by The Editors | June 18, 2019

Bird’s Eye View: Deep in the Heart of Tampa

Roam the city’s boroughs from south tampa to Channel District, where you’ll find new food halls, chic shopping, historic treasures and a contagiously cool vibe.

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Illustration of downtown Tampa from a bird's eye view.
Illustration by Leslie Chalfont
  1. Penelope T This well-curated women’s clothing boutique is a secret weapon for South Tampa’s best-dressed set. 3310 W. Bay to Bay Blvd.
  2. Bern’s Steak House Known for its James Beard Award–winning wine cellar and sophisticated menu, this fine-dining spot is a Tampa icon. 1208 S. Howard Ave.
  3. Hyde Park Village Anchored by live oaks and a fountain, the shopping destination spans six blocks with local and national retailers, restaurants and experiences. 1602 W. Snow Circle
  4. Downtown Dogs Canines and their humans are welcome to shop this doggie boutique in Hyde Park Village stocked with all-natural food, treats, collars, toys and bedding. 1631 W. Snow Circle
  5. Buddy Brew Coffee The specialty coffee roaster creates brews and serves made-from-scratch pastries in the heart of Hyde Park Village. 1605 W. Snow Ave.
  6. On Swann Swanky and welcoming, this popular restaurant in Hyde Park Village serves shareable plates made with ingredients sourced from area farms and fresh bread. 1501 W. Swann Ave.
  7. Canvas Fashion Gallery This Hyde Park Village women’s clothing store carries designer brands, shoes and accessories, based on their motto: Fashion is art and you are the canvas. 800 S. Village Circle
  8. Edison The chef explores new flavors from the ever-changing menu with items like caramelized pork belly and wood-roasted oysters. 912 W. Kennedy Blvd.
  9. Henry B. Plant Museum This Tampa Bay hotel turned museum and private university is an homage to education and architecture. Current exhibits include the celebration of Henry Plant’s birth 200 years ago. 401 Kennedy Blvd.
  10. Mise en Place Chef Marty Blitz crafts modern American cuisine with fresh ingredients and by putting “everything in its place,” as the restaurant’s name suggests. 442 W. Kennedy Blvd.
  11. Oxford Exchange Socialize over seasonal fare, coffee and cocktails in a conservatory inspired by historic libraries and shops of London. 420 W. Kennedy Blvd.
  12. Armature Works This revamped 68,000-square-foot warehouse features Heights Public Market with a collection of eateries and river views. 1910 N. Ola Ave.
  13. Hall on Franklin European-style communal food hall featuring local chefs and mixologists from restaurants such as Sorellina, Xilo and Kofe. 1701 N. Franklin St.
  14. Cena Savor traditional Italian dishes such as crispy eggplant and truffle pasta inspired by Chef Michael Buttacavoli’s family recipes. 1208 Kennedy Blvd.
  15. Sparkman Wharf Play lawn games, listen to live music, sample craft beer and nibble local eats at this open-air waterfront destination. 615 Channelside Drive

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