The 25 best secret date spots in Tampa Bay

Sure, Armature Works and Sparkman Wharf are cool, but it's time to diversify your date spots. With that in mind, here are some out of the ordinary, and a bit exclusive date ideas you might not know about like under-the-radar parks, hole-in-the-wall eateries, hidden gardens and a lot more.

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Kooky Coconut  
760 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, 727-517-1300
Located within steps from the 8th Avenue beach access to the Gulf of Mexico, Kooky Coconut serves up delicious authentic hot-pressed cuban sandwiches, and a variety of other beach-friendly eats.
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Kooky Coconut

760 Gulf Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, 727-517-1300
Located within steps from the 8th Avenue beach access to the Gulf of Mexico, Kooky Coconut serves up delicious authentic hot-pressed cuban sandwiches, and a variety of other beach-friendly eats.

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Mable Ringling Rose Garden  
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, 941-359-5700
Completed in 1913, the state's oldest continuously operating rose garden offers sculptures & romantic paths.
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Mable Ringling Rose Garden

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, 941-359-5700
Completed in 1913, the state's oldest continuously operating rose garden offers sculptures & romantic paths.

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Ballast Point  
5300 Interbay Blvd, Tampa, 813-274-8615
Ballast Point Park features a 600 foot pier, a shaded splash park, playground, picnic areas, a gazebo, a boat dock, and features stunning sunrises over Hillsborough Bay and a view of downtown Tampa.
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Ballast Point

5300 Interbay Blvd, Tampa, 813-274-8615
Ballast Point Park features a 600 foot pier, a shaded splash park, playground, picnic areas, a gazebo, a boat dock, and features stunning sunrises over Hillsborough Bay and a view of downtown Tampa.

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Keel & Curley Winery  
5116 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 813-252-6393
Check Groupon before you take this adventure - you could get a deal on a wine tasting! Gorgeous vineyard, live animals all around and heavy pours. Yes, please.
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Keel & Curley Winery

5116 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 813-252-6393
Check Groupon before you take this adventure - you could get a deal on a wine tasting! Gorgeous vineyard, live animals all around and heavy pours. Yes, please.

Photo via Keel & Curley Winery/Facebook
The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge  
Albert Whitted Airport, 540 1st St S, St. Pete, 727-823-7767
The Hangar offers a wide selection of all American favorites and sophisticated selections for those looking for more unique flavors and combinations.
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The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge

Albert Whitted Airport, 540 1st St S, St. Pete, 727-823-7767
The Hangar offers a wide selection of all American favorites and sophisticated selections for those looking for more unique flavors and combinations.

Photo via The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge/Facebook

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