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 features

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)
How to get there

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Downtown?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 28 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 3 Houses to 16 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Isla del Sol: 228 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Tampa: 807 vacation rentals
  • South Tampa: 265 vacation rentals
  • Don Cesar: 241 vacation rentals
  • Coquina Key: 34 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Tampa Convention Center: 489 vacation rentals
  • Amalie Arena: 1,448 vacation rentals
  • Tampa Bay History Center: 1,443 vacation rentals
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: 1,478 vacation rentals
  • Tampa Theater: 1,469 vacation rentals

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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

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

  • Condos/Apartments: 16 rentals available
  • Studios: 13 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

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

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