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 residences. 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, vibrant city with many things to do and see. Spring is the perfect season for both visitors and residents to discover all our great city has to offer, particularly outdoors.
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. Whether it be relaxing at outdoor cafes, walking along the Riverwalk or taking a stroll along Bayshore Boulevard, it will be evident how much we have put into ensuring a safe and pleasurable environment for all. The Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Water Works Park allows residents and visitors to relax, play and enjoy amazing views of Tampa along the Hillsborough River. Overlooking the park and the Riverwalk are the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa Museum of Art and the Glazer Children's Museum, featuring arts and activities for all ages to enjoy.
Special activities are also scheduled for our in-town area during this time of year including the Annual Gasparilla Music Festival and Gasparilla International Film Festival, Mayor's River O'Green Fest and St. Patrick's Parade, Festa Italiana, Davis Islands' Island Fest, Hyde Park Arts Festival, and the Taste of South Tampa. Our waterfront area will once again come alive with the Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Races, an exciting event that continues to grow, and the entire community is excited to be serving as host to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women's Final Four when it comes to the Amalie Arena on April 5-7, 2015.
As the nation's 53rd largest city, Tampa offers a unique, exciting experience for all. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, this guide will offer a comprehensive listing of things to do and see throughout the area. I hope you take advantage of all our great city has to offer.