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Travel, Trips & Tours (Single-Day & Multi-Day)
Special Travel, Trips and Tours for 2020
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
2020 Single-Day Tours
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, Santa Barbara Orchids by Rail, Jewels of the Inland Empire are cancelled for the month of March. April Tours TBD. Sorry for the inconvenience.
A PISA ITALY - L.A.’s Italian Treasures With Local Guide Curt - Tuesday, April 14, 2020 (TBD)
Today we are joined by professional step-on guide, Curt, who is a history buff with an expertise on the evolution of Los Angeles, and is especially loved by our travelers for his charismatic personality and fun stories. L.A. is home to the nation’s fifth-largest Italian population, and the Italian presence in the American West pre-dates our nation’s founding and was instrumental in the development of L.A. as one of the world’s great cities. This new tour highlights the Italian-inspired treasures around the city and emphasizes the positive influences the Italian culture has had on the architecture, fashion, art, food and cinema. In beautiful Old Pasadena, we’ll visit the City Hall, an iconic and architecturally-
significant landmark that pays homage to the 16th-century Italian architect Andrea Palladio. You don’t have to
travel to Italy to view the great works of Renaissance Masters, but rather visit St. Andrew’s Church – one of the oldest Catholic parishes in L.A. County and an architectural treasure that dates back to 1886. The structure features elements dating back to the early days of Christianity in Rome, including a Romanesque bell tower that is visible for miles and is one of Pasadena’s iconic landmarks. The church also houses gorgeous murals like the ones that grace cathedrals in Rome, and a historic 1908 Italian Hall which celebrates the Italian American experience. At the peaceful Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, we’ll view reproductions of artwork of two of Italy’s greatest artists – Leonardo da Vinci’s stunning stained-glass masterpiece of The Last Supper, and Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures – this is the only place in the world where artwork from these legends can be seen together in one location. Enjoy lunch on your own at the San Antonio Winery’s cafeteria-style, Maddalena’s Restaurant – a true gem tucked away in a nondescript industrial area of Los Angeles. It has been serving delicious Italian food in a festive atmosphere for over 100 years! We’ll visit Italian Hall – the oldest remaining building from L.A.’s historic Little Italy – to explore the Italian American Museum’s interactive cultural and historical displays that highlight the significance that Italians have had in the region. A highlight of the day will be time to browse at Eataly, L.A.’s newest Italian marketplace. This two-story, “temple of la dolce vita” is a massive emporium and true foodie paradise that features all things edible and drinkable Italian! First opened in Torino, Italy, it was inspired by the time-honored Mediterranean marketplaces, where one would wander from stall to stall tasting different specialties, buying ingredients, and talking with the shopkeepers. We’ll enjoy time to shop and an included Italian sweet treat! Bellisiomo! All visits subject to change. Member Price: $89; Non-Member Price: $99 Depart: 8:00 a.m. Return: 6:30 p.m.
GETTY & GLADSTONES - The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades With Included Lunch at Malibu’s Gladstones - Sunday, April 26, 2020 (TBD)
Two of Malibu's most famous landmarks will be savored on this lovely day. We begin with an included delicious brunch with choice of entrée and dessert at the legendary Gladstones restaurant. This icon on the Malibu coast features a relaxed ambiance and consistently receives an “Editor’s Pick” from Sunset Magazine. We continue this afternoon to The Getty Villa, the gorgeous estate built by oil magnate J. Paul Getty to resemble the remains of the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, its exquisite setting of Roman-inspired architecture, gardens and ocean breezes offer the perfect way to enjoy a summer day. The Getty Villa is home to an incredible collection of 44,000 antiquities from the ancient Greek and Roman world offering 7,000 years of ancient art, from the end of the Stone Age to the fall of the Roman Empire. Up to 1,200 works are on display at any one time in up to 23 galleries. Currently on display for a limited time, Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins. Enjoy approximately three hours at leisure to browse the newly refurbished and reimagined Villa galleries and gardens. Free guided tours highlighting the collections, architecture and gardens are available, or choose an audio tour and explore at your own pace. Member Price: $99; Non-Member Price: $109 Depart: 9:30 a.m. Return: 5:30 p.m.