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Your Guide to South Tampa

Look no further for the best things to do in South Tampa! From amazing restaurants to coffee shops, boutiques, nightlife, and family-friendly activities, this Tampa neighborhood has something for everyone.

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Our Day in South Tampa

The first stop in South Tampa was Hyde Park Village–there’s literally something for everyone, no matter what you’re looking for! We could have spent all day here, but we made sure to stop by Canvas Fashion Gallery, Leafy Luv Affair, and finally The Hyppo for a cool treat. 

We headed over to Salt Shack On The Bay for lunch, which combines great food, a great atmosphere, and great views! We would highly recommend coming at sunset to catch some gorgeous views over the water! Everything we got tasted amazing and was all incredibly fresh.

We had to make a stop in SOHO, so we went to Corner Bar for some late afternoon drinks! They have a ton of shaded outdoor seating and TVs, so it’s the perfect spot to catch a game. Plus, they have trivia on Tuesdays!

How could you end a day in South Tampa without taking a short walk down Bayshore Boulevard? Whether you’re going for a run, walking your dog, or even just imagining which house you’d want to live in the most, Bayshore Boulevard is a Tampa Bay staple, and it was the perfect way to complete our South Tampa experience!

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Come With An Empty Stomach

South Tampa has an array of options when it comes to restaurants. Explore local bites up and down the streets of Soho and Hyde Park Village, or just hop in your car and drive down Kennedy.

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Shop 'Til You Drop

South Tampa is home to many local boutiques that we find ourselves spending hours at! Some of our personal favorites include A Haley, Hazel and Dot, and The Look.

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Wear Comfy Shoes

South Tampa is one of the best place to walk from place to place, with everything so close on Howard Street and Hyde Park Village you will can do everything from drink to eat to shop within walking distance.

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Bring Your Camera

From the stunning Bayshore Boulevard views to the instagrammable restaurants, or murals located in Hyde Park there are tons of photo-worthy spots!

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Go Bar Hopping

There are so many great bars to check out in South Tampa. There are plenty to choose from, from rooftops to sports bars, even a speakeasy for a fun day or night out. We recommend checking out South Howard since everything is near each other.

Learn More About South Tampa

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South Tampa is a popular Tampa neighborhood that is home to the iconic Bayshore…
South Tampa is a popular Tampa neighborhood that is home to the iconic Bayshore Boulevard, Hyde Park Village, the annual Gasparilla parade, and more. From award-winning restaurants, like Bern’s Steakhouse, to unique boutiques, like Hazel and Dot, to the lively nightlife of Soho, there is something for everyone in South Tampa. Explore this Tampa neighborhood like before with the UNATION app and our locally curated guides. “After making my way to Tampa Bay to attend UT, I found myself falling in love with the surrounding neighborhood of South Tampa. It checks off everything – delicious restaurants, an array of coffee shops, a bustling night scene, trendy boutiques, fitness studios, the stunning Bayshore Boulevard and more! This neighborhood is what sold me to officially make Tampa my home 😌” – Abby | Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay
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Getting Around

Depending on where your destination is in South Tampa, a car, an electric scooter, or…
Depending on where your destination is in South Tampa, a car, an electric scooter, or a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft may be your best bet! Luckily, most of the most popular South Tampa restaurants, bars, and shops are all within walking distance of each other along South Howard Ave.
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FAQs

Our most frequently asked questions about South Tampa

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Absolutely! You can find some of  Tampa’s most popular bars at the strip of South Howard.

Some of our favorites include:
  • Bayshore Boulevard 
  • Green Lemon
  • New York New York
  • Bulla Gastrobar
  • Sweet Soul
  • Blind Tiger Cafe
  • Hyde Park Village-
    • Cake Drip
    • The Hyppo
    • Forbici Modern Italian 
    • Downtown Dogs
    • Goody Goody
You can also never go wrong with shopping around at a cute boutique in South Tampa

Yes! We have various parks you can spend the day with the family from Picnic Island Park and Gadsden Park to name a few, and other spots such as AR Workshop for art activities, even Playgrounds of Tampa for kids of all ages.

For more family-friendly things to do, out our guide to
family-friendly attractions in South Tampa.

South Tampa is home to so many things from entertainment, nightlife, restaurants, bars, and more! With beautiful neighborhoods and Bayshore Boulevard to match, South Tampa gives you a taste of everything.

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