South Tampa consists of some great restaurants such as Bella's, Bern's, Ceviche, and The Rack just to name a few. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars within walking distance. I recently stayed at the Hyde Park Hotel where I got engaged, so spent 2 wonderful days walking around South Tampa with my love :) The hotel is the perfect location if you want to be able to walk to many of the establishments on Howard Ave. Some of the best bars are McDinton's, World of Beer, The Rack, and more. Old Hyde Park Village is right there as well, which is where you can find some great shopping or a perfect glass of wine at the Wine Exchange. Wander around and see what you find!