Ballast Point Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Ballast Point Park
Ballast Point Park is an idyllic place for visitors to explore and enjoy. Set along the shore of beautiful Tampa Bay, the park has something for everyone. From boat launches and kayak landings to a beachfront promenade, there are plenty of ways to appreciate nature. The park also includes shaded picnic areas, swings, and a playground for children. Guests can even watch for local wildlife from any number of scenic lookout points throughout the area.
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Attractions Near Ballast Point Park
Tampa Bay Fun Boat
6.28km from Ballast Point Park
Tampa Bay Fun Boat is a great way to explore Florida's beautiful Hillsborough County from a unique vantage point. Spend the day cruising around and take in all the sights of the gorgeous landscape and waters, aboard their comfortable pontoon boat. Their knowledgeable captain will show you hidden gems like secret beaches, wildlife preserves and local landmarks that you might not have seen otherwise. There are plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing or just lounging in the sun.
6.57km from Ballast Point Park
2.6-mile-long (4.2 km) open space and pedestrian trail development along the Hillsborough River . The Riverwalk extends along most of the downtown Tampa waterfront, forming a continuous path connecting multiple parks, attractions, public spaces, and hotels.
Henry B. Plant Museum
6.6km from Ballast Point Park
Plant Hall was formerly known as the Tampa Bay Hotel, which was a 511-room resort hotel opened on February 5, 1891 by Henry B. Plant near the terminus of his rail line. The museum's exhibits focus on Gilded Age tourism, the elite lifestyle of the hotel's guests, and the building's use during the Spanish–American War.
Tampa Bay History Center
6.66km from Ballast Point Park
A history museum in Tampa. Exhibits include coverage of the Tampa Bay area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, and historical figures who shaped the area's history, as well as a reproduction of a 1920s cigar store.
TECO Line Streetcar System
6.9km from Ballast Point Park
The TECO Line Streetcar System is a treasured part of the Tampa Bay Region's transportation system. Started in 2002, this popular and efficient 2.7-mile streetcar route runs from downtown Tampa, through the rapidly growing Channelside District, to Ybor City - one of the city's original Latin Quarters. With newly added modern streetcars that are wheelchair accessible, This System provides riders with frequencies throughout most of their operating hours–seven days a week.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
6.94km from Ballast Point Park
The Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is a refreshing spot for locals and visitors alike to take in the beauty of Tampa Bay. Located on East Bank of the Hillsborough River downtown, this 10-acre park features breathtaking views of the Tampa skyline, an interactive fountain where kids can cool off, an expansive stretch of green space perfect for picnicking and relaxing during Florida's sunny days, as well as cultural programming such as free concerts.
Discover More Attractions in Hillsborough County, Home of Ballast Point Park
Hillsborough County was created on January 25, 1834 and its area was much larger and included eight other present-day counties: Charlotte County, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota.