Channelside is still open, although it is mostly vacant. There is a major reboot of the plaza planned and hopefully it will become a destination again. Currently there is still enough business there to make it a worthwhile visit. The Aquarium, Victory Ship and History Center are all adjacent so it is easy to make a day of it while only having to park once. The Tampa Street Car also comes by here giving you access to Ybor City and Downtown Tampa.