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TAMPA RIVERWALK

Take in the beautiful waterfront views and feel the warm sun along the Tampa Riverwalk. This 2.6-mile walk runs along  the Hillsborough River to the Garrison Channel. Start your journey at the bustling Heights Market at Armature Works, stop along at the vibrant Curtis Hixon park, and continue until you reach Sparkman Wharf. Locals and visitors alike can walk, bike, or take a scooter down the Riverwalk where they can stop at one of the many attractions, bars, or restaurants. At night, witness the colorful lights that bring the Riverwalk to life.

 

 

The Florida Aquarium

THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM

20,000 sea creatures, river otters and ring-tailed lemurs call this Tampa Bay institution home. Touch stingrays, ponder the coral reef tank or splash in the water park. Take the Bay Spirit II into the bay for a dolphin-spotting expedition.

Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf

A vibrant mix of culinary creations by Tampa Bay’s top chefs makes this outdoor waterfront space the place to be before or after a Tampa Bay Lightning game at nearby Amalie Arena. Enjoy unique Tex-Mex cuisine from Michelin chef, Joe Isidori, at the new JOTORO. The centerpiece biergarten features dozens of local beers while the incredible green space plays hosts to concerts, movies, and games for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Bay History Center houses 12,000 years of local history, starting with the Tocobaga Indians who first called the waters of Tampa Bay home. The interactive “Treasure Seekers” exhibit celebrates Florida’s history of pirates, conquistadors, and shipwrecks and features a full-sized sloop, hands-on discoveries in 18th Century navigation, and actual Spanish treasure recovered from shipwrecks.

Julian B. Lane

Julian B. Lane

Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park is a stunning 25-acre park located just north of the University of Tampa and across the Hillsborough River from the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The park is filled with tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts, various water playgrounds, a dog park, and a boat house for competitions and events. 

Sparkman Wharf

 

Sail Plaza

SAIL PLAZA

A 360-degree bar makes a great place to watch the sunset. It shares space with Tampa Bay Water BikesUrban Kai Stand-up Paddleboarding, and e-Boats Tampa for those who want to get out onto the water. A bike repair station stands at the ready to help cyclists needing air or a quick repair.

Amalie Arena

AMALIE ARENA

A state of the art multi-purpose, sports/entertainment venue located in downtown Tampa between The Florida Aquarium and the Tampa Convention Center. It is the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Hockey Team and is host to well over 150 spectacular entertainment events annually.

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

FLORIDA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS

Part of the iconic Rivergate Tower complex, the museum displays photographic works and offers courses in the art of photography.

Straz Center

STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The largest theater complex in the Southeast hosts a Broadway series fall through spring, homegrown theater troupes, and the Florida Orchestra

Tampa Museum of Photographic Arts

 

Curtis Hixon Park

CURTIS HIXON WATERFRONT PARK

Tampa Bay’s riverfront festival grounds, the 8-acre park has splash fountains, a playground and dog park – all with city skyline as a backdrop. Stop in Sundays for yoga.

 

Armature Works

Armature Works

Housed in a carefully restored former trolley barn, Heights Public Market brings together more than a dozen local restaurants in a carefully curated waterfront food hall. Get your favorite and take it to go for al fresco dining by the sparkling Hillsborough River. After, rent a paddleboard or hop the Pirate Water Taxi for a trip into downtown.

Glazer Children's Museum

 

Glazer Children's Museum

Glazer Children’s Museum

Whatever children love to do – dress up, climb high, make art, build things -- this museum on downtown’s central Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is a trove of kid-friendly treasures. The brightly colored three-story building contains plenty to entertain the elementary school set and educate them at the same time.

Tampa Museum of Art

Tampa Museum of Art

There is no better view of downtown than from the covered plaza in front of the Tampa Museum of Art. The Riverwalk Café’s thoroughly modern menu includes many vegetarian options in a setting that inspires, both inside and outside. The museum houses a collection ranging from ancient Greek and Roman to Pop Art legend Roy Lichtenstein.

Ulele

Ulele

Opened in 2014 on the banks of the Hillsborough River, Ulele features a menu inspired by Tampa Bay’s early native and Spanish explorers. The restaurant also includes its own craft brewery. Ulele was created by Tampa Bay’s Gonzmart family, now in their fifth generation as owners of the Columbia, Florida’s oldest restaurant.

Water Works Park

WATER WORKS PARK

The northern end of the Tampa Riverwalk, this part includes a concert shell, splash pad and waterfront views of the Hillsborough River and restored Ulele spring.

 

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