Trips and Travel

Day Trips

Day Trips are back, led by the indomitable, inimitable Don Clark. Local tours are free
unless otherwise noted but require advance registration. Day trips are open to OLLI-USF
members and their guests.

Tour Raymond James Stadium
Wednesday, September 15, morning
Tour the home of Super Bowl champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Enter off Himes Ave. at
the guard station, follow his directions for free parking. We will meet at the sign Tour Starts
Here at 9:45 a.m. Tours last about an hour and are $10 per person, cash only. We will access
public and private areas, including some the public rarely gets to see. Wear walking shoes. Contact Don Clark at 813-985-4859 for more information and to sign up.

Tour the International Independent Showmen’s Museum
Thursday, September 16, morning
Be a kid again as we visit an old-time circus museum in Riverview. Cost is $10, cash only. See
historic photographs, amazing artifacts and eclectic memorabilia in this collection of traveling
circuses, carnivals and medicine shows. Find out why you could not throw the ball in the milk
container. The tour starts at 10 a.m.
Contact Don Clark at 813-985-4859 for more information and to sign up.

Port Tampa Bay Boat Tour
Thursday, October 20, morning
Tampa’s port -- the largest and most diverse cargo port in Florida, looks different from a
boat! Enjoy a free boat ride with a narrated tour, courtesy of the Port of Tampa. Meet at The
Florida Aquarium promptly at 8:45 a.m. Park in the Channelside garage; do not use Aquarium
parking as it will not be open that early. Find out what goes in and out of the port.
Contact Don Clark at 813-985-4859 for more information and to sign up.

Tour the Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa
Tuesday, December 14, morning
Let’s return to the Tampa Bay Hotel, now the University of Tampa’s Plant Museum. Experience the splendor and excess of a Victorian Christmas as you pass through the highly decorated rooms, each with a different theme. Tickets to the stroll are $14 per person. We will meet
on the museum’s back porch which faces the river at 10 a.m.
Contact Don Clark at 813-985-4859 for more information and to sign up.

Register for the following local trips as for any OLLI class.

The Ghosts of Tampa Theatre
Who was the man in seat 308? Where did Robert Lanier tear his final ticket? Why does Fink Finley continue to roam the balcony? And what has led to Tampa Theatre being known as one of the most haunted buildings in town? Take the Ghosts of Tampa Theatre virtual tour through all three levels of the historic movie palace with "Ghost Host" Jill Witecki, who will share stories
about and evidence of the historic movie palace's ghostly guests, preternatural patrons and eternal employees.

Jill Witecki is Tampa Theatre's director of marketing, education and is the historic building's chief storyteller.
Friday • 10/8 • 1-2:30pm • $20 • ONL - Online Course

Walk Tampa's Central Avenue: Harlem of the South
Learn about life in Tampa's African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. Tour "the Harlem of the South," Tampa's Central Avenue district. This outdoor trek (approximately one mile) begins at the Robert W. Saunders, Sr. Public Library and
explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Black life in Tampa.
Tampa Bay History Center
Tuesday • 11/2 • 10-11:30am • $15 Robert W Saunders, Sr. Public Library

Travel Opportunities are on hiatus until further notice

OLLI's Travel Opportunities committee organizes foreign and domestic trips. It's fun to travel with a group of friends, or soon-to-become-friends. Great fun at at great value!

View photos of a recent OLLI-USF trip here!


Beginning October 1, 2020, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID compliant driver's license, state-issued enhanced driver's license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the United States. CHECK FOR THE STAR: REAL ID-compliant cards are marked with a start at the top of the card. If you're not sure, contact your state driver's license agency on how to obtain a REAL ID-compliant card.