These days, it’s an unwritten rule that if you don’t post the experience, the experience probably didn’t happen. Okay, fine, maybe that’s not a universal rule, but it certainly holds true for some. Whether you’re an influencer with thousands of followers or simply love to capture those special moments in your day, posting to Instagram is just part of life. And in the Tampa Bay area, there’s no shortage of Instagrammable spots. Behold: the most inspirational, photo-worthy places in the Tampa Bay area – no filters needed.
Vinoy Park: 701 Bayshore Drive NE
Closes at 11pm
Vinoy Park in St. Pete is one of the most celebrated and scenic parks in the city. With its waterfront views, lush greenery, and abundance of tall palms, it’s perfect for snapping that classic Florida-esque photo. When you visit, you’ll see art installations on the lawn, boats in the nearby marina and possibly even a couple enjoying the sun on a picnic. Plus, the park hosts festivals and events year round, so you may also be able to capture a live performance if your timing is right!
Clearwater Beach: 332 S. Gulfview Blvd.
Earning the title of “Number 1 Beach in America” by Trip Advisor doesn’t come easily. Yet, year after year, Clearwater Beach places in the top rankings and for good reason. Not only is the beach itself nothing short of beautiful with its white sugar sand and dazzling water, but it also includes the newly-built Walk Promenade, a variety of water-based activities and several city events encompassing the space all throughout the year. For these reasons and many more, Clearwater Beach is not only fun to enjoy, it makes for a truly unique photo opp, too.
Tampa Riverwalk: Multiple entrances/parking options
The Tampa Riverwalk is a nearly 3-mile walking trail that runs through “everything Tampa.” It’s set alongside the scenic Hillsborough River and takes you through some of the best sights in the downtown area including: Laurel Street, which is full of photo-worthy art; city bridges that are illuminated with LED lights after dark and change color every 30 seconds; and the Glazer Children’s Museum, which is perfect if you’re traveling with little artists-in-the-making. Point is, if you have to prove your Tampa vacation to your followers via photographic evidence, trust when we say this is the place to create it.
Head to these places with your smartphone in tow, and get ready to commemorate your experience in the best way!