Trips and Tours With Play roanoke
Yeah, we’re called PLAY Roanoke, but that doesn’t mean we can’t venture out of town every once in a while, right? Our team members work hard to plan really cool, hassle-free trips outside our region, and we hope you’ll tag along! Here are a few coming up:
Florida’s Nature Coast
February 21-25 (Register by February 7)
Florida’s “Nature Coast,” located along the Gulf of Mexico on Florida’s western shores, has almost a million acres to explore from blackwater rivers to dense forests and swamps to crystal clear springs. On this five-day, four-night adventure, we’ll travel to a different adventure each day. After driving down from Roanoke, we’ll be ready to stretch our sea legs on a kayak excursion along the salt marshes of the St. Martin’s preserve followed by a visit to the Homasassa Springs Wildlife State Park, complete with an underwater observatory and Florida wildlife viewing. Our next day of adventure will find us snorkeling with the Florida manatees in Kings Bay, as well as catching the highlights at Weeki Wacki Springs State Park, home to the famous mermaid show and Florida’s only spring-fed waterpark. We’ll conclude the trip with a morning kayak along the Chassahowitzka River (also known as the “Chaz”) before heading on glass bottomed boat tour at Silver Springs State Park, one of the largest artesian springs in the world. Join us as we paddle, snorkel, and hike our way around the “Nature Coast!” Transportation to/from Roanoke, all activity and entrance fees, lodging, and leadership included. Participants are responsible for the cost of meals. Participants must be able to swim.
Please note: Parent or guardian must be present on this trip for participants under age 18.
Bold Rock Hard Cider Tour
March 14 (Register by March 4)
Celebrate spring by sipping on a hard cider! Visit Bold Rock Hard Cider’s two locations in Nellysford, Virginia to taste flights of their unique hard ciders, enjoy a guided tour and lunch at the cidery, and a self-guided tour of the barrel barn. Fee includes travel and tasting.
Please note: Must be 21 years of age or older
Jackson River Scenic Trail Bike and C&O Heritage Center Tour
Join us on a spring bike ride where we will ride the entire 14.4 miles of Jackson River Scenic Trail (29 miles round trip). This ride will feature miles of river views, interesting rock formations, waterfalls, and some of the early spring wildflowers. We will travel on a surface of finely crushed gravel, tracing the route of the Hot Springs Branch of the C&O Railway. After finishing the bike ride, we will travel to the C&O Railway Heritage Center in Clifton Forge for a historical tour. Leadership, Heritage Center Tour admission, and all transportation provided. Participants are asked to bring their own bikes and lunch for the day.
New Orleans and Cajun Country
October 8-14 (Register by June 24)
Discover New Orleans and the Cajun Country through the vibrant history and culture of this melting pot. Enjoy the famous French Quarter filled with many restaurants and marketplaces. Step back in history while touring the best preserved collection of southern mansions in the United States. Learn about Louisiana’s industry and culture while traveling through Baton Rouge, Natchez, and Lafayette.
This tour features six nights in first-class hotels; roundtrip airfare from Roanoke; 10 meals; sightseeing and admission per itinerary; transfers; baggage handling; motor coach transportation; and a professional tour director. Call us at 540-853-1027 to learn more or register.