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Must-Try Spring Date Ideas in Tampa Bay

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This spring, let your love flourish with help from UNATION’s list of spring date ideas in Tampa Bay! Springtime offers lots to cherish, from various plants blooming to warmer temperatures.

Plan ahead for your next date with one of these activities and places to explore and share the best of Tampa Bay during springtime!

Go Kayaking

Take your date onto the water to enjoy Spring’s warm temperatures and sunnier weather. Kayaking provides an enjoyable activity that’ll keep you and your date entertained for hours. Plus, the Tampa Bay area offers plenty of beautiful water locations, from the ocean to numerous rivers.

With Get Up and Kayak, you can explore Shell Key Preserve or Tarpon Springs while traversing in a clear kayak. Soak in the sun as you paddle across glistening waters and enjoy your front row seats to an underwater spectacle from the comfort of your kayak.

In the Dunedin and St. Pete location, you can take on kayaking lessons or tours with helps from ZOI Adventures. They’ll guide you and your date on a memorable kayak journey. Kayaking makes one of the best spring date ideas in Tampa Bay due to Tampa’s stunning natural environment, salty shores, and various winding rivers.

Shop for Spring Essentials at Shoptoska

In need of a gals shopping date? Head to Shoptoska! Every spring essential you can think of, they’ve got it. Shop from trendy tops, statement pieces and accessories, even must-have dresses to revamp your closet – all at affordable prices!

If you’re planning a beachy vacay or staycation, stop by Shoptoska to shop for your trip! They can help you pick outfits for any occasion. Their boutique has a salon inside if you need a new look or hair fix! This is the perfect spot to grab a gift for your besties or refresh your wardrobe. Be on the lookout for new arrivals every week or catch their pop-up shop in markets around the Tampa Bay area!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 12:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday | 1:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm-6:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm-6:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm-4:00pm

📍 3433 S West Shore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

Pick Blueberries at the Keel Farm Blueberry Festival

Time for some berry picking! Whether you’re planning a date with your special someone, or hoping for some family-friendly fun, celebrate the spring blueberry harvest at the Tampa Bay Blueberry Festival hosted by Keel Farms and Keel & Curley Winery.

On select days in April, enjoy 100 food and craft vendors, definitely come hungry! U-Pick blueberries to take home, enjoy live music and fun for children. Don’t leave the pets at home! This event is pet-friendly. Spend a day at the farm and winery to make the most out of the spring season.

Monday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am-9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am-11:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am-7:00pm

📍 5202 Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, FL 33565

Attend Footloose in the Park

Get ready to kick off your Sunday shoes for a live performance of Footloose! Spend a night under the stars at Demen’s Landing Park for a unique experience to sing and dance the night away. Although the musical doesn’t start til 8pm, the park opens at 6pm!

Pro-tip: If you’re planning a night out with friends or family, be sure to buy your seats together when buying your tickets!

Have a Picnic on the Beach or in a Park

Another outdoorsy spring date idea to try is a picnic date. Tampa Bay provides an array of parks and beaches perfect for a romantic picnic. Cozy up on a blanket, admire the beautiful outdoors and dig into delicious treats, all while getting to know more about one another. Picnics make super romantic and intimate dates that many love.

For an elaborate and cozy picnic date, hire Picnic by the Bay! This picnic rental company sets up gorgeous picnic displays paired with tasty menus. The best part of hiring a picnic company is that they’ll do most of the work for you, so you can focus on getting ready for your date, enjoying your date, and coming up with other spring date ideas in Tampa Bay to try for that guaranteed second date.  

Catch an Upcoming Show

One of the most classic spring date ideas in Tampa Bay to enjoy is heading to the theatre! Cathing a show is a tried-and-true date idea that has lasted through decades and is suitable for any season. During those rainier spring days, cuddle up with your partner in crime in a cozy theatre audience.

Catch documentaries, timeless films, and more projected onto a big screen at the Tampa Theatre. Tampa Theatre’s downtown location makes them an ideal date spot since it’s near lots of restaurants that you can savor before or after a show. Their interior is also a spectacle within itself with its unique architectural design.

At the Straz Center, treat your date to a live performance from visiting or local performers taking on the Straz’s spectacular stages. After enjoying one of their upcoming shows, you can take your date on a romantic stroll down the Riverwalk! For a live music concert that intertwines performance and musical talents, check out the Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tampa Theatre

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 | 2:00pm–8:00pm
Sunday | 2:30pm–6:30pm

📍 711 N. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Straz Center 

Monday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Tuesday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Friday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Saturday | 12:00pm–7:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 1010 N. Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602

Book a Sunset Cruise with Yatch Starship

Drink, dine, and dance with a sunset backdrop out on the bay with a sunset cruise with Yacht Starship. The common date checklist often includes food, drinks, entertainment, and someone special.

A sunset cruise with Yacht Starship provides you with plenty of entertainment, lots of drinks to sip, and a meal paired with a waterfront view. On those spring days featuring nothing but blue skies in the forecast, take your date to the bay or the shore for a spring date like no other.


📍 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602


📍 25 Causeway Blvd, Slip #55, Clearwater, FL 33767

Get Day Passes to a Hotel or Spa

Did you know that with Resort Pass, you can find day passes for various hotels and spas in town? Treat you and your date to a relaxing and pampering date with a day pass.

Like many of our spring date ideas in Tampa Bay, a day pass to a hotel or spa comes with plenty of entertainment, from swimming in refreshing pools to couple massages. For a whole day, you and your date can put your worries aside and bond over a relaxing self-care session.

Travel Down for the Day (or the Weekend) to Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria Island is a gorgeous barriers island on the Gulf Coast. It offers stunning, soft-sanded beaches, island vibes, and lots to explore under the springtime sun.

Plus, if you love seafood, they’ll have plenty of delicious restaurant options for you to try. For a day or a weekend, make the most of Anna Maria’s tropical oasis and coastal lifestyle with someone special by your side.

Be Adventurous and Go Ziplining

Soar above the trees and through the air with one of the most thrilling spring date ideas in Tampa Bay we have on our list, ziplining! With Empower Adventures and Tree Hoppers, you and your date can experience an exciting, adrenaline-pumping date up in the trees.

To top it all off, both zipline locations offer fun rope courses, suspension bridges, and obstacles, adding an extra dose of entertainment to the adventure!

Empower Adventures

Monday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am–5:00pm

📍 423 Lafayette Blvd, Oldsmar, FL 34677

Tree Hoppers 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | 10:00am–4:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–4:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am–10:00pm

📍 27839 St. Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525

Stroll a Local Market

Discover the gifts of spring by taking a stroll through a local market. All around Tampa Bay, various small businesses gather and host markets filled with local treasures.

Since springtime yields some of the best fruits, vegetables, and flowers, including strawberries and tulips, the spring markets feature numerous goodies worth perusing. Plus, a date at the market helps you find out things your partner likes and dislikes by the stalls they go up to and the items they scout.  

Attend Sunset Festival at Pier 60

If you’re looking for spring date ideas in Tampa Bay for the month of April, check out Pier 60’s Sunset Festival. For 60 days, during peak sunset hours, Pier 60 hosts an amazing festival featuring various artists and endless entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Numerous local and visiting buskers and artisans take over Clearwater’s famous pier, showcasing their talent with a scenic, natural, and colorful backdrop. The Sunset Festival provides you with an entertaining and free date idea that also helps talented people pursue their artistic dreams.

Monday | 4:30pm–8:30pm
Tuesday | 4:30pm–8:30pm
Wednesday | 4:30pm–8:30pm
Thursday | 4:30pm–8:30pm
Friday | 4:30pm–8:30pm
Saturday | 4:30pm–8:30pm
Sunday | 4:30pm–8:30pm

📍 1 Causeway Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Plan a Staycation

With the Tama Bay area’s popular reputation, it’s home to an array of resorts and hotels. Treat you and your date to a cozy and romantic staycation this spring for a different and intimate date.

Hotels offer lots to love, ranging from luxury treatments to shimmering pools and room orders. Hop into matching hotel robes, cozy up on a bed, order some food and drinks to the room, and enjoy a mini getaway without the hassle of catching a flight.

Visit a Rooftop Bar

Take your romance to a whole new level by visiting a rooftop bar! Tampa Bay rooftop bars come with breathtaking views, from skylines to coastlines. When you’re up among the clouds, everything seems a little dreamier since all your worries often get left on the ground.

Plus, a change in scenery is always pleasant. Discover one of the many rooftop bars in town and cheers with your date to a good time in the sky.

Go on a Golf Date

Hit the greens on your spring date in Tampa Bay! Whether you prefer mini-golf or PGA-style golf, a golf date offers lots of entertainment to keep you and your date occupied.

Plus, a little friendly competition can tell you a lot about somebody. This spring, score a hole-in-one into your date’s heart with a romantic and entertaining golf date.  

Visit the Sunken Gardens

Explore a myriad of spring blooms with a date at the Sunken Gardens. Stroll alongside one another as you discover numerous vibrant flora blooming into their peak self along Sunken Garden’s intimate pathways.

This is one of the best spring date ideas in Tampa Bay which provides a more satisfying experience to enjoy during spring than any other season. Those spring showers really work their magic on the garden’s numerous floral displays and luscious greenery.

Monday | 10:00am–4:30pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–4:30pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–4:30pm
Thursday | 10:00am–4:30pm
Friday | 10:00am–4:30pm
Saturday | 10:00am–4:30pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–4:30pm

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

Paddle Board on the Riverwalk

Springtime means sunshine, and a perfect way to embrace the wonderful weather is to paddle board along the Hillsborough river! Tampa Bay SUP offers paddle board rentals along the riverwalk, offering you a great downtown activity to enjoy on your spring date.

See downtown Tampa from the water and travel down the Riverwalk, gliding past the beautiful University of Tampa campus, Curtis Hixon Park, the Straz Center, and other downtown staples. After a good paddle down the river, you can refuel at one of the many restaurants down by the river side.

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

📍 700 S. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

Dinner on The Water at Teak in St. Pete

Last but not least, on our list of spring date ideas in Tampa Bay, we recommend relishing a tasty meal on the water at Teak. This amazing restaurant in St. Pete offers mouthwatering dishes and breathtaking views.

Their on-water location and sleek, nautical-inspired interior create an enjoyable atmosphere worth sharing with someone you care about. During sunsets, their interior lights up with a warm ambiance setting the mood and making their already tasty seafood dishes all that more appetizing.

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

📍 800 2nd Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Spring Date Ideas in Tampa Bay and More

Let your love life blossom with these spring date ideas in Tampa Bay! For more places to visit in and around Tampa Bay, follow @stufftodointampabay on all socials.

Serafina Besecker

Serafina Besecker

Serafina is a blogger and author for UNATION's Stuff to Do City Guides. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, download the UNATION app, follow us on social, and subscribe to our weekly email!

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