I would not come to Tampa that weekend for romantic atmosphere, as Gasparilla is going on that weekend. Saturday will be the parade and traffic will be a mess. If you want to party, however, it is a lot of fun. Marriott Waterside is a nice hotel and in the middle of the action as is Embassy Suites Convention Center.
St. Pete and Clearwater beach would be romantic however. I would recommend Don Cesar at St. Pete or new Sandpearl resort at Clearwater beach. Salt Rock Grill is supposed to be great for dinner (I've never eaten there).
Another option would be Saftey Harbor Resort and Spa. Last time I stayed there, it was a bit dated, but have heard there have been renovations.
Sarasota is also nice - I've heard the Ritz Carlton there is very nice.
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I would go to Lido Beach in Sarasota. It is very nice and not very busy!! there is also St. Armands Circle there that has all kinds of shops and restaurants .
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