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Excursions
 
 

Recreation Excursions
 
 

 
Sign-ups for July excursions are on June 1, 2017 in the Main Clubhouse Lobby.  .
 
More details can be found on the flyer in the Main Clubhouse Lobby, or in your Lifestyles Magazine on page 10.
 

May
 
  • Carlsbad Village Street Fair
  • Sunday, May 7th, 8am – 4:30pm, $27pp
 
More than 100,000 people will take in the beauty of this seaside city while browsing through unique booths, indulging in delectable eats and enjoying family entertainment when the largest one-day street faire in the nation returns in November.
 The Carlsbad Village Faire will take place on May 7th, 2017.  Each year, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce hosts the faire in May and November.  Now in its 43rd year, the free event has grown to be 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.
 “The reason so many people return to the faire every year is that they can count on finding quality items to purchase because of the wide verity of vendor, you name it and its for sale at the faire.”
 Just like at 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.
 The Rotary Club of Carlsbad’s beer and wine garden will entertain fairgoers with a large screen TV and live bands.  The Kiwanis Club of Carlsbad will continue it’s more than 25-year tradition of hosting a pancake breakfast at the Carlsbad railroad depot.  The meal, which includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice, will be served between 7am – 12pm. (On Own)
 
  • The Bodyguard at the Pantages Theatre
  • Saturday, May 20th, 9:30am – 6:30pm, $89pp
 
 THE BODYGUARD is an award-winning musical based on the smash hit movie of the same name staring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.  Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.  Each expects to be in charge, what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
            A breathtakingly romantic thriller, the Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, I Will Always Love You.  One of the best shows you’ll ever see.
            Based on Lawrence Kasdans Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, The Bodyguard had its world premiere in London’s West End where it was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and won Best New Musical at the Watsonstage Awards.  Seating will Be in the Mezzanine Center.
            You will have time for lunch in L.A. at Hollywood and Vine before the 2pm show.
 
  • Pechanga
  • Wednesday, May 31st, 9:30am – 5:45pm, $5pp w/ $5 Easy Play when using your Club Card
  • New time allows for game of BINGO!
 
          Spend a 5-hour stay at Pechanga resort and Casino.  A vast 200,000 square foot gaming floor makes Pechanga California’s biggest casino.  Designed with player comfort in mind, the casino is equipped with a state-of-the-art air filtration system and offers extensive non-smoking areas.  The casino’s well-planned layout allows guests to move easily among more than 3,000+ slot and video machines as well as over 130+ table games.  Cocktail service is available to guests on the gaming floor and several bars, lounges and restaurants can be found close to the casino action.  Dining options abound at Pechanga including quick service Mexican, Italian, Asian and American food court choices are available.
 
 
June
 
  • L.A. of Yesteryear
  • Wednesday, June 7th, 8am – 5pm, $55pp
 
Heritage Square Museum
Over the past forty years, Heritage Square Museum has acquired and restored eight historically significant buildings from different Los Angeles neighborhoods.  Located on acres of period appropriate landscaped grounds, the museum is the place where history comes alive!  On your guided tour, you’ll be transported to the end of the 19th century, when California was a fledgling state.  From the simplicity of the Longfellow-Hastings Octagon House to the opulence of the William Perry Mansion, the Museum provides a unique look at the lifestyles of the people who contributed so much to the development of modern Los Angeles.
Grier-Musser Museum
 The Grier-Musser Museum is an elegant showcase of the Victorian period.  The museum is situated in a historic Queen Anne Victorian house that dates to 1898.  The period antiques and collectables demonstrate how life looked more than a hundred years ago.  For antique enthusiasts the museum is a must-visit attraction.  Also, the architectural details of the home attract visitors who are interested in historic architecture.  With its extraordinary chandeliers, stained glass, and gleaming woodwork, the museum is a lovely step back in time.
Lunch on your own at Clifton’s
We’ll stop for lunch at the legendary and newly remodeled Clifton’s Cafeteria.  Eighty years after Clifford Clinton revolutionized dining with the mythical Clifton’s Brookdale; Clifton’s continues to be a true L.A. experience.  It’s more than just a cafeteria.  There are five floors crammed with curiosities—wall murals of California nature, dioramas with stuffed animals, and even a bronzed meteorite in the middle of one bar.
 
  • Santa Anita
  • Thursday, June 15th, 10am – 7pm, $48pp, Buffet Included
 
It’s Senior Day at the Santa Anita Racetrack! “The Great Race Place” Located in Arcadia, Santa Anita is nestled in a stunning natural setting at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.  From its beginning, the property and race track were envisioned as a grand, expansive public park, blending art-deco architecture and lush landscaped gardens, accented by a wealth of historic ornamental sculptures, soaring fountains and vast green lawns.  Today, it has come to be known as one of America’s most celebrated sporting landmarks!  Each guest will be presented with a program, clubhouse seating, and you can enjoy a buffet luncheon which is included. Place your bets because the first post is at 1pm.  We will return home after the last race.  GOOD LUCK!
 
  • Lake Arrowhead Alpine Cooler
  • Thursday, June 29th 10am – 5:30pm, $75pp
 
Narrated Cruise on Lake Arrowhead
The prettiest and most precious of Southern California’s alpine gems is Lake Arrowhead.  And there’s no better way to experience it than by cruising its calm waters.  You’ll board the Arrowhead Queen for a narrated cruise around this jewel-like mountain lake.  The Queen is a 50-foot, paddlewheel-style boat with plenty of comfortable seating for everyone.  It’s fully enclosed, so this tour can be taken anytime throughout the year.
Lunch at Woody’s Boathouse
After the tour, you will be able to enjoy lunch overlooking the lake at one of Lake Arrowhead’s most popular restaurants.
Lake Arrowhead Village
This pedestrian-only lakeside outdoor shopping center features a variety of stores ranging from major outlets to local specialty shops that all offer spectacular views of Lake Arrowhead.  Wander through the quaint Tudor-style Lake Arrowhead Village and discover an array of retailers, restaurants, arts & crafts stores and much more!  Browse your favorite luxury labels, or look through an array of chic boutiques where you’ll find a selection of one-of-a-kind items to take back home with you.
 
 

JULY
 
  • The Bodyguard at the Pantages Theatre…Tickets still available
  • Saturday, May 20th, 9:30am – 6:30pm, $89pp
 
 THE BODYGUARD is an award-winning musical based on the smash hit movie of the same name staring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner.  Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.  Each expects to be in charge, what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
            A breathtakingly romantic thriller, the Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, I Will Always Love You.  One of the best shows you’ll ever see.
            Based on Lawrence Kasdans Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, The Bodyguard had its world premiere in London’s West End where it was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and won Best New Musical at the Watsonstage Awards.  Seating will Be in the Mezzanine Center.
            You will have time for lunch in L.A. at Hollywood and Vine before the 2pm show.
 
  • Tony Bennet, Gustavo Dudamel Conducting the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Saturday, July 15th, 4:30pm – 12am, $80pp
 
This Performance
After opening selections from Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic, the ageless 90-year-old legend Tony Bennett joins for them for three classic songs, followed by an intimate set with Tony and his jazz quartet.  Witness history in the making!
Tony Bennett
            With Millions of records sold world-wide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received nineteen Grammy Awards – including a 1995 Grammy for Record of the Year for his MTV Unplugged CD which introduced this American master to a whole new generation – and the Grammy Lifetime Award.  His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You”, “Rags to Riches”, and a remake of Hank Williams Cold, Cold Heart.  He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around”, “The Good Life”, “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”, which garnered him two Grammy Awards.
Gustavo Dudamel
            As an internationally renowned symphonic and Operatic Conductor, Gustavo Dudamel is motivated by a profound belief in music’s power to unite and inspire.  He currently serves as Music Director of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Music & Artistic Director of the LA Philharmonic, and the impact of his leadership extends from the greatest concert stages to classrooms, cinemas and innovative digital platforms around the world.  Dudamel also appears as guest conductor with some of the world’s most famous musical institutions.
Dinner is onsite, on own
            You may bring food and drink to the Hollywood Bowl.  You can also bring wine bottles, wine glasses and beer bottles inside.  Large containers, picnic baskets, or coolers measuring more than 15” wide, 15” high, or 22” long will not be permitted past the ticket gate.  If you decide not to bring your own food, there are several restaurants & delicious fast foods offered at the Bowl.  It is recommended that you make reservations at the restaurants by calling 1-323-850-1885.
 
  • A Day in La Jolla
  • Wednesday, July 19th, 18am – 4pm, $30pp
 
            La Jolla in Spanish means “The Jewel”.  It is the Jewel of America’s finest city, San Diego.  La Jolla is located 15 minutes from downtown San Diego.  It has wonderful beaches, cultural activities and fine restaurants.  La Jolla is an exquisite combination of a Southern European resort atmosphere and Southern California fun, with a down to earth fell due to the beautiful natural scenery.  In addition to beautiful beaches, hotels and art galleries, there are splashes of unique specialty shops that dot the town plus, on any given street you’ll discover an amazing range of dining choices from fine cuisine to quaint cafes, from internationally renowned restaurants to neighborhood favorites.  No matter what your selection, the one ingredient you’ll find is a uniquely La Jollan graciousness and charm.  It’s a day on your own in beautiful La Jolla.
 
  • Pageant of the Masters
  • Thursday, July 20th, 3pm – 12am, $85pp
 
Seating will be in the Main Tier Center.  The Pageant of the Masters is the Festival of Arts crowning jewel and arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world.  On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.  An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant of the Masters as the best presentation of its kind.
Dinner will be on own/on site.  You may choose from tons of restaurants from in and around Laguna Beach.  (A list of some restaurants will be provided).
            The Festival of Arts.  Your ticket also allows you access to the historic open-air art gallery which has been celebrated as California’s premier fine art show.  Featuring original works of art by 140 of Orange County’s most talented artists, it’s the perfect place to find the one-of-a-kind treasure for your home or business you’ve been looking for.  Also enjoy a variety of world-class special events, art workshops, live entertainment and much more!
Remember, your Pageant ticket entitles you to FREE unlimited admission to The Festival of Arts all season long.
 
  • Viejas Casino
  • Thursday, July 27th 8am – 5:30pm, $5pp
 
New Members get $10 Free Play.
Plus, Buy One, Get one FREE. Sign up for the FREE V Club card and you will receive a FREE meal at The Buffet when you purchase one yourself.  So bring a friend and enjoy all the variety our buffet has to offer.
The Best of San Diego Slots
            Every San Diego slot enthusiast has his or her own secret for conjuring up a little extra luck.  Some prefer to give their machine a love tap or two.  Some whisper sweet nothings.  Some have a lucky garment or even a magic spell that’s been passed down for generations.  However, there’s one thing that every San Diego slot player can agree on: If you really want to have a good time, you must go to a place that has a wide variety of games, incredibly friendly staff and the loosest slots around.  With all that in mind, there’s really only one place to experience the best of San Diego slots: Viejas Casino & Resort.  Here you’ll find 2,000 of the hottest San Diego slots, from casino classics to hot new games, penny slots to high-limit blockbusters and everything in between.  What’s more, were constantly soliciting feedback from you, our guests, so we can ensure that we have the hot San Diego slots you want before you even know you want them!  Our casino hotel offers many gaming options and amenities for an extended vacation visit too.  We truly hope you’ll come visit us soon!  Our world-class fleet of machines is ready and waiting for you to give them a spin and have a real good time!
 
 
 
AUGUST
  • 3 Days & 2 Nights at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas
  • Sunday, August 27th at 8am, Return on August 29th at 6pm, $155 Double, $208 Single
 
The Golden Nugget
With its Strip-style accommodations, shark-filled pool and popular restaurants, it is a hotel rich on comfort and fun in downtown Las Vegas.  Classic Vegas elegance, upscale but not out of reach, ample choices for everyone!  Located in the heart of downtown, the Golden Nugget resembles the kind of property you’d find on the Strip.  The Golden Nugget opened in 1946 and still nothing seems dated.  From the elegant marble lobby to a collection of contemporary restaurants capable of satisfying every craving, this resort offers everything you need in a great location where you can literally step outside and right into the eye-popping sights and rockin’ sounds of Fremont Street Experience.  Check out the biggest gold nugget in existence at the Golden Nugget.  You’ll discover the 61-pound Hand of Faith just off the casino floor near the room elevators.  It was discovered in Australia in 1980 and also has the honor of being the biggest nugget ever found with a metal detector.
The Casino
38,000 square feet.  There are approximately 1,200 slot and video poker machines and 50 table games including blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Craps, Keno, Let It Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, slots and Megabucks.  The casino also has a poker room and a four-table Baccarat pit.
Rooms: Carson Tower Double
The rooms measure 364 square feet and comes with two double beds and a sitting area.  The marble bathroom features a shower/tub combination, a vanity area with lighted makeup.
Restaurants
The Golden Nugget has the following dining options: The Buffet, Chart House, Cadillac Mexican Cantina & Tequila Bar, Claim Jumpers, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Vic & Anthony’s, Grotto Ristorante, Red Sushi, Starbucks, The Grille and snack bar.
 
  • Carlsbad “Art in the Village”
  • Sunday, August 13th, 8am – 4:30pm, $30pp
 
The Carlsbad Village Association’s 19th Annual Art in the Village will take place on August 13th, 2017.  Last year’s event brought over 125 local and regional artists for a one-day, open air event.  Celebrating the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village and the surrounding area, the event attracts thousands of resident and a diverse selection of fine artists in mediums such as oil painting, watercolors, photography, mixed media, new media, classical and contemporary sculptures, as well as artisans who work in the mediums of jewelry making, woodworking, furniture, pottery, and hand-painted clothing and accessories.  Attendees may browse exhibits and listen to live music along State Street and Grand Avenue right in the heart of the Village, just blocks from Carlsbad State Beach.  This is a walking excursion, at your leisure.  Lunch on own on site!
 
  • Harrahs Resort (Southern California)
  • Thursday, August 17th, 8am –  4:30pm, $5pp
 
Table Games
Excitement to the table with games from Blackjack to Rincon Craps, all played on the most thrilling gaming tables in any Southern California casino.  Be sure to use your Total Rewards card every time you play your faforite games so you can earn valuable Rewards Credits, comps, special event invitations and other great offers.  Gaming: Rincon Craps, EZ Baccarat, Asia Poker, Mystery Card Roulette, Fortune Pai Gow Progressive, Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Six Card Bonus, Crazy 4 Poker, Mississippi Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Let It Ride Bonus.
Poker
If live Texas Hold’em Poker is what you are looking for in Southern California, join us in the Poker Room located in the non-smoking area next to Corked Lounge.  Our Poker Room at Harrah’s Resort Souther California spreads a variety of games, with the most popular being 3-6 Limit and 1-3 No Limit.
Restaurants
Earl of Sanwich: Why settle for boring when you can bite into something special?  Stop in for the Worlds Greatest Hot Sandwich, or a delicious cold one.  Every creation is a winner.
Buffet: It’s time to challenge your belt to a fight.  Indulge in global delicacies from hand-rolled sushi to melt-in-your mouth meats.  Save room for dessert, or try treating your sweet tooth first.  Try the Build-Your-Own Pho Bar or a scoop of our signature Harrah’s Royal Ube at the Gelato.
Take a Bite of Bajas Best: Sample fresh-made street tacos at our walk-up food truck or sit down to devour traditional delicacies from soups and salads to enchiladas and tortas.  Wash it all down with a specialty margarita!
 

SEPTEMBER
  • 4 Days & 3 Nights in Monterey Bay, Carmel by the Sea & Paso Robles
  • Sunday, September 24th – 27th, 7am-6:30pm, $621pp Double, $931pp Single
 
This is a fantastic excursion filled trip that you will not want to miss out on.  Sunday you will load up and head out to Paso Robles where you will be able to browse around in downtown and have lunch on your own.  You will then head over to California’s largest Army museum, Camp Roberts.  You will then check into the Hyatt Regency and be treated to dinner at Bubba Gump’s on Cannery Row.  The next day you will have a buffet breakfast at the hotel and then head out to 17 mile drive to browse and take pictures.  Following this, you will have time to have lunch and cruise around Carmel by the Sea. You will then take a tour of the Historic Mission in Carmel and then head out to Fisherman’s Warf for dinner on your own and browse through all the shops.  The third day again starts out with a buffet breakfast at the hotel and then its off to Salinas where you will have a chance to tour the Steinbeck Center where you will have a docent tour and lunch.  After this, you will head over to “The Taste of Monterey” for some wine tasting.  The last day begins with one final breakfast at the hotel and then back to Paso Robles for a tour of the Pioneer Museum.  Following the tour, you will make one last stop at the San Antonio Winery for another tasting before heading back to Sun Lakes.  You can enjoy this great getaway that is full of adventure but you must sign up quick because spots are sure to sell fast.