Tampa Tourist Attractions: The 25 Most Instagrammable Locations In Tampa Bay

If you ask me where we should eat lunch, I’m going to tell you to find an aesthetically pleasing place with a lot of natural light. (I never claimed to be an easy date, okay?) There’s so much debate about whether visiting a place solely for Instagram is a vapid thing to do, but I’m firmly in the “live and let live” camp. Even if you visit a restaurant or store because it looks great on the ‘gram, you’ll likely find something you love about it — which is one of my favorite things about blogging.

Given my love for being facey and leaving my house solely to take pictures, I felt it was time to rank my favorite Insta spots in the area. Whether you’re in Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, St. Pete, Wesley Chapel, downtown Tampa or anywhere else in the Bay area, I’ve got you covered when it comes to the most Instagrammed spots in Tampa.  For all my people who want to explore and spice up their feeds at the same time, I’ve got you covered. Read on to learn more about my favorite places to take an Instagram picture in Tampa Bay.


1. OXFORD EXCHANGE // 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read a book each week. Unfortunately, I’ve been failing miserably. 😅 It’s really hard to find the time, but I’m going to try to start up again. Any book recommendations? 📚 ⠀ — I’ve got a post up on AYANALAGE.com about whether buying a DSLR is worth it. Even though I have a Canon 60D, most of my pictures (like this one) are taken on an iPhone by my #InstagramHusband. 😛⠀ — Hiring a professional photographer, buying a high-end camera, or just sticking to an iPhone: which is best for YOU? If you don’t know the answer, today’s post will help! #linkinbio • • • • • #tampafashionblogger #choosetampa #lovetampa #floridablogger #tampabae #tampacollective #pursuepretty #thehappynow #tampablogger #bloggerbabes #blackgirlswhoblog #melaninbloggers #oxfordexchange #womenwithstyle #tampablogger #ontheblog #imsobloggingthis

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Yes, it lives up to the hype. Oxford Exchange is almost aggressively Instagram-friendly — there are photo opportunities at every turn — but I find myself discovering something new every time I visit. Make a brunch reservation — it’s worth the wait.


2. CICCIO RESTAURANT GROUP // Everywhere

Ciccio has always provided good food — Fresh Kitchen, Sweet Soul, Daily Eats, Green Lemon and Ciccio Cali are top-notch — but in recent years, the restaurant group has also given us some fire Instagram backdrops. They’ve created a trend of healthy, delicious food in Tampa, and I’m a fan.


3. BUTTERMILK PROVISIONS // 2653 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Wesley Chapel

#FridayIntroductions: Hey, y’all. I’m a 25-year-old gal who lives in Tampa with my sweet husband, Vagner. I met him when I was 15 and I’ve been swooning ever since. 😜 – I started my career in print journalism and have done a lot since then! Right now, I’m working as a digital content writer, which is a lot of fun. – If you want to see me light up, we should chat about Jesus, social justice, longform journalism, mental healthcare, body image, or whether a hot dog is a sandwich. – Random things to know: My parents are my best friends, I’m freaked out by roller coasters and lobsters, my little sisters are twins, and I have been on C-SPAN. 🤣 – Now it’s your turn! How did you find my account, and why do you follow me? I can’t wait to learn more about you! [📷: @mirsalgadophotography]

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Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater are great, but I’m always partial to Pasco because it’s home. Buttermilk is famous for their donuts, but the chalk wall fits pretty much every Instagram aesthetic. Tell Dylan and CJ that I sent you — and then order the lavender latte with almond milk.


4. INTERMEZZO // 1111 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

Coffee dates ☕️🌿

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Arguably one of the coolest spots in downtown St. Pete, Intermezzo finds a way to do it all. You can grab a cup of coffee or a cocktail in a minimalist space that makes me want to sell all of my stuff. (Me? Dramatic? Never.)


5. HYDE PARK VILLAGE // 744 S Village Cir, Tampa  

I go to Hyde Park Village for the food and shopping and stay for the atmosphere! It has that perfect balance of quaintness and sophistication. Among my favorite spots is bartaco, which has a cute outside area that leads into an adorable courtyard with some of the best boutiques in town.


6. POSIE’S FLOWER TRUCK // Everywhere

If you follow anyone from Tampa, you’ve likely seen a post or two about Posie’s. Not only is it a super cool concept — I say it’s like Chipotle, but for flowers — but owner Stephanie Newton is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.


7. ARMATURE WORKS // 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa

This place is an Insta aficionado’s dream! Amazing views everywhere, from the historic facade to the bustling interior halls full of foodie spots and local vendors. Pick a spot and snap a shot.


8. REVOLUTION ICE CREAM // 6701 N Florida Ave, Tampa

I’m usually not an ice cream person — give me cake any day of the week, please — but Revolution Ice Cream is a game-changer. The ice cream is ridiculously good, and the space is smack-dab in the middle of Seminole Heights. It’s a perfect treat after a day of exploring.


9. STATION HOUSE // 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg

Food, coffee, rooftop views, and a co-working space? It sounds too good to be true, but it’s all an option at Station House. After you take a picture on the roof, look for the “I Woke Up Like This” room.


10. MANDARIN HEIGHTS // 5901 N Florida Ave, Tampa

{SWIPE 🔛} I was like Alice in Wonderland last night at the influencer preview of @MandarinHeights, opening in Seminole Heights across from The Refinery THIS WEEKEND! 🙌🏼 We totally vibed with the art and style of the space, provided by @tada_artists/@mfs_artist and @lisagilmoredesign, and the cocktails were of course something to swoon over. My personal favorite was the Sofia Loren, a unique and refreshing blend of Fernet Branca, Pimento Dram, pineapple, lime, ginger, and fresh mint, and a personal favorite of its creator, too. You don’t want to miss out on this thriving hot spot, and p.s. Bodega will be joining the neighborhood right next door, so you can indulge and imbibe to your heart’s desire. ♥️ Thanks so much for hosting us! 📷: @nabbett ▫️ • • • • • #thisjenngirl #Tampablogger #Floridablogger #FLblogger #southernblogger #theeverydaygirl #communityovercompetition #petiteblogger #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #flashesofdelight #thehappynow #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #feelfreefeed #inspiremyinstagram #forkyeah #foodblogging #foodblogfeed #tryitordiet #igersTampa #TampaCollective #Tampafood #Tampafoodie #Tampaeats #TBeatsout #UnlockTampaBay

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Sure, you could drink a cocktail in your bathtub at home, but where’s the fun in that? Mandarin Heights is a new bar in Seminole Heights serving eclectic, tasty cocktails, and the vibe is cooler than cool.


11. DEGAJE // 6027 Wesley Grove Blvd #101, Wesley Chapel

Zoom out on your map of Tampa and if you look real hard you’ll find Wesley Chapel. Nestled in this little town is the most darling daytime locale: Degaje. Equal parts coffee shop and trinket boutique, Degaje has been my secret weapon for many an Insta post.


12. SWEETFIELDS // 17250 Benes Roush Rd, Masaryktown

just a pocket full of sunshine

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No matter how creative you claim to be on the ‘gram, you know you love a good flower shot. I haven’t had a chance to visit Sweetfields, but the sunflower pictures are unreal — and you get to experience small-town charm while you visit.


13. BUDDY BREW COFFEE // 1605 W Snow Ave, Tampa / 420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa

NEW BLOG POST: Imagine we’re on a coffee date as you read this, because I so wish we could have this conversation face-to-face. If you’re anything like me, you scroll through Instagram and end up jealous of anyone whose life seems perfect. 🌱 ⠀ When you’re producing content in hopes of building your personal brand, making life look good is a given. I’m often tasked with portraying an aesthetically pleased lifestyle, even though my day-to-day life isn’t smiling in natural light in full makeup. 🌱 ⠀ What does it even mean to be authentic online in 2018? Sharing my thoughts on this today on AYANALAGE.com. Let me know what you think. #linkinbio [📸: @emilystaubus + edited with @dreamypresets]

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Buddy Brew has the quintessential metropolitan coffee shop vibe, and the all-white aesthetic is something I can’t get enough of these days. They don’t just serve coffee, either — their pastries are out of this world!


14. ST. PETE MURALS // Everywhere

I think of this mural nearly every day 📷: @kathrynvarn

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St. Pete is known for a lot of things, but its art scene is vibrant and very much alive. Not only are the murals fantastic photo backdrops — they tell stories about the city and the people who live there.


15. MINI DOUGHNUT FACTORY // 2109 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa

It’s miniature, so you can eat as many as you want, right? Every donut crafted by this place has a ton of flavor and character. Don’t worry, I’ve taken the time to painstakingly taste test each flavor to make sure they’re good. Not all heroes wear capes.


16. THE DON CESAR // 3400 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach

Who can say no to a hotel that’s almost entirely pink? It’s right on the beach and seriously luxurious — even if you aren’t spending the night, walking around the Don’s lobby is an adventure in itself.


17. THE HYPPO // 627 Central Ave, St. Petersburg / 1600 E 8th Ave, Suite E100, Tampa / 702 S Village Cir, Tampa

How they manage to fit so much charm into one little shop is beyond me, but I’m glad The Hyppo exists. I first discovered them in Gainesville, but the Hyde Park location is my favorite so far. There’s a lovely little nook that faces out towards the plaza, and you just haven’t done Hyde Park Village until you’ve topped off the night with one of their pops. Try the Blueberry Lavender and thank me later.


18. ICEBURG // 449 Central Ave Suite 102, St. Petersburg

I may not be the world’s biggest ice cream fan, but I am a fan of drama and being extra. IceBurg’s cones are basically me personified, and they also photograph well. You can’t beat it.


19. LITTLE DONUT HOUSE // 4048 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa

If you want mini-donuts in Tampa, your cup runneth over. Little Donut House has a full menu, so you can eat lunch before you consume as many donuts as you can.


20. TAMPA RIVERWALK // Downtown Tampa

If you want to see downtown Tampa, you’ve gotta do the Riverwalk. Look at our skyscrapers, the University of Tampa and the Hillsborough River at the same time. It’s perfect for a date night with that special someone.


21. FOUNDATION COFFEE CO. // 1607 N Franklin St, Tampa

Coffee coffee coffee

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Foundation has a special place in my heart just I had such a good experience the one time I visited. The coffeehouse is beautiful both inside and outside, and the service is top-notch.


22. LS ORGANICS // 219 S Packwood Ave, Tampa

Real food is best enjoyed with real friends ✨

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Talk about off-the-beaten-path — I only heard about this sweet little shop because one of my friends visited and shared it on social media. LS stands for “life simplified,” and this health-food cafe is pretty much the definition of slow living.


23. BODEGA // 1120 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

*Stuffs face right after the food photos 😋@eatatbodega #JeannineEats

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I’ve only visited Bodega once, but the food was so good that I stuffed my face before I could take any pictures. Luckily, my friend Jeannine snapped a fire shot that lets you see just how good it is.


24. BANDIT COFFEE CO. // 2662 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

🏳️‍🌈✨HAPPY PRIDE, ST. PETE!✨🏳️‍🌈

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If you’re looking for a good cup of joe in St. Pete, Bandit is a must. Bonus: Posie’s Flower Truck is often parked outside of Bandit, so you can kill two birds with one stone. (Or get two posts in one day — whatever works.)


25. HALL ON FRANKLIN // 1701 N Franklin St, Tampa

Located within walking distance of Armature Works, Tampa’s other food hall shouldn’t be overlooked. While Armature is more spacious, the dishes at the Hall on Franklin can’t be beat — and the aesthetic is perfect for your Instagram story.


This is by no means an exhaustive list, so feel free to drop places I missed in the comments! As always, may the Instagram algorithm be ever in your favor. 😉

Thank you to all of the Instagrammers who gave me permission to embed their photos. Throw them a follow — you’re missing out if you aren’t already engaging with their content!

 

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