Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tampa Fun for Frozen Four

A champion will be crowned in Tampa!
The Frozen Four and Tampa, Florida conjures up the image of an ice cube in the sun.

Despite the warm climate however, Tampa Bay is Hockey Bay and this week has Tampa at the center of the biggest week in NCAA Men's Hockey - the Frozen Four. HART would like to offer a big welcome to all the Boston College, Quinnipiac, Denver and North Dakota athletes, students and fans. Tampa has a number of attractions and things to do while you're in town!

Use HART to get to the following Tampa attractions and avoid renting a car and the parking hassles:
  • Amalie Arena - Route 8, The In-Towner, TECO Line Streetcar
  • Adventure Island - Route 5
  • Busch Gardens - Routes 5, 18, 39
  • Florida Aquarium - Route 8 and the TECO Line Streetcar
  • Channelside Bay Plaza (Dining, retail, Splitsville and Channelside Cinemas) - Route 8, the TECO Line Streetcar
  • Ybor City Historic District (Centro Ybor) - Routes 8, 12, the TECO Line Streetcar
  • Glazer's Children Museum - Routes 7, 10, The In-Towner
  • International Plaza (Shopping) - 15, 30, 61LX
  • Lowry Park Zoo - Routes 41, 45
  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) - Route 6
  • David A. Straz Jr. Center - Route 7,10, The In-Towner, TECO Line Streetcar
  • Tampa Convention Center - Route 4, 19, The In-Towner, TECO Line Streetcar
  • Tampa Museum of Art - Routes 7, 10, The In-Towner
  • Westshore Plaza (Shopping) - Routes 15, 30, 45, HARTFlex South Tampa
  • Tampa Theatre - Route 4, 8, 19, 30, 46, The In-Towner, TECO Line Streetcar
A schedule of Frozen Four events can be found here.

Convenient service to airport!
Flying out? Route 30 runs between downtown and Tampa International Airport every 30 minutes on weekdays and weekends. Service begins at 4:30 a.m. through midnight during the week and 7 a.m. to 12:20 a.m. on the weekends.

A 3-day Visitor Unlimited HARTride card is your best bet at only $11.75 and valid on all HART local buses, The In-Towner and the TECO Line Streetcar System.

Things to know about The In-Towner and TECO Line Streetcar System:
  • The In-Towner: The FREE In-Towner makes stops at popular locations in downtown Tampa weekdays; 6 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 6 p.m. The In-Towner operates on a 15-minute frequency with a stop at Amalie Arena. 
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  • TECO Line Streetcar Line: The streetcar line runs on rails that connect Ybor City, The Channel District and Downtown Tampa, which includes a stop at Amalie Arena. It operates Noon - 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday*, and 11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Service runs every 20 minutes except on Friday and Saturday from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m., when service is 30 minutes.  Streetcar Operators do not provide change.

    *Streetcar service is being extended on Thursday, April 7, until 11 p.m. or game end, whichever is later.
It's easy to plan your own trip! Visit www.goHART.org to use the Google Trip Planner feature or call 813-254-HART (4278). Get HART real-time service information on-the-go with OneBusAway Tampa.

Click here for a map of downtown Tampa's network of public transportation service, including streetcar stops, The In-Towner and HART bus routes.

Have a great time taking in the Frozen Four and while you're here, we hope you enjoy all that Tampa has to offer!