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Posted February 16, 2018 | 3:17 PM

8 Great Dates in Hillsborough County

Your special someone will love these daring, dazzling, and different date ideas

There's always a certain pressure that goes into planning a memorable date. Try these 8 great date ideas to shake off some of the stress!

Don't worry. Get 'hoppy' with a local brewery tour

As Hillsborough County continues to be a 'head' above the rest by growing our own hops, local breweries are taking the spotlight. Taking that special someone on a tour like this can be a fun learning experience for the both of you. Most breweries have distinct menus that feature items to be paired with what is on tap. Check out our time at Coppertail Brewery to know what to expect.

Tell your date to take a hike!

With the beautiful weather we have almost year-round, it can be fun to take the date outdoors. From November through March, our annual Hiking Spree (HCFLGov.net/HikingSpree) challenges residents and visitors to trek eight trails throughout our parks. Start the journey together and you can celebrate with a special date when you receive your Hiking Spree medallions or patches. (Don't forget to tag your photos with #TakeAHikeHC!)

Come to life with a night at the museum

Wandering through the halls and galleries of a museum can give you plenty of time to talk. Learn about each other as you explore exhibits based in art, culture, or history. Local museums, like MOSI, provide awesome hands-on exhibits for you to share the experience together.

Sand, sandwiches, and sunsets are sweet

Enjoy the white-sand shore at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve with a nice picnic for two. Grab some foodie favorites from a local eatery and take to the beach. Bring a blanket to keep to make your meal more comfortable. Don't forget to take your leftovers with you and leave no litter behind. We all share one big backyard.

Pick the perfect one to pick with

Love is in the air and it causes the sweetest fruits to bloom. Taking your date to the fields grows the potential for you to see love blossom. After you spend some time in this U-Pick paradise, you can move to the kitchen to craft the perfect strawberry shortcake. If you run out of time, have the masters of shortcakes, Parkesdale Farm, whip you up something nice.

Find your perfect match just around the river bend

Did you know that you can rent a kayak or canoe from your local Hillsborough County park? Have a boatload of fun together as you paddle through our parks. See native wildlife and create memories while spending a day together under the sun. For the more adventurous pairs, try a nighttime exploration guided by our park rangers.

Take your 'boo' on a ghost hunt

Things that go bump in the night can bring you even closer. Spend a night debating fact or fiction of the paranormal experiences found at the local happening haunts. Socialize with these grim-ginning spirits by checking out their twisted tales.

Adventure is out there and it's your turn to find it!

Creating an awesome scavenger hunt to send your date on can be a fun experience for the both of you. A date like this can take you to some amazing locations across Hillsborough County. It takes some planning to pull of this date idea, so take a few off our list of all-star attractions.

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