There's nothing quite like the crisp chill of a hockey rink, the roar of the crowd, and the thrill of seeing your hometown team take the ice. But imagine combining that excitement with the enjoyment of travel, from the historic streets of Philadelphia to the dazzling lights of New York City, or even the sun-soaked shores of Florida. It's the best of both worlds! For those of us in Minnesota, this season offers a perfect chance to pack our bags, don our jerseys, and explore somewhere new. Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or someone who just wants to feel the sand between your toes after a nail-biting game, there's a hockey trip tailored just for you.
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
The first opportunity fans have to travel to see their favorite green, white and red team is a trip in October to Philadelphia. Try combining a historical trip and a hockey trip to get the full Philly experience. Don’t forget to eat a cheesesteak at Geno’s or Pat’s (depending on your loyalties) to warm up in the fall weather.
Depart from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on October 26 and return on October 29.
UBS Arena, Madison Square Garden, and KeyBank Center – New York, NY
Hardcore fans will love this stretch of the season with three games in four days and all of them within driving distance of each other. Fans can fly into New York on a Sunday and spend time experiencing all NYC has to offer before catching three hockey games on the following Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. After a day to regroup, fly back home from Buffalo after this hockey fans dream trip.
Depart from MSP on November 5 and return on November 12.
Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Start a long weekend in Nashville off right with a morning flight the day of the game and return home on Sunday evening. After the Thursday night game, head to the Broadway area for all the entertainment this city has to offer.
Depart from MSP on November 30 and return on December 3.
This trip might be all Minnesota hockey fans dreams—two hockey games in Florida and a long weekend! Fly into Tampa on a Thursday morning before heading to Amalie Arena for an evening game. After the game, get in the rental car and head south to Miami for a Friday evening tilt before a long weekend at the beach. Traveling fans can even return from Miami instead of traveling back to Tampa.
Depart MSP January 18 and return on January 21.
All hockey players think they’re golfers, right? This trip in February is a Minnesota hockey fan’s dream. Get a kick-start on the golf season while cheering on the local team for the start of their playoff push in both Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Depart MSP on February 11 and return on February 15.
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Looking for bonus destinations? Both the University of Minnesota Gophers men’s and women’s hockey teams have away games you can travel to. Join Goldy and cheer on the maroon and gold this hockey season.
The Ohio State University Ice Rink – Columbus, OH
Head to Ohio to support the Gopher women's hockey team as they take on the team named after the state tree of Ohio. This weekend series is sure to be important in the conference standings.
Depart MSP on October 26 and return on October 29.
Yost Ice Arena - Ann Arbor, MI
Join the Gopher men’s hockey team when they head to Michigan in November for a two-game series with the pesky team in blue and yellow. This series is sure to set the tone for the season.
Depart MSP on November 10 and return on November 13.
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