Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Streetcar Fun for only $12.50!

What can you do with a family of 5 for only $12.50? A movie matinee? Nope, it'll cost you over $20 for the tickets alone. A bite to eat at a fast food chain? Your body isn't a fan of that idea. Not to mention, how much fun can you have at Taco Bell?

How about an adventure into Tampa's past? That's right! HART recently introduced a new all-day Family Pass only good on the TECO Line Streetcar. For only $12.50, two adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children - quite the handful, I'm sure - can ride all day on the TECO Line Streetcar System. That's a savings of up to $5, compared to purchasing the fare separately.

Park in Ybor, Channelside or downtown, pick up your Family Pass from the ticket vending machine located at most of the streetcar stops along the line and you're good to go!

While taking a trip back to a time when streetcars bustled down the street is a journey in itself. The streetcar also connects most of Tampa's best attractions and destinations! Hop off in Ybor
City for a stroll down 7th avenue, one of the great streets in America*. Check out the Ybor City Saturday Market for fresh fruit, local artwork, jewelry and more!

You could also check out the Channelside Entertainment Plaza, with free live music every weekend. Window shop, while watching the cruise ships pull in and out of the Port of Tampa!

De-board at Dick Greco Plaza and catch the sunset along the newly revitalized Riverwalk, the perfect way to end the day. Play with your kids or grab a blanket, pack a picnic and enjoy the wonderful view of the Minarets at the University of Tampa, in the new Curtis Hixon Park.

A day full of fun, for only $12.50.

With all there is to do along the streetcar line, we didn't even scratch the surface. Here is a listing of the attractions at each streetcar station.

Soon, there will be even more reason to ride...

On December 19th, the TECO Line Streetcar System will be extending into the heart of downtown at Whiting and Franklin Street, connecting to 35,000 people working downtown. The extension also provides walkable access to the Tampa Theater, Tampa Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Photography, Lykes Gaslight Park and several downtown hotels.

A discount in one hand and an extension in the other, just another way that HART is doing more for you with less!

*According to the American Planning Association for 2008

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