Put on your walking shoes and trek off to the best free adventure in Tampa. You have two choices: explore the Riverwalk or discover Bayshore Boulevard. Better yet, do both. Walk until your drop. You won’t be bored.
Join me for a “speed walk” in Tampa through photos, starting at Riverwalk’s 2.5 mile pathway past the city’s best museums, parks, hotels, and restaurants. Being there at the end of a rainfall with the setting sun sneaking past the leaden clouds was a serendipitous experience. Reflections, refractions, rainbows, remarkable!
Walking Bayshore Boulevard the next day, I experienced a different vibe from Riverwalk’s urban scene , as the 4.5 mile path winds parallel to the expansive Tampa Bay. Prestigious mansions, sculptures, and wildlife (elusive the windy day I was there) provide non-stop entertainment along this route.
If you are lucky enough, you will see another form of “wildlife”: a pilot flying and landing the ICON A-5 Amphibian Aircraft.
Tired of walking but want to explore some more? Take a short drive to Ballast Point Park and enjoy the views from a bench on the pier and reflect on your two days of walking in Tampa: Cost: $0.0; Experience: Priceless.