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12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

March 16, 2020
Ahh, Florida! The 'Sunshine State!' And it's easy to see why. Very rarely do you not see the sunshine so bright on this beautiful state. Most of the towns here get so much sun here that it's no wonder it's become a go-to destination of vacationers. But many people go to either Miami or Orlando. They rarely go to Tampa and that's a shame. Because apart from the sunshine, this particular town has its fair share of amazing sunset spots!

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

 

Whiskey Joe's

Great drinks and amazing seafood? Sounds like the perfect ingredients to really enjoy the sunset! You can get both of them at Whiskey Joe's! This famous bar has attracted thousands of locals and tourists with their scrumptious seafood gumbo, delicious prawn, and cocktails with a kick. And their deck area is arguably the hottest spot around, especially for a honeymoon in Florida! It's here where you can gaze unto the sea and watch the sunset in all its glory! 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: Whiskey Joe's

 

St. Armand’s Circle

Sometimes, seeing the sunset doesn't have to be a quiet moment. You'll probably get enough of that in the other places on this list. However, at St. Armand's Circle, here's a district that's full of fun activities you and your family and friends can get into. With loads of boutiques and restaurants, it's become one of the more popular hang-out places in Tampa's waterfront area. And even though it may get crowded at times, there's no missing that amazing sunset! 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: St. Armand's Circle Facebook Page

 

Sail Pavilion

Why not enjoy the sunset from somewhere luxurious? The Sail Pavillion offers up some first-class dining and relaxing services while you watch the sun sink into the night. From soothing massages to gourmet meals galore, the Pavilion will make sure that you'll enjoy the end of your day. And even if you're not all that into the fancy stuff, there's still a beautiful walkway where you can just stroll around and look up at the pink and orange-hued skies. 

 

Picnic Island Beach

Just the name alone will tell you what's worth coming here for! Who says you can't have a picnic when the sun sets? It is dinner time! But more than that, Picnic Island Beach is a stunning family-friendly open area where you can frolic in the sea, build sandcastles, or lay down on the beach as you watch the sunset. You can even bring your dog here and play some fetch! Here, it's all about having fun and enjoying life, even when the sun is leaving!  

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: The Sail Plaza Facebook Page

 

Gator’s Cafe

Floridians sure do love their football! And on Treasure Island in Tampa, there's a haven built especially for Gators fan. Gators' Cafe is the place to watch football when you're a Gators fan. It's practically a clubhouse for the fans! But step outside and you'll get to an awesome beach with a magnificent view of the sunset. It's here where you can party hard while the night comes out to play! Now, who's ready to party? 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: Gator's Cafe

 

Fort DeSoto Park

The sunset is a natural phenomenon that you really shouldn't miss out on when you're in Tampa, Florida. But also, you shouldn't overlook the area's stunning flora and fauna either. If you're one to embrace nature—and Florida has many nature-bound places!—head on over to Fort DeSoto Park over on the edge of St. Petersburg. With its forest, beach, and amazing wildlife, there's so much to explore and discover here. And after a full day of adventures, you can cap it off with a stunning sunset view by the sea! 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Davis Island Dog Beach

Here's another place where your dog can enjoy the sunset just as much as you! The David Island Dog Beach is a stunning stretch of white sand where you canine buddy can just let loose and go out of control. It's as fun as those biggest parks in London! With miles and miles of seaside land, your pup will probably tire itself out even before the sun has fully set. Still, this area is one of those places where the sunset simply looks beautiful. 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

 

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

There are a few steps in the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park that are shaped like half of a Roman coliseum. It's not that big and it's nowhere near the iconic monument in Rome. However, what it does have is a stunning view of the sunset. It's one of those many places in Tampa that you feel was made especially to watch the sunset. The angles of the steps are just right, letting you look directly at the setting sun. 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

 

Clearwater Beach

Any beach with the name 'Clearwater' deserves to have a visit, especially during the sunset. Here, it's the sea or the 'clear water,' that's the star of the show (apart from, of course, the setting sun!). As the sun sets and the colors of the sky change, the crystal blue sea glistens and sparkles. It's a magical thing to behold, as if little pixies were flying over the body of water. Not even the sailboats still floating will ruin your view! 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Bon Appetit

Want to dine on good food literally above the sea just as the sun is setting? Reserve a dinner slot over at Bon Appetit. This spacious restaurant and bar is literally suspended over the sea, allowing you to really get a good view of the Florida sunset. And the seafood dishes here are topnotch too. Whether you go for the sumptuous squid or the savory shrimps, you'll taste some of Tampa's finest culinary offerings here. 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: Bon Appetit

 

Ballast Point Park

What's better than a great view of the sunset? A great view of the sunset and the Downtown Tampa skyline. The juxtaposition of the natural wonder with the concrete jungle of the Floridian town makes for quite the scenery. And you can only see this if you go to Ballast Joint Park later in the afternoon. If you're a painter who specializes in sceneries, this is the perfect spot for you to get inspired! 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: Wikimedia Commons

 

Rusty Pelican

Surely you've heard of Rusty Pelican. It's practically one of the most popular wedding venues in all of Florida. But the one in Tampa is truly top-notched. Not only will you get amazing food, but you'll also get to see an amazing sunset within the open space of the restaurant. It's no wonder why many couples choose this place for their nuptials. But don't get it twisted: you're not required to wear a wedding dress to enjoy the sunset here! 

12 Best Hotspots in Tampa, Florida To See The Sunset

Source: Rusty Pelican Restaurant Tampa Facebook Page

 

If a lot more people knew of these wonderful spots to watch the sunset in, Tampa wouldn't be such an underrated city. It's in these places where you'd get to see the sunset in all its glory and enjoy good food, great drinks, and more! 

 

 




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