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 residenceslike Grand Central at Kennedy. 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 In-Town Tampa Guide & Map.
Tampa is a vibrant city with many things to do and see. It's particularly true during our winter season with nationally recognized events drawing people from throughout the nation to our great city.
This year again includes an exciting Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season, the Outback Bowl on January 2nd and the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game held on January 9th with activities leading up to the game including the Playoff Fan Central and Playoff Playlist Live, a series of free concerts.
Tampa comes alive with seasonal celebrations including the Tampa Winter Village with the City's popular outdoor ice skating rink in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, the annual downtown Santa Fest featuring Friends of Tampa Recreation Holiday Parade, and Ybor City Snow on 7th Avenue. The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival continues our season of festivals and events, followed by one of the country's largest celebrations, our unique Gasparilla Pirate Fest, the Krewe of Sant' Yago Knight Parade, in which the streets of Ybor City come ablaze with floats and krewes from around the bay area, the Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend, and Fiesta Day in Ybor City, honoring the immigrants who first settled in this historic community and bringing our city and its rich history alive for millions of visitors.
Tampa is definitely included on the itineraries of travelers looking for an exciting place to visit during the winter months and is renowned as a great place to live throughout the year. I hope you will take advantage of all our city has to offer.