Day Trips

*Due to COVID19 all active 50+ program dates are tentative at this time.


Registration for programs starting on or after September 1st will be available to city residents on Wednesday August 17, and nonresidents on Wednesday August 24. 

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.

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.

Honk

Ugly is the odd duck out in the nest, and looks quite a bit different from his darling siblings. Despite his mother’s love and protective flapping, the other barnyard animals are quick to taunt and tease the little duckling. Ugly sets out on a musical adventure of self-discovery and along the way he meets a whole flock of unique characters and learns that being different is not a bad thing after all. 

  • Sunday, November 20
  • $27 City Resident / $29 Nonresident

Stick Fly

The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. The two newcomers, one a self-described WASP and the other a middle-class academic Black woman, butt heads over issues of race and privilege, while long-standing family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.

  • Sunday, January 29
  • $23 City Resident / $25 Nonresident

Next To Normal

To an outsider, the Goodmans are an average American family: two hard working parents and two witty teenagers. But on the inside, mom Diana is battling manic depression, daughter Natalie struggles to be the perfect child, son Gabe provokes his mother’s mania, and dad Dan is just trying to keep everyone together. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, sharing the family’s story with love and compassion.

  • Sunday, February 26
  • $27 City Resident / $29 Nonresident

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park—Weeki Wachee, FL

Witness the magic of the “Mermaids” that have delighted guests since 1947! Enjoy an educational day with animal shows and a riverboat cruise.  Dutch treat lunch.  Trip includes transportation and park admission.

  • Tuesday, September 20 
  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • $23 City Resident / $28 Nonresident

Sh-Boom! Life Could Be A Dream—Winter Park Playhouse in FL

Meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whooper Radio contest to realize their dreams! The early 60s hits include "Fools Fall in Love," "Tears on my Pillow," "Runaround Sue," "Unchained Melody" and many more!  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Thursday, October 13
  • 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • $48 City Resident / $52 Nonresident

Wild Florida—Kenansville, FL

In the comfort of the bus, we will travel through the Safari Park and discover more than 150 native and exotic animals, from around the world, roaming freely.  You will see wild animals such as giraffes, zebra, eland antelope, scimitar oryx, American bison, mouflon sheep, and more!  We will then travel to Alligator Park where we will exit the bus so you can view more than 200 additional animals, as well as enjoy a variety of educational animal shows.  Price includes transportation, admission tickets and lunch.  You must bring cash to feed the giraffes.  

  • Tuesday, November 15
  • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • $52 City Resident / $56 Nonresident 

Stetson Mansion—Deland, FL

Want to get into the Holiday Spirit?   Come and tour the Stetson Mansion, built in 1886, as it will be decorated for Christmas and features holiday music from the baby grand player piano.  This guided tour will include a two-floor tour with steps and the original schoolhouse.  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Thursday, December 15
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • $49 City Resident / $53 Nonresident

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse & Museum—Ponce Inlet, FL 

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station is a National Historic Landmark and home to one of the finest lighthouse museums in the world. As you step inside the historic white picket fence, you are literally stepping back in time. All the original structures are there for you to explore, and yes – you can climb the 203 steps to the top of the lighthouse tower!  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Tuesday, January 17
  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • $19 City Resident / $23 Nonresident

Tarpon Springs

The historic waterfront town of Tarpon Springs has a way of transporting you thousands of miles away to a coastal village in Greece. Dodecanese Boulevard, also known as the sponge Docks, follows the riverfront and is lined with a wide variety of restaurants and eclectic shops offering everything from souvenirs, home goods, natural sponges, clothing, jewelry and olive oil soap.   You will have lunch in the authentic Greek Hellas Restaurant and Bakery.  Fees include transportation and lunch.

  • Thursday, February 16
  • 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • $38 City Resident / $42 Non-Resident—Transportation Lunch and Shopping
  • $62 City Resident / $66 Non-Resident—Transportation Lunch and Boat Ride