed, and unpasteurized. Every juice bottle is free from water, added sugar and concentrate. They have a 1-5-day juice cleanse that you can do with family and friends, a 1-month juice subscription that allows 6 juices to be delivered to your doorstep every week, a frozen juice box with 30 juices you can enjoy throughout the month and so much more. The Juice Pharm makes it easy to reach your health goals.

Monday | 10:00am–7:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–7:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–7:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–7:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

📍 1203 East Norfolk St., Tampa, FL 

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When those Mexican food cravings hit, Xochitl Cocina Mexicana is there to satisfy them! Located in The Heights District, you’ll be able to experience some of the best Mexican style cuisines in Tampa Bay with a modern twist. Xochitl has a variety of different menu items to enjoy featuring tacos, burritos, nachos, carnitas, and more savory dishes. Head out for a night with friends for delicious food and hand-crafted cocktails.

Monday |11:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 11:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 11:00am–10:00pm

📍 307 West Palm Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

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Are you looking for a place to kick back, relax, and enjoy the sun? Postcard Inn located on St. Pete Beach has it all for the relaxing stay away from home. Plan your next staycation at one of their bungalows or rooms located right off the beach. At the Postcard Inn, you’ll be able to have all kinds of entertainment, food, drinks, and fun in the sun all on one property. We highly recommend book your stay this year!

📍 6300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Is 2022 your year to get back on track with your health and wellness? Rollin’ Oats Market & Cafe is your local source for natural wellness products. They strive to bring the best nutritional supplements, clean body care, organic foods and produce, and healthy lifestyle supplies to you. Rollin’ Oats makes freshly prepared foods that are made to order such as sandwiches, soups, side salads, and more. With two locations in Tampa Bay, make Rollin’ Oats a must-visit. You can eat in or get your food delivered right to your door! 

St. Petersburg Location
Monday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 8:00am–9:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–8:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–7:00pm

📍 2842 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

South Tampa Location
Monday | 8:00am–8:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am–8:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am–8:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am–8:00pm
Friday |8:00am–8:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–7:00pm

📍 1021 N Macdill Ave., Tampa, FL 33607

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Next on our local love list is the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. With artwork like no other, you can visit the Dali Museum with works by artist Salvador Dali any day during the week. Salvador Dali is known for his art of iconic melting clocks to visual illusions. During your visit at the Dali Museum, you can shop, play, and wander around the museum for a unique experience in one of Tampa Bay’s fine art specialties. They also showcase certain exhibits during a specific time frame, so be on the lookout! One of our favorites to experience was the Van Gogh Alive exhibit.

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

📍 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33701

It’s the new year and we’re all looking for ways to moderate our alcohol consumption, maybe you’re even trying #dryjan. This is where kava comes in. If you haven’t tried it yet, head to Grassroots Kava House. Kava is a natural, non-alcoholic drink known for its calming effects that reduce stress and anxiety. Try subbing in kava for alcohol to keep the party going with no hangover! Grassroots Kava House has three locations in Ybor City, Seminole Heights and downtown St. Pete. You can grab kava to make at home or while you’re traveling! Stop by one of our locations or visit their website!

St. Petersburg Location
Monday | 7:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 7:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 7:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 7:00am–12:00am
Friday | 7:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 8:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 8:00am–12:00am

📍957 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Seminole Heights Location
Monday | 7:00am–12:00am
Tuesday | 7:00am–12:00am
Wednesday | 7:00am–12:00am
Thursday | 7:00am–12:00am
Friday | 7:00am–12:00am
Saturday | 8:00am–12:00am
Sunday | 8:00am–12:00am

📍5248 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33603

St. Petersburg Location
Monday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Tuesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 7:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 7:00am–10:00pm

📍1925 E 6th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Make plans to head on down to Dunedin for some drinks at the Sonder Social Club. This spot is a great place to get a hand-crafted cocktail in Tampa Bay with friends, not to mention it’s Dunedin’s first craft cocktail bar! To make your experience even better, Sonder Social Club offers happy hour drink specials every day from 4pm to 6pm. Don’t worry, it also has some amazing handheld food and dessert items that will keep you coming back for more.

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday | 4:00pm–10:00pm
Friday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Saturday | 4:00pm–12:00am
Sunday | 4:00pm–8:00pm

📍 966 Douglas Ave, Unit 101, Dunedin, FL 34698

Raw Smoothie Co. is a Tampa staple and secured a spot on our local love list. It’s another great place to kick off a healthy 2022 year! Raw Smoothie Co. has all-organic ingredients and vegan, paleo, & gluten free! Each smoothie is made with the highest quality ingredients all power packed into one to fuel your day. They also have great smoothie bowls that are nutrient packed with added granola, coconut flakes, and fresh fruit. Talk about YUM!

Monday | 8:30am–5:30pm
Tuesday | 8:30am–5:30pm
Wednesday | 8:30am–5:30pm
Thursday | 8:30am–5:30pm
Friday | 8:30am–5:30pm
Saturday | 9:00am–4:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 408 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606

Monday | 9:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–4:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–4:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–4:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–2:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 6102 S. Macdill Ave., Tampa, FL 

Calling all pasta lovers! Get ready to visit and experience a real taste of Italy when you stop by DalMoros U.S. here in Tampa Bay. This spot is designed to have the finest traditional fresh pasta dishes prepared and served to-go style to enjoy anywhere. Their menu is made up of four kinds of fresh pasta from scratch that can be paired with eight different homemade sauces made in-house. You can either visit in person or order to-go at their St. Pete location, even order online

Monday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–2:30pm
Saturday | 11:00am–2:30pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 653 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, FL 

10 Must Visit Places in Tampa Bay

Planning to visit one of these spots, or maybe all? Let us know which ones are your favorite from our January local love list! Tag us on Instagram and Facebook and keep up with the best things to do in Tampa Bay.

Meggan Thomas

Meggan Thomas

Meggan is a blogger and author for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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