The Florida Aquarium
The Aquarium is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from all over the world, displayed in over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space.
Sparkman Wharf features a unique mix of retail, dining, bowling and entertainment at the easternmost point of Riverwalk. This area is also the departing point for many of the luxury cruise ships leaving the Port of Tampa.
Tampa Bay History Center at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park on the Riverwalk features exhibits about Tampa Bay’s native Inhabitants, Spanish conquistadores and the people who shaped the area’s history, including a reproduction of a 1920s cigar store.
Amalie Arena is home to the Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning. It also boasts a year-round calendar of headlining concert performances and is home to the Arena Football League’s Tampa Bay Storm.
The Sail Pavilion is a wonderful outdoor oasis where strollers, joggers, dog walkers, boaters, bicycle riders and Riverwalk explorers come to enjoy cool refreshing drinks, snacks and the beautiful Tampa waterfront.
Curtis HIxon Waterfront Park is the crown jewel of the city’s urban parks and is the centerpiece of the Tampa Riverwalk. The park integrates the Riverwalk with the Glazer Children’s Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art and downtown. Overlooking the Hillsborough River, the park, with its sloping great lawn, features two splash-zones, a high-tech children’s playground, public boat docks, a dog park, seating terraces and food and drink vendors.
Glazer Children’s Museum, comprising 53,000 square feet, serves as an early childhood educational resource for parents and caregivers, as well as local schools and area child service providers. The multi-disciplinary exhibits, educational programs, resource center and events are bringing thousands annually to downtown and the museum.
The Urban Kai Stand up Paddle Board Shop (located on the Hillsborough River) is teaching, touring and offering fitness classes for stand up paddle boarding. It’s low impact, great exercise and fun! Location of their shop is 2305 N. Willow in Tampa.
This World War II American Victory Ship is one of only four fully operational ships of its type in the country. Come aboard and witness virtually the entire ship; including cavernous three-level cargo holds, weaponry, flying bridge mess halls and the Captian’s quarters.
Yacht StarShip is Tampa Bay’s premier dining yacht and America’s first 3 Diamond Rated Dining Yacht by AAA. Yacht StarShip offers dining cruises featuring live entertainment, fresh cuisine and stunning views of Tampa’s waterways. Or host your next corporate event, wedding, banquet, convention, fundraiser or celebrate a special occasion at sea.
Hop on Pirate Water Taxi for a narrated tour of downtown Tampa with 15+ route stops along the Hillsborough River. A unique way to see Tampa and get your crew to popular attractions such as Sparkman Wharf, Armature Works, The Straz Center, Harbor Island, Davis Island, Curtis Hixon Park and beyond!
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park hugs the north shore of Garrison Channel. Tampa’s earliest settlement by Native Americans on this land was named Cotanchobee meaning “the big place where water meets the land.” It’s also the site of Tampa’s first military installation. Today the park offers two children’s playgrounds and a splash zone in addition to Heroes Plaza and a Native American cenotaph.
eBOATS TAMPA is a new way for families to experience Tampa’s wonderful waterfront. Enjoy dining or simply cruise the river in an electric boat which is both quiet and easy to maneuver.
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is dedicated to exhibiting photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA also preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographers and enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults.
Tampa Museum of Art is poised on the Riverwalk at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. The Museum exhibits 20th century fine art as well as Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. It also offers a broadrange of art-related experiences including classes, lectures and seminars. At dusk, the Museum’s exterior comes alive as thousands of decorative LED light dances across the building’s facade.
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts is the largest performing arts complex south of the Kennedy Center. The 335,000 square-foot center hosts a wide variety of world-class events. The “campus” consists of five distinct theaters, a performing arts Conservatory, a rehearsal hall, boutiques and three on-site restaurants and banquet facilities.
The John F. Germany Public Library offers bestsellers, movies, music, and newspapers; e-books, streaming music, magazines, and other digital content for your mobile device; access to online resources to enhance business, technology, and creative skills; a variety of events and classes; and is home to THE HIVE, a 10,000 sq. ft. public community innovation center and makerspace, featuring 3D printing, a recording studio, classes, and more.