Day Trips

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

Registration for programs starting on or after March 1st will be available to city residents on Wednesday February 1, and nonresidents on Wednesday February 8. 


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.

Rock of Ages

ROCK OF AGES takes you back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos, and sporting even bigger hair! This five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and more.

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips’ last legendary venues, where egotistic rock star Stacee Jaxx takes the stage, and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.

Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherrie, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the Strip – and themselves – before it’s too late?

ROCK OF AGES is a big, energetic tribute to the classic rock of the ‘80s, featuring all of your favorite rock anthems and power ballads, including: “We’re Not Going to Take It,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “The Final Countdown,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” and “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

  • Sunday, February 5
  • $40.50 City Resident / $42.50 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.

  • TBD
  • $40.50 City Resident / $42.50 Nonresident

Something Rotten

Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are writing their way through the Renaissance, but are stuck in the shadow of famed playwright William Shakespeare. Sick and tired of failure, Nick visits a less-than-reputable soothsayer, who predicts that musicals will be the next big thing in theatre! The Bottom Brothers scramble to write the world’s first musical while fighting social norms, family struggles, and “The Bard” himself. Will opening night be an over-easy success or a rotten mess?

  • Sunday, May 21
  • $TBD City Resident | $TBD Nonresident


Meet the Dreams: Effie, Lorrell, and Deena, three young and talented African-American singers in the revolutionary 1960s. Dreamgirls will take you on a journey as the three friends embark on a musical roller coaster through the ruthless world of show business. Their relationships will be put to the test/tested by fame, fortune, and romance as the young women discover that their dreams come at a cost. Featuring iconic songs including “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” “Family,” and “I Am Changing,” Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope, and betrayal to a soundtrack of gospel, R&B, pop, disco, and more. 

  • Sunday, July 30
  • $TBD City Resident | $TBD 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

The Florida Strawberry Festival—Plant City

Crafts, booths, rides, vendors, music and your favorite carnival food!  Enjoy the famous Florida Strawberry Shortcake!  Lunch is on your own at the festival.  Trip cost includes transportation and festival admission.

  • Wednesday, March 8
  • 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • $22 City Resident | $26 Nonresident

Kennedy Space Center—Merritt Island

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the greatest space adventure and the only place in the world where you can walk under the largest rocket ever made, touch an actual moon rock, experience the International Space Station, and stand face-to-face with Space Shuttle Atlantis—all in one day.   Fee includes transportation, admission, and the bus tour to the Saturn 5 Building.  Lunch is Dutch treat at the Space Center.

  • Tuesday, April 18
  • 8:00 am – 5 pm
  • $84 City Resident | $89 Nonresident

Leu Gardens—Orlando

Take a guided tour to explore an amazing 50-acre botanical oasis and Leu House Museum.  Each garden is designed specifically to further the mission to inspire visitors to appreciate and understand plants. The garden and historical home were donated to the City of Orlando in 1961 by Mr. Harry P. Leu and his wife.  Dutch treat lunch.  The fee includes transportation, admission and guided tour.

  • Tuesday, May 16 
  • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • $28 City Resident | $32 Nonresident

The Howey Mansion – Howey in the Hills

This 1927 Mediterranean Revival style architectural gem is a 24 room house built by the community’s founder, William J. Howey.  It is like stepping back into the 1920s.  The Howey House is one of the only existing examples of architect Katherine Cotheal Budd’s work.  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Thursday, June 22
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • $37 City Resident | $41 Nonresident 

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art—St. Petersburg

This museum provides experiences that explores the rich history, cultures, and wildlife of the American West. Through art it inspires human connection and transformation depicting the people, landscapes, and history of the American West and wildlife of the world.  Dutch treat lunch.

  • Thursday, July 20 
  • 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
  • $33 City Resident | $37 Nonresident

Gala Dinner on the Titanic—Orlando

Come aboard the “Ship of Dreams” and be a guest at one of the most famous dinner parties on board Titanic. Join Captain Smith, Margaret “Molly” Brown and additional first-class passengers for a night to remember. The Titanic First Class Dinner Gala includes a Captain’s cocktail party, a tour of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, a first-class dinner and reenactments of the night of April 14, 1912.   Fee includes admission, dinner, and transportation.

  • Friday, August 18
  • 2:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • $81 City Resident | $85 Nonresident