8 Fun Things To Do in Tampa, Florida

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We explored Tampa quite a bit more this year and experienced so many fun things to do in the area! If you're visiting Tampa, here are some fun things you can do in this great city:

 

1 | Take a Walk Around Curtis Hixon Park

This area is one of the highlights in downtown Tampa with museums, the Riverwalk, concerts and free outdoor activities like yoga. Enjoy a weekend brunch outdoors at Sono Cafe, the restaurant located within Tampa Museum of Art

The Riverwalk at night with colorful, changing lights

The Riverwalk at night with colorful, changing lights

 

2 | Explore Tampa Museum of Art

While you're at Curtis Hixon Park, you can check out this award-winning building and icon of Curtis Hixon. The Tampa Museum of Art offers fantastic exhibits that rotate on a regular basis. They also have many tours, lectures, classes, programs and events you can attend. 

The award-winning building of Tampa Museum of Art

The award-winning building of Tampa Museum of Art

 

3 | Rent a Bike from Coast Bike Share

If you want to explore more of downtown Tampa, we highly suggest renting a bike from Coast Bike Share. We had so much fun riding these bikes that we couldn't stop smiling. Our video proves it.

Feeling a kid all over again riding on Coast Bikes

Feeling a kid all over again riding on Coast Bikes

 

4 | Shop and Eat at Hyde Park Village

A cute and trendy little area in Tampa that has great stores and restaurants like West Elm, Anthropolgie, Piquant, Sprinkles and more. The best part is that almost all the stores are pet friendly, so you can go shopping with your furry friend! Check out our fun video HERE.

Shopping at Hyde Park Village with Miss Kuma corgi

Shopping at Hyde Park Village with Miss Kuma corgi

 

5 | Experience the Rich Cuban Culture in Ybor City

Ybor City is a historical neighborhood that was once a thriving cigar industry in the 1880s. Now, the historic buildings have been turned into stylish offices, shops, restaurants, breweries, and boutique hotels. Make sure to check out the cigar makers hand roll cigars at several cigar shops on 7th Avenue.

Cigar Makers hand rolling each cigar in front of you in Ybor City

Cigar Makers hand rolling each cigar in front of you in Ybor City

 

6 | Eat Tons of Great Local Food

Tampa is booming with great local restaurants. Make sure you check out the gorgeous Oxford Exchange, enjoy brunch at Elevage and devour on the delicious chicken and waffles at Cask Social Kitchen

 

7 | Grab Some Coffee at the Coolest Coffee Shop in Town

Ginger Beard Coffee is our favorite coffee shop in Tampa that serves awesome nitrogen-infused coffee. You'll get friendly service, fast wifi, a relaxing atmosphere and an all around great vibe.

Josh, co-owner of Ginger Beard Coffee, is the friendliest barista you'll ever meet

Josh, co-owner of Ginger Beard Coffee, is the friendliest barista you'll ever meet

Le Meridien Tampa hotel used to be a federal courthouse, but even before that, it started out as a post office in 1905

Le Meridien Tampa hotel used to be a federal courthouse, but even before that, it started out as a post office in 1905

If you're looking for a place to stay while you're in Tampa, there's no better place than Le Meridien Tampa. This hotel is a historical landmark that used to be the city's federal courthouse and in 2014, turned into a beautiful hotel. Even if you don't stay here, it's a great place to check out all the preserved features mixed in with the modern decor.  If you happen to be in Tampa on the fourth Friday of the month, you'll get to experience one of their awesome tours of the century-old building. 

To get more ideas for fun things to do in Tampa, check out Groupon Things to Do.

You can find a ton of discounts for things to do in Tampa like a Segway Tour of Tampa or Ybor City Ghost Adventure Tour. It's a great way to save money if you were already planning on doing some activities in the area. We love that you can also read customer reviews to see if these activities are a right fit for you.