A 3-hour downtown walking tour
Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Tampa with this private tour, a perfect introduction to the world-class attractions located in the central district. Currently in the process of reinventing itself, downtown is an exciting blend of the modern and historic, with new development taking place alongside thoughtful renovations.
We begin at Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa's communal gathering space, and enjoy a stroll along the River Walk. This wide ribbon of pavement hugs the city's beautiful downtown waterfront and connects many of the newer attractions, including the Glazier Children's Museum and Florida Aquarium. From there, we will detour to take in iconic sights, such as the famous minarets of the former Tampa Hotel, before heading into the urban heart of Tampa for an exploration of the historic district.
This is a 3 mile walking tour with the option of adding water taxi and shuttle transportation to accommodate various activity levels.
Curtis Hixon Park
Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa River Walk
University of Tampa/H. B. Plant Museum - formerly Tampa Hotel
Optional: Tour of the H. B. Plant Museum, Shopping & Refreshments at the Oxford Exchange
Tampa Convention Center
Cotanchobee-Ft. Brooke Park
Tampa Bay History Center
Optional: Refreshments at the Sail Pavilion or Columbia Cafe
Scottish Rites Building
Sacred Heart Church
La Meridien Hotel - formerly Federal Courthouse
Exchange National Bank Building
Optional: Refreshments at the Attic, Le Meridien, or Hubs Pub
During the hot summer months adjustments may be needed to accommodate mid-day heat and heavy afternoon downpours.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Tampa Museum of Art drop-off location, W. Gasparilla Plaza or at your downtown hotel.
End location: Same as start location.
Duration: 3 hours
Customization of the itinerary, inclement weather, and seasonal heat may affect tour duration.
While this is primarily a walking tour, additional transportation options can be incorporated including bicycle, water taxi, downtown shuttle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - This cost would cover a light meal and beverage. Depending on the optional activities chosen this cost could increase to cover transportation, museum admission, and additional food and beverage stops.
During the summer months, tours may need to be rescheduled to avoid the mid-day heat.