Quick Contact

Road Scholar
Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

toll-free: (800) 456-9009
local: (727) 864-8444

Send a message

Road Scholar

Road Scholar

Eckerd College Road Scholar

Beautiful Locations and Comfortable Facilities

For over 37 years, Eckerd College has been offering high quality Road Scholar programs in a variety of settings across the state. Accommodations at the following locations:

  • St. Petersburg - The Magnuson Hotel - Marina Cove located less than two miles from the Eckerd College campus offers two pools, walking trails and a private beach.   This full service 18 acre tropical resort is located directly on Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg. The Magnuson Hotel is convenient to nearby Gulf Beaches, attractions and all there is to do in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Tampa Bay area.  www.marinacoveresort.com
  • St. Petersburg - The Hotel Indigo is a stylish, boutique-inspired hotel offering a unique experience. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the hotel makes it easy to enjoy a beautiful waterfront, visit world class museums and galleries, dine at acclaimed restaurants and shop at unique stores.  The Indigo is the site of our Signature City Programs (#20429). http://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/
  • St. Augustine: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort. The Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort offers an ideal beachside location on the Atlantic Ocean. It features a large outdoor swimming pool and free high-speed wireless internet, and is located just minutes from the downtown St. Augustine Historic District. www.holidayisleoceanfront.com
  • Celebration / Orlando / Kissimee: The Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club is your complete resort destination in the heart of Central Florida.  Mystic Dunes is an easy drive from the Orlando International Airport, two miles south of Orlando’s main attractions. The resort features a championship caliber 18-hole golf course by Gary Koch. For an unparalleled golf vacation experience, come to Mystic Dunes!  www.mystic-dunes-resort.com

Exciting Programs

A variety of Road Scholar experiences are offered each year.  You can choose from:

  • Law & Order: the Drama of the Criminal Justice System
  • St. Augustine: 450 Years of History Comes Alive!
  • The Arts, Culture, and History of France, Italy or China
  • Signature City/ St. Petersburg
  • Exploring the Cities of Tampa Bay
  • The US Foreign Service: Representing America Abroad
  • Baseball & Spring Training
  • Comic Geniuses
  • Broadway Musicals
  • A week of Golf in Celebration, Florida
  • Sailing
  • and many, many more 

Convenient Locations

St. Petersburg
St. Augustine
Celebration (Orlando)


Featured Program

The Thrill of Flight
Program # 16190
Dates: January 12-17, 2014

To fly, to soar into the heavens has captivated people since Icarus mythologically put on wings and flew toward the sun. Learn about the many ways flight has impacted our lives and see what’s behind the thrill (a mixture of excitement and fear) that almost everyone experiences the first time they feel the rush of takeoff and look out the window of an airliner at the receding earth below. Return to the beginning of scheduled air travel when in January 1914, the very first airliner flew from St. Petersburg to Tampa. Explore the world’s largest private collection of vintage aircraft. Tour the award-winning Tampa International and a small private airport. Hear pilots and flight experts bring to life the history of aviation and the triumphs of famous aviators and speculate on the future of flight. Learn more.