Discover In-Town Tampa!
The In-Town Tampa area is comprised of several distinctive districts with different personalities. Steeped in history and with a business backbone, In-Town Tampa offers visitors and residents a variety of experiences, dining and shopping.
Radiating from the core is Downtown Tampa, the principal business center of the Tampa Bay area and Florida's West Coast. In-Town Tampa includes other charming areas with a flavor all their own. Historic Ybor City, known as the "Cigar Capital of the World," offers intriguing Latin influences and nightlife that is legendary. On the waterfront, the Channel District is an area of redevelopment, anchored by Channelside Bay Plaza and new condo and apartment residences. Hyde Park and South Howard offer a myriad of eateries and posh shops. All together, this is the area known as In-Town Tampa.
For an evening out, a fun-filled weekend, or a summer vacation, your plans start here. Enjoy urban Florida, spiced with a unique and mysterious history. Discover the attraction In-Town Tampa has with its full offerings of world-class art and culture, major league sports, great shopping and superb dining.
You can find everything easily through our comprehensive Business Directory and how to get there with our Interactive Maps. Whether you seek information about Museums & Galleries and the many Attractions & Points of Interest in the area, or are looking for Shopping, Restaurants or Hotels, you'll discover it all in the Downtown Tampa Guide & Map.
Tampa is an exciting, vibrant city with many things to do and see. Summer is the perfect season for both visitors and residents to take time to discover our great city and all of its amenities.
A visit to our ever-growing downtown area, featuring the newly opened 25-acre Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Armature Works or the exciting Channelside and Ybor entertainment districts, will provide you with plenty to see and do. Of particular note is the downtown Riverwalk that connects venues along our scenic riverfront leading visitors to recreational and cultural attractions including Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park providing opportunities to relax, play, attend community events, and enjoy amazing views of Tampa and the Hillsborough River. You will discover a variety of amenities that feature interactive fountains, playgrounds, bike share stations, water taxi stops, and opportunities to visit the Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, and the Tampa Bay History Center. These state-of-the-art facilities honor our community's history, heritage, and commitment to the arts. The Riverwalk leads to Water Works Park which features a playground, performance space, and the beautifully restored Ulele Springs where shorebirds and an occasional manatee may be spotted. In the heart of Tampa is Perry Harvey Sr. Park, serving as a tribute to our city's rich African American history through interactive art.
Special activities are also scheduled for our area during this time of year including the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta, Ybor Saturday Market, Hyde Park Village Fresh Market, along with spectacular performances at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts and Stageworks Theatre.
As the nation's 53rd largest city, Tampa offers a unique, exciting experience for all. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, this guide will offer a comprehensive listing of things to do and see throughout the area. I hope you take advantage of all our great city has to offer.