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Travel, Trips & Tours

Huntington Beach Council on Aging Trips

Special 2022 Travel, Trips and Tours

As with everything in your lives these past months, the HBCOA travel program may look a little different from your previous excursions. Know that the health, well-being and enjoyment of our travel team and guests are our number one priority by having health and safety protocols and sanitation measures, which will continue to be observed as the state continues to progress to better health metrics. We will continue to follow CDC, state, and local guidelines and adjust our health and safety measures based on these guidelines and recent trends. The protocols in place are mandatory to participate with this program. Please understand that these measures are temporary until the current health crisis is mitigated to a manageable level, at which time they may be scaled back or eliminated entirely if possible. These safety measures include, but not limited to, require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID, pre-trip questionnaire at registration, required face masking aboard the bus (except when eating or drinking) and while in group settings along with other related health precautions. Together we can enjoy wonderful outings and explore unique Southern California destinations while still observing common sense safety and health policy guidelines.

To Book a Trip
The Travel and Resource Room at the Senior Center is open for in-person booking appointments. Call the Travel and Resource Room at (714) 374-1572 to ensure that the room is open and operating as it is dependent upon state health guidelines progressing to allow city recreation buildings to operate. The trips schedule and opening dates/times are subject to change without notice and are dependent upon state, county, and city health recommendations and guidelines.

Registrations are available most week days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call to verify a volunteer is available to help process your reservation.

The Travel and Trips team is very excited to welcome you for all the fun and adventure traveling. We can’t wait to get you traveling again! For questions about trips or scheduling please call the Travel and Resource Room at (714)374-1572.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as this program adapts to the new operation model.

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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens With Included Boxed Lunch Thursday, February 24, 2022

Heralded as one of the most unique institutions in the US enjoy a day visit to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens which is a combination of zoo, endangered species conservation center, botanical gardens, natural history museum, and wilderness park. A top feature of this visit will be a stop at the new four acre Rhino Savanna which features the zoos largest animals, the two black rhinos. There you can enjoy expansive look out points and picturesque views while spotting waterbucks, springbok, pelicans, birds and much more. No visit to the Cochella Valley is complete without a stop to Hadley's Fruit Orchards. Head to the snack bar for the beloved date shake and pick up your favorite nuts, jams, fruits and preserves before returning home. Tour includes extensive walking.
Member $119. Non-Member $129. Depart 8AM. Return 6:30PM.

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Joshua Tree National Park W/ Geographer Guide & Picnic Lunch Saturday, March 26, 2022

Join a geographer guide on a journey to uncover the secrets of Joshua Tree National Park on this nature lovers tour. From the bizarre rock formations, ancient twisting Joshua trees, and granite monoliths, this will be a day you will not want to miss. Your guide will point out the rugged canyons that show the tectonic and erosional forces that shaped this land and explain how it came to be. At Keys View lookout marvel at the views of the Cochella Valley to the Salton Sea and beyond to Mexico. Enjoy a boxed lunch picnic in the park during your visit.
Member $119. Non-Member $129. Depart 8AM. Return 7PM

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures W/ Included Ice Cream Treat & Original Farmers Market Thursday, April 7, 2022 (date update)

Visit the largest institution in the US devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. It is filled with eye catching, innovative exhibits, and iconic movie memorabilia including Dorothy's ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz, the annotated script from To Kill a Mockingbird, the typewriter used to write the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, the only surviving shark model from Jaws, and many more. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own at the Original Farmers Market or the Grove. Each offers a variety of indoor and outdoor options. Top off the day with an included ice cream treat from a locals favorite that provides an elevated ice cream experience.
Member $96. Non-Member $106. Depart 9AM. Return 5PM

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Telescopes & Root Beer Floats Mt. Wilson Observatory & Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain, W/ Included Boxed Lunch and Ice Cream Treat Thursday, April 28, 2022 

This is your chance to visit the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory. A docent guide will lead a two hour walking tour of the historical astronomical research facility that was founded in 1904. Two of the original telescopes, the 60” and the 100” telescope are still mounted at the facility. It was the 60” telescope that allowed Harlow Shapley to discover the size and shape of the Milky Way. The 100” telescope also known as the Hooker telescope was used by Edwin Hubble to discover the vastness of the universe and that it extended beyond our galaxy. After an included lunch at the Observatory the tour will continue to South Pasadena “to get your licks on Route 66” at the historic Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain. You will be able to enjoy the famous root beer float with softball sized scoop of vanilla ice cream. Member $119. Non-Member $129. Depart 8AM. Return 6PM