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.

Man of La Mancha

Like beauty my friend, ‘tis all in the eyes of the beholder. A story of imagination, adventure, and chivalry rises from the darkness and despair of a prison cell, carried aloft by some of the American Theatre’s most familiar and beloved songs. The walls fall away as Miguel de Cervantes transforms into his legendary hero Don Quixote and humanizes his fellow inmates through his musical misadventures. Don Quixote’s quest — a glorious affirmation of the resilience of the human spirit — dares everyone to dream “The Impossible Dream” and search for the good in each one of us. (15 available enrollments)

  • Sunday, September 12
  • 11:45 am
  • $27 City Resident / $29 Nonresident

Looped

If nothing else you need, no, you MUST live the life you want to live. The year is 1965, and famed stage and screen diva Tallulah Bankhead stumbles into the recording studio to record the single line needed to complete her upcoming gothic horror film, Die! Die! My Darling!  As the session stretches to eight hours, the inebriated actress clashes and then connects with the producer behind the studio glass. Irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Looped reveals the fragility of the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. (15 available enrollments)

  • Sunday, October 10
  • 11:45 am
  • $23 City Resident / $25 Nonresident

Big, The Musical

When you’re young, you can’t wait to be grown-up… But being big and tall does not make you a grown-up. 13-year-old Josh Baskin knows one thing: being a kid is no fun! So when a rusty arcade machine magically transforms him into a 30-year-old man, Josh knows this is his chance to have the time of his life! Still a kid at heart, Josh navigates a grown-up world and reminds his new colleagues and himself of the joys of childhood in this fun-filled musical based on the beloved 1980s film. Everyone grows old, but you don’t have to grow up! (15 available enrollments)

  • Sunday, December 12
  • 11:45 am
  • $27 City Resident / $29 Nonresident

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

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 in the Tampa Bay Rays domed stadium.  Dutch treat stadium food and drinks. (49 available enrollments)

  • Sunday, September 19
  • 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • $39 City Resident / $43 Nonresident 

Black Hammock/Airboat Ride—Oviedo

Every airboat ride is different as the scenery and wildlife changes with every season.  We will take a one-hour ride to tour Bird Island and can expect to encounter alligators, turtles and maybe a majestic Bald Eagle.  After the boat ride we will eat at the Black Hammock award-winning restaurant.  You will also have time to look around the small gift shop.  Dutch treat lunch. (26 available enrollments)

  • Tuesday, October 12
  • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • $62 City Resident / $66 Nonresident

 

Horse Country Carriage Co & Tours—Ocala

Take a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride through horse country! You will pass several large farms where famous horses have been trained or bred and hear the history of the farms and the area.   On this fully narrated tour you will see a variety of horse breeds along the way.  While at the farm we will have an opportunity to walk around the stables (bring carrots to feed the horses) and the training area plus enjoy a box lunch (included with the fee) and shopping in the gift shop. (45 available enrollments)

  • Tuesday, November 2
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • $53 City Resident / $57 Nonresident

St. Augustine—Nights of Lights

Our day will start with a Sightseeing Cruise where you will have a unique view of the city and a way to enjoy St. Augustine’s historic landmarks and natural beauty.  You will then have a Dutch treat dinner before we board a trolley to see St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights. This holiday spectacle of traditional white lights (some three million of them) has its roots, like everything in St. Augustine, in history.  Fee is subject to change. (48 available enrollments)

  • Thursday, December 9
  • 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • $51 City Resident / $55 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