In Tampa Bay, a waterside stroll reveals treasured destinations at each turn. Every meal is an adventure paired with award-winning local craft beer. And feel the rush of world-class thrill rides one moment while meeting exotic animals from all over the world the next.
New treasures in every direction.
The Tampa Riverwalk conveniently links many must-experience destinations along a beautiful waterfront path. With 2.6 miles of scenic waterfront views, stroll or bike to celebrated museums, picturesque parks, award-winning restaurants, and family attractions, such as The Florida Aquarium on the path’s south end. For an even more adventurous experience, rent a standup paddle board or water bike, or ride the Pirate Water Taxi for a whole new view.
A food hall experience of historic proportions.
Along the Tampa Riverwalk, Armature Works at the Heights is a feast for the eyes, mind, and, of course, palate. This food hall is set in Tampa Electric’s old streetcar warehouse from 1910, and many of the original materials have been carefully recycled in Armature Works’ design.
The sheer variety of dining options offered makes Armature Works at the Heights a landmark in its own right. Barbecue, Mediterranean cuisine, wood-fired pizza, empanadas and more are all available. So you can mix and match your favorites with an award-winning local craft beer before settling down to watch the boats passing by.
Wild thrills and exotic friends.
Also on the Tampa Riverwalk, The Florida Aquarium is where adventure meets conservation with 7,000+ specimens from Florida and beyond. You’ll pet stingrays and explore the preservation of sea turtles, sharks and coral. And at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay, fly high on Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster, and other record-setters, like Cobra’s Curse, Florida’s first family spin coaster.
Acclaimed, award-winning hotels await.
Looking for luxury? Try the five-star JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. This 519-room masterpiece features sprawling views of the waterfront and downtown as well as floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Amalie Arena. Plus, it features sleek midcentury modern furniture and even a waterfall.
For a unique boutique hotel, the new Hotel Haya in historic Ybor City is minutes from the Convention District. With midcentury Cuban flair, its wraparound balconies, stunning artwork and innovative menus earned it a spot on USA Today’s roster of 2020’s best new hotels.
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