We see you, walking around Tampa, waving around your phone all over the place – you’re playing Pokemon Go. Yes, you, we know you are, you can’t help yourself. It’s fun, addicting and a great excuse to get out of the house and explore your surroundings. We’ve put together a handy list of some of our favorite spots that now double as Pokemon Go gyms.

  1. Datz
    • Undo your time at the real gym and chow down on a Cheesy Todd while your Pokemon battle it out at this South Tampa staple.
      Cheesy Todd
  2. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
    • Bask in the scenery of Downtown Tampa’s beautiful riverfront park while taking advantage of its gym. Head to the Glazer Children’s Museum or Tampa Museum of Art when you’re done, they’re right next door.
  3. Coppertail Brewing
    • This one is a little tricky, the Ybor City Brewery is also home to a Pokemon Go gym, but we hear it can be hard to gain access to from the tasting room. Inside the brewery itself is your best bet, and the only way to get in there is on one of their tours. It comes with a free beer, but you do have to be 21+.Coppertail Brewing
  4. Bayshore Boulevard
    • Pokemon Go gyms dot Tampa’s beautiful Bayshore Boulevard, including one at scenic Ballast Point. We recommend hopping on a Coast Bike to scope them out.
  5. Hyde Park Village
    • There’s a gym hiding out right in the middle of Hyde Park Village, directly across from Buddy Brew Coffee (which makes a mean cold brew, in case you were wondering).Hyde Park Village
  6. Cypress Point Park
    • Hit the beach and the gym all at once. When you’re done, explore the nature trails, enjoy a picnic and take in the unbeatable sunset from Tampa’s west coast.
  7. Lowry Park Zoo
    • This massive zoo allows for spotting the rarest of Pokemon AND real life animals. Find multiple pokestops and a gym as you explore exhibits like Asian Gardens and Primate World. 
  8. Busch Gardens Tampa
    • Go explore some of the biggest thrills in Tampa while on your quest for finding new Pokemon. Busch Gardens features some amazing roller coasters, including the brand new Cobra's Curse ride along with an actual safari tour, just like in the video games. 

 

When you’re done hitting the gym, we hear there’s massive concentrations of Pokemon at Curtis Hixon Park, Cypress Point Park, Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park and Ballast Point. This map is a pretty great resource for the serious Pokemon hunter.