The Tampa Riverwalk
Our hotel is the ultimate in accommodations when it comes to accessing entertainment, activities and food along the new Tampa Riverwalk. Appropriate for all ages and interests, the entrance is right outside our door. Take a stroll down with your significant other, bike it, run it, or just sit and take in the beautiful waterfront scenery. Whatever you do, don’t miss it.
Known as Tampa's Latin Quarter for more than a century, Ybor City is an exotic blend of aromas, flavors, sights, and sounds. Choose from a variety of cuisine - Spanish, Cuban, Italian, Greek, and French - just by strolling down La Setima, the main street of the Historic District. Browse eclectic shops and art galleries or visit one of the museums. Ybor is alive with a variety of entertainment that makes it one of Florida's top-ranked nightspots. Red brick buildings, wrought iron balconies, and narrow brick streets give it an old-world charm.
Tampa Bay, one of the world's great secluded harbors, is a vast body of water separated from the Gulf of Mexico by a peninsula that stretches from Clearwater on the north to St. Petersburg on the south. In the center of the huge bay is a peninsula with MacDill Air Force Base at its southern tip.
Port of Tampa
Located less than a mile from the Port of Tampa and offering complimentary shuttle service to the Tampa Port Cruise Terminal, Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk is the perfect location for those wanting to stick close to the water.
Tampa's Hillsborough River winds its way through the Busch Gardens/University of South Florida section of the city and through downtown Tampa, bisecting the city as it makes its way to the sea. Points of interest in this part of town include the Tampa Museum of Art, the Florida Aquarium, and the Tampa Performing Arts Center.
Attractions and Entertainment
Busch Gardens® Tampa
Located only 10 minutes from Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk, Busch Gardens® Tampa invites people of all ages to enjoy exciting roller coasters, rides, live entertainment, and more than 12,000 animals at one of North America's largest zoos.
During your visit to The Florida Aquarium, located in the Channelside area of Tampa, you can follow the path of a drop of water from the underground aquifer to the deep sea, see birds, plants, and sea creatures of all descriptions in near-natural habitats.
Lowry Park Zoo
Voted the No. 1 Family Friendly Zoo in the U.S. by Parents Magazine and five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, this 63-acre nonprofit zoo promises endless entertainment for every member of the family. Encounter more than 1,200 animals while learning about the importance of wildlife conservation.
Tampa Museums and Historical Centers
Visit the affordable and convenient culture and history at our city's Tampa museums.
Glazer Children’s Museum
If you have children with you, be sure to visit this museum. While exploring the museum, watch your children work with the “hands on” exhibits and exercise their imaginations.
Tampa Bay History Center
For an educational glimpse into the city’s past, visit the Tampa Bay History Center. Explore a reproduction of a 1920s cigar store and learn about the Tampa Bay area's first native inhabitants and other historical figures.
Tampa Museum of Art
We are pleased to offer our guests complimentary access to The Tampa Museum of Art! Simply show your room key and give the name under which you made your hotel reservation at the front desk in the museum.
Featuring traveling art from all over the world, The Tampa Museum of Art has been serving the public for the past 30 years and continues to attract famous artists' exhibitions. Located only a 10-minute walk away from the Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel, events like "Art on the House", where patrons choose their admission fee, help make The Tampa Museum of Art an cherished destination in our community.
Shopping and Restaurants
Channelside has every kind of entertainment: complimentary catamaran cruises, IMAX movies, extreme games, dance clubs, piano bars, and unique shops and restaurants. Stroll the waterfront and watch the Port of Tampa at work, explore a 3D cave at the IMAX theater, or play state of the art arcade games.
WestShore Plaza is one of Tampa's premier shopping destinations with a mix of shopping, dining, and a luxury 14-screen theater.
Sports & Entertainment
Raymond James Stadium
Raymond James Stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the South Florida Bulls. The stadium is also host to the Outback Bowl that takes place New Year's Day each year.
The Amalie Arena encompasses 670,000 square feet with three decks and seven separate levels. The arena is home to the Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm.