Things to do in Tampa
We can't wait for you to discover Tampa. There are so many things to do in Tampa especially with our hotel being located right in the heart of downtown. We're conveniently located on the Riverwalk, just steps away from Curtis Hixon Park, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, the Tampa Convention Center, the University of Tampa, CAMLS and the Amalie Arena - formerly known as the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
- The Tampa Riverwalk
The Riverwalk is an open space and walking trail along the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida. When complete it will stretch 2.4 miles and wind through various districts including the Art District, Downtown Business District, Channelside District and eventually Tampa Heights. The Tampa Riverwalk also winds through the Curtis Hixon Park, a dog park and multiple museums and other attractions.
- Tampa Convention Center
Also, located right on the Riverwalk, the Tampa Convention Center boasts 600,000 square feet of flexible space that can be used with a 200,000 square-foot exhibit hall, ballroom, breakout rooms and pre-function areas. The Aloft Tampa Downtown is located just two blocks from the Convention Center.
- University of Tampa
The University of Tampa is a private University located in downtown Tampa. They offer over 150 undergraduate degree options as well as 12 mast degree programs. The University of Tampa's Sykes College of Business has been named by The Princeton Review as an outstanding business school for 7 years running.
- Curtis Hixon Park
The waterfront park features 8 acres of flexible space including seating for performances, a dog run, and a pavilion building. There are also two interactive fountains and new playground features an interactive NEOS 360 Ring, which combines video games with aerobic exercise.
- Amalie Arena - formerly known as the Tampa Bay Times Forum
The Amalie Arena is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. The Arena also plays hosts to a variety of concerts and other entertainment events.
- Straz Center for the Performing Arts
The Straz Center for the Performing Arts has 5 different theatres to accommodate multiple performances and shows from leading Broadway, opera, concerts and local theatre.
- The Tampa Theatre
Visit this restored theatre for new movie releases, and classic movie viewings. Built in 1926, this theatre is a symbol of Tampa's great history.
- Raymond James Stadium
This multipurpose stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the South Florida Bulls Football team. In the off-season, this stadium hosts world tours, from artists like Beyonce to live music events like the Sunset Music Festival.
- Glazer Children's Museum
Walking distance from the Aloft Tampa Downtown is the Glazer Children's Museum filled with fun for the little ones and great educational opportunities including 170 hands-on exhibits in multiple themed areas and showcasing traveling exhibits throughout the year.
- Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium located in downtown Tampa is home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from all over the world.
- Tampa Bay History Center
This heritage museum and research library is located in the convention center annex. Come see exhibits on the Seminoles, cigar and citrus industries, the Civil War, and more.
- Tampa Museum of Art
This art museum boasts a permanent collection of Antiquities and world-class traveling exhibitions. Located on the waterfront, the Tampa Museum of Art has beautiful architecture to admire while perusing collections of fine art.
- International Mall
Shop in this upscale mall located in the Westshore business district. With over 200 specialty stores, the International Mall is the perfect place for the savvy shopper.
- Westshore Mall
Shop 'til you drop at this shopping mall in the Westshore business district of Tampa. Come for the shopping experience, and stay for one of Westshore Mall's family-friendly events.
- Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Relax at Aloft Tampa Downtown knowing that you are in close proiximity to the airport. We will make sure to get you to your next destination with ease.
- Tampa General Hospital
After a full day at the hospital, come back and relax at Aloft Tampa Downtown.Our Tampa General Hospital will take care of all of your needs and our hotel is the perfect place to relax after a full day.