Explore Downtown Tampa
Providing a truly walkable location, Marina Pointe is steps away from everyday luxuries and essentials including a spa, grocery store, restaurants and shopping at Marina Landings. However, the arts, culture, dining, and variety of entertainment offerings of Downtown Tampa is just minutes from Marina Pointe, and yours to explore.
Downtown Tampa runs adjacent to the Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay creating a waterfront atmosphere ideal for boaters or those desiring life on the water, year-round. With dozens of docking options, you will even find many venturing to dining and outdoor hot spots by boat. We’ve heard our owners already talking about how wonderful it will be to walk down to their boat in our private marina and venture around Tampa Bay.
With the Riverwalk stretching the entire length of Downtown, and a Trolley service, everything is easily accessible. It is a great place to stay active, offering an incredibly scenic route to walk, bike or run.
If you’d like to learn more about what this city truly has to offer, we have put together a list of our favorite places to explore.
History & Museums
Founded in 1887, Downtown Tampa has a rich history. Visit one of the many museums Tampa has to offer, or take a stroll through beautiful historic buildings.
- Tampa History Museum
- Hotel Floridian
- University of Tampa
- Tampa Museum of Art
- Glazer Children’s Museum
Visit the sting rays, catch a movie or Broadway play, attend a convention, or cheer on the recent Stanley Cup Champions, the Tampa Bay Lightning. Downtown Tampa always has something going on and offers fun for all ages.
- The Florida Aquarium
- Amalie Arena
- Straz Center
- Tampa Convention Center
- Tampa Theater
While Downtown features plenty of wonderful dining options, dress to the nines for an evening at one of these stunning establishments.
- CW’s Gin Joint
- M. Bird
- Jackson’s Bistro, Bar & Sushi
- Oak and Ola
- Bizou Brasserie
Outdoor Dining & Waterfront Hot Spots
Downtown Tampa offers three amazing hot spots where you can enjoy amazing food and drinks, catch a market or an outdoor movie, all while being on the water. You can even rent paddle boards, kayaks, and boats at some of these locations.
- Armature Works
- Sail Pavilion
- Sparkman Wharf
Between tennis courts, kayak launches, playgrounds, dog parks, festivals, concerts, and so much more, these beautiful Downtown Tampa parks keep the surrounding community in mind and truly offer something for everyone to enjoy.
- Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
- Perry Harvey Sr. Park
- Julian B Lane Riverfront Park
- Water Works Park
- Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park