Channelside and Ybor City – Tampa’s Hotspots for Nightlife

If your group is looking to experience Tampa’s famous nightlife scene, the Channelside and Ybor City neighborhoods are where you’ll want to spend your evenings. Ybor City was founded in the 1880s by a cigar manufacturer and became a thriving immigrant community,influenced by Cuban, Spanish and Italian cultures. That multicultural history lives on today in the neighborhood’s dance clubs, jazz bars, cigar shops and Latin restaurants.

Don your dancing shoes and sip Cuban coffee at one of Ybor City’s many cafes before enjoying salsa music and mojitos at the Columbia Restaurant, Florida’s oldest eatery, opened in 1905. After dinner, the neon lights of the historic Ybor City nightclubs beckon. Dress to impress for the prohibition-era atmosphere of The Ritz Ybor or the rock and country live music at the Bad Monkey Bar.

Just across the Hillsborough River, sparkling Channelside Bay Plaza offers dining, shopping and entertainment options ranging from dueling piano bars to dance clubs. Charter a party bus and bar hop your way through Ybor City’s historic haunts and Channelside’s modern venues for an unforgettable Tampa night out.

Hyde Park – Trendy Boutiques and Bayfront Views

Want to experience Tampa’s sophisticated side? Then a day exploring charming Hyde Park is in order. This historic neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Tampa exudes vintage charm. Walk under the sprawling live oak trees and admire the stately bungalows and Mediterranean-revival mansions that line the brick-paved streets.

Indulge in some retail therapy at the chic boutiques along Hyde Park Village, shaded by palms and bursting with colorful flowers. Stop for a refreshing tea break once your arms are loaded with shopping bags. Hungry after a morning of browsing? Enjoy brunch al fresco at Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club, soaking in the breezes from Tampa Bay.

Work off your meal with a stroll along Bayshore Boulevard’s waterfront sidewalk, said to be the world’s longest continuous sidewalk at 4.5 miles. Gaze at the yachts bobbing on the waves as your charter bus driver handles parking and returns refreshed and ready to whisk your group to the next item on your Tampa itinerary.

SoHo/Hyde Park – Trendy Galleries and Specialty Shops

Those looking to experience Tampa’s arts scene will love exploring the SoHo/Hyde Park neighborhood. Nestled between Downtown Tampa and Hyde Park, SoHo offers block after block of local art galleries, antique stores, specialty boutiques and inviting cafes. Many of the historic brick buildings now house chic retail shops and studios.

Stop into the Florida CraftART Gallery to peruse colorful artwork and handcrafted items by over 200 Florida artisans. Just down the road, duck into The Shop for locally-designed apparel and gifts with Tampa flair. Refuel with coffee from Buddy Brew or take a popup painting class at the Chalk Walk Studio to spark your own inner artist.

With a charter bus as your transportation, your group won’t have to cut your time short in this ultra-walkable district brimming with culture and charm. We’ll take care of parking hassles while you focus on great conversation over brunch in a cafe courtyard or debating which local artwork to bring home.

Seminole Heights – Tampa’s Hipster Haven

Edgy street art, indie boutiques and third wave coffee shops make Seminole Heights Tampa’s coolest up-and-coming neighborhood. Nestled just north of Downtown, this historic enclave charms visitors with its stately Craftsman bungalows and laid-back vibe.

Spend an afternoon gallery hopping along Florida Avenue, Seminole Heights’ main drag dotted with funky storefronts. Stop for photo ops in front of the neighborhood’s famed rooster murals. After all that walking, re-energize with a pour-over coffee at Bold Bean Coffee Roasters and nosh on a flaky croissant. As the evening sets in, mix with the locals over craft brews on the dog-friendly patio at Angry Chair Brewing.

For transportation that suits your schedule, charter one of our minibuses to whisk your group between hip haunts without fussing with rideshare apps or parking. We’ll return when you’re ready to explore your next Tampa hot spot or call it a night.

South Tampa – Scenic Strolls and Mansion Tours

South Tampa’s charming Davis Islands and Palma Ceia neighborhoods offer picturesque places to pass an afternoon. Visitors adore the Mediterranean revival and art deco mansions set amidst vibrant foliage and flowers in this peaceful residential area.

Leisurely walking and biking trails weave past Waterfront Parks and Marjorie Park Nature Preserve, inviting you to stop and smell Tampa Bay’s sea salt breeze. Or step back in time with a guided tour of the 1920s-era Tampa Bay Hotel, now part of the University of Tampa. Don’t miss the opulent grand lobby, adorned with gilded ceilings and marble columns.

A private charter bus rental provides door-to-door service between South Tampa’s attractions at your convenience. We’ll get your group where you want to go without the headaches of traffic congestion and finding that perfect parking spot.

Experience the Electric Energy of a Lightning Game

As the proud home of the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa buzzes with hockey fever. And there’s no better place to catch the action than inside Amalie Arena in downtown’s Channelside District. The energy is electric as the crowd cheers on beloved players like Steven Stamkos, Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevskiy.

Don’t miss the local tradition of lining the glass during warm-ups, hoping to catch a stray puck. Charter a party bus and take the whole crew out to a game.

Get the VIP Treatment at a Buccaneers Game

The defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a devout following, and Raymond James Stadium is the place to be on NFL game days. Watch stars like Tom Brady and Mike Evans battle it out for another championship, all while you enjoy premium amenities in a private luxury suite.

Charter a bus for your group and relax on the drive, knowing your driver will drop you steps from the stadium entrance. Enjoy exclusive suite access without the headaches of traffic and parking. Lounge in plush seats and order food and drinks brought right to you as plays unfold on the field below. Charter Bus Company Tampa can work with your group to organize premium game day experiences in style and comfort.

Downtown St. Petersburg – Arts and Culture Hub

Just over the bridge, Tampa’s neighbor St. Petersburg beckons visitors with its vibrant downtown bursting with arts and culture. Wander through The DalĂ­ museum, housing the surrealist artist’s mind-bending works. Catch an indie film at the 1920s-era Tampa Theatre or an internationally-acclaimed ballet at the Mahaffey Theater.

Downtown St. Pete also entices with mural-adorned alleyways, the bubbly Saturday Morning Market, and tasting rooms for craft beer and coffee. Let your professional driver navigate traffic and bridges while your group relaxes and enjoys the sights on the road to St. Petersburg.

Book a Bus for Your Tampa Adventure

No matter which Tampa hot spots you want to explore, Charter Bus Company Tampa will get you there in comfort and style. Call us at 813-280-7525 for a free quote on charter bus rentals tailored for groups big and small. We look forward to helping you experience the vibrant neighborhoods and attractions that make Tampa a world-class destination!