Downtown

One hour:

Unlock one hour in downtown Tampa starting on the 2.4 mile Tampa Riverwalk which links restaurants, parks, and cultural centers like gems on a string. Begin at Ulele for a quick beer or cocktail that may be ordered to go and served in a special cup; this allows guests to drink legally along Riverwalk. Need a ride? Hop on a Pirate Water Taxi which has a total of 15 stops along the Hillsborough River. Or instead, rent your own E-boat for an hour and discover the river yourself. The family-oriented parks have two playgrounds and three splash zones.

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Two hours:

With some extra time to spend visitors can discover Tampa Bay by bike. Cruise from Channelside to downtown where you can stop by Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center which offers the perfect souvenirs and insider knowledge from local staff. Looking for a bite to eat but not sure what you want? Experience Hall on Franklin where there are seven different restaurants to choose from all in one place. After head down to Water Works Park to rest and unwind or take a stroll along the Riverwalk.

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Four Hours:

With four hours in Tampa adventure awaits. Explore local flavors from the country’s most creative chefs, diverse shopping experiences, or soak in some of Tampa’s historic arts and culture at any of our museums or tours. We recommended The Oxford Exchange for lunch where you can find their vintage bookstore, collection of home decor pieces and gifts designed to delight. Then head over to The Tampa Bay History Center - a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum - featuring three floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Florida history. Want a tour of Tampa to really talk about? Try out the pedal pub concept to the water with the only pedal-powered tour boat in all of Florida, The Kraken Cycleboat is a two-hour cruise is a perfect way to view Tampa’s beautiful downtown!

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