Day Trips

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

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.

The Mountain Top

At the most human level, we are all the same. Hours after delivering his iconic “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, Martin Luther King Jr. returns to his room at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel to plan for his next march. Soon after, a motel maid arrives at his door with a newspaper, a cup of coffee, and the news that he won’t live past tomorrow. Her revelation spurs an all-night conversation that illuminates the humanity behind the Civil Rights icon as King reflects on the man he is and the man he hoped to be. Written in honor of the individuals that Dr. King inspired but never met, Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play is a stunning imagining of King’s last night on Earth. (24 available enrollments)

  • Sunday, February 6
  • 11:45 am
  • $20 City Resident / $22 Nonresident

Parade

I’m trapped inside this life and trapped beside a wife who would prefer that I’d say “Howdy!” not “Shalom!” This provocative Tony Award-winning musical explores the endurance of love, hope, and compassion against seemingly insurmountable odds. Ostracized for his faith, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man, is accused of murder in 1913 Atlanta. The whole town turns against him, leaving his wife Lucille as his only defender. A moving love story, a riveting murder mystery, and a gripping courtroom drama, Parade illuminates a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony, and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension.

  • Sunday, March 6
  • $27 City Resident / $29 Nonresident

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast

There’s been a change in me, a kind of moving on, though what I used to be I still depend upon. Trapped in her provincial life, an intelligent young woman risks everything to save her father from a terrifying Beast in an enchanted castle. Belle becomes the heroine of her own story as she discovers the power in daring to be different and breaks free from the expectations of her quiet village. 

  • Sunday, April 24
  • $27 City Resident / $29 Nonresident

On Your Feet!

This is what you’re meant to do. You just don’t know it yet. Before she captivated the world as Grammy Award-winning Latin pop icon Gloria Estefan, she was Glorita. Coming of age in 1970s Miami, young Gloria breaks from family expectations and embarks on a musical journey with bandmate Emilio. On Your Feet! Tells the story of this power couple’s rise from humble beginnings to international sensation. You’ll be dancing in the aisles to “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Oye Me Canto,” and “On Your Feet!”

  • Sunday, July 17
  • $27 City Resident / $29 Nonresident

ICON Park —Orlando

Soar the Orlando skyline on a 20 minute flight in a climate controlled capsule at 400-feet! Enjoy breathtaking views.  After our ride we will visit Madam Tussauds Orlando wax museum and Sea Life.  Dutch-treat lunch.  Walking and standing involved. (52 available enrollments)

  • Thursday, January 20
  • 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • $50 City Resident / $52 Nonresident

The Ringling Museum—Sarasota, FL

Whether you are a circus, art, or history fan, the Ringling has something for everyone, including beautiful gardens.  Take a tour of the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum, the Ca' d’Zan’ and stroll through the gardens.  It all tells the story of the Ringlings’, their circus, and its relationship to Sarasota.   Lunch is on your own.

  • Thursday, February 17
  • 7:30 am - 6 pm
  • $43 City Resident; $47 Nonresident  

Brevard Zoo—Melbourne, FL

This Zoo's lush, open-air habitats are home to over 900 animals from around the world! The zoo is divided into four loops: Expedition Africa, Lands of Change: Australia and Beyond, Wild Florida, and Rainforest Revealed. Dutch treat lunch.

  • Tuesday, March 22 
  • 8:30 am – 5 pm
  • $33 City Resident / $37 Nonresident

Sunken Gardens—St. Petersburg, FL

St. Pete’s oldest living museum is a botanical paradise in the midst of the bustling city. The 100-year-old Sunken Gardens is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. Meandering paths guide visitors through a living collection of more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers with lush demonstration gardens, cascading waterfalls, and a flock of flamingos. .Afterwards we will have a Dutch treat lunch.

  • Tuesday, April 12
  • 8:00 am – 5 pm
  • $25 City Resident / $29 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 Detroit Tigers play in the Tampa Bay Rays domed stadium.  Dutch treat stadium food and drinks.

  • Wednesday, May 18
  • 9:30 am - 6:00 pm 
  • $39 City Resident / $43 Nonresident 

Orange County Regional History Center—Orlando, FL

As the collector and caretaker of our shared history, the Orange County Regional History Center serves a vitally important function. From documenting defining moments in our history – including the shattering heartbreak of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub tragedy to bearing witness to everyday life in Central Florida.  The museum plays an invaluable role by serving as our “storyteller” for generations to come. The Orange County Regional History Center, housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage.  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Thursday, June 16 
  • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • $16 City Resident / $18 Nonresident

The Living Drama Theatre—Eustis, FL 

Go back in time while listening to some of your favorite tunes.  Steve Greer is an internationally renowned Elvis Tribute Artist and entertainer, originally from England. He started out as the front man of a 50’s & 60’s rock & roll band ‘The Rollercoasters.  In 1993, the band was invited to perform in Sussex, England which featured members of Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis along with Eric Clapton and Paul Young.

  • Program set to take place in July, time and rate TBD

Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show—Orlando

At this comedy mystery show you become the detective and solve the crime!  The evening will be filled with food, drinks, and a comedy mystery where all the clues are presented and you help solve the crime. Anything or anyone is suspicious.  Fee includes transportation, dinner with most drinks (wine and beer included) and a gratuity.

  • Thursday, August 18
  • Time TBA
  • $58 City Resident / $60 Nonresident