Limitless Things to Do in Tampa, FL
Make yourself at home here on the Tampa, FL waterfront - and discover the many wonderful things to do right outside our hotel doors. The Westin Tampa Waterside is within walking distance of the Tampa Convention Center and just a half mile from Amalie Arena, making our hotel ideal for leisure and business travelers alike. When you stay with us, you'll enjoy the convenience of being close to attractions such as the Tampa Cruise Port, Florida Aquarium, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Raymond James Stadium, and baseball spring training.
Browse our list of things to do and see in Tampa, and let us know if you'd like additional information.
Immerse yourself in one of the top ten aquariums in the country, which features a wealth of interactive programs and things to do. "Swim with the Fishes" and "Dive with the Sharks", or take a peak behind the scenes with a shark feeding or penguin encounter. Florida Aquarium is just moments away from our hotel.
Busch Gardens is annually ranked one of TripAdvisor's top things to do in Tampa. This theme park invites families to enjoy exciting thrill rides, live entertainment, and one of North America's largest zoos. In Jungala, discover a colorful village, take a zipline adventure over treetops, and connect up close with exotic animals. It's the only jungle in the world that plays with you.
Lowry Park Zoo
Named the #1 zoo in the USA by Parents Magazine, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is only a 20-minute drive from our hotel. Take the children to visit more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats including the Florida Manatee. Daily shows and rides and free parking are available - just follow I-275 to Exit 48.
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
This quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County's #1 tourist attraction. Over one hundred merchants inhabit the Village with unique retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, the local fishing fleet, cruise lines, boat rentals, parasailing and jet skiing. Plenty of parking! The beach is a short stroll away.
Rated #6 out of 45 on TripAdvisor. On the southern edge of downtown Tampa lies tiny Ybor City, the center of the cigar industry; cigarmakers moved here after a fire destroyed the industry in Key West. There are only 10 streets in either direction, but the area carries a wealth of history. Solid brick warehouses that once served as cigar factories now house offices and shops. Thanks to a strong restoration effort, Ybor City is the liveliest spot in town on weekends. Restaurants like the Columbia, dance clubs like Prana, cigar stores and specialty shops line Ybor City's narrow streets. Exhibits in the Ybor City Museum chronicle the city's colorful history.
City Bike Tampa
City Bike Tampa offers a broad selection of products and services for active cyclists and those looking to explore bicycling as a new part of their active lifestyle.
Market Carpet Glide - Tampa Bay Segway Tours
Rated #1 out 45 on TripAdvisor. Tour beautiful Tampa Bay while riding on a segway. Ride through some of Tampa's most popular destinations with an experienced guide. Tour stops include Bayshore Boulevard, Davis Island, Harbour Island, Tampa Convention Center, and Tampa Riverwalk. Tours run year round, seven days a week.
Tampa Water Taxi Co.
Captain Larry and his esteemed crew at Tampa Water Taxi Company whisk passengers along the city's historic harbor and through Davis Island Canal so they can spy stunning views of notable architecture and wildlife. Daily tours span 75 minutes, and vessels are known to rub shoulders with friendly dolphins, which often approach boats to fish for invitations to human pool parties.
Tampa Bay Sailing Tours
Rated #3 out 45 on TripAdvisor. Tampa Bay Sailing Tours offers a unique private sailing experience. Combining the joy of sailing with Tampa's one of a kind energy. No other company allows you to see the best of Tampa aboard a comfortable, wide and stable sailing catamaran. This difference is only the beginning!
eBoats Tampa offers residents, visitors and businesses an opportunity to experience downtown Tampa in distinctly-styled electric boats. Guests can rent one of our virtually silent, easy to operate, environmentally friendly boats today and enjoy Tampa from our perspective. Our boats comfortably fit up to 10 passengers and are available on an hourly basis
Urban Kai - Stand Up Paddleboarding
Rated #6 out of 45 on TripAdvisor. Floating on water, you can watch the sunrise or sunset, feel the calm sea breeze and watch amazing marine life pass underneath you. Located right on Tampa Bay.
Harbour Island Athletic Club & Spa
Offering Members the absolute best in fitness and wellness programs, including everything from Pilates, indoor cycling and cutting-edge group exercise classes, to small group training with certified fitness professionals. The Harbour Island Athletic Club is located less than a block away from our hotel.
International Plaza & Bay Street: Adjacent to Tampa International Airport, sits one of the most distinctive shopping destinations of Florida's West Coast. Stores include Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, over 200 specialty shops, and Bay Street which houses a wide selection of dining and entertainment options such as The Capital Grille, Blue Martini, and Bar Louie.
Westshore Plaza: Westshore Plaza is one of Tampa's preferred shopping venues, offering high end department stores such as Saks 5th Avenue and Macy's and an additional 120 specialty stores. Westshore Plaza also boasts distinctive dining and entertainment options which include Maggiano's, PF Chang's, and the Palm Restaurant.
MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
We are located just 9 miles from this amazing an outdoor amphitheatre, located within the Florida State Fairgrounds, and adjacent to Interstate 4. With a capacity of approximately 20,000, it is the largest concert-only facility in the Tampa Bay Area.
Usually played on New Year's Day, the Outback Bowl is a college football bowl game played at Raymond James Stadium between the 3rd pick teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference.
Located just over 6 miles from Raymond James Stadium, The Westin Tampa Waterside is the ideal Outback Bowl hotel.