Hollywood Legacy & Shopping Inspiration Day Trip

Smithfield, NC, USA

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Patty
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Sep 25 - 25, 2019
Group size: 30 - 45
Hollywood Legacy & Shopping Inspiration Day Trip
Smithfield, NC, USA

Patty
  • Facebook verified
98 reviews

$69
Sep 25 - 25, 2019
Group size: 30 - 45

About this trip

Just a little over a two hour drive and you can experience one of North Carolina’s most remarkable attractions, the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield.  Born in Smithfield, Ava Gardner is honored with 5,000 square feet of exhibits, honoring the life, loves and legacy of one Hollywood's most glamorous leading ladies.  Begin with a 15-minute biography shown in the Museum Theater followed by a self-guided tour of numerous exhibits.  These range from the new "Hemmingway's Heroine Exhibit" to the popular "Discover the Real Ava Gardner" exhibit of her extraordinary costumes, movie posters, awards and a collection of personal items.  Other highlights include an exhibit on her many homes,  the story of her life-long friendship with Gregory Peck and 40 portraits of her.   Lunch will be on your own with several choices in Smithfield's historic district.  

The Museum is sure to inspire your love of vintage collectibles and fashion so the remainder of the day is spent shopping!  First stop is TWM'S Antique Mall for 40,000 square feet of quality antiques.  Final stop is the family owned, distinctive shopping destination, DeWayne's offering an award winning garden center, an outdoor living shop, gifts, a men's shoppe and a fabulous ladies boutique!  


What’s included

  • Coach transportation
  • Admission
    To the Ava Gardner Museum
  • Driver gratuity
  • Snacks
    Snacks and water on the bus
  • Lunch
    Lunch is on your own. Restaurant selections will be provided.

Itinerary

Day Trip
Hollywood Legacy & Shopping Inspiration

8:30am - Depart St. James Plantation from the overflow parking lot at the Seaside Club.  

9am - Second pick-up in Leland at the Brunswick Villages Shopping Center in front of CVS

Approximately between 10:30-11am - Arrive at the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield

Exit the Museum for lunch on your own in Smithfield's historic district.  Restaurant selections will be provided.

The remainder of the afternoon is spent shopping at the TWM Antique Mall and DeWayne's.  

4:30pm - Depart Smithfield and Selma and travel back to St. James

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Patty
98 reviews
I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!

Reviews

It was a great trip. Patty designed our travel so there were three hours at the mall, plenty of time to have lunch as well as shop. Patty is a great hostess, offering water and snacks during the bus ride. I look forward to my next trip by Patty.
MF
We had a wonderful time.....love traveling with Patty......Can't wait for our next adventure. Thank you Patty and crew, Maureen
A wonderful shopping trip. I always have a great time on Trips by Patti. And I will continue to take her trips.
We all had a wonderful time, even with the rain. The tours were very interesting, especially the Gullah tour, which was very eye opening. I lived in the area for three years and had no clue about the history of Beaufort. Patty is a GEM!
My husband and I enjoyed Beaufort SC. We met great people on the bus trip, laughed a lot, enjoyed dining at local restaurants, and learned some History. The accomodations were comfortable and a great location close to Downtown Beaufort. Patty always is well organized an ensures her travelers are happy, comfortable, and are enjoying the traveling experience.
By Vicky Carey for The Story of Beaufort, SC on Mar 06, 2020
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