Escape the same ol’ happy hour haunt or wine bar and instead opt for an adventure by air, sea, or land. From the extreme to the slightly wacky, there are a variety of fun, outdoor options perfect for you and your gaggle of girls. Nothing promotes female bonding better than trying something new! So get out there and try something adventurous on your next Tampa girls’ night out.
On the more extreme end of potential girls’ night activities is a visit to Empower Adventures, a zip line and aerial adventure course located in Oldsmar. This is an experience that will test your skills (and your nerve) as you launch off platforms 65 feet in the air and fly through the trees. No worries though, experienced guides are on hand to help you power through any fear of heights.
This high-flying course features 5 zip lines, a 200-foot suspended bridge and challenging aerial obstacles, all with panoramic views of the surrounding forest and wetlands.
Make your tour extra special by visiting at sunset, or take advantage of their moonlight tours. Celebrate your empowering experience by raising a draft beer toast served in a souvenir pint glass. Reservations are required. Go, go girl power! zipontampabay.com
It’s a bike! It’s a boat! It’s a bar! It’s a BYOB moving party! Kraken CycleBoats are one of the companies that have sprung up recently to take advantage of our beautiful waterways. While similar to the peddle pub or bicycle bar concept, instead of touring on land, the Kraken tours on water. There are currently two area locations, one in downtown Tampa next to the Convention Center, and the other at Gulfport Municipal Marina.
Each boat can accommodate 15 riders that sit at a large table facing each other with pedals by their feet. In the middle is a large cooler for storing your favorite alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages to fuel your efforts. Perfect for a ladies night out, you and the girls can catch up on the gossip, enjoy a few drinks, and get a good workout all at the same time. krakencycleboats.com
Join a pedal-powered party through St. Pete on the Pedal Pub, a 16-seat Dutch-made bike that doubles as a bar on wheels. Bring your own beer or wine then embark on a two-hour guided tour of the city, with stops to refuel (and visit the ladies room) along the way.
You need only a minimum of six revelers to book a private, customized tour, which will start at 1975 3rd Avenue South and take you through the Grand Central Art District. Or you can book seats on a public tour for $33 per person. You must be 21+ to enjoy this experience. Evening public tours are currently offered at 4pm, 6:30pm and 9pm. pedalpubstpete.com
Nothing releases stress better than whacking at a small white ball with a long metal stick. For your next girls-only outing try TopGolf Tampa. This lavish entertainment complex features a 3-level golf range where players of all abilities can hone their skills playing fun, target-oriented games. After dark, live bands and DJs crank up the tunes, and the range target lights start flashing, synched to the music.
No experience? No clubs? No problem! Clubs are provided and there are pros standing by to give short lessons to the golf-challenged. Best of all, each of the 109 golf bays have full food and beverage service. Take advantage of a menu with lots of options for sharing, including nachos, wings, flatbreads and sliders. The beverage menu features a good assortment of signature cocktails, wine and sangria, plus a rotating selection of craft beers. topgolf.com/us/tampa/