Destination guide

The riverside setting of Downtown Tampa is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's theater scene, live music and festivals and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Downtown Tampa. This walkable city is known for its hockey games, riverfront and museums. For a bit of culture, visit Tampa Theater, Tampa Bay History Center or Tampa Museum of Art. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Downtown Tampa

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Downtown Tampa a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Florida Aquarium (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Lowry Park Zoo (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Florida State Fairgrounds (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Adventure Island (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Big Cat Rescue (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Tampa

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Tampa is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sunken Gardens (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • AIDS Memorial Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Friends of Jose Marti Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Al Lopez Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Downtown Tampa

The nearest airport is in Tampa, FL (TPF-Peter O. Knight), located 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Tampa, FL (TPA-Tampa Intl.), which is 5.4 mi (8.6 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Tampa Union Station.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 28 holiday lettings near Downtown. From 3 Houses to 16 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Jungle Terrace: 51 holiday homes
  • United Central: 32 holiday homes
  • North East Park: 26 holiday homes
  • Historic Ybor: 32 holiday homes
  • Magnolia Heights: 19 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downtown. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: 1,483 holiday lettings
  • Tampa Firefighters Museum: 1,460 holiday lettings
  • Tampa Theater: 1,474 holiday lettings
  • David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts: 1,503 holiday lettings
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 1,497 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 16 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 13 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 15 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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