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
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
90 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

Your Organizer


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Patty
90 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

For me, there was not enough information given about the house and the man that built it. We spent the better part of two days in the bus traveling and only spent about two hours touring the house. And for me, but not my wife, there was way too much time allotted for shopping. I can appreciate those who enjoyed the Downton Abbey display, but I had not watched the tv show and would much rather spent time in the Biltmore house or on the grounds. I did get some information from photographs and writings on the wall of the hotel and from the lecture in the church in the village. But, with so much to learn, I did not think we allocated our time efficiently. Jim Gunther
By Jim Gunther for Christmas at Biltmore on Jan 13, 2020
We had a great time. Very organized and the lights were terrific.
This trip was alot of fun. Patty did a great job organizing this event. Looking forward to another trip in 2020.
This was a fun trip. We had a great time with friends and thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Mike's Farm. Patty did a great job organizing this trip for us!
A fun experience. We would definitely go again. The southern cooking was plentiful and delicious. We were excited to see a patriotic and religious light show. A great family outing.
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