Discover Downtown Tampa!

The Downtown Tampa area is comprised of several distinctive districts with different personalities. Steeped in history and with a business backbone, Downtown Tampa offers visitors and residents a variety of experiences, dining and shopping.

Tampa Bay Florida Regional Map

Radiating from the core is Downtown Tampa, the principal business center of the Tampa Bay area and Florida's West Coast. Downtown 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 Sparkman Wharf 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 Downtown 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 Downtown 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.

Downtown Tampa Waterfront - Mayor of Downtown Tampa


Tampa is an exciting, vibrant city with many attractions to discover. Summer is the perfect season with ideal weather for visitors and residents to enjoy all that our great city has to offer.

The city is alive with excitement as everyone cheers on the Tampa Bay Lightning as they again pursue the Stanley Cup. Explore our growing and active downtown along with the Channel and Ybor entertainment districts where there is plenty to see and do. Relax at outdoor cafes along the Tampa Riverwalk at Water Street Tampa, Sparkman Wharf, Ulele, and Armature Works, while enjoying amazing views along the Hillsborough River. Engage in activities for all ages at the Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa Bay History Center, The Florida Aquarium, and in Ybor City, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. A destination not to be missed, Midtown Tampa continues to grow into an exciting mixed-use district connecting Westshore and downtown.

The beautiful weather is a great opportunity to recreate in Tampa's Gold Medal awarded park system. Enjoy fitness at the shoreline along Bayshore Boulevard with Tampa General Hospital's recent improvements to the exercise stations promoting healthy lifestyles through their Tampa Well initiative. Stop for the numerous events and activities that Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, and Water Works Park offer. Explore Perry Harvey, Sr. Park recognizing Tampa's rich African American culture or visit any of the numerous and diverse neighborhood parks.

Whether you are a visitor or a resident, I hope you take advantage of everything to see and do within this guide's comprehensive listings. Tampa is a welcoming and diverse community where everyone can enjoy unique and engaging experiences.

Jane Castor