Not only is Tampa one of Florida's premier business centers, but it offers much to do for those who live in Florida's Gulf Coast as well as for those visiting. Its downtown area is filled with urban parks, hip venues to hang out in, along with cool restaurants, and incredible restorations of very historic structures. When in Florida, downtown Tampa is one place you don't want to miss.

01Take a stroll on the Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa Riverwalk offers something for everyone. Joshua29 / Getty Images

The riverwalk is an approximately 3-mile trail that traverses the Hillsborough River. You can bike, rollerblade, or look at numerous public art exhibits. When it's lunchtime, there are some quaint restaurants to choose from; to quench your thirst, pick a pub and sip on something cold while enjoying the Tampa sunshine. Situated along the route, too, is the Tampa Aquarium and the Glazer Children's Museum.