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Senior Excursions

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.

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

Laughlin, Riverside Hotel (EASY)

Jackpot! Whether it’s Wheel of Fortune, Slots, Video Poker or live action Keno you’re looking for, the premier Riverside Casino in Laughlin, Nevada has it all. In addition to the 76,000 square foot casino and bingo parlor, the Riverside houses eight restaurants, a free antique car museum, 2 outdoor pools with spa, and bowling center. Just steps away from the hotel is the Horizon Outlet Center, home to 55 stores where you can shop to your heart’s content. This 3-day, 2-night stay at the top-rated Riverside Hotel includes 2 breakfast buffets, 1 choice buffet and 1 complimentary Fun Strip to complete this wonderful Laughlin getaway. Don’t wait! Space is limited.
MAY 17-19
9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
$135 S/O
$95 D/O

Antiques, Lunch & Wine Tasting (MODERATE)

Our day will start with a visit to Old Town Temecula where you’ll find one-of-a-kind shopping and the opportunity to explore beautifully restored buildings from the 1880’s. It’s a favorite destination for antique and collectible shoppers. There are thousands of unique treasures to be found with items you just don’t see every day! It’s an antique shopper’s delight. After shopping we’ll be dining at the Claim Jumper for a hearty, delicious and relaxing lunch. To top off the afternoon, you will step back onto your motor coach and head out to the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country to the Maurice Car’rie Winery. Surrounded by 300 acres of mature vineyards and beautiful views of the rolling hills you will enjoy wine-tasting at its best. Lunch and a souvenir wine glass are included with this trip.
8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Las Brisas & Day at the Beach (ACTIVE)

Legendary Las Brisas has been Southern California’s definite place to enjoy fantastic and resplendent coastal views. The menu at Las Brisas brims with the authentic cuisine of the Mexican Riviera and is filled with recipes discovered along the 3000 miles of Mexico’s coast. The stunning setting makes Las Brisas at Laguna Beach the perfect place to unwind and take in a gorgeous day at the water’s edge.
JUN 16
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Summer 2015 Senior Excursions:
Registration for Walnut Residents begins on Monday, May 18, 2015. Non-Resident Registration begins on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Click here to preview these trips online!

Sinatra’s 100th Birthday Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl (MODERATE)

One of the most important music figures of the 20th century, “Old Blue Eyes,” is honored on his one hundredth birthday with a celebration of his classic recordings that featured The Count Basie Orchestra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others. The Count Basie Orchestra and outstanding guest stars gather for this musical tribute.
July 22, 2015
6:30pm to 11:30pm

Orange County Fair (ACTIVE)

There’s nothing like a county fair to stimulate all of your senses. The sights, smells, tastes, sounds and things to touch are sure to bring back some of your favorite memories of days gone by. Join us as we take on the Orange County Fair. Lunch is on your own.
July 29, 2015
Time 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Lake Arrowhead and Lunch (MODERATE)

A visit to Lake Arrowhead isn't complete without a view from the water. You'll ride in style in the enclosed Lake Arrowhead Queen paddlewheel boat. Experience the beauty and excitement of a narrated tour of Lake Arrowhead aboard the elegant Arrowhead Queen. Enjoy the lush forest, sparkling water and blue skies as you glide by lakefront homes and learn about the fascinating history of the lake. Next is lunch at Woody's Boathouse. Lunch is included. Finally, shopping on your own at Lake Arrowhead Village.
August 10, 2015
Time 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

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.
September 7
Time 8:30 am to 7:30 pm

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.
September 20, 2015
Time 8:00 am TO 8:30 pm

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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