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New Year's in Sarasota: Friends, Food and Cuban Flair

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Beautiful sunsets, circus magic, Cuban flair and good food and friends. What more can you want to ring in the New Year? Join us in Sarasota for a special celebration on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico. Learn about the Cuban connection of historic Ybor City on a walking excursion and take in a Flamenco show. Marvel at John and Mable Ringling’s palatial estate, Ca’ d’Zan. Join an architecture instructor and artist to learn about the impressive buildings of Sarasota. Visit the Ringling Museum of Art, the Ringling Museum of the Circus and hear a firsthand account of life in the circus from the former dean of Clown College.


• Enjoy a New Year’s Eve party with Cuban music.
• View colossal parade wagons, sequined costumes and memorabilia documenting the history of the “Greatest Show on Earth” at the Ringling Museum of Art.
• Float Sarasota Bay looking for dolphins and manatees.

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Walking 1.5-2 miles for four of the six days.

Coordinated by the Friendship Centers.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Performances


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