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February 7, 2018 | Wednesday
Everglades Adventure Tour
Join Goodtime Getaways for a journey deep into the Florida Everglades and discover a whole new world full of alligators, turtles, snakes, fish and exotic birds. We’ll take off on an exciting Everglades Airboat Ride to explore these unique wetlands and learn about their native inhabitants as our guides show you a side of Florida you’ve never seen before. After our ride we’ll enjoy a delicious box lunch at Gator Park.
Next we’re off to the Everglades National Park for a narrated two-hour Tram Tour through the Shark Valley section of the park. Park naturalists escort all tours and point out “hidden” aspects of the Everglades that help make this a world-renowned wetlands. The tram tours allow wildlife viewing within the sawgrass prairies on either side of the tram. At the halfway point, a 45-foot high observation deck provides the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil vistas of the Everglades. A ramp provides easy access to the observation tower deck. Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended.
February 12-15 | Monday - Thursday | MARDI GRAS TRIP
Biloxi at the 4-Star Beau Rivage Resort
$259 pp/dbl | $374 pp/single | $25 Insurance (New Low Rate!)
Join us for this Great Gaming Getaway! Spend 3 nights at the beautiful 4-star Beau Rivage Casino Resort in Biloxi, MS. Players receive $45 slot play from the Beau and $10 - $15 slot play from each of the other two casinos we visit. En route aboard our comfortable Magic Carpet Ride Motor Coach, our escort will entertain you with games, bingo and movies. Full payment and optional $35 insurance payment due at sign up.
During Mardi Gras we visit only one other casino.
Bonus feature, the Mardi Gras parade passes right in front of our hotel!
February 16-18, 2018 | Friday - Sunday
An Out of the Ordinary, Quaint & Quirky Getaway
Matlacha Island, Solomon’s Castle & Edison Festival of Lights
$539 pp/dbl. | $729 pp. single
If you’ve been looking for an unconventional getaway, here it is. Three days and two nights of bizarre, zany fun, but with a bit of the traditional thrown in for good measure. Our first day in Ft. Myers starts with a visit to the annual Crafts on the River festival and concludes with a fabulous production of “Mama Mia” at the Broadway Palms Dinner Theater. On day two we’ll jump on a boat to the town of Matlacha, (Mat-la-shay) Island, a historic fishing village, now home to quint cottages, gift shops, bait and seafood shops, restaurants and unique, offbeat art galleries. Art lovers will adore Matlacha’s charming gallery row. You must visit the Wildchild Art Gallery, a co-op gallery, featuring the work of 120 talented Florida artists. Another “must see” is the Leoma Lovegrove Gallery filled with bright, tropical colored paintings adorning every inch of gallery space. Artist Leoma Lovegrove has created a 1960’s Love Fest with brilliant Florida themes, Beatles art and painted shells. After leaving the island we have an early dinner, and a little time to rest up before heading out to the Edison Festival of Light Parade and Celebration featuring all-day entertainment and music. Day three starts with breakfast at the hotel before moving on to zany Solomon’s Castle. Aside from his outlandish castle, Solomon has created fun and bizarre sculptures like the gun that shoots toilet plungers used "for flushing out perpetrators,” the "Car With a V-8 Engine" has a power plant made out of you-know-what cans. A delicious hot lunch will be served in Solomon’s "Boat in the Moat," a 60-foot replica of a 16th century Portuguese Galleon that serves as the castle's restaurant. "We don't want it to be a huge success," Solomon explained, "I don't want to get stuck in the kitchen." Check out these destinations and you’ll be sure to sign up early for this entertaining tour of the unusual!
This fabulous tour Includes: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Boat Tour, Island Tour, Castle Tour, Parade, Craft Festival & “Mamma Mia” performance.
February 21, 2018 | Wednesday
Wynwood Art & Food Tour - An Amazing New Adventure
The Wynwood Food Tour is both educational and oh so delicious!
Sign up now for a Uniquely Delicious experience at Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, home to over 70 art galleries presenting emerging, cutting edge, contemporary and modern works, retail stores, antique shops and eclectic bars. Taking over what used to be the warehouse and manufacturing district of Greater Miami, developers have rehabilitated neglected warehouses, shuttered factories, and other unused buildings, transforming them into one of the largest open-air street-art installations in the world. It has become a prominent, “go-to” place as an alternative cultural center in the City of Miami. We’ll take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood to learn about the massive enchanting murals, street artists and the inspiring history of Wynwood while we visit 5-6 top restaurants to taste exquisite cuisine and local beer. We’ll savor the cuisine from some of the most talented chefs and kitchens in town and learn about the culture behind the food. After all our wonderful tastings are completed, we will have had the equivalent of a full and fabulous meal! Free time afterward to browse or purchase a fascinating find!
February 24, 2018 | Saturday
“Babes in Hollywood”
Sign up now for another stupendous Florida Premiere at the Winter Park Playhouse, Central Florida's only professional musical theatre! A magical journey from the sound stages of Hollywood to the stages of Broadway, “Babes In Hollywood” salutes the legendary musical careers of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. Featuring such American classics as "Over The Rainbow," "You Made Me Love Me," "Easter Parade," "But Not For Me," "The Man Who Got Away," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "That's Entertainment," "Where or When," "Born in a Trunk," "Yankee Doodle Boy," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Strike Up the Band," and many more! What could be better than a fun-filled musical, a delicious lunch, and a little free time in beautiful Winter Park. Don’t miss it!
February 28, 2018 | Wednesday
Gilded Age Tour: Whitehall & Lunch at the Chesterfield
On March 30, 1902, a story in the New York Herald described Whitehall, the Palm Beach home of Henry Flagler as, “More wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world...” Flagler built the 75-room, 100,000-square-foot Gilded Age mansion, Whitehall, as a wedding present for his wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler. The couple used the home as a winter retreat from 1902 until Flagler’s death in 1913, establishing the Palm Beach season for the wealthy of the Gilded Age. Built around the central courtyard, the house consists of two floors, an attic and a basement. Besides the grand public rooms on the first floor there are twelve guest rooms, house servants rooms on the west side of the second floor, and guests servants rooms in the attic along the east side. Also included were a pantry and kitchen as well as private offices for Mr. Flagler and his secretary.
Prior to touring Whitehall we’ll enjoy delicious dining in the decadent Leopard Room of the beautiful and historic Chesterfield Hotel. The Leopard Room was infamous in its time. Want to know why - come with us and sneak a peek at the ceiling to discover just how naughty it was in its heyday!
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