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Travel, Trips & Tours (Single-Day & Multi-Day)
Special Travel, Trips and Tours for 2019
Trip registration is available Monday—Friday 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Travel and Resource Room at the Senior Center in Central Park. Unless otherwise noted trips depart form the
HB Sports Complex parking lot on Goldenwest and Talbert next to the Central Library. You will be provided with a free parking pass for the day of your trip.
For any trip related questions please contact the resource room at (714) 374-1572
2019 Single-Day Tours
CORONADO ENCHANTMENT BY RAIL Coastal Train Ride, Hotel del Coronado & Included Lunch on Coronado Island Saturday - July 13, 2019
On this unique adventure to Coronado, we motorcoach to San Juan Capistrano to board an Amtrak train for a coastal ride to San Diego. The ocean views along this protected stretch of coastline are spectacular! Our motorcoach will meet us at San Diego’s Santa Fe Station and transport us across the Coronado Bridge to beautiful Coronado Island, nicknamed The Crown City since Coronado is Spanish for “crowned one.” Situated across the bay from downtown San Diego, Coronado is the perfect summer getaway. In a building originally built in 1887, The Bluewater Boathouse Grill is located over the water in the historic former boathouse
and dessert in its charming harborside setting. Next, we’ll visit the legendary Hotel Del Coronado to admire its beauty, with time at leisure to explore this iconic hotel’s charmed location, blissful oceanfront setting, historic architecture and its unique shops. We will motorcoach home. Required: when booking, provide full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification that you will be presenting to Amtrak on the day of the tour. Member Price: $116; Non-Member Price: $126 Depart: 8:15 a.m. Return: 5:30 p.m.
PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS - Monday, July 29, 2019
This popular summer event in Laguna Beach – now in its 86th year – is acclaimed for its awe-inspiring theatrical celebration of tableaux vivants – “living pictures.” One of the most unique productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters re-creates magnificent works of art, both classical and contemporary, that come to life as real people pose to resemble their counterparts in the original pieces of art, along with full orchestra and live narration. Each year the show earns recognition as the best presentation of its kind anywhere. The 2019 show titled, “The Time Machine,” will take you around the globe and into the past, present and future in search of great art and amazing stories. Taking its cues from science fiction and steampunk fantasies, “The Time Machine” will be your ticket to thrills, laughter, beautiful music and extraordinary living art under the stars. Main-tier section seats. Eat prior to departure, bring a picnic or purchase food available on the Pageant grounds. Suggested: sweater, seat cushion and binoculars to see details. Member Price: $92; Non-Member Price: $102 Depart: 6:00 p.m. Return: 11:30 a.m.
SAN DIEGO BAY SUNSET YACHT CRUISE WITH INCLUDED CHAMPAGNE - Saturday, August 10, 2019
On this new excursion to San Diego we’ll enjoy an upscale two-hour sunset cruise with hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast, first-class service and million-dollar views aboard a 82-foot yacht in San Diego Bay! The 82-foot Quiet Heart is an intimate yacht that only holds 58 passengers and is loaded with luxurious amenities, a full bar, and generous viewing opportunities. While onboard, the professional crew will quench your appetite with tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and desserts from the gourmet galley. Cruise past iconic San Diego landmarks, alongside military vessels and under the Coronado Bridge in an ever-changing panorama of scenic waterfront photo opportunities. A highlight of this relaxing, scenic voyage will be watching the skyline transform into a breathtaking display of color as the sun dips into the horizon. It's a sunset view unlike any other in San Diego! Prior to the cruise, enjoy time at leisure for a light meal on your own at Seaport Village – filled with waterfront restaurants and shops. Member Price: $96; Non-Member Price: $106 Depart: 12:45 p.m. Return: 10:00 p.m.
RIVIERA & REAGAN BY RAIL Coastal Train Ride & Reagan Ranch Center - Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Our adventure begins as we motorcoach to L.A.’s Union Station to board the deluxe Coast Starlight train for a relaxing and scenic ride along the coast to Santa Barbara, known as “America’s Riviera.” The Coast Starlight is the only Amtrak train offering an observation car for spectacular ocean views! In Santa Barbara, our motorcoach will take us to Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara’s downtown Mediterranean-style shopping district. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own here and along State Street. This afternoon we’ll visit the Reagan Ranch Center, located in downtown Santa Barbara. See a 20-minute introductory film about the Reagans’ time at Rancho del Cielo, their ranch located north of Santa Barbara coined “The Western White House.” Then embark on a docent-guided tour of the Center which features several unique collections including campaign memorabilia, commemorative items and letters written by Ronald Reagan over a 50-year period. See a massive 5,000 pound section of the Berlin Wall and President Reagan’s jeep that he used on the Ranch. The centerpiece of the gallery is a 28-foot-long “timeline” that allows you to interact with the history of the Ranch and the events that took place during Reagan’s Presidency. We will motorcoach home. Required: when booking, provide full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification that you will be presenting to Amtrak on the day of the tour. Member Price: $79; Non-Member Price: $89 Depart: 8:00 a.m. Return: 7:30 p.m.
ANACAPA ISLAND CRUISE With Channel Islands Visitor Center & Ventura Harbor Village - Tuesday, September 3, 2019
The perfect way to discover the natural environment of Channel Islands National Park, without going ashore! As we cross the channel to Anacapa Island, the journey may be highlighted by sightings of dolphins, sea lions and seals. Just 12 miles from the California coast, Anacapa Island is a small volcanic island and the closest of the Channel Islands. Our three-hour narrated wildlife cruise travels along Anacapa’s rugged and scenic north shore (this is a non-landing cruise). Prior to the cruise, enjoy time at leisure to browse the shops and enjoy an early lunch on your own in the scenic Ventura Harbor Village. We’ll also visit the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center. A truly relaxing, enjoyable and educational day. Sug-gested: rubber-soled walking shoes and a sweater or jacket as it can be cool on the water. The boat has shaded and unshaded areas, and a restroom onboard, for your comfort. Member Price: $86; Non-Member Price: $96 Depart: 8:00 a.m. Return: 8:00 p.m.
L.A. MURDER, MYSTERY & SCANDAL With Step-On Guide Curt - Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Today we are joined by professional step-on guide, Curt, a history buff with an expertise on the evolution of L.A., who is especially loved for his charismatic personality and fun stories. On this fascinating guided L.A. tour, the old ghosts and memories that cling to the streets and structures of Los Angeles will come to life. From the founding of the city through the 1940s, Downtown L.A. was a lively and sometimes dangerous place, a so-called urban “wild west.” We’ll explore almost 100 years of murder, mystery and scandal and the influence that organized crime had on this city. We’ll visit fascinating neighborhoods as you are entertained by sordid tales of intrigue and tragedy related to The Los Angeles Times Bombing, the Chinese Massacre, the Black Dahlia, Mickey Cohen, Bugsy Siegel and more. See the locations where the most famous and the most mysterious murders, suicides and cover-ups took place. Visit Olvera Street, the Biltmore Hotel, the Bradbury Building and a cemetery that is the final resting place of both the famous and the infamous. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own at L.A.’s famous and eclectic Grand Central Market. Suggested: walking shoes. All visits subject to change. Member Price: $76; Non-Member Price: $86 Depart: 8:00 a.m. Return: 6:00 p.m.
2019 Multi-Day Tours
SAN FRANCISCO…BY THE BAY Featuring a Single-Hotel Stay in Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island & Napa Valley Optional May 27 – 31, 2019 (5 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $1199 / Single $1699 / Deposit: $200
Experience the charm of San Francisco and the beauty of the Napa Valley while enjoying four nights at a stylish, 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. See the best that San Francisco has to offer – including its most iconic and endearing sites. Journey to Alcatraz Island and cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Visit the city’s world-renowned museums and savor its award-winning cuisine. You will most definitely leave your heart in San Francisco and the experiences and memories will be spectacular.
BOSTON, CAPE COD & NEWPORT Featuring Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown, Plymouth, JFK Library, Boston Pops & Newport, Rhode Island June 7 – 13, 2019 (7 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $1999 / Single $2599 / Deposit: $250 Roundtrip group airfare available from $595 p.p.
From the Freedom Trail, JFK Library and a Boston Pops performance in Boston, to the historic sites in Plymouth, Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard this week-long journey features the best of Boston, New England’s coast and its islands.
HISTORIC CITIES OF EASTERN CANADA Featuring Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, St. Lawrence River Cruise, Beaupre & Isle D’Orleans July 12 – 18, 2019 (7 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $1999 / Single $2899 / Deposit: $250 Roundtrip group airfare available from $695 p.p. / A valid passport is required for this tour
From the European-styled, old world elegance of Montréal and Québec City to the thundering magnificence of Montmorency Falls, this seven-day tour features the best of Eastern Canada. Local guides join us to bring the his-tory, sights and stories alive as we tour three distinctly different cities in eastern Canada – Montréal, Ottawa and Québec City – each offering its own unique personality and cultural background. Watch the busy St. Lawrence River from high atop Montreal’s Mount Royal. Ride the rails to Ottawa to see the Changing of the Guards in front of Parliament. Enjoy an included lunch at the stately Le Château Frontenac in Old Québec. From the picturesque countryside to the narrow cobblestone streets, a truly unforgettable cultural and historical experience awaits you in the historic cities of Eastern Canada.
SUMMER BREEZES & STINKING ROSES BY RAIL Featuring a Beachfront Hotel, Coast Starlight Train, Santa Cruz Beach Train & Gilroy Garlic Festival July 24 – 27, 2019 (4 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $899 / Single $1199 / Deposit: $150
Embark on an eclectic adventure that combines two spectacular train rides with a culinary spectacle. Enjoy the view as you ride along the beautiful California Coast aboard the deluxe Coast Starlight train. Then ride the rails from trees to shining seas as you travel through California redwoods to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Join in the celebration of all things garlic at the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. All the while, enjoy a leisurely single-hotel stay on the Monterey Peninsula at a deluxe beachfront hotel.
BLACK HILLS & BADLANDS Featuring Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Badlands National Park, Custer State Park & Single-Hotel Stay August 17 – 22, 2019 (6 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $1599 / Single $2099 / Deposit: $200 Roundtrip group airfare available from $645 p.p.
Embark on a journey highlighting some of the West’s most famous sites and monuments. Wonder at the magnificent Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse memorials. Enjoy the Wild West atmosphere of Deadwood, and marvel at the spectacular landscape at Badlands National Park. All-the-while, unpack once and enjoy a single-hotel stay in the heart of Rapid City.
YELLOWSTONE, GLACIER & GRAND TETON Featuring Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton National Parks & National Park Lodge Stays August 28 – September 4, 2019 (8 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $2399 / Single $3499 / Deposit: $250 Roundtrip group airfare available from $595 p.p.
Embark on a spectacular journey to discover three of our nation’s most spectacular National Parks. From majestic glacier-formed lakes and rivers beneath snow capped mountains, to the incredible bubbling mud pots and explosive geysers of Yellowstone National Park, this exploration of Montana and Wyoming provides spectacular scenery every day! In addition to the incredible sights, this unique itinerary also features spectacular lodge stays to maximize our time in the Parks.
VANCOUVER, VICTORIA & SEATTLE Featuring Premier Downtown Hotels, Butchart Gardens, Chihuly Gardens and Glass and Museum of Flight, September 4 – 10, 2019 (7 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $2299 / Single $2899 / Deposit: $250 Roundtrip group airfare available from $495 p.p. / A valid passport is required for this tour
On this two-nation exploration of the Pacific Northwest we’ll experience the best of Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle while traveling by ferry between each city. Each of these cities is unique in its own way but each is culturally enriching, charming and remarkably beautiful. While enjoying multiple night stays in upscale downtown hotels in each city, we’ll join local guides for in-depth sightseeing and enjoy adequate time at leisure for individual exploration.
COLORS OF NEW YORK & NIAGARA Featuring Niagara Falls, Fingers Lakes, Berkshires, Norman Rockwell Museum, Corning, Toronto September 25 – October 1, 2019 (7 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $2099 / Single $2699 / Deposit: $250 Roundtrip group airfare available from $595 p.p. / A valid passport is required for this tour
Experience the magic of fall foliage in New York and Niagara on this comprehensive seven-day itinerary featuring the Finger Lakes, The Berkshires The Catskills and two nights at The Prince of Wales Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake. As we travel through The Berkshires in western Massachusetts, New York’s Catskills and Finger Lakes regions along with Ontario, Canada, we’ll visit the historic landmarks, the quaint villages, the nostalgic and unique sites and take part in exhilarating experiences all while nature’s dramatic shift in color descends on this picturesque and distinctive region.
NEW MEXICO ENCHANTMENT Featuring Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe, Taos, Bandelier National Monument & Los Alamos October 10 – 16, 2019 (7 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $1899 / Single $2599 / Deposit: $250 Roundtrip group airfare available from $445 p.p.
Embark on a spectacular journey following the colorful trails of the Southwest. Inside New Mexico’s borders you’ll find ancient cultures, world-famous Southwestern cuisine, diverse landscapes, renowned museums, and a hot air balloon festival like no other on Earth. From Albuquerque to Santa Fe and Taos, this journey will allow you to see first -hand why it’s called the “Land of Enchantment.”
CALIFORNIA RAIL & SAIL Featuring Four Train Rides, Lake Tahoe, Monterey, Sacramento, Reno, Virginia City & Eastern Sierra, October 17 – 23, 2019 (7 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $1699 / Single $2149 / Deposit: $200
Embark on a unique rail journey across California that includes four train adventures and a boat cruise on Lake Tahoe. From the Pacific coast to the giant Redwoods to the Sierra Nevada, Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra, this comprehensive tour at a delightful time of year features best that the Golden State has to over while traveling the rails and setting sail.
CAMBRIA & HEARST CASTLE BY RAIL Featuring an Ocean-Front Stay at Cambria’s Moonstone Beach, Coast Starlight Train & Hearst Castle, November 6 – 8, 2019 (3 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $589 / Single $769 / Deposit: $100
One of our all-time most popular tours is offered at what is normally a delightful time of year in this region. Embark on a relaxing three-day getaway to explore California’s Central Coast while enjoying a stay at a quaint inn on the beach along Cambria’s Moonstone Beach. We’ll travel by train, explore the backroads and keep a relaxed pace as we explore the region and get a first-hand look at what makes the California Coast so special.
YULETIDE IN YOSEMITE Featuring Yosemite National Park with Local Guide, Tenaya Lodge Stay, Kearney Mansion & Basque, Lunch December 8 – 10, 2019 (3 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $599 / Single $779 / Deposit: $100
Yosemite is magnificent in winter and this tour will certainly get you into the Christmas spirit! While renowned for its magnificent valley, great granite domes and peaks, and giant sequoias, Yosemite National Park is a whole other world in the winter time. This three-day getaway offers a truly wonderful combination of natural wonders, winter scenes, and rustic elegance with two nights at the Tenaya Lodge.
SAN ANTONIO “CHRISTMAS” Featuring a Single Hotel Stay, River Walk Festivities, The Alamo, Austin & LBJ Library and Ranch December 10 – 14, 2019 (5 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $1199 / Single $1649 / Deposit: $200 Roundtrip group airfare available from $495 p.p.
On this journey through Southern Texas, the flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, and the Deep South mingle and merge. And this time of year is a perfect time to visit San Antonio, with its festive holiday decorations and its magnificently lit River Walk. Join us on this five-day journey featuring a single-hotel stay in the heart of the River Walk and the best sightseeing in Texas’ Hill Country and capital city.
APPLE FARM INN “CHRISTMAS” BY RAIL Featuring the Apple Farm Inn Stay, Coast Starlight Train, Hearst Castle, Missions, Lighthouse December 12 – 14, 2019 (3 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $599 / Single $759 / Deposit: $100
On this holiday getaway we’ll travel by train to San Luis Obispo and enjoy a two-night stay at the charming Apple Farm Inn while we tour the Central Coast. Enjoy lunch and tour at Point San Luis Lighthouse, known as the “Jewel of the Central Coast.” Tour two of California’s missions and visit a decorated Hearst Castle at night to see what Christmas was like here in the 1930s. Travel by train, explore the backroads and see first-hand how spectacular the Central Coast is at Christmas time.
MONTEREY & CARMEL “CHRISTMAS” Featuring a Single-Hotel Stay in Monterey, Coast Starlight Train, 17-Mile Drive & Steinbeck Home December 15 – 18, 2019 (4 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $899 / Single $1159 / Deposit: $100
The Monterey Peninsula has been described “the greatest meeting of land and sea...” For centuries, artists, poets, explorers and novelists have been drawn to the rugged beauty here; from the crashing surf to the towering redwoods and unspoiled wildlife. The Monterey Peninsula is the embodiment of the quintessential California spirit, and when it’s charmingly decorated for the holidays, these exceptional qualities join together, delivering a sense of timelessness and re-connection. We invite you on this unique and festive coastal escape to California’s Central Coast to explore with us the cypress groves, historic towns, world-renowned aquarium and exceptional stories that make the Monterey Peninsula so special.
A CAPITAL “CHRISTMAS” Washington, D.C., Gaylord National Resort Stay, Williamsburg, Jamestown December 4-9, 2019 (6 Day Tour) Per Person Land Price: Double $1999 / Single $2599 / Deposit: $250 Roundtrip group airfare available from $595 p.p.
Join a local guide for a tour of a holiday-decorated Washington, D.C. including visits to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Hillwood – Marjorie Merriweather Post’s estate. Two night stay at the Gaylord National Resort to experience a “Christmas on the Potomac” – this winter wonderland has 2 million Christmas lights and ICE! – the holiday attraction with 2 million pounds of ice sculptures. Enjoy a live performance of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theater, tour George Washington’s plantation home with an included lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn. Embark on guided tours of the Jamestown Settlement – the first permanent English settlement, and Yorktown – site of the final Revolutionary War battle. Three night stay in Colonial Williamsburg with a ghost tour, tavern dinners and attend the one-day-per-year event, “Grand Illumination”. Experience “Christmas in Old Virginia” while in Alexandria and Richmond with an included tour of a historic house museum.