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Fraternal House Directors Conference Excursions & Trips



Pre-Conference Excursions - Thursday, June 21

10:00 a.m. | Guided Tour of the Henry B. Plant Museum

The Henry B. Plant Museum is located in the south wing of Plant Hall on the University of Tampa’s campus.  Plant Hall was formerly known as the Tampa Bay Hotel, which was a 511-room resort hotel opened on February 5, 1891 by Henry B. Plant near the terminus of his rail line. The museum's exhibits focus on Gilded Age tourism, the elite lifestyle of the hotel's guests, and the building's use during the Spanish–American War.


12:00 p.m. | Lunch at the Columbia Restaurant

The Hernandez Gonzmart family opened this landmark Columbia Restaurant in Tampa's historic Ybor City in 1905. Today, it’s Florida’s Oldest Restaurant and the world's largest Spanish restaurant. 


Conference Excursion - Thursday, June 21

6:00 p.m.  –  9:00 p.m. | Starlite Dinner Cruise

Beginning in St. Petersburg, enjoy a beautiful 3 hour cruise on the Gulf of Mexico that will provide an excellent dinner while listening to music on board the elegant StarLite Sapphire yacht.  


Conference Excursions - Friday, June 22

2:30 p.m. | Looper Trolley to Free Time at the Sundial of St. Pete

Sundial is downtown St. Pete’s premier shopping and dining destination, an oasis in the heart of the city’s bustling downtown center.  Just steps from the world famous waterfront, Sundial offers a special collection of shops, restaurants and spa experiences.


6:30 p.m. | New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Tropicana Field, also commonly known as The Trop, is a domed stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida that has been the home of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball since the team's inaugural season in 1998.


We have reserved tickets in the Lower Box that includes a special hat offer!  Each ticket holder will have the opportunity to choose an exclusive Tampa Bay Rays hat the day of game.


Conference Excursion - Saturday, June 23

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Lunch and Tours at the  Florida Aquarium

Come enjoy the large scale, 250,000-square-foot aquarium in Tampa!  There will be plenty of time to enjoy the aquarium on your own, however we will also be providing lunch, a private behind the scenes tour, and a penguin meet and greet!


Post-Conference Trip Excursion - Sunday, June 24

1:00 p.m. | Tours & Appetizers at the Dali Museum

The Salvador Dalí Museum is an art museum in St. Petersburg, Florida dedicated to the works of Salvador Dalí.  It houses the largest collection of Dalí's works outside Europe.


We will have light appetizers provided as well as a guided tour.


Post-Conference Trip Excursions - Monday, June 25

10:00 a.m. | Choose Your Own Adventure: St. Pete Beach or Trolley to Shopping

Enjoy free time at St. Pete Beach or some shopping!



7:00 p.m. | Dinner at Ceviche with Flamenco Show

We'll end our Monday at the Spanish chain restaurant in the Ponce de Leon Hotel with flamenco shows and live music.


Post-Conference Trip Excursion - Tuesday, June 26

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Epcot Center - Tour Around the World

Enjoy a day at Epcot! Epcot is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort featuring exciting attractions, international pavilions, award-winning fireworks & seasonal special events. Fun fact: EPCOT is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow!

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