Destination guide

The riverfront setting of Downtown Tampa is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's theatre scene, live music and festivals with a rental holiday home 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 holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Downtown Tampa

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

  • 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Downtown?

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

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Isla del Sol: 237 holiday homes
  • Northwest Tampa: 814 holiday homes
  • Bayshore Gardens: 38 holiday homes
  • Ballast Point: 15 holiday homes
  • Historic Old Northeast: 200 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Tampa Riverwalk: 1,467 holiday rentals
  • Tampa / Hillsborough Convention and Visitors Association: 1,485 holiday rentals
  • Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park: 1,517 holiday rentals
  • Tampa Firefighters Museum: 1,487 holiday rentals
  • Tampa Theater: 1,502 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on Stayz 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. Stayz offers 3 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 16 holiday houses
  • Studios: 13 holiday houses

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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