Tampa's Downtown

Downtown Core

Downtown Core

Downtown Core is one of the most vital neighborhoods in Tampa’s Downtown. It is Downtown’s central business district and offers the most distinct transformation from day to night. By day it is a bustling business center and at night and on weekends, visitors and residents alike can all enjoy lounges, bars, and restaurants. There is a pulse that vibrates all through this area that truly makes it the heart and soul of Downtown. Because of the prevalence of skyscrapers, Downtown Core is also the best place to get the most picturesque views of Downtown, neighboring areas, and beautiful sunsets.

Business and Education

Startups and Large Corporations

Downtown Core is the Central Business District

Rampello K-8 School

Downtown Core is home to the Rampello K-8 Downtown Partnership Magnet School


Aloft Hotel

Located right in the heart of the city, along the Hillsborough River, Aloft Tampa Downtown provides unparalleled access to a number of the area’s biggest hot spots, such as the Tampa Riverwalk and the Tampa Theatre. 

Hilton Downtown

Just two blocks from the Riverwalk and half a mile from Amalie Arena and the Tampa Convention Center with a  rooftop pool, Hilton Downtown boasts views of the surrounding area, a sundeck, and whirlpool, while also having a 24-hour fitness center, restaurant, bar, and on-site Starbucks.

Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

At Hotel Tampa Riverwalk, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Relax with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge or the poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.

Hyatt Place Tampa Downtown

Set in Tampa’s city center, Hyatt Place Tampa Downtown near the Tampa Riverwalk offers 230 spacious rooms, an elevated restaurant and bar, and a chic design inspired by Tampa’s Latin history.

Places to Dine

211 Restaurant

Have a unique dining experience at this ritzy eatery located in Tampa City Center

Blind Tiger Café

The atmosphere of a speakeasy combined with the love of coffee for those who desire quality and richness in the small pleasures of life.

Bruegger's Bagels

Eat delicious 100% Vermont-made cream cheeses, fresh sandwiches, coffee, & more

Café 124

This cozy yet upscale café offers a variety of delicious grab & go menu items

Fusion Bowl

Enjoy delicious, fresh, and healthy Vietnamese favorites including Pho & Bahn Mi


With many signature dishes and great drinks, this pub is a Downtown favorite

On a Roll Sushi

This is your spot for traditional and innovative Sushi dishes with unique flavor combinations

Yeoman's Cask & Lion

Enjoy the heart & history of British culture at one of Downtown's best sports pubs