Discover FL

Want to get and explore all that Florida has to offer. Whatever your interests, you’ll find something fun — and cheap — to do!

Questions about any of these trips, contact the Center for Student Involvement at 863.680.4499.

Please note that Discover FL is for current students only and its one trip per student ID. All event dates, times, locations, and prices are subject to change.

Fall Trips

Walt Disney World

Mocs Magic - Walt Disney World

Saturday, August 30

Join us for a day of magic and memories. Walt Disney World Orlando, home to the six worlds of the Magic Kingdom, features some of your favorite movie-themed attractions from Pirates of the Caribbean to Buzz Light-year. Journey east to Orlando for a day of fun and evening of magic. Trip includes park entrance, transportation, and meal vouchers.

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Florida Aquarium

Florida Aquarium

Saturday, September 6

Boasted as one of the best attractions in Tampa, the Florida Aquarium is located in the Channelside District in downtown Tampa. This visit will get you up close and personal with some of the deep blue’s most majestic creatures.

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Shuttle to Shop

Shuttle to Shop | Westfield Mall (Brandon)

Saturday, September 20

Florida is known for its robust tourism business and as a result, features some premier shopping. This month you can hop on our shuttle to the Westfield Mall in Brandon. This mall hosts more than 158 stores and over 30 unique dining options.

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Fall Break Trip - Universal Studios

Fall Break Trip - Universal Studios

Tuesday, October 14

A fall break adventure is in order. This week we will check out two of central Florida’s premier theme parks. Join us October 14 to visit Universal Studios! Ticket and transportation included.

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Zip the Canyons, Ocala, Florida

Fall Break Trip - Zip the Canyons, Ocala, Florida

Wednesday, October 15

Students leave early Wednesday morning and travel to Ocala Florida to zip line through the canyons and forests. The professionally certified guides will lead participants on a 2 ½ to 3 hour tour through a beautiful and remote natural area that few have ever seen. The zip lines total over a mile in distance and have been ranked the highest, longest, and fastest zip lines in Florida.

  • Limited access
  • Free
  • Register in person at the Hollis Wellness Center
    • Registration begins: September 17, 2014
    • Registration ends: October 3, 2014
Fall Break Trip - Sea World

Fall Break Trip - SeaWorld

Thursday, October 16

A fall break adventure is in order. This week we will check out two of central Florida’s premier theme parks. Join us October 16 to visit SeaWorld! Ticket and transportation included.

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Universal Studios

Halloween Horror Nights - Universal Studios

Friday, October 24

Step right into some of the most pulse-pounding moments in horror history at Universal Orlando Resort's Halloween Horror Nights. You'll be immersed in the worlds of the biggest names in horror as you explore eight terrifying haunted houses, and make your way through multiple street experiences where creatures lurk around every turn.

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Shuttle to Shop

Shuttle to Shop | Orlando Premium Outlets

Saturday, October 25

This month’s Shuttle to Shop is taking you to the city of Orlando to one of its large outdoor outlets. The Orlando outlets feature over 180 designer stores for you to check out.

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Island Boat Adventures, St. Petersburg, Florida

Island Boat Adventures,
St. Petersburg, Florida

Saturday, November 1

Students will begin this adventure by Dolphin Watching on the way to Egmont Key. The boat makes a stop at a sunken ruin of Old Fort Dade, where students will jump in for some snorkeling. After traveling to the lighthouse on the opposite side of the island, participants will have an hour to explore. Activities include hiking through the Spanish-American War forts, shelling, looking for megladon shark's teeth, or snorkeling.

  • Limited access
  • Free
  • Register in person at the Hollis Wellness Center
    • Registration begins: October 6, 2014
    • Registration ends: October 23, 2014
Shuttle to Shop

Shuttle to Shop | International Plaza (Tampa)

Saturday, November 8

November’s Shuttle to Shop will be taking you to the distinctive International Plaza located in Tampa. This mall features over 200 specialty shops and the Tampa Bay area’s H&M. In addition to shops you can also check out Bay Street for a fun and unique dining option.

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Looking for something to do this weekend?

Stop by the bandshell and pick up discount tickets to a local theme park!

Upcoming Local Events

Check out these local favorites.

First Fridays (Downtown Lakeland)
Every first Friday of the month
Free

Pigfest (Lakeland)

Legoland (Winter Haven)

Sun 'n Fun (Lakeland)
April 2014

Mayfaire by the Lake (Downtown Lakeland)
Mother's Day Weekend For details, visit the Polk Mueseum of Art

FSC Waterfront Kayaking (Lakeland)
Free

Hollis Wellness Center Equipment Rental (Lakeland)
Free