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WATER STREET TAMPA AREA ACTIVITIES

With a premiere location in the heart of the vibrant Water Street neighborhood, the JW Marriott Tampa and Tampa Marriott Water Street hotels are conveniently located near Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sparkman Wharf, Florida Aquarium, Armature Works and historic Ybor City.

New Water Street Tampa

The dynamic Water Street Tampa blends a variety of spaces and experiences for people to live, work, play and explore. Visitors and locals will share unforgettable memories in our new vibrant waterfront neighborhood.

Tampa Riverwalk

Plan an exciting and fun-filled day as you stroll along the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk just steps from our hotel doors with access to popular attractions, city parks, and downtown restaurants. Experience our Tampa Riverwalk Package with unique rides for two on water taxi, welcome drinks, and discounts on stand-up paddle boards.

Ybor City

Hop aboard the TECO Streetcar Line and visit historic Ybor City. This iconic neighborhood is culturally rich with lively nightlife, authentic Cuban, Latin-American, and Italian cuisine, hand-rolled cigars, and local craft breweries.

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Water Street Tampa

Sparkman Wharf

Discover the exciting Tampa waterfront destination. A vibrant outdoor gathering place, Sparkman Wharf offers the best of Tampa Bay with scenic water views, music, craft beer and exceptional dining served from unique shipping containers turned restaurant kiosk.

Amalie Arena

Cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning as they take the ice at Amalie Arena. Located across the street from our hotel. The state-of-the-art arena is a frequent host of world-class concerts and competitions. View a calendar of events and schedule your Florida stay today.

Florida Aquarium

Bring the family over to the Florida Aquarium and connect with the sea. With over 8,000 animals and plants, guests will discover even more through interactive learning experiences, exhibits, and events.

Tampa Riverwalk

Water Activities

Take an adventure on the water with an array of exciting activities. Take a stand-up paddleboard out on the river with our partner, Tampa SUP and take in 360-degree views of Tampa. Ask our concierge for exclusive access to these exhilarating water activities. Ride the river on a pedal-powered water bike with Tampa Bay Water Bike Co, or enjoy a thrilling adventure on a two-person mini powerboat with Riverwalk Boating Co.

Armature Works

Visit the Tampa Heights neighborhood and indulge in food and drink. Foodies will love the wide variety of restaurants and bars in a modernized communal dining hall experience. Enjoy beautiful waterfront views.

Gasparilla

Experience the legendary Parade of Pirates during Tampa's annual Gasparilla Festival, held just a short 1 mile from our hotel. This festival takes place every January and is host to plenty of pirate-themed fun for swashbucklers of any age.

Curtis Hixson Park

With a dog park and playground, this park is the perfect place to attend events including yoga in the park, the Mayor's Mac and Cheese Throwdown, Gasparilla Festival of the Arts and Oktoberfest.

Ybor City

Hop aboard the TECO Streetcar Line and visit historic Ybor City. This iconic neighborhood is culturally rich with lively nightlife, authentic Cuban, Latin-American, and Italian cuisine, hand-rolled cigars, and local craft breweries.

Restaurants

Ybor's historic neighborhood in Tampa is home to fabulous Cuban and Spanish restaurants. Take a stroll down the bustling 7th Avenue where you'll find some of Tampa's famous restaurants such as Columbia, Carmine's, and Bernini's Italian Bistro.

Nightlife

Ybor City is Tampa's charming historic district. By day a sightseer's delight, by night a hub of exciting entertainment as revelers parade from venue to venue.

Cigars

Ybor City has long been known as the cigar capital of the world. Experience the rich history of cigar making in Ybor by taking a tour of Tampa's popular in-house cigar shops.  To top it off, enjoy a sip of traditional Cuban coffee in the heart of it all.

Sports/Activities/Entertainment

Discover fun, excitement, and relaxation in one of Florida's most popular destinations, Tampa Bay. From family-friendly activities to major league sports teams to top-rated beaches, Tampa Bay has all you need to make your next adventure unforgettable.

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

Attend remarkable and riveting performances at one of the nation's finest performing arts centers. Purchase tickets for award-winning Broadway performances, music concerts, dance, and comedy.

Glazer Children's Museum

Play with a purpose and encourage curiosity in your children as they learn and explore through imaginative play. Save the day as a firefighter, tend to the farm and care for your chickens and cows, or explore the world of water and become a raindrop!

Sports

When you journey to Tampa Bay, you're in for an exciting time. With a wide variety of outdoor recreation, you'll never have a dull moment as a sports fanatic. Follow the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tampa Bay Lightning, as well as the New York Yankees and Phillies spring training at Tampa Bay's premier pro sports facilities, such as Raymond James Stadium and Amalie Arena.

Beaches

Ride the waves, sail with dolphins, and relax on the world-renowned white sands of Clearwater and St. Pete beaches just a short drive away. No matter what time of year you visit, the beautiful coastlines are always teeming with enjoyable water activities.