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Things To Do

Hangout Spots

  • Curtis Hixon Park for Sunset

    • This is a great area that holds tons of events like work out classes and art markets with local work. Being right on the river makes this a great location to watch the sunset and has a huge lawn so you can bring a blank and a bottle of wine and have a nice picnic.

  • Tampa Riverwalk

    • This is a pedestrian trail that goes along the Hillsborough River and is a perfect place to go on a run. You will always see people riding bikes and walking their dogs here

  • Hyde Park

    • Tons of good restaurants and shops in this area​

    • Posie's Flower Truck stops by here occasionally for a few hours and you can check their Instagram for their monthly schedule

    • Sprinkles ATM is also located in this area where you can buy cupcakes through an ATM on the wall. They also a small store front where you can walk in and order directly from them or make special orders

  • Ybor City

    • Walking around down here stumbling into bars and restaurants is my favorite. There are such good hidden gems down here

    • You are also bound to run into the roaming chickens in the streets​​

  • Armature Works

    • This is the perfect place to go at all hours of the day until the night. This food hall has tons of food and drink options, from brunch to dinner, and is in a prime location, being right on the river.

    • They hold the Indie Flea Market monthly that showcases tons of local artist's work

    • They also hold Dessert Wars annually here as well where you can buy tickets ahead of time and sample tons of local bakeries and sweet treats

  • Sparkman Wharf

    • This area is right on the water and has tons of shipment containers turned into food trucks and bars. They have events in the open yard space, as well as live music on certain nights

Museums & Sculptures

  • Tampa Museum of Art

    • This is one of my favorite museums in the area to go to. There have been several of my all-time favorite exhibitions here, including one made that was made entirely out of balloons. Another installation that has been featured here was one of Yayoi Kusama’s infinity rooms: ‘LOVE IS CALLING’.

  • Form of Wander

    • This twisted structure was created by Marc Fornes and is right on the river located at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park. It’s free to go up to and check out and there’s a parking lot right by it, so it’s easy to access.​

  • Tampa Sign at Sparkman Wharf

Sports Events

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers- NFL Draft Party

  • NY Yankees Spring Training @ George M. Steinbrenner Field

  • Tampa Bay Lightning game @ Amalie Arena

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers game @ Raymond James Stadium


  • Gasparilla Pirate Festival

    • This Pirate themed parade takes place every year in January and celebrates the victory over the pirate, Jose Gaspar, who would terrorize the local waters. This festival has a huge parade, live music, local vendors and much more. The entire city celebrates this event and Bayshore and other roads are closed down, so keep that in mind. There are pregames on every corner as everyone awaits the “pirate invasion”, which is where a mock Pirate ship will make its way in to the bay to “attack” Tampa. This is the beginning of the festival and then everything from there is party, party, PARTY!

  • Sunset Music Festival @ Raymond James Stadium

Theme Park & Fairs

  • Busch Gardens

    • Food & Wine Festival​

  • Florida State Fair

  • Florida Strawberry Festival

Random Things

  • Topgolf

  • Fancy Free Nursery

  • flyVENTURE

    • helicopter ride over Tampa​

Bar Hopping

  • Ybor City

    • First Chance Last Chance

    • Tasting Room at Rock Brothers

    • GameTime

  • Seminole Heights

    • Mandarin Heights

    • Angry Chair Brewing

    • Armature Works

    • The Refinery

    • Independence Bar

  • SOHO

    • MacDinton's

    • Yard of Ale

Holiday Events

  • Scream-a-Geddon

    • 5 different themed haunted houses​

    • zombie paintball

  • Snowcat Ridge

    • ski lift​

    • tubing down slopes- 3 levels of speed

    • an igloo with real snow inside

    • smore's station

Photo Worthy Spots

Other than the above mentioned spots, here are some fun iconic spots to take photos at in Tampa, FL

  • Microgroove

  • Cappy's Pizza in Seminole Heights

  • Chocolate Pi

  • Chill Bros Ice Cream

  • Goody Goody Burgers

  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

  • Tampa Theatre

  • Spaddy's Coffee

  • Blue/Pink Cats​ mural by Cafe Hey

Day Trips

  • St. Petersburg

  • Weeki Wachee
    • The Kayak Shack is where we go to rent the kayaks for the day and get to see tons of manatees​

  • Ginnie Springs

  • Crystal River

    • We did more kayaking at Three Sisters Springs with clear kayaks where you will get to see more manatees

  • Lakeland

    • Silver Moon Drive-in and the Joinery are my favorite places to visit

  • Hunsaders Farm

    • They have wild flower and sunflower fields as well as U-pick fields​

  • Ana Maria Island

  • Venice Beach

    • This is one of the best places to go hunting for shark teeth, just make sure you bring a sifter with you as a lot of them are in the water​

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