Tampa's Downtown

Downtown River Arts

River Arts

Located in between Tampa Heights and Water Street, Downtown’s River Arts neighborhood brings a lively and engaging artistic energy to Tampa’s Downtown. Containing some of Tampa’s most historic and iconic buildings such as the Tampa Theatre and Hotel Flor, amongst several others, the River Arts neighborhood has a rich cultural history that spans almost 100 years, and continues to survive, thrive, and evolve.

River Arts Main Attractions

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Enjoy this 8-acre park that features a unique urban design, sustainable construction, and operational features. This park includes amenities such as the Great Lawn, that boasts flexible perimeter seating to accommodate a variety of programs, performances, a dog run, a kiosk with restrooms, and more! 

Tampa Riverwalk

The pride and joy of Tampa’s Downtown is our Riverwalk! Take in the beauty of the water along this beautiful 2.6 mile walk that runs through the Hillsborough River to the Garrison Channel. Be sure to walk, bike, or scooter your way through the Riverwalk and stop at one of the many bars, restaurants, or attractions along the way!

Film + Art

Tampa Theatre

Managed by the Tampa Theatre Foundation, this single-auditorium movie palace hosts over 600 events each year including a full schedule of contemporary and classic films, live concerts, special events, tours, and educational programs!

Straz Center for Performing Arts

The Straz Center is Tampa’s decadent and stunning epicenter for world-class entertainment, and remains the largest theatrical facility in the Southeastern United States. From traveling Broadway shows to classical music, opera, and even rock concerts, the Straz Center has something for everyone to enjoy! 

Tampa Museum of Art

The artistic hub of the River Arts neighborhood is arguably the Tampa Museum of Art. This museum is over 100 years old and leads as a cultural institution that fosters community and continues to dedicate itself to diversity. People of all ages and walks of life can be engaged, educated, and inspired by all that the museum has to offer.


Le Meridien

Travel back in time at the newly renovated Le Meridien Tampa. This century old Historic Federal Courthouse has been transformed into a one of a kind Tampa hotel. 

Hotel Flor

Connected to the best of what the city offers, Hotel Flor Tampa provides the perfect place to experience Tampa’s charm. From oversized guestrooms to first-class amenities, get everything to accommodate your peace of mind and body.

Residence Inn by Marriott

 Designed to provide the comforts of home, there are studio-, one- and two-bedroom suites with plenty of room so travelers can unpack and make the most of their travel time.

Barrymore Hotel

The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk is a Downtown Tampa hotel near Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena, Armature Works, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, and many more popular destinations around town.

Be a Foodie in River Arts

Caffeine Roasters Tampa

A coffee spot that highlights specialties including a cold brew infused with hints of orange, an iced frothy sweet drink (think ice cream!) and a sparkling coffee.

Dio's Modern Mediterranean

Locally sourced ingredients and original recipes that amount to a delicious Greek & Lebanese menu

Duckweed Urban Grocery Store

Be sure to get your essentials from Tampa's original Downtown grocer ​

Four Green Fields

Find the luck of the Irish and a good pint at this authentic pub right along Tampa's Riverwalk​


Sophisticated restaurant specializing in Asian fusion cuisine, including sushi and seafood dishes.

Kahwa Coffee

Kahwa Coffee Roasting Company is a wholesale and retail coffee company that has become the largest independent coffee roaster in the state of Florida.​

KAVA Culture

A bountiful variety of emergent sparkling botanical teas on tap for maximized happiness​

Malios Prime Steakhouse

A ritzy & upscale steakhouse located on the first floor of the Rivergate Tower with a great menu + happy hour

Melting Pot Social

A bar-centric, cheese-forward, whimsical dining experience with a creative culinary twist on the classic Melting Pot restaurant.

The Portico Cafe

The unhoused community is supported by this relaxed coffee shop with light fare, seating and Wi-Fi.

Tampa Breakfast

Grab delicious breakfast food that is sure to add a touch of gourmet goodness to your morning​

Top Shelf Sports Lounge

Looking to celebrate your team's big win? Head over to Top Shelf to make a toast to all of your memorable moment

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