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 an exciting ever-changing city with amenities that continue to draw people from all around the country. With the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay History Center, the expanded Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park featuring the Park Cart, Rock the Park concerts, Pound the Park cardio classes, the Glazer Children's Museum, and the Zack Street Promenade of the Arts, it is quickly gaining a reputation as a true cultural arts destination.
Fall is the perfect season to experience our great city. Excitement is building for the start of the season for both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Special activities include the Ybor City Saturday Market, the Downtown Tampa Market, and the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta held the first Wednesday of each month. In September the Celebra tu Herenica Festival officially kicks off Hispanic Heritage Season and showcases Tampa Bay Hispanic culture through food, music and art. October brings Screen on the Green at Water Works Park, Oktoberfest to downtown Tampa, and of course, Halloween festivities abound, including the nationally renowned Guavaween Family FunFest in Ybor City, full of daytime activities for the whole family. The Ybor City Heritage & Cigar Festival in November celebrates Tampa's rich cultural heritage with a day of entertainment, traditional foods, exhibits and some of the world's finest cigars.
With great shopping, fabulous restaurants and exciting nightlife, Tampa offers 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.