Day Trips

Registration for programs starting on or after September 1 will be available to city residents on Thursday February 15, and nonresidents Thursday February 29. 

Transportation

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.

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 

Shine and Dine—Winter Garden

Winter Garden Parks & Recreation Department 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.

  • Willie Nelson Tribute Band | Sunday, March 17 | $36 City Resident / $38 Nonresident
  • Always... Patsy Cline | Sunday, May 5 | $40.50 City Resident / $42.50 Nonresident
  • Shake Baby Shake | Thursday, May 30 | $40.50 City Resident / $42.50 Nonresident

The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary—Palm Harbor

This Sanctuary is dedicated not only to the care of various species of great apes and monkeys but many exotic animals as well. This is their forever home and our guiding principles include, but are not limited to, providing exemplary animal care including enrichment; giving them a safe haven where they can live with peace and dignity, educating the public about exotic animals, particularly non-human primates; and promoting conservation awareness.  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Tuesday, March 19|8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • $25 City Resident | $29 Nonresident

WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER—OCALA, FL

This world-class facility is the largest equestrian complex in the United States.  Take a bus tour of the facilities, watch some equestrian events scheduled for the day, shop in their many shopping boutiques and enjoy a variety of dining experiences.  If you plan ahead, you could also rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit in their full-service spa.  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Tuesday, April 16|8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • $29 City Resident|$33 Nonresident

Florida Air Museum—Lakeland, Fl

You will have a guided tour of Florida’s “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center,” the Florida Air Museum features a dynamic display of unique designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques, and warbirds. More than a collection of airplanes; it stands as a tribute to the history and joy of flight. Exhibits educate about pioneers like Howard Hughes, early air racers, Floridians, and others who have influenced the world of aviation.  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Thursday, May 23|9:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • $27 City Resident | $31 Nonresident    

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball game—St. Petersburg

Enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes.  Spend the afternoon at Tropicana Field watching a Major League Baseball game where the Rays vs. the CUBS play in the Tampa Bay Rays domed stadium.   Dutch treat stadium food and drinks.

  • Wednesday, June 26|9:15 am – 6:30 pm (depends on when game is over)
  • PRICE TBD

CAlypso Queen Lunch Cruise—Clearwater

Take a 2 hour cruise on the Calypso Queen, a 65-foot triple decked air-conditioned boat with a Caribbean theme.   You will have a buffet lunch and do some casual sightseeing as we cruise through the intra-coastal waterways.  A buffet lunch (including soda, rum punch, wine and beer), boat ride and transportation are included in the fee.

  • Thursday, July 18|9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • $54.50 City Resident | $58.50 Non-Resident

Cirque du Soleil—Disney Springs

Set your imagination in motion and get ready for a first-of-its-kind creative collaboration between iconic memory-makers Cirque du Soleil and Disney. Drawn to Life invites you into an astounding world where the art of Walt Disney Animation is experienced like never before. You will enjoy a live acrobatic journey where the stage is transformed into a giant animation table. The art of classic Disney animation is reinterpreted through Cirque du Soleil’s innovative design, acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography, and eclectic costuming alongside all-new Disney animation and an original score inspired by timeless Disney music. The show is absolutely alive with all the high-flying, mind-blowing exuberance for which Cirque du Soleil is famous. Meal is Dutch Treat.

  • Thursday, August 15|2:30 – 8:30 pm
  • $103 City Resident | $107 Non-Resident