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!
Last Man Standing Live Taping (w/early Dinner)
Tim Allen returns for a fourth season as “Mike Baxter” in Last Man Standing, a show about everything that families are dealing with today – all filtered through the blunt “man’s man” comedy of an iconic American dad. We will be traveling to CBS Studio Center in Studio City for the taping of the show. You will need to have a valid ID and go through a metal detector. No cell phones, video cameras or any recording devices of any kind will be allowed in the studios. An early dinner at Dupar’s is included.
2:00PM to 11:00PM
Pygmalion & Lunch (EASY)
Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which he believed, is impeccable speech. The play is sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary of women’s independence. This show is much like “My Fair Lady” with Audry Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Lunch at El Portal Restaurant is included.
10:45 AM to 5:00PM
Descanso Gardens & Lunch (MODERATE)
Descanso Gardens is a woodland garden in the midst of California chaparral. The 150-acre botanic garden contains almost 40,000 camellia bushes growing in a 20-acre California Live Oak forest. The 5-acre rose garden showcases 3,400 antique and modern roses informally planted with shrubs, annuals and perennials with peak blooms starting in April. There are 450 lilac shrubs which bloom between March and May along with the Iris Gardens, Daylily Beds and Water Features throughout. Bring your camera to capture all of the beauty that will surround you. Lunch at the Gardens is included.
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Carlsbad Street Fair (ACTIVE)
Spend the day browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment at the largest one-day street faire in the nation. Now in its 40th year, this event has grown so popular that it not only continually attracts people from all over Southern California, but also from other states. Some visitors even plan their vacations around the bi-annual event. Just like past faires, over 900 vendors will sell everything fathomable, including clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home décor. The international food court will once again feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine. Lunch will be on your own.
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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.
SUN to TUES
9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
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.
10:00 AM to 4:30 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.