Things to do on Downtown Tampa Riverwalk

Over 2.6 Miles of Walkable History, Adventure and Entertainment

Elevé 61 is situated in the heart of the emerging Channel District, with convenient access to the celebrated Downtown Tampa Riverwalk. 

A walk along the Riverwalk will introduce residents to Tampa Bay’s culture through a wide offering of cuisine, museums, preforming arts and attractions.

Elevé 61 residents need not worry about Tampa Riverwalk parking, as these iconic destinations along the 2.6-mile waterfront trail are all only a short stroll or water taxi ride from their future home.

Tasting Tampa – Riverwalk Restaurants

Taste Tampa along the Downtown Tampa Riverwalk, as residents discover an assortment of flavors unique to the city and its rich history. The following locations along the Riverwalk celebrate the city with creative offerings and spectacular views.

Sparkman Wharf

Overlooking Garrison Channel in Downtown Tampa, Sparkman Wharf represents the best of the city with good weather, waterfront views, music, craft beer, group exercises, free community events and an extraordinary collection of al fresco dining.

Things to do Tampa Riverwalk - Sparkman Wharf
Photo Courtesy of Keir Magoulas

This wonderful addition to the Channel District features pop-up style dining concepts, each housed in a unique shipping container. Favorites from each restaurant include chargrilled oysters, authentic fresh rolls, tostones, duck carnitas and more.

Columbia Café

Enjoy drinks, tapas and delicious Spanish/Cuban cuisine with a view at the Columbia Café, located in the Tampa Bay History Center along the Tampa Riverwalk.

Stop by for a famous Cuban Sandwich or 1905 Salad against a picturesque backdrop, paired with refreshing cocktails and live music on the outdoor patio. The original restaurant in Ybor is only a streetcar ride away from Elevé 61.

Sail Pavilion

Rated the #1 dog friendly bar in the US, Sail Pavilion is uniquely positioned as a hub for good drinks, light fare and fantastic views on the Downtown Tampa Riverwalk. Sail, as the locals call it, is Tampa’s only 360-degree open air waterfront bar, a short walk from Elevé 61 that even has slips for convenient boat docking.

Things to do Tampa Riverwalk - Sail Pavilion
Photo Courtesy of Kier Magoulas
Remedy & Malio’s Steakhouse

Nestled below the iconic Sykes building along the Downtown Tampa Riverwalk, you will find two hidden gems.

The open-air bar, Remedy, and the upscale steakhouse, Malio’s, are must-visits for future residents. End the night with a leisurely stroll back to your Sky Residences – no need to worry about Tampa Riverwalk parking.


This beloved Tampa restaurant celebrates the vibrant fusion of ingredients from Florida’s sea and land and pays homage to the Native Americans who once called Tampa home, including the young princess Ulele (look for her statue outside).

Guests can expect unique and flavorsome dishes as well as original cocktails and exceptional views, complimented by an assortment of one-of-a-kind art pieces both inside and outside the restaurant.

Things to do Tampa Riverwalk - Ulele
Photo Courtesy of Pedro Castellano
Armature Works

Armature Works is a fully restored mixed-use building that has revitalized the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood.

The mixed-use building along the Downtown Tampa Riverwalk features an assortment of community events, the Heights Public Market (which includes multiple creative eateries), reimagined event spaces and an exclusive co-working space.

Stop by for delicious fare at the Public Market or opt for a formal dining experience at two of Armature’s recent additions. Whatever you do, don’t miss the unbelievable views from atop M.Bird.

Things to Do on The Riverwalk

There’s something for everyone to do on the Tampa Riverwalk, no matter your taste or budget. The trail offers excitement for all ages with an array of museums, arts and entertainment. 

Magnificent Museums

Tampa Bay History Center

A one-stop destination for all things Florida history. Experience three floors of exhibitions covering everything from the state’s indigenous people to Spanish explorers, Cuban cigar rollers and pioneering cattle ranchers. 

Glazer Children’s Museum

Not just your ordinary children’s museum; the Glazer Children’s Museum also hosts an array of adult-only events such as Grown Up Night, a 21+ event featuring delicious bites and beer crafted by Florida Avenue Brewing.

Florida Museum of Photographic Art

A museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art. FMoPA “collects, preserves, and exhibits” historic and modern major works by both national and international artists.

Things to do Tampa Riverwalk - Florida Museum of the Photographic Art
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Tampa Museum of Art​

The Tampa MOA offers engaging exhibitions featuring ancient, modern and contemporary art. You won’t be able to overlook this Tampa Bay Riverwalk landmark, as the building’s exterior is illuminated by 14,000 square-feet of LED lights arranged to display “Villareal’s Sky.” 

Animated Attractions

Florida Aquarium

Only steps away from Elevé 61 lies Florida’s largest aquarium. The acclaimed destination offers fun for the whole family and hosts an array of exclusive adult-only events in conjunction with community vendors. If you’re daring enough, you can even dive with the sharks.

Things to do Tampa Riverwalk - Florida Aquarium
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Amalie Arena

The Amalie Arena is home to the Tampa Bay Lightning and is a popular destination along the Downtown Tampa Riverwalk. 

With your new address, you won’t have to worry about Tampa Riverwalk parking, and will be able to walk to Lightning games, premier concerts and events with ease. 

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Curtis Hixon is a popular destination for many large local events, including free yoga in the park, food and drink festivals, open-air concerts and so much more.

This destination is a focal point for the city. The waterfront park will soon light up for the holidays and offer festive movie classics on a big screen, a winter market, pop-up restaurants and even outdoor ice skating!

There’s no shortage of events at Curtis Hixon, and future residents will always have something to look forward to just a short walk away.

Straz Center for Performing Arts​

The Straz is the largest performing arts center in the Southeast. The center offers a calendar full of Broadway productions, concerts, opera and ballet performances.

Don’t miss the highly anticipated performance, Next Generation Ballet’s Nutcracker as well as the latest Broadway show Aladdin—coming soon to the Straz for the holiday season!

Things to do Tampa Riverwalk - Straz Center for the Performing Arts
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