Explore Tampa, FL

What to Do:

Hyde Park Village

  • 1.8 miles from JW Marriott

    A modern oasis for discerning shoppers, travelers and residents looking for the very best. Here you’ll find six city blocks of beloved local shops, restaurants and the top names in fashion and fitness known around the world.



Ybor City Food Tour

  • 1.9 miles from JW Marriott

    Experience the delights of Ybor City with 5-7 food & drink tastings during this easy 3-hour walking tour. Enjoy the historical stories and rich culture of this age-old city established in 1855. Visit famous signature restaurants such as The Columbian Restaurant and stroll through 7th Avenue to find out why Ybor is the Cigar Capital of the World!

    Not interested in taking the full tour? Check out at the amazing shops and restaurants the historical Ybor City has to offer at your own pace! Hop on the TECO Line Streetcar outside the JW Marriott (stop #10) and exit at the Centro Ybor Station (stop #20)

Sparkman Wharf

  • 0.4 miles from JW Marriott

    Sparkman Wharf is a dynamic and vibrant piece of Tampa Bay’s downtown waterfront. As one of the top community and cultural destinations in the area, the wharf includes retail shopping, a dining garden, biergarten and a recreational lawn. Enjoy good weather, waterfront views, live music, craft beer and exceptional dining.

    Use the TECO Line Streetcar outside the JW Marriott (stop #10) and exit at the Amalie Arena Station (stop #8)

Armature Works

  • 2.2 miles from JW Marriott

    At the epicenter of The Heights neighborhood development project, Armature Works is a mixed-use commercial building consisting of Heights Public Market, multiple event spaces, as well as multiple waterfront restaurants and bars. Once known as Tampa Electric’s streetcar warehouse, Armature Works dates back to 1910 and has since gone through a complete modern restoration. To keep the historical feel of this downtown Tampa landmark, many of the original materials have been recycled. Today, you will see original features such as exposed brick walls, skylights, original windows and doors and even the wood planks taken from the ceilings have been repurposed and used to form wood floors. The Heights development plans bring life, excitement and community to Tampa’s Downtown Riverfront. You can reach this unique destination by boat, bike, car or via the extended Tampa Riverwalk!

Where to Eat:

Malio’s Prime Steakhouse

  • 0.8 miles from JW Marriott

    Always striving to provide their clientele the finest dining experience, Malio’s Steakhouse, for over 35 years, earned a reputation for serving the finest quality, with superior service and atmosphere. It is in that tradition that Malio’s Prime Steakhouse offers USDA Prime Beef, the freshest seafood available, accompanied by a selection of over 200 wines, along with unparalleled service and ambience.


Meat Market

  • 2.2 miles from JW Marriott

    Meat Market is a modern American Steak House with a glamorous, upbeat vibe — and truly unique in Florida. Meat Market features the posh Crudo Bar — an outdoor lounge featuring an eclectic, sumptuous raw bar with staples such as: fresh oysters and indigenous seafood—offering diners a raw bar experience unlike anything in town. World renowned Executive Chef, Sean Brasel, has created a menu that embraces the staples of a classic steakhouse — a variety of prime cuts, amazing sides and appetizers, top notch wine list by infusing it all with an artful, contemporary spin.

Bern’s Steak House

  • 2.5 miles from JW Marriott

    Perfectly aged steaks. One of the largest wine collections in the world. An internationally famous dessert room. These elements have combined since 1956 to provide guests with a unique culinary experience. Prime steaks are cut to order and served with vegetables that are grown locally on the Bern’s farm when available and sourced from the finest purveyors. Each visit to Bern’s Steak House takes you on a gastronomic adventure that defines Bern’s not as a meal but as an experience.

Columbia Restaurant

  • 2.5 miles from JW Marriott

    The Columbia Restaurant was founded in 1905 and is Florida’s oldest restaurant and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world. 

    Hop on the TECO Line Streetcar outside the JW Marriott (stop #10) and exit at the Centro Ybor Station (stop #2).


  • 1.9 miles from JW Marriott

    bartaco is inspired by the beach culture of Brazil, Uruguay and southern California. An upscale street food experience with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment serving freshly squeezed juices, specialty cocktails and beer out of a bottle. bartaco evokes a visit to a stylish beach resort and creates an unforgettable experience.