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Feb 16: FARM TOUR: Tour the Everglades Agricultural Area

This farm tour was extremely popular when we offered it last year (every seat in our Annette bus was occupied), and several of you who couldn’t go last year have asked us  to repeat the tour this year.  On this tour, we’ll learn about the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) —700,000 acres of unusually fertile farmland located directly south […]

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February 18-21: 3 Days in Key West

Key West has a lot going for it: history, location, and a culture all its own. Conde Nast Traveler, which ranks Key West among the 10 best small cities in America, recently put it this way: “The southernmost town in the United States has always drawn the creative and kooky. Everyone from Jimmy Buffett to […]

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Feb 25: Burroughs, Mercer & Franklin

Imagine strolling along a colorful, historic sub-tropical waterfront surrounded by original brick-lined streets and charming restaurants, shops, art galleries, and performing arts venues. This perfectly describes the Ft. Myers Downtown Redevelopment District overlooking the Caloosahatchee River, also known as the River District, where we are hoping you’ll spend the day with us on February 25. […]

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Feb. 26: Myakka at Work: Watercress, Holsteins and Lipizzans

Unincorporated Myakka City, with a population of 6,500, looks like an unlikely place for an Orange Blossom Tours trip. But we’ve discovered three unique destinations there that are both educational and fun, and we’d like to take you there on Friday, February 26. We’ll start our day at Watercress Farms, a British-owned farm that grows, […]

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Feb 27: Arcadia’s Bountiful Antiques

You may associate Arcadia with cattle, cowboys, and stockyards.  But quaint, historic Downtown Arcadia is also one of the best antique destinations in Florida. A total of 24 quality antique shops housed in early 1900s buildings line three blocks of the main avenue, Oak Street. Not only are there antiques stores, but on the fourth Saturday […]

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Feb 29: “Tribute to the King” at Broadway Palm

What better way to spend our leap-year day than to pay homage to our King. . . . the late, great Elvis who, as Dwight Icenhower can prove, lives on. Dwight Icenhower not only has the look, but he’s mastered the vocals, mannerisms and the hip-swiveling dance moves of the King himself. Hear favorite Elvis hits such […]

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Mar 2: “Women of Ireland” at Lakeland Center

This is not just another Irish dance show. Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. It brings together the most adored elements associated with Irish & Celtic music, song and dance. Women of Ireland features an all-female lineup of Irish step dancers who […]

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Mar 3: Holy Land Experience

Orlando is known as the city of theme parks. There is perhaps none as moving and meaningful as the Holy Land Experience. Spread across 11 beautifully landscaped acres, The Holy Land Experience recreates the Jerusalem of Jesus Christ’s time in period-designed buildings while bringing the stories of the Bible to life through historical exhibits and theatrical reenactments.  On Thursday, […]

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Mar 4: Strawberry Festival and Plant City

Whether you’re a snowbird or a full-time resident, you probably know that Plant City is the home of the annual Florida Strawberry Festival®. Over three-quarters of the nation’s midwinter strawberries come from Plant City. But the Festival is about more than strawberries. It also includes lots of musical entertainment, a huge number of exhibits, a variety […]

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