Discover FL

Discover Florida

 

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 registration per student ID per trip. All event dates, times, locations, and prices are subject to change.

Registration becomes available one month prior to event.

Discover Florida 2016-2017


Orlando Magic

Orlando Magic - Orlando

Tuesday, January 24, 5:00 PM

The NBA’s Orlando Magic, who call the Amway Center in downtown Orlando home, are ready to offer you an exciting night of professional basketball. Don’t miss out.

Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 PM -

EVENT FULL




Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Edmonton Oilers - Tampa

Tuesday, February 21, 5:00 PM

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.

Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 PM -
Limited access

EVENT FULL




Love's Labour's Lost (Orlando Shakespeare Theater)

Love's Labour's Lost (Orlando Shakespeare Theater) - Orlando

Thursday, February 23, 5:00 PM

Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where a young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely entourage have other ideas. The men soon find that love’s labor complicates and conquers all things in Shakespeare's boisterous romantic comedy about love and marriage.

Cost​: Free 
Time: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Register



Spring Break Trip - Aquatica

Spring Break Trip - Aquatica - Orlando

Tuesday, March 7, 10:00 AM

A spring break cool down is in order. This week we will check out two of central Florida’s premier water parks. Join us to visit Aquatica! Ticket and transportation included.

Cost: $15 per person
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Limited access

Register



Paddle Board Trip

Paddle Board Trip - Florida

Wednesday, March 8, 8:00 AM

NEW! If you will be on campus during spring break, you won’t want to miss out on our new paddleboard trip! This private paddle boarding tour will provide expert training for all abilities. Trip includes transportation, paddle boarding, and lunch.

Cost: There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration.
Sign-up in the Hollis Wellness Center

Registration Opens​: February 21 at 8:00 PM




Epcot

Epcot - Orlando

Thursday, March 9, 10:00 AM

Join us and visit Epcot where worlds of endless possibilities ignite the imagination! Ticket and transportation included.

Cost: $15 per person
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Limited access

Register



Beach Day

Beach Day - Clearwater Beach

Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM

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!

Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
​Limited access


Registration Opens: March 1




Paintball Trip

Paintball Trip - Lakeland

Thursday, April 20, 4:30 PM

A student favorite trip—Paintball!! Join us as we go to Off The Wall Adventures for our annual paintball trip. Trip will include transportation, two hours of paintball, and dinner.

There is a $10 refundable deposit due at registration. 
Sign-up in the Hollis Wellness Center

Registration Opens: March 28 at 8:00 PM



Looking for something to do this weekend?

Stop by the the Business Office in the Raulerson Building to purchase discounted tickets to local theme parks.

Cash, checks, debit and credit cards are accepted.

Disney including Magic Kingdom ($95), EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios ($67)

Call the Business Office at 863.680.4154 for information about Disney blackout dates and availability.

Busch Gardens – 1 Day ($65)

Sea World – 1 Day ($65)

Aquatica – 1 Day ($31)

Local Events & Attractions

20 Miles or Less

  • Circle B Bar Reserve (Winter Haven)
  • First Fridays (Downtown Lakeland)
    First Friday every month
    Free
  • Food Truck Rally (Downtown Lakeland)
    Second Thursday every month
  • FSC Waterfront Kayaking (On Campus)
  • Hollis Wellness Center Equipment Rental (On Campus)
  • Legoland (Winter Haven)
  • Mayfaire by the Lake (Downtown Lakeland)
    Mother’s Day Weekend For details, visit the Polk Museum of Art
  • Pigfest (Lakeland)
  • Sun ’n Fun (Lakeland)

40 Miles or Less

  • Adventure Island (Tampa)
  • Alafia River State Park (Lithia)
  • Busch Gardens (Tampa)
  • The Florida Aquarium (Tampa)
  • I-Drive 360 (Orlando)
  • Museum of Science and Industry (Tampa)
  • Walt Disney World (Orlando)

50 Miles or Less

  • Manatee Viewing Center (Apollo Beach)
  • Universal Orlando (Orlando)
  • Wet ‘n Wild (Orlando)

70 Miles or Less

  • Clearwater Beach (Clearwater)
  • The Dali Museum (St. Petersburg)
  • Fort de Soto Park (St. Petersburg)
  • Madeira Beach (Madeira)