Are you headed to Downtown Tampa? If yes, you are in for an amazing experience! 

When here, discover all that downtown Tampa has to offer - From the sizzling nightlife to the family-friendly activities & city parks, you won't run out of things to do. In addition, you get a chance to know the city's glorious culture & history at the museums, aquariums, and theater. 

If you are looking for inspiration to have a fun-filled time in Downtown Tampa, check out our list of the best activities!

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Must-Do Activities of Downtown Tampa

Explore the Tampa Museum of Art 

Are you a true art geek? If you are nodding, you must not skip visiting the Tampa Museum of Art. Here, you can explore several classic and modern art, as well as explore the largest collection of Greek & Roman antiquities in the southeastern U.S. You will also find incredible contemporary photography displays, such as Leo Villareal’s Sky Tampa, a 14,000-square-foot LED installation that will leave you in awe. 

Watch Sunset on Yacht Starship Cruise

Experience the serenity of a sunset while sailing out in the open seas on the Yacht Starship Dining Cruises

Be it a romantic evening for two, a family celebration, a special event, or a solo experience, you will find it the ideal setting. They offer a menu to please everyone and serve beer, wine, and much more so that your time aboard is as enjoyable as possible.

Explore Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park

Why not have an exciting day out spotting the alligators at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park

This community park is an ideal spot to snap a selfie with one of the many alligator statues, but you can also take your pup for a walk, jog, or stroll around and admire the scenery. Also, it is within walking distance of the Florida Aquarium, Tampa Convention Center, and the Tampa Bay Times Forum!

Get Close to Wild Life at Zoo Tampa

Are you looking to spend a happy day with your family and kids? ZooTampa at Lowry Park is the perfect place for you, where you can watch animals as well as take some great pictures!

With over 1,300 animals, ZooTampa is renowned for its scenic tropical landscape. Hop on the train and get an up-close look at some of your favorite creatures, and then experience adrenaline on the exciting rides!

Tampa Theatre for Classic Theatre Experience

It is something incredible at the Tampa Theatre

This castle-like building in Downtown Tampa offers a unique way to enjoy theater. With over 600 events annually, ranging from contemporary films to classic movies, concerts, film festivals, and sing-a-longs, you are sure to find something that will delight you. 

Take a Ride on TACO Streetcar

TECO Streetcar can be an exciting choice for both locals and tourists to enjoy a safe and convenient ride. 

These vintage streetcars, painted in a vibrant yellow, are powered by electricity and run from the Whitney Station (found between Franklin and Whitney Street) to Centennial Park in the Ybor City District. These streetcars from the 1890s have now been beautifully restored and are running on the two-and-a-half-mile track.

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

If you are looking to enjoy a good time while watching a live performance, Tampa's Straz Center for the Performing Arts is the place for you! 

They host a range of musicals, concerts, and theatrical performances, letting you witness epic performances of renowned artists. The venue also boasts three restaurants for pre and post-show gourmet treats. 

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