Downtown/Ybor City

Tampa’s downtown business district boasts world-class facilities for tradeshows, conferences and conventions as well as state-of-the-art venues for concerts, professional sports events and competitions – from the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey team to college basketball competitions – plus touring productions of Broadway plays and entertainers from around the world.  Many hotels offer views of the Hillsborough River and Garrison Channel, a major waterway for cruise ships docking near downtown.  Outdoor cafes to white tablecloth restaurants, art and cultural centers, nightclubs and specialty shops, The Florida Aquarium, the Channel District and historic Ybor City are all part of the downtown community.