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Tampa, Florida
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Overview

Port Tampa is Florida's largest port and popular western Caribbean cruise departure. It is located on the western coast of Florida, 25 miles for the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa is known for being a city that all ages can enjoy, with a fun mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks. Travelers enjoy the culture that is infused with Cuban and Spanish traditions, the upscale shopping and dining districts and the serene surroundings on the beautiful waterways.

Things to Do

Iconic Neighborhoods

  • Davis Islands- An archipelago located close to downtown Tampa and Port of Tampa, it has pedestrian friendly streets perfect for taking a stroll while shopping and eating. Walk along the waterfront sidewalk along Bayshore Blvd for great views.
  • Downtown- A lively section of Tampa, with no shortage of bars, innovative restaurants and renovated turn of the century buildings. The Riverwalk hosts events and has endless activities and dining for the whole family.

Hotels

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center
Address: 513 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 769-8300
1 mile from Cruise Terminal

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Address: 700 S Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 221-4900
1.1 miles from Cruise Terminal

Activities

  • Tampa Museum Of Art has one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern US. The museum also has a strong focus on classical, modern and contemporary art.
  • The urban and historical Ybor City Museum consists of a main exhibit space as well as a lush Mediterranean style garden.
  • Visit the fully resorted American Victory Ship from WWII and the Vietnam war. This national historic landmark is one of four operational WWWII ships.

Family Friendly

  • Meet fun characters in Sesame Street Village and view incredible animal attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. With tons of kid friendly rides and climbing areas, family members of all ages will this theme park.
  • If you find yourself on the Tampa Riverwalk, check out the Glazer Children’s Museum. Everything from sliding down firehouse poles and a three-story climbing display, little ones will be entertained for hours.
  • TECO Manatee Viewing is the perfect place to meet loveable manatees. Keep an eye out for other wildlife like eagle rays and black tipped sharks.

Sports

Tampa has 3 professional sports teams that are fun for the whole family!

Baseball
Tampa Bay Rays
Tropicana Field: 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Football
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Raymond James Stadium: 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607

Hockey
Tampa Bay Lightening
Amalie Arena: 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Driving Directions

Port of Tampa
1101 Channelside Dr
Tampa, Florida 33602

Cruise Terminal Addresses:

Cruise Terminal #2
651 Channelside Dr.
Tampa, FL 33602

Cruise Terminal #3
815 Channelside Dr. 
Tampa, FL 33602

Cruise Terminal #6
1333 McKay St 
Tampa, FL 33602

Parking Garage For Cruise Terminal #2 & #3
810 Channelside Dr. 
Tampa, FL 33602

Parking Garage For Cruise Terminal #6 is adjacent to terminal.

Directions from Park Plaza Tampa Airport (TPA) to Cruise Terminal

  • Start out by going EAST on West John F Kennedy Blvd towards South Obrien Street
  • Turn RIGHT onto West John F Kennedy Blvd / FL-60
  • Turn LEFT onto North West Shore Blvd / CR-587
  • Merge onto I-275 North
  • Take EXIT 44 toward Downtown-East / West
  • Take Ashley Street ramp toward Downtown-West / Tampa Street
  • Merge onto North Ashley Drive
  • Turn LEFT onto East Jackson Street / FL-60 East/ FL-685 North. Continue to follow FL-60 East
  • Turn RIGHT onto East John F Kennedy Blvd / US-41 BR / FL-45 / FL-60
  • End and Port

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