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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
REAGAN LIBRARY W/EGYPT EXHIBIT - Saturday, January 25, 2020
Spend the day at the Reagan Library where you will enjoy approx. 5 hours at leisure to visit the 18 galleries and interactive exhibits including a piece of the Berlin Wall and the full size Air Force One and Marine One. On view for a limited time is the Egypt’s Lost Cities, an exhibition featuring 200 authentic artifacts from museums in Cairo and Alexandria. Items include gold coins, delicate ceramics, exquisite jewelry, bronze vessels, three colossal 16 ft. statutes and other ancient artifacts. The items come from the forgotten city of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. Enjoy lunch on your own at the Reagan Library's County Café or The Pub. Member Price $76. Non-Member Price $86. Depart 9 a.m. Return 6p.m.
WELK RESORT A CHORUS LINE - The Musical w/Lunch, Saturday, February 29, 2020
“A Chorus Line” captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love”, “One”, “I Can Do That”, “At The Ballet” and “I Hope I Get It”. A Brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, “A Chorus Line” was instantly recognized as a classic. We’ll have great seats at the intimate Welk Resort Theater in Escondido. Prior to the matinee show, enjoy an included 3-course waiter-served lunch with choice of entrée and dessert at the Welk Resort’s Canyon Grille. Member Price $126. Non-Member Price $136. Depart 9:15 a.m. Return 5:30p.m.
SANTA BARBARA ORCHIDS BY RAIL - Coastal Train Ride & Orchid Festival, Friday, March 13, 2020
Our orchids and rail adventure begins as we motorcoach to L.A.’s Union Station to board the deluxe Amtrak train for a relaxing and scenic ride along the coast to Santa Barbara, known as “America’s Riviera.” In Santa Barbara, our motorcoach will take us to Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara’s downtown Mediterranean-style shopping district. Enjoy time at your leisure for lunch on your own here and along State Street. This afternoon enjoy time at leisure to explore the International Orchid Show – celebrating its 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary in 2020! One of the most prestigious horticulture events in the world, this annual festival features over a half-acre of orchids, and provides a rare opportunity to see and buy an unprecedented variety of orchids in peak bloom. From the exquisitely magnificent to the fascinatingly grotesque, discover the dizzying diversity of orchid flowers in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture at one of the country’s largest and oldest festivals of orchids. Hundreds of orchid varieties from all over the world are displayed in stunning settings and arrangements, along with ongoing orchid demonstrations, exhibitors and a chance to purchase these exotic flowers. We will motorcoach home. Required: when booking, provide full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued identification that you will be presenting to Amtrak on the day of the tour. Member Price: $89; Non-Member Price: $99 Depart: 8:00 a.m. Return: 8:00 p.m.
JEWELS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE - Kimberly Crest Mansion & Glass Museum With Included Tea Lunch - Thursday, March 26, 2020
The city of Redlands, coined the “Jewel of the Inland Empire,” is known for its beautiful architecture, small town charm, and agriculture influenced by the early cit-rus farmers. On this tour we’ll discover the many ‘gems’ that are unique to this historic city. Enjoy a docent guided tour of the Kimberly Crest Mansion – a picturesque French chateau style home built in 1897 for J.A. Kimberly – one of the founding members of the Kimberly-Clark Paper Company. This stately mansion
overlooks the San Bernardino Valley, and is a well-preserved example of California’s Victorian era. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll the formal Italian gardens and visit the gift shop. Indulge in a “Rustic Tea” at The Eating Room in the one of Redlands’s newly revitalized eateries. The full tea lunch of “proper treats” features tea blends imported from Britain accompanied by delicious homemade breads and finger sandwiches, petite fours, scones and other sweet delights served on a three-tiered rack. While The Eating Room follows traditional British preparation, they also stay true to their Southern California roots and keep things casual to ensure you can sip and talk in comfort in their quaint “country kitchen-esque” setting. This afternoon we’ll visit the Historical Glass Museum housed in a 1903 Victorian-style home and featuring the largest collection of unique and rare
American-made glass west of the Rocky Mountains. Suggested: walking shoes; high-heeled shoes are not per-mitted in the mansion. Member Price: $99; Non-Member Price: $109. Depart: 8:30 a.m. Return: 5:30 p.m.
A PISA ITALY - L.A.’s Italian Treasures With Local Guide Curt - Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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
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.
2020 Multi-Day Tours
COASTAL “SAFARI” BY RAIL Oceanfront Stay in Pismo Beach, Coast Starlight Train, Morro Bay & Cambria February 5 – 7, 2020 (3 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $599 / Single $799 / Deposit: $100
Welcome aboard for a getaway that showcases the wildlife and treasures of California’s Central Coast with a memorable coastal train ride. From Pacific Coast Highway to the back roads of the Santa Ynez Valley, this tour features a variety of animal farms, sanctuaries and ranches. All the while we’ll enjoy a relaxing stay at a charming
oceanfront inn on a bluff overlooking Pismo Beach. Sit back and relax as we embark on a “safari” by rail to see the cuddly critters along the coast.
DESERT BLOOM Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Pala Resort Casino Stay, Temecula Valley Wine Tasting & Julian March 22 – 23, 2020 (2 Day Tour) Per Person Price: Double $329 / Single $389 / Deposit: $75
Travel over the mountains and into the desert to discover a wide variety of geography and landscape fea- tures – from blossoms and boulders to historic towns and grape vines, this journey to Julian, Anza-Borrego State Park and the Temecula Valley at a delightful time of year will leave you in awe of California’s unique mountain and desert land-scapes.