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.

Straz Center for the Performing Arts – Catch a top notch show in a great venue.
Straz Center for the Performing Arts 1

Jobsite Theatre at the Straz – An intimate setting to see regional talent perform live.
Jobsite Theatre 1

Stageworks Theatre – Located in the Channel District, it is Tampa’s oldest running theatre.
Stageworks Theatre 1

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – Historic and contemporary art from all over the world

Tampa Museum of Art – Ancient, contemporary, and modern art in an absolutely stunning location
Tampa Museum of Art

Florida Aquarium – See incredible marine life from our area and other regions
Florida Aquarium 1

Tampa Bay History Center – Explore Tampa’s history from the Native Americans to the cigar era and more.   
Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa Theatre – Built in 1926, the Tampa Theatre is one of America’s most elaborate movie palaces and a beloved community landmark.  Visitors to the Theatre enjoy world-class entertainment under a realistic night sky with twinkling stars, in a romantic Mediterranean courtyard replete with old-world statues, flowers, and gargoyles.
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Henry B Plant Museum – Original furnishings and artifacts and a dynamic self-guided audio tour immerse visitors in the opulence of the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel and its rich history.
Henry B Plant Museum 1

Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa
Scarfone Hartley Gallery 1

TECO Public Art Gallery – Exhibitions by Florida based artists in this high traffic public atrium of a corporation generous in their support of the arts.
TECO Public Art Gallery

Armature Works – So many great options for delicious food and tasty drinks.
Armature Works night

The Hall on Franklin -“SEVEN DIVERSE CULINARY EXPERTS COLLECTED WITHIN ONE SPACE, WORKING TOGETHER TO DELIVER THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE DINING EXPERIENCE IMAGINABLE”

the hall on franklin

The Tampa Riverwalk – Take a romantic stroll with plenty of stops for snacks and beverages along the way.
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Ulele has been a hit since the day it opened.
Ulele oysters



Remedy – A brand new edition to the Riverwalk…”Craft cocktails, culture, and cuisine.”
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The Sail – You can’t beat the views at this relaxing spot.

Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina

Marriott Waterside

Columbia Cafe at the Tampa Bay History Center – Just like Columbia’s other locations, the Spanish/Cuban cuisine is spectacular.
Columbia Cafe 2
Sparkman Wharf – Tampa’s former Channelside was just reopened at the end of 2018 and it has been a resounding success.  10 dining spots from renowned local chefs/restaurateurs.
Sparkman Wharf
Malios Prime Steakhouse – “Malio’s Steakhouse, for over 35 years, earned a reputation for serving the finest quality, with superior service and atmosphere. It is in that tradition that Malio’s Prime Steakhouse offers USDA Prime Beef, the freshest seafood available (featuring coldwater lobster tails), accompanied by a selection of over 200 wines, along with unparalleled service and ambience.”
Malios Prime Steakhouse 1
Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar – Authentic Spanish cuisine, live music, flamenco shows.
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Osteria – Chef inspired Italian

Cena – “Modern, fresh and simple Italian food served in a contemporary and stylish setting.”
Cena 1
Anise Global Gastrobar – “Centers around internationally inspired bites, masterfully crafted cocktails, and carefully selected wines.”
Anise Global Gastrobar 1
Taps Restaurant Bar and Lounge – Craft cocktails, great wine selection, beers beers beers…awesome food!
Taps Restaurant 1
Mise en Place – Award winning modern American cuisine
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