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Senior Excursions

ATTENTION:
Please note the following three items:
1. Senior excursions are funded through a Community Development Block Grant that requires that all participants be age 55 or older. Thank you for your cooperation.

2. All senior and community trips depart from Parking Lot A (formerly known as the Park N' Ride Lot) which is located at 20983 La Puente Rd. in Walnut (near the corner of La Puente and Gartel).

3. The following rating scale has been implemented to help you select the trip that is right for you:
  • Easy: Generally only light walking.
  • Moderate: Some walking necessary. Should be able to stand and/or walk for a longer period of time without assistance.
  • Active: Better physical condition is necessary. Lots of walking included.



Summer 2015 Senior Excursions:
Registration is now OPEN. Click here to preview these trips online!


Ventura & Channel Islands Escape (MODERATE)

Join us for a trip to beautiful Ventura, home to exquisite beaches stretching from Surfer's Point to Ventura Harbor. The area includes surf breaks, the historic pier & promenade, Buenaventura State Beach and a thriving marina. We will begin with lunch on the pier and then embark upon a half-day narrated cruise adventure by boat with Island Packers along the rugged shore of Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. You may see sea lions, seals and island birds. A variety of marine animals and birds may also be encountered during the channel crossing. You will have plenty of time to capture it all on film, so don't forget your camera! Lunch is included.
#2905
Monday
September 7
Time 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
$75

Danish Days in Solvang (ACTIVE)

Velkommen! Come and celebrate the 79th annual Danish Days Celebration in Solvang. Enjoy time in this picturesque Danish town for shopping on your own and experiencing all the festivities the day has to offer. Lunch at the Green House Café or Chomp is included.
#2904
Sunday
September 20, 2015
Time 8:00 am TO 8:30 pm
$40

Fall 2015 Senior Excursions:
Resident Registration begins on Monday, August 17, 2015.
Non-Resident Registration begins on Monday, August 24, 2015.

Click here to preview these trips online!


Julian & Historic Carriage Ride (Moderate)

This premier mountain getaway, about an hour away from San Diego, is in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains. On the way there we will stop at the world famous Dudley's Bakery. While in Julian, take a step back in time to the days of Julian's beginning rooted in the 1870's gold rush. Discover the charms of this little town, sample Julian's famous apple pie or try a little wine tasting. Be sure to redeem your coupon for a free ride in the horse drawn carriage and a historical tour of this quaint little town. Lunch will be on your own. On the way back we will stop at Tom's Farm in Corona.
#3206
Tuesday
October 5, 2015
8:00am to 6:00pm
$40


Cirque du Soliel (Easy)

What if you could alter reality at will? Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. The show immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: "Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?" Join us for Cirque du Soleil –KURIOS in the Grand Chapiteau at Costa Mesa. Lunch will be on your own.
#3207
Sunday
November 1, 2015
Time 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
$80


Patton Museum (Moderate)

The General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, in Chiriaco Summit, California, is a museum built in tribute to General George S. Patton on the site of the entrance of Camp Young, part of the Desert Training Center of World War II.
Exhibits include a large collection of tanks used in World War II and the Korean War, as well as memorabilia from Patton's life and career – especially in regards to his service at the Desert Training Center – and from soldiers who trained there. Development of the Colorado River Aqueduct and natural-science exhibits are displayed as well. Though Patton spent less than four months at the Desert Training Center, his establishment of the training grounds directly impacted more than one million troops.
#3208
Tuesday
November 10, 2015
Time 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
$40


The Outlets at Tejon (Easy/Moderate)

Not everyone does Black Friday, so if you still like a deal and want to get your holiday shopping done early, come along to the Southern California’s newest outlet destination. The Tejon outlets were inspired by the history and dramatic landscape of the area and designed to seamlessly integrate into its natural surroundings. The circular shape of the center allows shoppers to easily navigate the more than 70 premier stores offering a wide selection of top designer and value retail brands in fashion, footwear, accessories, home goods and more.
#3209
December 1, 2015
September 20, 2015
Time 9:30 am to 4:30pm
$40


Mission Inn & Lights (Moderate)

Don't fuss with parking, step aboard our deluxe motor coach to the Annual Festival of Lights in Riverside is your chance to experience the most dazzling holiday spectacle south of the North Pole. The Festival offers many holiday fun-filled activities You might even catch a glimpse of Santa himself. For dinner, you will dine in one of the award winning restaurants at the historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa where you can enjoy a wonderful meal and the Christmas lights at the hotel itself.
#3212
Tuesday
December 8, 2015
Time 3:30 pm to
$45



Photo Policy: On occasion, staff or independent photographers of the Community Services Department may take photographs or videos of participants in our programs, parks, and special events. Please be aware that these are for the department's use in future brochures, pamphlets or for local public access. If you object to having photos of you or your family used for future publication, you should notify the photographer at the time the photo is taken.
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