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Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa

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Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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The Tampa Riverwalk is a 2.6-mile-long (4.2 km) open space and pedestrian trail along the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida. The Riverwalk extends along most of the downtown Tampa waterfront from the Channelside District on the eastern terminus to the mouth of the Hillsborough River and then north along the riverside to Tampa Heights, forming a continuous path that connects a multitude of parks, attractions, public spaces, and hotels. Among the notable points of interest along the Riverwalk are the Tampa Bay History Center, Amalie Arena, the Tampa Convention Center, Rivergate Tower, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Water Works Park, and the Waterfront Arts District which includes the Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Glazer Children's Museum, and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. Locations along the Riverwalk play host to many community events, most notably the numerous festivals held at Curtis Hixon Park and the arrival of the "pirate ship" Jose Gasparilla, which moors at the Riverwalk behind the Convention Center during the Gasparilla Pirate Festival.

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.
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  • A nice peaceful walk. They had the winter village set up. There were vendors and photo opportunities. We didn’t get to do the ice skating but hopefully next time. 
    A nice peaceful walk. They had the winter village set up. There were vendors and photo opportunities. We didn’t get to do the ice skating but hopefully next time.  more »
  • We really enjoyed our afternoon stroll along the river walk. The walk is very well executed and provides lovely views along the river. Just a very nice locale for a leisurely walk. 
    We really enjoyed our afternoon stroll along the river walk. The walk is very well executed and provides lovely views along the river. Just a very nice locale for a leisurely walk.  more »
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  • Nice walk, affordable parking, pay by coins or credit card
  • One of the must places to visit in Tampa

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