With year-round warm weather and a beautiful location on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa is a vibrant city with a rich history. If you're in town to catch a cruise, take the opportunity to experience some of Tampa's first-class amenities and attractions. Conveniently located close to downtown and historic Ybor City, the cruise port offers easy access to some of Tampa's most popular attractions - many are even within walking distance. After careful consideration, 10 Best has gathered ten of the best options located near the cruise port.
For amazing convenience, look no further than where you are, the Florida Aquarium is one of Tampa's most popular attractions and is literally surrounded by the cruise port. Extremely kid-friendly, the Aquarium is guaranteed to provide hours of fun for the whole family. If you have enough time, make sure to book a dolphin cruise.
If you like to walk, hook up with the Tampa Riverwalk that begins on the far side of Channelside Bay Plaza next to Cruise Port 1. This beautiful walk offers easy access to all downtown attractions including the Tampa Bay History Center, and if you walk far enough, the ultra-modern Tampa Museum of Art. In between are parks, interpretive displays, and lots of spots to grab a drink and a meal on the scenic waterfront.