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 Downtown Tampa Guide & Map.
Tampa is an exciting ever-changing city with amenities that continue to draw people from all around the country. The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Bay History Center, the Glazer Children's Museum, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, the vibrant Riverwalk, amazing parks, and other venues throughout the city feature events and activities that has something enjoyable for everyone.
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, and the Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta held the first Wednesday of each month. September kicks off Hispanic Heritage Season with galas honoring Hispanic individuals, and festivals that showcase Tampa Bay's Hispanic culture through food, music and art. October brings Movies in the Park at Water Works Park, Oktoberfest, and the Pig Jig to Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, and of course, Halloween festivities abound including the Pumpkin Patch in historic Ybor City and Howl O' Scream at Busch Gardens. The Ybor City Cigar Festival in December 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 has 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.