Downtown Tampa has been on the upswing for several years and the last couple of years have seen the momentum increase exponentially.  The Water Street development along with so many other things in the works is going to make Downtown Tampa an AWESOME destination.

There’s so many things to do in Downtown Tampa and the list keeps growing every day.  Here’s some of our favorites.  Let us know your favorite in the comments.

Take a stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk
Tampa Riverwalk

More Things To Do On The Tampa Riverwalk

Have some delicious oysters at Ulele
Ulele oysters

Take a selfie at the Tampa postcard – Florida Ave and Royal St
Downtown Tampa Postcard Mural

Attend the Gasparilla Arts Festival

Cruise the Hillsborough River on the Pirate Water Taxi
Pirate Water Taxi

Enjoy an AWESOME steak at Malio’s Prime Steakhouse
Malios Prime Steakhouse 1

Get some fitness at Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park
Yoga in the Park

Free Weekly Fitness Classes at Curtis Hixon Riverfront Park



Hang out at Sparkman Wharf
Sparkman Wharf 3

Other Spots in the Channel District of Downtown Tampa

Explore Tampa’s history at the Tampa Bay History Center
Tampa Bay History Center

Have some authentic Italian food at Cena
Cena 1

Relax at one of Downtown Tampa’s parks
Lykes Gaslight Park

More Downtown Tampa Parks

Grab a drink and a snack and take in the beautiful views at The Sail
Sail Pavilion

Rent a bike from Coast Bike Share
Coast Bike Share Tampa 1

Enjoy a mojito and tapas at Spain Restaurant
Spain 1

Catch a show at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Straz Center for the Performing Arts 1

Grab a pint at Four Green Fields Irish Pub
Four Green Fields Curtis Hixon Park 2

Ride the TECO Line Streetcar around downtown or over to Ybor City – it’s FREE!
TECO Line Streetcar System 1

Eat some seafood at Harpoon Harry’s
Harpoon Harry's

See a classic flick at the historic Tampa Theatre
Tampa Theatre 3

Have a sangria at the Columbia Cafe
Columbia Cafe 2

Take your furry friend to a dog park 

Enjoy some incredible, healthy pho at Bamboozle Cafe
Bamboozle

Travel the world on a cruise…Bon Voyage!
Cruise Port Tampa Bay

Have a delicious, healthy meal at Nature’s Table
Nature's Table

Healthy Meals in Downtown Tampa

Explore the seas at the Florida Aquarium
Florida Aquarium 1

Perk up with a cup of coffee at Caffeine

Have a delicious, healthy pizza at Tampa Pizza Company
Tampa Pizza Co 5

Head over to Heights Public Market at Armature Works for incredible food and drinks at an awesome destination
Armature Works Heights Public Market

Awesome Things To Enjoy At Armature Works

Ride a segway with Tampa Bay Segway Tours
Tampa Bay segway

Grab a bagel at Bruegger’s Bagels
Bruegger's Bagels

Peddle your way down the Hillsborough River with Tampa Bay Water Bikes
Tampa Bay Water Bike Company

Downtown Tampa Transportation Options

Eat some Stinky Bunz at Anise Global Gastrobar
Anise Global Gastrobar 1

Upscale Dinner in Downtown Tampa

Feel the excitement of NHL hockey with the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena

Sip on some fine spirits at CW’s Gin Joint
CW's Gin Joint 1

Awesome Cocktails in Downtown Tampa

Grab some breakfast at Cafe Hey
Cafe Hey

Head over to The Hall on Franklin for a wonderful selection of great food and drinks
the hall on franklin

Grab a great slice at Eddie and Sam’s NY Pizza
Eddie & Sam's NY Pizza

Go to happy hour at Franklin Manor
Franklin Manor 1

Happy Hour Spots in Downtown Tampa

Enjoy some smoky deliciousness at Holy Hog Barbecue
Holy Hog

Catch a game at Hattrick’s Tavern
Hattricks Tavern 1

Order the Tuna Crudo at Taps 
Taps Tuna Crudo

Attend the River O’ Green party for St Paddy’s Day
Gasparilla Invasion

Explore some great Tampa history at Plant Museum
Henry B Plant Museum 1

Have some authentic Mexican Tacos at Urban Cantina
Urban Cantina

Take the kids to the Glazer Children’s Museum

Take in everything Oxford Exchange has to offer
Oxford Exchange

Enjoy some fine dining at Mise en Place
Mise en Place 2

Take in some awesome art at the Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa Museum of Art

Grab a cold one at the Pour House
Pour House

Indulge in some serious Italian authenticity at Osteria 

Explore the World War II ship American Victory
american-victory

Drink a local brew along with an upscale sandwich at The Pint and Brew
The Pint and Brew

Shop for tasty and healthy eats at Duckweed Urban Grocery
Duckweed Urban Grocery

See awesome photos at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Eat some authentic Jamaican food at Jerk Hut
Jerk Hut

Get a pic at the TAMPA sign located in the parking lot near the entrance of Sparkman Wharf
Tampa sign

Grab a drink and snack on some apps at City Dog Cantina
City Dog Cantina

Take a walk to check out all the lit up bridges at night

Have some beer and wings at District Tavern
District Tavern

Buy, rent, or service a bike at City Bike Tampa
City Bike Tampa

Treat yourself to ice cream and cookie dough at Dough Nation
Dough Nation

Eat at the Mayor’s Food Truck Fiesta the first Wednesday of every month
Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta

Download the app and get a ride around Downtown Tampa for free with the Downtowner
Downtowner Tampa

Visit Downtown Tampa on Fourth Friday every month

Sit outside with tasty drinks and delicious eats at Remedy
Remedy 4

Shop for shoes at Soleciety Sneaker Boutique
Soleciety Sneaker Boutique

Have an amazing craft cocktail at Hotel Bar
Hotel Bar 2

Have some incredible pizza at Bavaro’s

ARRRRGGGGHHH!  Hang with the pirates during Gasparilla!
Gasparilla Invasion

Grab some breakfast at Moxie’s Cafe 
Moxie's Cafe 3

See the old Federal Courthouse that is now La Meridien Tampa hotel
La Meridien Tampa

Have a grilled cheese sandwich at House of Carbs
House of Carbs

Check out Floridan Palace Hotel, which is listed on National Register of Historic Places
Floridan Hotel

Eat some delicious falafels at Falafel Inn
Falafel Inn

Walk around Oaklawn Cemetery to see some of Tampa’s interesting history
Oaklawn Cemetery

Eat Fish and Chips at Yeoman’s Cask and Lion
Yeoman's Cask & Lion

See the beauty of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, one of Tampa’s oldest churches
Sacred Heart

Have breakfast any time of the day at Samaria Cafe
Samaria Cafe 2

Go bowling with the family or friends at Splitsville
Splitsville

Have dinner on the River’s Edge at Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
River's Edge

Bounce around Downtown Tampa to look at public art
Downtown Tampa art

Have breakfast, brunch, or lunch at First Watch
First Watch

Have a drink at The Hub
The Hub 2

Check the time at Old City Hall Clock
Downtown Tampa Clock Tower

Have an International award winning mead at Garagiste Meadery
Garagiste Meadery

Visit the Tampa Firefighters Museum
Tampa Firefighters Museum

Catch the Flamenco show at Spain Restaurant and Toma Bar on the last Saturday of the month
Spain Flamenco

See historic Tampa Union Station
Tampa Union Station

Take a dinner cruise on Yacht Starship
Yacht Starship

See the minarets at the University of Tampa
University of Tampa

Pedal and drink on the Hillsborough River on Kraken Cycleboats
Kraken Cycleboats

Rock out at the Gasparilla Music Festival

Find your way out of the Great Escape Room
Great Escape Room

Wind down with a massage from Massage Envy
Massage Envy

Rent an electric boat from eBoats Tampa
eBoats Tampa

Visit the Tampa Police Memorial
Tampa Police Memorial

Do a bar crawl with Downtown Crawlers
Downtown Crawlers

Explore the vastness of the John F Germany Library
John F Germany Library

Stop in at Maloney’s Local Irish Pub
Maloney's Local Irish Pub 2

Step it up at the WXYZ Bar and Lounge
WXYZ Bar at Aloft Hotel

Stay at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina
Marriott Waterside

Have an AWESOME day!