Monday, October 25th, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Walking Tour of Deland and Lunch Downtown
Join well-regarded former history teacher, historical society docent and rock musician, Stanton O’Neal, as he shares authentically historic stories of Deland, including the Downtown and Northwest Housing Districts, as well as Stetson University, during this walking tour of Deland. Brunch to follow at one of Deland’s locally owned eateries prior to your return to the Hilton. Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers are recommended.
Tuesday, October 26th, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Ponce Inlet Boat Tour, Lighthouse Visit and Waterside Seafood Lunch
Enjoy your morning out on the water during this 90-minute eco-tour through the Ponce Inlet, taking in wildlife settings and an amazing view, while comfortably seated on a fully shaded, flat-bottomed boat. Feel free to bring snacks or drinks, wear rubber-soled shoes or sandals and be prepared for an island stop by bringing a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. Signed waivers are required by the watersports group, and these can be completed in advance, at the hotel, prior to your departure.
Wednesday, October 27th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Dual Museum Tour Day with Lunch to Follow
Today is the day to absorb art, history and science, as you tour the Smithsonian-affiliated Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS). This 100,000 sf facility sits on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve and includes one of the finest collections of American art in the Southeast. MOAS also features, among other exceptional exhibits, the Cuban Foundation Museum, one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States. On the same campus, you will find the Brown Museum of Art, home to the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world.