Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! We know how hard inflation has hit a lot of our wallets recently, which could make special days like Valentine’s Day hard to celebrate. Here are some free things to do around the Tampa Bay area with your valentine. Maybe you have a nice dinner planned but don’t know what to do with your day. Or maybe you went all out on a fancy present and aren’t sure how else you can celebrate. Hopefully, this list will help you make this Valentine’s Day a special one!

These ideas are perfect if you just started seeing someone and aren’t ready to commit to a grand gesture! Or maybe you want to get together with your friends and celebrate Galentine’s Day. Either way, these are great activities to take advantage of without hurting your wallet. has 13 free date night ideas, but we condensed it to the top 5 ideas! From picnic dates to watching the sunset, these are some romantic ideas you can use for your date with your valentine!

Do you still need to find a place for dinner? Check out the best restaurants in Tampa Bay for any special occasion!

Here are 5 Free Things To Do In The Tampa Bay Area With Your Valentine

  • Take A Stroll On The Tampa Riverwalk

    Take in gorgeous views of Downtown Tampa during your stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk. This has got to be the best free activity here in Tampa. There’s also markers of where you can often see manatees and even dolphins.

    Tampa Riverwalk Battling For Best Riverwalk In America

    Photo: BBGI

  • Watch The Sunset On The Beach

    It’s no secret that Tampa Bay has some gorgeous sunsets. What a way to set the mood to at the beginning or end of your Valentine’s date. Head to the Courtney Campbell or Dunedin Causeway if you want free views of Tampa Bay’s amazing sunsets. Otherwise, you may have to pay a little bit for public parking at other beaches in the area, like Clearwater or St. Pete beach.

    5 Free Things To Do In The Tampa Bay Area With Your Valentine

    Getty Royalty Free

  • Have A Picnic In A Park

    Alright, so this one isn’t totally free, but it’s still cost-effective. The only thing you’ll need to buy is some drinks/snacks! Our favorite picnic spot is Vinoy Park in St. Pete, or you can head over to Curtis Hixon in Downtown Tampa!

    Free date ideas


  • Visit The Florida Botanical Gardens

    Is your valentine a plant lover? Head to the Florida Botanical Gardens for a free stroll through different tropical flowers and fauna. Even dogs are welcome! Located at 12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33774

  • Check Out The St. Pete Pier

    There’s plenty to see at the St. Pete Pier! You can check out local vendors at the marketplace, have some cocktails at one of the many restaurants or just enjoy the waterfront views! The St. Pete Pier even offers a free tram that will take you all the way back to the start.

Sign me up for the My Q105 Insider email newsletter!

Get the latest local news, contests, presale information, and so much more from your favorite 80's artists. Tell us if you want to receive update from the MJ Morning Show on Q105!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.