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.

Enchant Christmas – St Petersburg, FL

Enchant Christmas is the World’s Largest Indoor Christmas Light Spectacular! Embark on an unforgettable journey of holiday awe and wonder — a world where Christmas comes to life... and light. Enchant is an immersive experience weaving magic into its every corner, perfect for joyful seasonal celebrations. Enjoy a mesmerizing walk-thru light maze created with over 4 million sparkling lights, an impressive 100-foot-tall holiday tree, a unique ice-skating trail, live entertainment, and a holiday shopping marketplace with crafts, gifts and culinary treats.

  • Thursday, November 30
  • 2:00 - 10:30pm
  • $50 City Resident | $54 Nonresident 

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