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Your Guide to Downtown Tampa

Discovering the best things to do in Downtown Tampa has never been easier. With breathtaking views, delicious restaurants, and tons of water activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy downtown.
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Our Day in Downtown Tampa

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We kicked off our day at Buddy Brew in Park Tower. Nothing says good morning like coffee! Then we headed over to Curtis Hixon Park for some beautiful views of downtown and a walk along the Riverwalk.

We kicked back at The Sail Plaza, conveniently located on the Tampa Riverwalk and overlooks the Bay. Then we took in the views from above at the J.W. Marriott Six Rooftop.

We got around downtown in true Tampa fashion with the Pirate Water Taxi. Our day finished up with happy hour at Haiku

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Rest Your Feet

Downtown Tampa has plenty of ways to get around, including the TECO Line Streetcar and the Pirate Water Taxi.

Get Cultured

Browse through Downtown Tampa's many museums like the Tampa Museum of Art, the Glazer Children's Museum, and so much more.

Get Active

Stretching 2.6 miles long, the Tampa Riverwalk is the perfect spot to get a quick run or bike ride with some beautiful city views.

Come Thirsty

Whether you're looking for a rooftop bar or a small Irish pub, Downtown Tampa has a wide variety of bars to choose from.

Enjoy the Water

Do some paddleboarding, rent an eboat, take a Yacht Starship dinner cruise, or set sail on the Kraken cycle boat...the activities to do on the water are endless.

Learn More About Downtown Tampa

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Downtown Tampa is the place you have to experience for yourself, from the family-friendly…
Downtown Tampa is the place you have to experience for yourself, from the family-friendly attractions, thrilling nightlife, and everything in between! The Tampa Riverwalk is a must-do while you’re there, walk or bike down the path with a view of the river, even explore Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
You’re in good company because surrounding the Riverwalk are local favorites such as The Florida Aquarium, Tampa Museum of Art and Glazer Children’s Museum, all top family-friendly picks. Theatre lovers can stop by the Tampa Theatre for films and the Straz Center for Performing Arts for live shows!

Sparkman Wharf is a staple spot for daytime or nighttime plans, offering several dining options, entertainment, live music, and more.
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Getting Around

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We’re sharing some tips and tricks for getting around Downtown Tampa. Try these the next time you’re here!

Website Info: https://www.tampa.gov/info/transportation-options
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Our most frequently asked questions about Downtown Tampa

Some of our favorite spots include:

  • Exploring the Riverwalk
  • Grabbing a drink at the Sail Pavillon
  • Visit Tampa Museum of Art or Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Snapping a picture of the skyline from the Attic or JW Marriott rooftop

Absolutely! From the Glazer Children’s Museum to the Florida Aquarium, there is so much fun to be had for the whole family!

Areas like the Tampa Riverwalk and Curtis Hixon Park are great to explore at night because they are well-lit areas.

Some are close in distance, but downtown Tampa offers various transportation services such as the Teco Line Streetcar, Pirate Water Taxi, In-Towner Trolley, HART Buses, Downtowner, Coast Bike Share and City Bike Tampa, Uber & Lyft, and BIRD Scooters.

There are both options, but we love using the park mobile app on your phone, it is so easy to keep track of your meter.

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