Trip Planner:   USA  /  Florida  /  Tampa  /  Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa

#7 of 211 in Things to do in Tampa
Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Tampa Riverwalk is a 2.6-mile-long (4.2 km) open space and pedestrian trail development along the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida. The downtown Tampa portion runs alongside the Tampa Arts District and allows access to Curtis Hixon Park, MacDill Park, Tampa Museum of Art, Glazer Children's Museum, Rivergate Tower, and adjacent atrium containing the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. The Riverwalk extends along most of the downtown Tampa waterfront from near the Channelside District west to the Tampa Convention Center and north up the east bank of the Hillsborough River to Water Works Park in Tampa Heights, forming a continuous path connecting multiple parks, attractions, public spaces, and hotels. According to the city, the purpose of the Riverwalk is to "enhance the image of Tampa as a beautiful and unique destination" and highlight Tampa's waterfront. During hockey season, the Riverwalk lights up in blue to cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning team, with "Go Bolts" flags all around supporting the hometown champions who won the Stanley Cup in 2004 and recently in 2020.
Before you head to Tampa, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tampa journey planning website, to make sure you see all that Tampa has to offer, including Tampa Riverwalk.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Tampa Riverwalk
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tampa Riverwalk reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,788 reviews
  • We were here for Super Bowl weekend. Beautiful area. We ate at an outdoor eatery on the river walk and it was so relaxing. Food was average.  more »
  • This was a pretty cool spot downtown. Watching the water taxis come through with the tunes and the people riding bikes, skateboards or just walking through like my family and I did was cool. I would.....  more »
  • I’m giving 5 stars because of the area and ambience. It’s a nice place to walk, jog, bike, skate. You can also rent a boat or water ride. Don’t go out there in the middle of the summer day though; It....  more »
  • A fantastic way to take in the city! Lots of places to stop, explore, eat & drink. Perfect for running or a stroll along the water.
  • Good location to walk, jog or run. Located right by downtown and the University of Tampa.
  • Great for walking or biking.
  • Der Weg lohnt sich. Tolle Eindrücke

Plan your trip to Tampa

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.