Friday, February 23, 2018
Things To Do

Express your selfie at Tampa Bay's best solo photo-op spots

Great selfies don't just capture a moment in time. In the best ones, you also get a sense of where you were in the universe at that moment. • As we all know, around here beach selfies are easy and cheap and so prevalent they hardly even rate. But is white sand and bluish surf the Tampa Bay area's only iconic backdrop? Well, not if you know where to look. Every city offers some unique sights that frame easily in your smart phone's rectangular lens. • Looking for high impact, colorful, stand out shots? Downtown Tampa has just about one on every block. Want to change your Facebook cover photo to a view of real Florida? St. Pete might have something to show you. • To help you establish with certainty that YOU ARE HERE, tbt* scouted some of the best selfie locations designed to inspire. (Note: Your selfie guinea pig/volunteer is not a professional photographer, hairstylist, makeup artist or useful visual human being. Enjoy.) — Robbyn Mitchell [email protected]



Sunshine Skyway Bridge

What's that thing jutting through the back of your head? Oh, that's just Pinellas County's connection to Manatee, the famous and infamous Sunshine Skyway Bridge, as seen from the lovely beaches of Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St. Pete.

Weeki Wachee Mermaid Shows

So, lots of us don't often get up to Hernando, but if we do, shouldn't we give respect to the hard-working ladies who make bringing children's fantasies to life their day jobs? Perpetuating the magic by getting a selfie with the Weeki Wachee Mermaids is a must if you're that far north. Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

     
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