Trip time! Discover the theater, live music, and sports in Downtown Tampa.

Explore the walkable area of Downtown Tampa—gourmet restaurants, hockey, and popular sights from Tampa Theater to Tampa Riverwalk.

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Top Hotels in Downtown Tampa

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
3 out of 5
111 W Fortune St, Tampa, FL
$125/night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
3.8/5Good! (1,949 reviews)

Located in Downtown Tampa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tampa Museum of Art and Tampa Theater. University of Tampa and Tampa Convention Center are ...

3.8/5Good! (1,949 reviews)

"Right across the street from Riverwalk was really nice for evening strolls"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
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Hilton Tampa Downtown
3.5 out of 5
211 N Tampa Street, Tampa, FL
$152/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.2/5Very Good! (1,287 reviews)

Located in Downtown Tampa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Glazer Children's Museum, and Tampa Convention Center. Tampa ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,287 reviews)

"The downtown Tampa Hilton has an excellent location. Unfortunately, during my recent stay I was not able to enjoy all of the amenities due to my full schedule during the two days I was in Tampa. I found the room to be comfortable, but I did find it smaller than a comparable room at the Sheraton Riverwalk. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Hilton Tampa Downtown
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Tampa Marriott Water Street
4 out of 5
700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL
$189/night
Sep 19 - Sep 20
4.4/5Excellent! (1,766 reviews)

Located in Downtown Tampa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tampa Convention Center, Amalie Arena, and Port of Tampa. Florida Aquarium and Tampa Museum ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,766 reviews)

"Pool under construction and outdoor bar and back water area not available"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Tampa Marriott Water Street
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Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
3.5 out of 5
513 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL
$176/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.1/5Very Good! (2,040 reviews)

Located in Downtown Tampa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tampa Convention Center and Amalie Arena. Port of Tampa and Florida Aquarium are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,040 reviews)

"We have family in the area and stay here when we come to Tampa. It is a lovely facility with a great staff and a great location. The rooms are spacious. Our grandchildren stay with us. With the street car stop in front of the hotel and River Walk across the street, once we check in, we don't need ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
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Aloft Tampa Downtown
3 out of 5
100 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL
$128/night
Sep 20 - Sep 21
4.2/5Excellent! (881 reviews)

Located in Downtown Tampa, this hotel is steps from Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa Riverwalk, and Tampa Bay. Tampa Museum of Art and Tampa Theater ...

4.2/5Excellent! (881 reviews)

"The style of the hotel was great and the location is perfect."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Aloft Tampa Downtown
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Floridan Palace Hotel
3.5 out of 5
905 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL
$109/night
Sep 20 - Sep 21
3.7/5Good! (1,319 reviews)

Located in Downtown Tampa, this historic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Tampa Bay, Tampa Theater, and Tampa Riverwalk. Tampa Museum of Art and Glazer Children's ...

3.7/5Good! (1,319 reviews)

"Great decor Felt like i was in a pre ww 2 hotel Rooms were comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Floridan Palace Hotel

Popular things to do in Downtown Tampa

Florida Aquarium
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Florida Aquarium

Embark on a colorful exploration of Florida’s ecosystems and aquatic habitats at this popular aquarium.

Tampa Theater
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Tampa Theater

Go to a screening of a rare classic film in this historic theater palace that has a special place in the hearts of Tampa’s local residents.

Tampa Museum of Art
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Tampa Museum of Art

This waterfront museum boasts a rich collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, and 20th-century fine art.

Tampa Bay History Center
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Tampa Bay History Center

More than 40,000 artifacts inside this museum chart the history of the Tampa Bay region from prehistoric times to the present day.

Tampa Riverwalk
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Tampa Riverwalk

With a visit to Tampa Riverwalk, a popular shopping spot in Tampa, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed theater scene in this walkable area.

Glazer Children's Museum
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Glazer Children's Museum

Study the exhibits at Glazer Children's Museum, a popular museum in Tampa. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top activities in Downtown Tampa

The Florida Aquarium - General Admission Tickets
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The Florida Aquarium - General Admission Tickets

$28

Visit The Florida Aquarium and see more than 12,000 plants and animals from Florida and beyond in the 250,000-square feet (23,000-sq m) located in downtown Tampa. Start your Florida Aquarium experience in the Wetlands Trail, which is home to animals and plants found in Florida.

Tampa Bay CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions
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Tampa Bay CityPASS: 5 Must-See Museums & Attractions

$109

Tampa Bay CityPASS® tickets include prepaid admission to Tampa Bay’s must-see attractions at significant savings off the price of the same tickets purchased separately. Extra perk: CityPASS travelers skip most main-entrance ticket lines.

Tampa's ZooQuarium Ticket
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Tampa's ZooQuarium Ticket

$50

Two Can't-Miss Attractions. One Low Price. Countless Memories. With awe-inspiring sea creatures, incredible wildlife, thrilling rides and up-close encounters at every turn, there is something for the whole family at ZooTampa at Lowry Park and The Florida Aquarium! Buy your tickets together and save.

Downtown & Tampa Bay Helicopter Tour
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Downtown & Tampa Bay Helicopter Tour

$90

Join Old City Helicopters on an unforgettable narrated helicopter tour of downtown Tampa and Tampa Bay. Get swept off of your feet and into a skyward tour of some of the area’s most notable buildings, bays, and attractions.

Tampa Bay & Davis Islands Helicopter Tour
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Tampa Bay & Davis Islands Helicopter Tour

$70

Gear up and head out for an awe-inspiring helicopter ride over Tampa Bay and Davis Islands. As you fly fast and low, admire the city and water views while safely buckled into your seat. Jump aboard your waiting helicopter and strap on your headset for a narrated tour of Tampa.

Tampa Craft Brewery Tour - Hop On Hop Off
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Tampa Craft Brewery Tour - Hop On Hop Off

$10

This Hop On Hop Off bus loop offers stops at 12 different Breweries, Restaurants, and Bars in the Tampa, Ybor, and Seminole Heights neighborhoods. 8 of the 12 stops are breweries and there are even more walking distance from the stops.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Downtown Tampa

Spring Training in Tampa Bay
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Spring Training in Tampa Bay

Sampling the best of baseball's Spring Training in Tampa Bay

The many beaches of Tampa Bay
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The many beaches of Tampa Bay

Don't just settle for one beach when you can test the waters of several in Tampa

Tampa Bay: Emerging foodie destination
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Tampa Bay: Emerging foodie destination

Dining around the growing food destination of Tampa Bay

Other neighborhoods in Tampa

Ybor City
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Ybor City

Live Music, Theaters, Dining

Learn about the diverse history of Tampa’s enthralling Latin Quarter and find out why it’s known as the Cigar City.

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

Family-Friendly, Architecture, Culture

You'll enjoy the restaurants and shopping in Hyde Park. You might want to make time for a stop at Tampa Riverwalk or Tampa Bay.

Channel District
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Channel District

While visiting Channel District, you might make a stop by sights like Florida Aquarium and Port of Tampa.

Terrace Park
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Terrace Park

While visiting Terrace Park, you might make a stop by sights like Adventure Island and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.