Riverwalk by the Convention CenterThe Tampa Riverwalk is one of the most popular attractions found in Tampa. Sections are found along the Hillsborough River and Curtis Hixon Park. The Riverwalk is an open space development with a pedestrian trail found throughout. It passes through or will pass through many areas of Tampa including:

  • Curtis Hixon Park
  • MacDill Park
  • Downtown Tampa
  • Tampa Art District
  • Channelside District
  • Tampa Heights
  • Water Works Park

The Riverwalk is a long-term project that has been in development since the 1970s. The Kennedy Boulevard Segment was the final phase, which covers about 1,460 feet of water and links Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park with MacDill Park.

The Bronze Sculptures

Throughout the Riverwalk, you can enjoy many bronze sculptures honoring very important people in the history of the city. You will find busts of:

  • James McKay Sr.
  • Henry B. Plant
  • Clara C. Frye
  • Peter O. Knight
  • Garfield Devoe Rogers
  • Moses White
  • Gavino Gutierrez
  • And Many More!

Things to do Along the Riverwalk

No matter what type of fun you’re looking for, you will find it along the Tampa Riverwalk. From attractions to shopping to dining, there’s something for everybody.


Some of the most popular attractions found along the Riverwalk include:

  • The Florida Aquarium
  • The American Victory Ship
  • Yacht Starship
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Tampa Museum of Art
  • Glazer Children’s Museum
  • And More!


If you want to enjoy some of the finest dining within Tampa, you will find it along the Riverwalk, including:

  • Oishi Sushi & Hibachi Grill
  • Thai Thani
  • Caribbean Cantina
  • Columbia Cafe
  • Il Terrazzo
  • Ashley Street Grill
  • Malio’s Prime Steakhouse
  • Maestro’s on the River
  • Ulele Restaurant
  • And More!


Riverwalk in TampaWhen you’re looking for something unique, the Riverwalk is the place for you. It provides unique boutiques and plenty of shopping options including:

  • Del Sol Apparel
  • White House Gear & American Classics
  • David O’Keefe Studios
  • Surf Downunder
  • And More!

Of course, one of the most appealing parts of the Riverwalk is the many parks connected by it. From the Cotanchobee Fort Brook Park to the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, you will find all types of parks along the Tampa Riverwalk. Whether you want to enjoy one of the parks, a leisurely stroll near the river or you want to dine with a view of the water, the Riverwalk offers a little bit of everything.

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