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Downtown Tampa Has Something for Everyone!

With so many options for things to do in Tampa’s Downtown, the challenge is not deciding where to go or what to do, it’s deciding where to start. The downtown Tampa area is booming and so are the neighborhoods surrounding it. From family-friendly fun like the Aquarium, water sports and parks to exciting nightlife, events, bars and some of the beat restaurants. 

Named by Time’s Money Magazine as one of the Five Best Big Cities in the United States, Tampa is considered a “Sunbelt beach city with international aspirations.” Experience the inspiring culture of museums and diverse cuisines of memorable dining, unique shopping, and Downtown’s array of arts and entertainment, outdoor activities, nightlife, and events.

Entertainment

Fourth Friday, Events, Concerts, Food Trucks all in Downtown! Never a dull week here in Downtown Tampa with plenty of excitement to dive into. 

Family Fun

From museums and parks to the Florida Aquarium  and Water Works Park, there are lots of activities for the whole family! 

Live Music

Check out our list of bars and restaurants with live music this week! This list is updated every Thursday afternoon.

Family Time

Endless fun activities for all ages for the perfect vacation

Nightlife

When you’re daily activities end, the fun has just begun!

Activities Come in All Shapes & Sizes

Outdoor

Plenty to do & plenty to see! Get out and explore!

Outdoor Activities

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Dining

Endless dining options to fuel the foodie in you!

Dine + Drink

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Theater

Indulge in the arts with a show, movie or opera!

Catch A Show

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Relax

Downtown is full of great places to grab a drink and relax!

Drink & Enjoy

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Events

New events happening all around Downtown Tampa every week!

Exciting New Events

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Fitness

Get out, be active & work up a sweat!

Get Movin'!

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More Reasons to Enjoy Downtown Tampa!

Only city in Florida to be ranked among “America’s 50 Best Cities”

-- Bloomberg Businessweek

Ranked Most Hospitable City

-- Airbnb

Ranked 4th Most Pet-Friendly City for Travelers in America

-- Priceline.com

Ranked 3rd “Top 10 Value Destinations” that offer the most “Vacation-on-the-Dollar” in 2013 and 2014

-- Hotwire.com

Ranked 4th “Top 20 Cities for Golf”

-- Golf Digest

Ranked 4th “Top five of America’s Most Popular Big Cities”

-- Pew Research Center

Ranked as the “5th best outdoor city”

-- Forbes

Ranked among “Top 25 Arts Destinations”

-- American Style Magazine

Ranked No. 7 out of the top 10 spring break destinations

-- Orbitz.com

“Outstanding Wine Program” Bern’s Steak House

-- James Beard Foundation, 2016

Ranked No. 15 U.S. Tourist Hotspots Nobody Cared About 15 Years Ago

-- Orbitz.com

Ranked 3rd “Best Beer Town” – 10Best.com Readers’ Choice Award

-- USAToday

Florida Aquarium ranked among “Top-10 Aquariums in North America”

-- Coastal Living Magazine

Gasparilla among “Top 20 Community Celebrations in the Southeastern U.S.”

-- Southern Tourism Commission

Glazer’s Children Museum among “Top 10 Children’s Museums in the Country”

-- Women's Day Magazine

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