Day Trips & Travel Programs

From theater productions and sports games to tours of California wine country and international travel, there’s a variety of opportunities to explore with WSU Retiree Center’s programs. 

You do not need to be a Winona State retiree to enjoy our day trips and travel opportunities. These experiences are open to all interested adults. 

Day Trips 

From musicals to museums, there is a day trip for everyone.

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“The Lion King” Day Trip

March 28

“MJ: Michael Jackson” Day Trip

May 21

“Back to the Future” Day Trip


Vikings Game Day Trip


“Purple Rain” Day Trip

April 2025

“Beauty and the Beast” Day Trip

August 2025

Info Session
April 15 at 10am | Zoom

Learn more about our upcoming travel programs with this virtual information session hosted by Collette Travel representative Katie Ganshert.

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Travel Opportunities 

Tropical Costa Rica

Nov. 1-9

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls. Rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines. Costa Rica is teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Find a slice of paradise and so much more.

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy the tranquil views of Arenal Volcano from your hotel.
  • Explore part of the 20,000-acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a riverboat adventure.
  • Spend 2 nights in Monteverde’s lush Cloud Forest.
  • Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating ziplining tour.
  • Recharge at a resort for 2 nights in Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches.
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Old World Sicily & Malta

March 16-27, 2025

Discover how ancient traditions blend into modern society as you travel along timeless Italian and Maltese towns.

Trip Highlights:

  • Engage with Malta’s dynamic past on a leisurely 4-night stay.
  • Explore Siracusa’s archeological heritage (UNESCO) with a guide.
  • Spend three nights in Taormina, perched above the Ionian Sea.
  • See Mount Etna from a different perspective on an off-road excursion.
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Discover the Islands of New England

Sept. 12-19, 2025

Discover the natural beauty that lies along the shores of New England. Come to know its coastal charm, friendly people, and fresh-from-the sea cuisine.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore New England’s majestic seaboards, from Rhode Island to Cape Cod.
  • Visit Providence and the Gilded Age mansions of Newport.
  • Experience the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
  • Complete your local experience as you indulge in a traditional seafood and lobster feast.
  • Explore the local charms, walk along historic cobblestone streets, and feel like a true New Englander.
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Past Events
  • “Clue” Day Trip
  • Sunny Portugal
  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” Day Trip
  • “Hamilton” Day Trip
  • Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park Trip
  • “Beetlejuice” Day Trip
  • Greece & Its Islands Trip
  • Vikings Game Day Trip
  • “Moulin Rouge!” The Musical Day Trip
  • “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations” Event
  • Cuba Discovery
  • Disney’s “Frozen” Musical Day Trip
  • Nova Scotia and the Canadian Maritimes Trip
  • Vikings Game Day Trip
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Winona, MN, 55987


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PO Box 5838
Winona, MN, 55987