We invite you to Take a Tour of Tampa bay, explore parks and museums, enjoy food tours, and dive into the area’s rich history. Learn why we have Pirate Flags waving around town or about the invention of the Cuban sandwich in Ybor City. Getting Around Tampa Bay is no problem with your choice of water taxi, zip car, streetcar, or shuttle!

Downtown Tampa’s growing skyline is home to high-rise office buildings like Rivergate Tower, and luxurious condominiums like Skypoint. The streets below bustle with visitors and locals alike, taking advantage of the area’s diverse offerings.

Channelside is a popular neighborhood with restaurants, clubs, bars, shopping, and theaters all in the same development. Harbour Island and Davis Island, just South of Downtown Tampa, feature smaller communities with locally-owned businesses, restaurants, and salons.

Whether you’re looking for stunning views or drinks with new friends, there are plenty of attractions near the Convention Center. Here are several places to enjoy while visiting Tampa:


(photo courtesy of Friends of The River Walk)

The Tampa Riverwalk The Tampa Riverwalk is a pedestrian- friendly hub for dining, shopping, art, and more! Many restaurants offer the Riverwalk cup, so you can take your drink to-go and sip as you stroll!

(photo courtesy of Tampa Museum of Art)

Tampa Museum of Art The Tampa Museum of Art is a work of art itself! The award-winning building houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States as well as modern art, contemporary photography, and new media.

(photo courtesy of Jackson’s Bistro Bar Sushi)

Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi on Harbour Island is one of the only waterfront venues in Tampa. The locally-owned establishment offers an upscale experience with a large food and wine selection and breathtaking views.

TECO Streetcar, Tampa
(photo courtesy of Teco Streetcar)

Teco Streetcar Ride through Downtown Tampa on a TECO Streetcar. The bright yellow vintage streetcars run from the Whitney Station in Downtown Tampa to Centennial Park in the Ybor City District with eleven stops in between!

TECO Streetcar, Tampa
(photo courtesy of The Franklin Manor)

The Franklin Manor The Franklin Manor is a social drinkery with fresh handcrafted cocktails, a premium beer selection, and live music in Downtown Tampa. Pair your drink with bar bites by the Carriage House patio kitchen and enjoy happy hour from 4-8pm.

Check out even more Tampa attractions in the Tampa City Guide or the resources below!

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