Now there’s even more reason to spend time in and around downtown Tampa.
launched this week and features over 50 tours available of downtown Tampa and the urban core, which includes the Channel District, Ybor City, Davis Islands and Harbour Island. The campaign increases awareness of the tours that were already in existence.
"It’s another way of getting people downtown and discovering their city," says Karen Kress, director of transportation and planning for the Tampa Downtown Partnership
Tours on the list include free walking tours, ghost tours, cigar factories, sailing charters, paddle boarding, public art tours and many at indoor facilities such as the Tampa Museum of Art
and the Florida Aquarium
Another benefit of the campaign is letting residents know about options to explore when they have out of town guests.
The campaign was organized by the Tampa Downtown Partnership, with support from Tampa Bay & Company
and the Ybor City Development Corporation
. Funding was received from the Hillsborough County Tourism Heritage Program.
The Downtown Tampa Arts and Entertainment Card
also launched this week and features free or discounted items at 11 different venues in downtown Tampa.
For $30, the card includes admission to entertainment venues such as the Tampa Theatre
and Tampa Bay History Center
. It also includes free food and drinks at restaurants such as Mise en Place
and Kahwa Expresso Café
"We’re promoting all of the great things available in the urban core," says Kress.
Writer: Megan Hendricks
Source: Karen Kress, Tampa Downtown Partnership