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.

Spring Trips

Tampa Bay Lighting hockey players

Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Join us and be the thunder as we cheer on the 2003 – 2004 Stanley Cup champions the Tampa Bay Lightning. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for live NHL action as the Lightning take on the Edmonton Oilers.

  • Limited access
  • Free
  • Depart 5 p.m.
Shuttle to Shop

Shuttle to Shop | Millennia (Orlando)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The first Shuttle to Shop in 2015 will bring you to the upscale Mall at Millennia in Orlando. This dazzling selection of over 150 stores and restaurants will be sure to keep you busy.

  • Limited access
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Newsies

Newsies

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times). Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. 6 p.m.

  • Limited access
  • $20.00 ticket and transportation
Trampolines Trip

Trampoline Trip Rebounderz Indoor Arena, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Students will have an opportunity to burn off some energy and calories by playing around at the indoor trampoline arena. Participants will get to jump for 2 hours in a space where the floors and walls are lined with trampolines and padding.

  • Limited access
  • Free
  • Register in person at the Hollis Wellness Center
    • Registration begins: January 5, 2015
    • Registration ends: January 19, 2015
Shuttle to Shop

Shuttle to Shop | Orlando Premium Outlets

Saturday, February 7, 2015

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.

  • Limited access
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tampa Bay Lightning hockey players

Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Join us and be the thunder as we cheer on the 2003 – 2004 Stanley Cup champions the Tampa Bay Lightning. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for live NHL action as the Lightning take on the St. Louis Blues.

  • Opens January 12
  • Limited access
  • Free
  • Depart 5 p.m.
Blizzard Beach

Blizzard Beach Spring Break Trip

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A spring break cool down is in order. Join us March 3 to visit Blizzard Beach! Ticket and transportation included.

  • Opens February 1
  • Limited access
  • Free
  • Depart 9 a.m.
Aquatica

Aquatica Spring Break Trip

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A spring break cool down is in order. Join us March 5 to visit Aquatica! Ticket and transportation included.

  • Opens February 1
  • Limited access
  • Free
  • Depart 9 a.m.
Shuttle to Shop

Shuttle to Shop | Wiregrass (Wesley Chapel)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Our final Shuttle to Shop will takes you to the newest trend in shopping experiences, the outdoor mall. The Shops at Wiregrass located in Wesley Chapel is an open-air downtown shopping experience. This exciting shopping and dining destination is home to over 100 specialty shops on over 67 acres of land. Don’t miss it!

  • Limited access.
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Paintball

Paintball Off the Wall Adventures,
Lakeland, Florida

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Play paintball with your friends for a couple of hours. Bust some stress and paint pellets before exam week! The required gear is provided along with a starting quantity of paint balls. Participants may purchase additional ammo at the shop.

  • Limited access
  • Free
  • Register in person at the Hollis Wellness Center
    • Registration begins: February 23, 2015
    • Registration ends: March 16, 2015
Beach Day

Beach Day

Saturday, April 11, 2015

If it’s one thing that Florida is known for it’s definitely its beaches. If you are in need of a post spring break beach day, join us as we head to Clearwater Beach. This broad white sand beach is sure to provide plenty of fun in the sun. We will also bring along some box lunches just in case you get hungry!

  • Opens March 9
  • Limited access
  • Free
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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