Day Trips

Registration for programs starting on or after September 1 will be available to city residents on Wednesday August 16, and nonresidents on Wednesday August 30. 


Transportation in accordance to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulation is available upon request. In order to provide accommodations please have your request ready upon registration, 10 business days prior to scheduled trip date. Trip Fees are subject to change dependent upon venue and number of participants. All registrations are final one full week prior to the trip.

Shine and Dine—Winter Garden

The Winter Garden Parks & Recreation presents lunch and a matinee at the Historic Garden Theater. Come join us for this fun filled afternoon with friends. Meet at the Fountain/Gazebo on Plant Street at 11:45 am. Group lunch is Dutch treat at 12 pm, at a local restaurant, with the performance immediately following at 2 pm. Program cost includes theater ticket only. No transportation is available.

Gala Dinner on the Titanic—Orlando

Come aboard the “Ship of Dreams” and be a guest at one of the most famous dinner parties on board Titanic. Join Captain Smith, Margaret “Molly” Brown and additional first-class passengers for a night to remember. The Titanic First Class Dinner Gala includes a Captain’s cocktail party, a tour of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, a first-class dinner and reenactments of the night of April 14, 1912.   Fee includes admission, dinner, and transportation.

  • Friday, August 18
  • 2:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • $81 City Resident | $85 Nonresident

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens – Winter Park, FL

Explore the inspired world of internationally acclaimed Czech sculptor, Albin Polasek.  Tour his home, galleries and sculpture gardens located in the heart of Winter Park on Lake OsceolaThe one hour group tour includes Albin Polasek’s historic home and studios, where you will learn about Albin Polasek’s inspirational story, his life and his art. You will also have access to Albin Polasek’s private chapel.  Dutch treat lunch.  Trip includes transportation, museum park admission and tour. 

  • Thursday, September 14 
  • 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • $25 City Resident | $29 Nonresident

Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms – Clermont, FL 

It’s the 8th Annual Fall Festival at Southern Hill Farms. What fall adventure would be complete without mouth-watering apple cider, pumpkin muffins donuts and jolly jumbo jack carving pumpkins? Explore the 5-acre corn maze, U-pick sunflower and zinnia fields, live music from local artists and farm wagon rides. Dutch treat lunch at food trucks that are available onsite.

  • Thursday, October 12
  • 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • $38 City Resident | $42 Nonresident 

A Day at Cedar Key – Cedar Key, FL

Enjoy this unique coastal city, where time stands still. This quiet island community is nestled among many tiny keys on the gulf coast of Florida. It is a haven for local artists, writers and ‘adventure’ tourists.  In addition, Cedar Key offers a variety of art galleries and eclectic shops with a small town feel.  

A perfect way to spend a day in one the Florida’s unspoiled locations. Cedar Key Island Boat Tour is optional. Dutch treat lunch.

  • Tuesday, November 14
  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • $15 City Resident | $19 Nonresident – transportation only
  • $50 City Resident | $54 Nonresident – transportation and boat tour 

Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre – Hudson, FL 

Have you been dreaming of a White Christmas; without the chilly temperatures?  Let Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS: The Musical, transport you to a winter wonderland filled with love, laughter and heart-warming melodies.  Based on the classic film, the musical adaptation follows two WWII veterans and a pair of singing sisters to a Vermont Inn. Hum along to iconic songs such as White Christmas, Sisters and Blue Skies.  This is a dinner show, so there is a buffet featuring American-style cuisine of Show Palace favorites and show–themed entrees, prior to the performance. 

  • Wednesday, December 13
  • 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • $79 City Resident | $83 Nonresident

Old Sugar Mill Pancake House and Boat Tour – De Leon Springs, FL 

Get ready to break one of your New Years’ resolutions, inside the Old Sugar Mill Pancake House, where you can enjoy unlimited build-your-own-pancakes! You get to prepare your very own pancakes right at your table, so they are piping hot and just how you like them.  After your brunch, you can take a relaxing and educational Fountain of Youth boat tour. During the boat tour, through the Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge, guest will be able to see animals that call the area home, learn about the area’s rich 6,000-year history, the spring’s “healing Waters and how the “Fountain of Youth” story originated. Dutch treat lunch.

  • Thursday, January 11
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • $30 City Resident | $34 Nonresident  

Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture – Lakeland, FL

The Florida Southern College Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark* for being the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.  The 90-minute guided walking tour begins with an overview of the campus project, detailing how Frank Lloyd Wright assembled his vision for the college as well as the unique method of construction he chose for his 13-Wright-designed structures.  You will visit the interiors of the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, the Danforth Chapel, and the new Usonian Faculty House.  Dutch treat lunch.

*Because FSC is a National Historic Landmark, it does not conform to ADA Accessibility Guidelines, so tours are not accessible to visitors in wheelchairs, scooters or walkers and will be given a “modified” tour if requested.

  • Thursday, February 22 
  • 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • $40 City Resident | $44 Nonresident