Alongside Downtown Tampa is Channelside, home to Tampa Convention Center, St. Pete Times Forum (where the Tampa Lightning hockey team plays) and the Florida Aquarium, plus ample parking. The area has its own outdoor bar and mall scene along the Tampa River, where the cruise ships dock. Shoppers prowl Channelside's quaint shops, while daredevils swim with the tiger sharks at nearby Florida Aquarium. Adults will appreciate the Aquarium's Tiki Bar, while kids prefer its outdoor splash park.
Getting Around Tampa
The best way to get around Tampa is by car. While public transit exists, the system can be confusing to visitors. If staying downtown during your entire visit, you might forgo a car and use the TECO Line Streetcar instead.
- Tampa International Airport-TPA
- $25 Flat Rate
Things to Do and See Near Channelside
- MacDill Air Force Base
- Plant Field
- University of South Florida
- Tampa International Airport
- Tampa Stadium
- Hillsborough High School
- Raymond James Stadium
- Clearwater Athletic Field
- Jack Russell Memorial Stadium