Valentine’s Day Date Night on the Selmon Greenway

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the season of love is in full swing. So, enjoy a night on the town with your significant other along the Greenway. The Selmon Greenway is a 1.9-mile urban trail that links the neighborhoods of Ybor City and Channelside with the riverfront area of Downtown Tampa. Park and walk or take a bike ride together to enjoy the downtown sights for the perfect date night. Here are our top three places for a romantic date night near the Selmon Greenway.


Water Street

The $3.5 billion downtown-waterfront project offers 56 acres of fun and endless activities. There are upscale restaurant options or super casual take-and-go restaurants in the district. So, whether you want to dine in, shop, or enjoy a refreshing drink with your partner, you will find something you’ll love.

One popular location is The Residences at the Tampa EDITION. The EDITION has a stunning interior with beautiful lounges and a rooftop pool overlooking the city, where you can enjoy a romantic date with fantastic drinks and food.

As you explore Water Street, enjoy all the landscaping, art, and ease of walking in this lively neighborhood. 


Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf is known for its food, drinks, and entertainment, making it the perfect spot for you and your date. With live music every weekend, among other events, and a diverse list of food and drink spots on the water, you get a little bit of everything for the perfect date.

Some excellent spots include Gallito Taqueria for delicious Mexican street-style food and Murph’s Barbeque with some of the tastiest barbeques in Tampa. If you are looking for sweets, head to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams or Whatever Pops.

With an array of dining and entertainment options with stunning water and city views, Sparkman Wharf is a go-to place for the downtown crowd.


Catch a Show at the Straz

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts hosts performances year-round, satisfying all aspects of the performing arts, from dance to music to the theater. The stunning venue, with talented performers, is the perfect destination for performance lovers in Tampa. This month, the Straz is hosting “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, “TINA-The Tina Turner Musical,” “Ailey II” dance show, and so much more. 

The Straz hosts a variety of performance types, so everyone is sure to find the perfect date night show. It’s located on the Tampa Riverwalk which connects to the Selmon Greenway giving you a nice long walk or bike ride in downtown Tampa.