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 ever-changing city with amenities that continue to draw people from all around the country. Fall is the perfect season to experience our great city.
Be sure to visit the vibrant Tampa Riverwalk and the newly renovated Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Other venues throughout the city to experience unique events and activities include the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay History Center, Glazer Children's Museum, the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, and all of the amazing City of Tampa parks. Fall also brings the excitement of the start of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's seasons.
Special fall activities include the Ybor City Saturday Market, Fourth Friday Downtown Tampa, and the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta on the first Wednesday of each month. September kicks off Hispanic Heritage Season with galas recognizing Hispanic individuals and festivals honoring Hispanic culture through food, music and art. October brings Movies in the Park at Water Works Park, Oktoberfest and the Pig Jig to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, and Halloween activities abound including the Pumpkin Patch in historic Ybor City, Howl O' Scream at Busch Gardens, and the Riverwalk Trick or Treat. The Ybor City Cigar Festival in December celebrates Tampa's rich cultural heritage with a day of entertainment, traditional foods, exhibits and some of the world's best cigars.
With great shopping, fabulous restaurants and exciting nightlife, Tampa has something for everyone. Inside this guide is a comprehensive listing of things to do and see throughout our area. I hope you will take advantage of all our great city has to offer.