Tampa Riverwalk
Tampa Riverwalk
4.5
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This riverwalk is a scenic 2.6-mile-long path along the Hillsborough River where you can discover some of downtown Tampa’s must-sees. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and you'll pass by the Tampa Museum of Art, the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park—perfect for a picnic overlooking the Tampa skyline—and finally the Tampa Bay History Center. You can also bike or take a scooter down the riverwalk. If you need a rest, there's no shortage of rest stops along the way to watch the water taxis sail by. You might even be inspired to take a boat tour on the river yourself! There are also plenty of restaurants and bars for food and drinks with a view. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Graham M
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommended
    Thoroughly recommended to get an idea of Tampa. Nice accessible wide walkway, with a pleasant atmosphere. Nice way to learn about the area, and see it for the first time Our only piece of feedback is that is could be nice to include a few more pieces of information about Tampa - eg what you’re walking near etc.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Taylor B
    Chicago, Illinois8,315 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enhancing the image of Tampa
    The Tampa Riverwalk doesn't resemble the Riverwalk in Chicago or San Antonio. But it certainly accomplishes the purpose it was built to do, enhance the image of Tamp as a beautiful and unique destination and highlight Tampa's waterfront. Stretching 2.6 miles along the Hillsborough River, the Tampa Riverwalk has been named one of the top 15 riverwalks in the United States. It extends along most of the downtown Tampa waterfront from the Channelside District on the eastern terminus to the mouth of the Hillsborough River and then north along the riverside to Tampa Heights, forming a continuous path that connects a multitude of parks, attractions, public spaces, hotels and restaurants. Established in 1989, it allows tourists to visit many of the city's notable points of interest, including the Tampa Bay History Center, Amalie Arena, the Tampa Convention Center, Rivergate Tower, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Water Works Park and the Waterfront Arts District which includes the Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Glazer Children's Museum and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The most spectacular view on the Tampa Riverwalk is the Sail, a 360-degree waterfront bar located near the Tampa Convention Center, which affords unparalleled views of the water and is a great place to watch the sunset.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Joel S
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida521 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely stroll
    We started at the beginning, at the water works park. Lots of restaurants there and just a very pleasant atmosphere. Found some interesting head statues of important and accomplished people in Tampa's history. Lots of joggers plus leashed dogs.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 February 2024
  • Thomas - Genevi... H
    1,283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Safe, well lit, and beautiful views
    During a recent business trip, I needed a place to run. I saw the Riverwalk on Strava and the heat map proved promising. The entire riverwalk is 2.2 miles one way (4.4 miles with return). The entire segment is well lit, paved, and fully marked. There is a singular road crossing; otherwise, you go under the perpendicular roads. I was absolutely amazed that I saw no homeless people or panhandlers. During the early AM hours (05:00) there were at least a dozen other walkers, runners, and cyclists. If you need a safe place to run that is well marked, well-lit, and beautiful views...this is it. P.S. there were public water fountains, but in early March they were disabled. Bring your own water.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 6 March 2024
  • lindafP803NP
    Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Explore downtownTampa on foot, beautiful views.
    A nice riverside walk through central Tampa, lots of art, places to stop for a drink, and great views. We visited in the late morning, early afternoon and stopped for lunch at Uléle restaurant. A nice way to explore downtownTampa on foot.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 April 2024
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Donna J
Estero, FL276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Business
We walked the river walk multiple times during our visit. Both day and night. Parts still under construction, so it will only get bigger. Would love to visit if it had booths, or an art fair alone the walk.
Written 13 June 2024
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Rita S
Melbourne, FL1,842 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Bring walking shoes, water bottle, insect repellent, umbrella. Very nice stroll along river on boardwalk, thru center of town and park. Well lighted. Pleasant breeze. Limited parking.
Written 22 May 2024
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Punky1225
Essex, CT10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Fun way to experience Tampa! We went in a Wednesday around 4:00 pm. Not crowded at all, great views of Tampa, and water. There also have a water taxi for $34, that has several stops along the River.
Written 14 April 2024
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lindafP803NP
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A nice riverside walk through central Tampa, lots of art, places to stop for a drink, and great views. We visited in the late morning, early afternoon and stopped for lunch at Uléle restaurant. A nice way to explore downtownTampa on foot.
Written 2 April 2024
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Claus Helix-Nielsen
Frederiksberg, Denmark18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Great place with plenty of sightseeing possibilities. Ideal for a run, walk or just sitting enjoying the harbor front ambience
Written 26 March 2024
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fritzylaurent
Bloomfield, NJ9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
So much to see, plenty of restaurants. Restrooms along the way. Beautiful scenery. great for jogging, biking and walking.
Written 14 March 2024
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Thomas - Genevi... H
Higham, Suffolk, UK1,283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
During a recent business trip, I needed a place to run. I saw the Riverwalk on Strava and the heat map proved promising. The entire riverwalk is 2.2 miles one way (4.4 miles with return). The entire segment is well lit, paved, and fully marked. There is a singular road crossing; otherwise, you go under the perpendicular roads. I was absolutely amazed that I saw no homeless people or panhandlers. During the early AM hours (05:00) there were at least a dozen other walkers, runners, and cyclists.
If you need a safe place to run that is well marked, well-lit, and beautiful views...this is it.
P.S. there were public water fountains, but in early March they were disabled. Bring your own water.
Written 6 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DDay1959
Cookeville, TN1,609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
The riverwalk winds itself along the river behind hotels and near downtown businesses. There were several historic signs and busts of historic people to admire.
Written 14 February 2024
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Joel S
Fort Lauderdale, FL521 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We started at the beginning, at the water works park. Lots of restaurants there and just a very pleasant atmosphere. Found some interesting head statues of important and accomplished people in Tampa's history. Lots of joggers plus leashed dogs.
Written 14 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

emcnm
Marietta, GA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful area! Fun to walk and enjoy all the scenery. Thea area is clean, lovely, seeming safe and easily accessed. You will enjoy the experience!!
Written 7 February 2024
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