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Downtown Tampa's Riverwalk, on Ashley Drive at the Hillsborough River, connects waterside entities such as the Florida Aquarium, the Channelside shopping-and-entertainment complex, and Marriott Waterside. The landscaped park is 6 acres and extends along the Garrison cruise-ship channel and along the Hillsborough River downtown. The walkway is being expanded as waterside development continues.

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit and TECO Line Street Cars replicate Tampa's first electric streetcars, transporting cruise-ship passengers to Ybor City and downtown Tampa.

Although downtown Tampa, the Channelside District, and Ybor City are easy to navigate without a car, you’ll want to rent one if you plan on hitting the beaches or heading to Busch Gardens, Hyde Park, International Plaza, or any of the zoos.

Bus and Trolley Contacts

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (813/254–4278. www.gohart.org.)

TECO Line Street Cars (813/254–4278. www.tecolinestreetcar.org.)