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


Welcome to exciting and vibrant Tampa. I hope that you will have the opportunity to discover what our great city has to offer.

It's an exciting time in our growing downtown with plenty to see and do. Our scenic Hillsborough riverfront can be experienced from the Tampa Riverwalk, which connects many of our recreation, cultural, and entertainment venues. Walk, bike, jog, or take the water taxi to discover parks with interactive fountains and playgrounds, greenspaces to play or take in an event, dog parks, picnic areas, and many other state-of-the-art amenities for your relaxation and play. Visit some of our cultural attractions at the Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa Bay History Center, and the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. For unique dining experiences, enjoy our newest food and beverage offerings at Sparkman Wharf and Armature Works, along with the many restaurants throughout the City's thriving culinary scene.

Throughout Tampa you will find a city that provides experiences that reflect its history, heritage, culture, and commitment to the arts. Perry Harvey, Sr. Park features the rich African American History that helped shape Tampa. Across the river at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park you can enjoy a variety of amenities and public art sure to appeal to everyone. Try to spot a manatee or a variety of shorebirds at the beautifully restored Ulele Springs at Water Works Park.

It is now easier than ever to connect from downtown to the Channel District and Ybor City with complimentary rides on the TECO Streetcar. Visit The Florida Aquarium or many of the exciting entertainment options that continue to emerge within these districts.

Tampa offers unique and exciting experiences for residents and visitors alike. I hope that you take advantage of all that our great city has to offer; it is definitely on the itinerary of travelers looking for a memorable place to visit.

Jane Castor