Downtown Tampa Dining, Hotels and Other attractions
Downtown Tampa’s density and offerings make it an ideal location for Lights on Tampa
There are a wide range of restaurants and hotels to choose from. All with easy access to Channelside, a popular entertainment district; Ybor City, a national historic district; and Hyde Park, a shopping district. The Tampa Downtown Partnership serves as a steward of downtown Tampa and provides a wealth of information on dining, attractions and accommodations.
Cultural institutions located in Tampa’s downtown are significant. The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and the St. Pete Times Forum are ranked in the top ten nationally and internationally for ticket sales in facilities of their size. The historic Tampa Theatre was just in the last issue of Life Magazine one of the 21 top wonders. Most are within walking distance; others can be accessed through the HART trolley and streetcar system.