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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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