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Visiting Tampa or showing guests around? Check out these 7 attractions in Channelside you need to visit! From an aquarium to a popular food hot spot, our list of attractions includes an array of places to venture! Each attraction offers plenty of entertainment, lots to explore, and activities suitable for a range of ages.

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Sparkman Wharf Attractions In Channelside Fun Things To Do: Explore These Attractions In Channelside 2022

Feast, drink, hang, cheer on the Bucs and Lightning at viewing parties, and watch movies on a big screen at Sparkman Wharf! This Channelside attraction offers so much to explore and relish. From various food stalls to multiple sources of entertainment, Sparkman Wharf has it all! Dig into delicious treats like tacos, bowls, sandwiches, ice cream, and bbq from the amazing restaurants on site. Relax with friends and family on the “lawn” with their numerous waterfront seating options. Jam out to live music performances and enjoy the fresh air, all while taking in the beauty of Sparkman Wharf! 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 12:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

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For a chance to see some stars up close and in action, head on over to one of the biggest attractions in Channelside, Amalie Arena! From hockey players to musicians, Amelie Arena opens its doors to many famous starlights! Home to the Tampa Bay (back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions) Lightning hockey team, this attraction stands as one of the most well-known hot spots in all of Tampa Bay! When it’s not housing a floor full of ice, this arena hosts touring comedians, pop singers, musicians, and game viewings. To stay in the know of all things happening in Amelie, make sure to take a look at its events calendar, our various social media pages, and our app!

Monday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 9:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–2:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–Event Begins

📍 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Riverwalk Attractions In Channelside Fun Things To Do: Explore These Attractions In Channelside 2022

Running alongside the Hillsborough River, the Riverwalk strings together a long list of parks, restaurants, and hot spots, all while providing a scenic route to venture! Discover parts of Tampa’s history at various monumental inscriptions and statues along the Riverwalk, as well as beautiful picturesque views worth taking in! The Riverwalk reigns as a Tampa staple attraction due to its beauty, location, and numerous boat parades. During celebratory seasons and monumental events – like winning the Stanley Cup and NFL championship celebrations – the Hillsborough river becomes the host of various boat parades, filling the Riverwalk with crowds and supporters. 

Monday | 12:00am–11:59pm
Tuesday | 12:00am–11:59pm
Wednesday | 12:00am–11:59pm
Thursday | 12:00am–11:59pm
Friday | 12:00am–11:59pm
Saturday | 12:00am–11:59pm
Sunday | 12:00am–11:59pm

📍 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, Fl 33602 to 1701 N Highland Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

The Florida Aquarium Attractions In Channelside Fun Things To Do: Explore These Attractions In Channelside 2022

Dive into the depths of Tampa’s underwater ecosystem by visiting The Florida Aquarium! This family-friendly attraction offers numerous displays of local aquatic creatures and more! Learn about the world under the water by walking through tunnels with fish soaring overhead, petting stingrays, swimming with sharks and touching starfish. The Florida Aquarium offers plenty of entertainment worth exploring! To top it all off, The Florida Aquarium also provides dolphin cruises, camps, and a fun outdoor splash pad!

Monday | 9:30am–5:00pm
Tuesday | 9:30am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 9:30am–5:00pm
Thursday | 9:30am–5:00pm
Friday | 9:30am–5:00pm
Saturday | 9:30am–5:00pm
Sunday | 9:30am–5:00pm

📍 701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

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Arrghhh you ready to cruise down the Hillsborough River? Check out Pirate Water Taxi! This hop-on-and-hop-off mode of transportation takes you up and down the river, stopping at 17 different spots! Some of their stops include The Florida Aquarium, Davis Island, the Straz Theater, and the Glazer Children’s Museum, among many more! Pirate Water Taxi offers all-day passes for $25 for adults ($15 for children) and annual passes for $99.95. Tickets can be purchased online or at their main location in the Tampa Convention Center. Unleash your inner pirate and explore Tampa by traveling through the water with this fun Channelside attraction!

Monday | 11:30am–9:30pm
Tuesday | 11:30am–9:30pm
Wednesday | 11:30am–9:30pm
Thursday | 11:30am–9:30pm
Friday | 11:30am–10:30pm
Saturday | 11:30am–10:30pm
Sunday | 11:30am–9:30pm

📍 333 S. Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

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Travel to the past with the Tampa History Center! Like many of the other attractions in Channelside, the Tampa History Center is a family-friendly attraction that’s fun for all ages! Across three floors, you can discover Tampa’s history, famous figures, and priceless treasures. Their permanent exhibits transport you to the beginning of Tampa’s existence, then takes you on a journey through time to witness the growth of this beautiful city!

Monday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–9:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am–9:00pm

📍 801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602

Victory Ship Attractions In Channelside Fun Things To Do: Explore These Attractions In Channelside 2022

Heave Ho and get on board the American Victory Ship for a unique and educational experience! Channelside’s Victory Ship attraction will sail you away to a voyage through America’s maritime history. Uncover stories of those that built and sailed naval units during WWII and learn what it takes to survive out on the ocean blue! Tickets for the Victory Ship costs $10 for adults, $5 for children, $8 for students and seniors, and free for children 3 years old and younger.

Monday | 12:00pm–5:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–5:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–5:00pm

📍 705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Attractions in Channelside & More!

Channelside offers so much to explore, ranging from delicious restaurants to numerous dog parks. That’s why we made a list of 7 attractions in Channelside to help you narrow down your list of must-see sites in this adorable neighborhood!

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Serafina Besecker

Serafina Besecker

Serafina is a blogger and author for UNATION's Stuff to Do City Guides. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, download the UNATION app, follow us on social, and subscribe to our weekly email!

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