Trips and Travel

Day Trips

Advance registration is required. No walk-ins can be accepted. OLLI-USF day trips are free unless otherwise noted and are open to current OLLI-USF members and their guests. See each trip for registration information. Call Don Clark at 813-985-4859 for more information.

Sweetwater Farms Walking Tour, Tampa
Sunday October 28, afternoon
Join us for a free walking tour of the Sweetwater Organic Community Farm in Tampa's Town N' Country neighborhood. The tour includes the greenhouse, herb garden, composting area, educational garden and chicken coop. We will learn about what's in season, how this small-scale farm operates, and organic agriculture. Wear walking shoes and a hat, as it will be mostly in the sun and on unpaved ground. This tour is limited to 25 people. Call Don Clark at 813-985-4859 for reservations, questions and important directions and parking information.

Henry B. Plant Museum Talk and Tour, Tampa
Tuesday, December 11, morning
Learn about the history of the Plant Hotel (now part of the University. of Tampa) with OLLI faculty member and Plant docent Beryl Byles. Then enjoy the annual Christmas Stroll through the museum as we see how the hotel was decorated for Christmas in the 1890s. The hotel is one of the special landmarks of the City of Tampa, and the museum has preserved much of the history and decor of the hotel's heyday and the opulence of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The history talk is free, and there is a fee for the museum entrance and Christmas Stroll. The museum is across the Hillsborough River from downtown Tampa. Call Don Clark at 813-985-4859 for reservations, questions and directions.

Travel Opportunities

OLLI's Travel Opportunities committee has assembled a series of U.S. trips for 2018. It's fun to travel with a group of friends, or soon-to-become-friends. Great fun at at great value! Click on each trip name to view details.

New Orleans Holiday - Dec. 2-6, 2018

Anniversary Cruise - March 4-9. 2019

Join us for our 25th anniversary cruise! Sail out of Tampa on the MS Brilliance of the Seas with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line for five nights. Stops in Key West and Cozumel. Get onboard with OLLI-USF for lectures, activities, events and camaraderie! Prices start at $505 including taxes and port charges, double occupancy. 

Call or email OLLI member Arlyne Popick, 727-345-5558, for more information.

View photos of a recent OLLI-USF trip here!