TAMPA'S DOWNTOWN Things To Do

This survey will help shape Downtown Tampa’s future!
November 3, 2020

The 2020 Downtown Worker and Resident survey is now live! In 2008, the Tampa Downtown Partnership launched its first community study for residents and workers. The research and its findings have helped pinpoint and steer focus on the things that Downtown Stakeholders value most. The survey has resulted in game-changing initiatives over the years, including […]

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Downtown Tampa Museums You Should Visit Today
August 18, 2020

The summer heat is on and families are looking for things to do to stay out of the sun for a few hours.  The museums in Downtown Tampa are a great way to get out and spend some time in a safe environment.  Every venue has implemented new protocols to help make it a fun […]

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Your Outdoor Dining Options in Tampa’s Downtown!

Downtown Tampa restaurants have been adapting to all the recent changes with great determination and resilience.  Outdoor seating has been a major initiative for several restaurants and many have added and/or expanded their outdoor seating.  Here’s a list of spots where outdoor dining is available to help keep you safe and healthy during these unprecedented […]

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Sparkman Eats
July 15, 2020

Sparkman Wharf is a beautiful complex with a little something for everyone from families, foodies, beer lovers, etc.  Here’s a list of the AWESOME eats for you to explore. Edison’s Swigamajig – Blackened Chicken Sandwich The Corners Pizza – Get Your “Meat” On  Splitsville – Hot Honey Chicken Biscuits Gallito Taqueria – We highly recommend […]

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7 Awesome Healthy Food Spots in Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa is an awesome foodie destination with a great variety of delicious options.  We love all the deliciousness in Downtown Tampa, but sometimes we need to find some healthy eats.  Luckily, there’s no shortage spots in Downtown Tampa focused on healthy eats, but not short on tastiness. Bamboozle has been serving up fresh and […]

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$10 Lunches

Downtown Tampa has an awesome variety of options for lunch.  Even better is several of those options can be had for $10 or less and the deliciousness is still on point. Bamboozle Cafe – 516 N Tampa St – You can’t beat the $5 Pho on Tuesdays Spain Restaurant – 513 N Tampa St – […]

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Escape the heat with Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Summer Series
July 2, 2020

Enjoy activities under a 10,000 square foot tent in Curtis Hixon Park The Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Summer Series is back at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park with free activities, including a giant 10,000-square-foot tent . It’s the perfect place to go to get out of the house and burn off some energy – all while protected […]

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Water Taxi New Routes
June 30, 2020

Explore Downtown Tampa with the Pirate Water Taxi The waterways surrounding Downtown Tampa are the centerpiece of everything in the area.  An awesome way to explore it all is with the Pirate Water Taxi.  They have a fleet of six boats with stops at seventeen locations, including Armature Works, Florida Aquarium, Harbour Islands, Davis Islands, […]

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Embarc Collective – Flood Of New Innovations Sparked By Quarantine

Tampa Bay’s innovation scene is Awesome; and it is our local innovators, visionaries and entrepreneurs who are leading the charge, allowing our region to survive through the current pandemic and thrive once we come out on the other side. Their unrestrained resilience and ability to pivot according to current economic demands and consumer needs will […]

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52 AMAZING Downtown Tampa Murals

When you think of Downtown Tampa, murals are probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but wow do we have some amazing art all over the place! Check out 52 murals from the Heights area, just 2 blocks east of Armature on Franklin St, all they way into Downtown. As you scroll through, […]

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22 Spots In and Around Armature Works

Armature Works in Tampa Heights has been a big hit since it opened in 2018.  A lot has happened since then.  They’ve added some concepts, changed things up, and there’s still a ton of stuff in the works.  Here’s a quick look at all the vendors inside the Heights Market at Armature Works and a […]

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17 AWESOME Spots on the Tampa Riverwalk in Downtown Tampa

The Tampa Riverwalk is more AWESOME every day! If there’s one thing Tampa got right it’s the development of the Tampa Riverwalk.  The development along the Riverwalk has increased over the last few years, especially after the completion of the last phase.  Here’s a list of great spots to visit along the Riverwalk. Armature Works […]

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14 AWESOME Parks in Downtown Tampa

Parks Are An Integral Part of Downtown Tampa The parks in Downtown Tampa have been developed or redeveloped along with all the other things going on in the district.   The city has done an excellent job of nurturing the green spaces by keeping them super clean and using them to bring people to the Downtown […]

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10 Family Friendly Things To Do In Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa is on the rise and there’s so many things to do and see.  Making sure it is family friendly has been a huge focus and it definitely shows.  Plan a day with the family and experience everything Downtown Tampa has to offer.   Parks – Stop by one of many parks throughout Downtown Tampa.  […]

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9 Coworking Spaces in Downtown Tampa

With the tremendous increase in solo-preneurship and tech start up company’s popping up all around Tampa Bay there are no shortages of Co-Working spaces opening up to accommodate! As more and more of us are able to work remotely from our phones and laptops the need for a physical office space has become a less […]

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8 Water Activities in Downtown Tampa

There are more and more ways to enjoy the river through Downtown Tampa.  With so many options available for transportation, leisure, and fitness what is your next Hillsborough River adventure? We have done everything on here except the brand spankin’ new pirate ship and we have always a blast. (we’ll be setting sail on that […]

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Rock The Park’s 10th Anniversary!
June 25, 2020

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of Rock the Park, live-streamed from a special location to your best seat in the house! Rock the Park Tampa is typically held at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on the first Thursday of each month. For 10 years RTP has produced a free monthly music series showcasing musical […]

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18 AWESOME Places To Live In Downtown Tampa
June 30, 2019

Downtown Tampa has become a neighborhood where people want to live.  A lifestyle has evolved with the development – The Riverwalk, public parks, awesome restaurants, and things to do. Back in the day there were very few places to live in Downtown Tampa.  To be honest, it was basically a ghost town after offices closed […]

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11 AWESOME Places to Stay in Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa is an AWESOME place to visit and it’s getting better every day.  The Tampa Riverwalk, Sparkman Wharf, Florida Aquarium, incredible restaurants, museums, and so much more are all there for everyone to enjoy. You can always come visit for the day, but you’ll need a place to stay if you want to take […]

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11 #DowntownTampa Insta Spots

Downtown Tampa has so many great things going on and photo opportunities are all over the place.  Here’s some of the more popular spots for Instagram.  Where’s your go to spot?  Let us know in the comments. The “Tampa Postcard” has been around for awhile and it’s as AWESOME as ever.  Located on Jefferson St […]

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10 Downtown Tampa Spots for Lunch Under $10

It’s nice to splurge for lunch but it can get pricey really quick depending on where you go.  Here’s a few of our go to spots for lunch that won’t hurt your bank account too much.  All of these spots have lunch for less than $10 and they’re delicious! Bamboozle Cafe – 516 N Tampa […]

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10 AWESOME Spots for BRUNCH in Downtown Tampa

There’s so many things going on in Downtown Tampa.  Brunch is no exception.  In years past, Downtown Tampa was probably not very high on the list of places to go for brunch.  Well now there’s AWESOME options all around Downtown Tampa. Steelbach at Armature Works  – Starting at 930am on Saturday and Sunday Jackson’s on Harbour […]

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9 AWESOME Eats at Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf is the transformation of the former “Channelside” area.  They did an incredible job of opening up the biggest attraction – the riverfront. Sparkman Wharf is a beautiful complex with a little something for everyone from families, foodies, beer lovers, etc.  Here’s a list of AWESOME eats. Edison’s Swigamajig – Blackened Chicken Sandwich The […]

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9 AWESOME Coffee Shops in Downtown Tampa

As the resurgence of Downtown Tampa continues, the number of coffee shops grows as well.  If you want a cup of coffee to start your day or just need a place to hang out for a bit, have a meeting, or catch up on some work, there’s several great options in Downtown Tampa. Caffeine Roasters […]

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4 Sidewalk Cafes and 1 Complex Transformed In Downtown Tampa

These days there’s a constant BUZZ about Downtown Tampa and all of the development.  Have you heard about the grants that are helping businesses with improvements, such as the Storefront and Sidewalk Cafe Grant Program? Grants are always something you hear about, but rarely do you see the actual successful implementation.  The Tampa Downtown Partnership […]

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10 Spots for an AWESOME dinner in Downtown Tampa
February 18, 2019

Downtown Tampa has become a foodie destination.  There’s no shortage of upscale and fine dining. Sometimes you want to step it up a bit to treat yourself and special ones to a great meal.  Here’s some great spots for an awesome meal in Downtown Tampa. Steelbach at Armature Works – “INNOVATIVE SOUTHERN FOOD PAIRED WITH A […]

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14 AWESOME Spots For A Cocktail In Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa has some great spots, old and new, for cocktails. Downtown Tampa has become an awesome destination to grab a drink.   Check out these venues for a pre or post dinner cocktail…or any other time.  Armature Works – Grab a drink at BAR at Armature or Cru Cellars and sit inside, in the courtyard, […]

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9 AWESOME Happy Hour Spots in Downtown Tampa

There’s so many awesome places in Downtown Tampa for Happy Hour. Want a drink after work?  Want a drink before dinner?  Want a drink before an event at Amalie Arena?  Want a drink before a show at the Straz Center?  Want a drink with friends?  Downtown Tampa has you covered.  Check out these AWESOME spots […]

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27 Awesome Spots for Date Night in Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa has become an incredible destination.  There’s so much to experience – see, do, eat, drink, etc. Downtown Tampa is the perfect location for date night with that special someone in your life.  There’s something for everyone.  Here’s a list of great spots for entertainment, culture, history, food and drinks. StrStraz Center for the […]

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10 Downtown Tampa Transportation Options
February 17, 2019

Downtown Tampa has a lot going on and the transportation options keep getting better and better. As Downtown Tampa grows and grows the methods to get from place to place keep expanding.  New and updated options are available and more are on the way. TECO Line Streetcar System – Cruise around Downtown Tampa or shoot […]

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