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, vibrant city with many things to do and see. This is particularly true during our winter season with nationally recognized events drawing people from all around the country to our great city.
From the annual downtown Santa Fest, our family entertainment festival held each December which includes the Friends of Tampa Recreation Holiday Parade, the Ybor City Snow on 7th Avenue, and the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day, Tampa comes alive with seasonal celebrations. This year once again includes an exciting Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season, and what has become a traditional favorite, Tampa Downtown on Ice, our City's outdoor ice skating rink in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival continues our season of festivals on January 14-23rd and is followed by one of the country's largest outdoor celebrations, our unique Gasparilla Pirate Fest on January 30th. February brings 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, which honor the immigrants who first settled in this historic community. All of this brings 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. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, this guide will offer a comprehensive listing of things to do and see throughout our area. I hope you will take advantage of all our city has to offer.