25 beautiful Tampa Bay places you probably haven't visited

Some of the most aesthetically pleasing, cool places are the ones that no one knows about. And sometimes they are the most popular spots, or even historical landmarks. Regardless, here are a few of the most beautiful, most Instagram-worthy destinations in Tampa Bay. 

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Wat Mongkolratanaram Buddhist Temple 
5306 Palm River Rd. Tampa , Florida 33619-3746, (813)-621-1669 
On a large Buddhist compound on the river next to the monk’s residence and the Dharma relaxation area, lies a beautiful Ayudhya style Buddhist Temple. The compound offers a popular Sunday market filled with fresh Thai food, plants, produce. 
Photo via USF Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief & Homeland Security/ Facebook

Wat Mongkolratanaram Buddhist Temple

5306 Palm River Rd. Tampa , Florida 33619-3746, (813)-621-1669
On a large Buddhist compound on the river next to the monk’s residence and the Dharma relaxation area, lies a beautiful Ayudhya style Buddhist Temple. The compound offers a popular Sunday market filled with fresh Thai food, plants, produce.

Photo via USF Global Disaster Management, Humanitarian Relief & Homeland Security/ Facebook
Beercan Island  
304 N. Shore Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228 (parking)
Accessible only by boat or walking through a trail of mangroves during low tide, Beercan Island is an almost secret, undeveloped white sand beach. Located on the northern tip of Longboat Key, this beach has no bathrooms, no amenities, no tourists, and all the beautiful privacy you need. 
Photo via  Adam Boehm

Beercan Island

304 N. Shore Rd, Longboat Key, FL 34228 (parking)
Accessible only by boat or walking through a trail of mangroves during low tide, Beercan Island is an almost secret, undeveloped white sand beach. Located on the northern tip of Longboat Key, this beach has no bathrooms, no amenities, no tourists, and all the beautiful privacy you need.

Photo via Adam Boehm
The NEST at Robinson’s Preserve   
840 99th St NW Bradenton, FL 34209, (941) 742-5923
The giant, adult treehouse of your dreams. A nature and education center, yoga studio, event space, the NEST is in the middle of hundreds of acres of marsh, wetlands, and native foliage. The top floor of the NEST offers a 360 degree view of the entire preserve. 
Photo via  Adam Boehm

The NEST at Robinson’s Preserve

840 99th St NW Bradenton, FL 34209, (941) 742-5923
The giant, adult treehouse of your dreams. A nature and education center, yoga studio, event space, the NEST is in the middle of hundreds of acres of marsh, wetlands, and native foliage. The top floor of the NEST offers a 360 degree view of the entire preserve.

Photo via Adam Boehm
St Petersburg’s 600 block murals 
648 1st Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
A sprawl of about a dozen murals cover the buildings behind Central Ave’s 600 block. It’s where you take your out-of-state-visitors to see St.Petersburg’s artistic reputation in real life, perhaps after dinner or before a show at State Theater. And yes, you’ll almost always see someone taking pictures for  Instagram in front of them. 
Photo via  State Theater/Facebook

St Petersburg’s 600 block murals

648 1st Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
A sprawl of about a dozen murals cover the buildings behind Central Ave’s 600 block. It’s where you take your out-of-state-visitors to see St.Petersburg’s artistic reputation in real life, perhaps after dinner or before a show at State Theater. And yes, you’ll almost always see someone taking pictures for Instagram in front of them.

Photo via State Theater/Facebook
Fancy Free  Nursery  
1502 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, (813) 260-0217
This family owned business is more than just a typical nursery. Filled with beautiful plants, Fancy Free Nursery has indoor and outdoor spaces that also host weddings and botanical workshops. Get your phone out now, because you’ll definitely want to take pictures for Instagram. 
Photo via  Fancy Free  Nursery/Facebook

Fancy Free Nursery

1502 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, (813) 260-0217
This family owned business is more than just a typical nursery. Filled with beautiful plants, Fancy Free Nursery has indoor and outdoor spaces that also host weddings and botanical workshops. Get your phone out now, because you’ll definitely want to take pictures for Instagram.

Photo via Fancy Free Nursery/Facebook

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