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.
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. 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 SoHo 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.

Downtown Tampa Waterfront - Mayor of Downtown Tampa


Tampa is an exciting, vibrant city with many things to do and see. Summer is the perfect season for both visitors and residents to take time to discover our great city and all of its amenities.

A visit to our ever-growing downtown area, or the exciting Channelside and Ybor entertainment districts, will provide you with plenty to see and do. Of particular note is Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park providing an opportunity for residents and visitors to relax, play and enjoy amazing views of Tampa and the Hillsborough River, and includes amenities such as the Rock the Park concerts, Yoga in the Park and the Park Cart with recreational items and games patrons can borrow free of charge. Overlooking this park and the Riverwalk are the Glazer Children's Museum, Tampa Museum of Art and Tampa Bay History Center, all state-of-the-art facilities honoring our community's history, heritage and commitment to the arts. Special activities are also scheduled for our in-town area during this time of year including the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta, Ybor Saturday Market and Yoga in Ybor, Hyde Park Village Fresh Market, productions by the Florida Orchestra and at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts and Stageworks Theatre, and Light Up Channelside: Summer Fireworks Series, and Independence Day Firework Celebration at Channelside.

As the nation's 53rd largest city, Tampa offers a unique, exciting experience for all its visitors and is definitely included on the itineraries of travelers looking for a memorable place to visit during the summer months. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, I hope you take advantage of all our great city has to offer.

Bob Buckhorn