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Date Ideas Part 1

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Looking for something to do for date night but not quite sure what to do? You've come to the right place. This is part one of a series of articles filled with date ideas for couples in the Tampa Bay area.

1. Fun-Lan Drive In Theatre

Taking your sweetheart to a drive in movie is like taking a step back in time to simpler days. The cuddling in the car, the munching on snacks you made, the savings on tickets compared with a traditional theaters. It all adds up to a great night out. At just $7 per person, Fun-Lan Drive In Theatre offers four screens and the most popular new films that are out.

2. Dine at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor

The Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City opened in 1905 making it Florida's oldest restaurant still in business. Some of the recipes that made the restaurant famous are still available on the menu. If price is a concern consider going for lunch when entrees can be purchased for $10 to $18 per person instead of $20 to $30 or more during dinner. Whether you are dining for lunch or dinner, take a romantic stroll through historic Ybor City after your meal.

3. Dinner Cruise with Starlite Majesty

Picture a dimly lit romantic setting on a boat and a cruise just for the two of you (and of course the other guests) and sailing around the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico while dining on delicious foods and sipping wine or cocktails. There is something so magical about a meal on the water.

4. Picnic in Philippe Park

Philippe Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Tampa Bay. It offers picnic shelters, playgrounds and the historic Indian mound. There are several spots to lay down a blanket and just chill out with your significant other. Make some sandwiches, bring a nice dessert and maybe even a Frisbee to throw after the meal. Just make sure you are out by sunset because that's when the gate gets locked.

5. Grand Prix Tampa

Who says you have to be a kid to enjoy go karts, mini golf, arcade games and paintball? You don't! Playing fun games with your favorite guy or gal is a great way to ensure a lot of laughs and maybe even some opportunities for team work. Look for specials on their website and become a fan on their facebook page to find out about even more fun deals.

6. Your Date Ideas

Do you have an idea for an awesome date? I want to know about it. Email it to me and your date idea might just make it into a future list!

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