Excursions
Recreation Excursions
 
 
 
 
 
April
 

Pechanga

Thursday, April 19th, 9:30am – 5pm, $5pp

 

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.

 

 

Bowers Museum presents…American Visionary: The Life and Times of John F. Kennedy

Tuesday, April 24th, 8:30am – 4pm, $47pp Lunch Included

 

                     The Bowers Museum is an art museum located in Orange County, California.  The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 100,000 objects, and features notable strengths in the areas of Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerica, Native American Art, the arts of Asia, Africa, and Oceania.  The Bowers organizes and hosts special exhibitions nationally and internationally.  Today we will visit the Bowers and tour the incredible JFK exhibit.

                     One of the Country’s most admired and most charismatic Presidents, no single Politician was photographed more than JFK.  From his direct Congressional Bid as a decorated War Hero in 1948, to his fairytale marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier in 1953 to his run for the White House, his role as Commander-In-Chief, his commitment to the Arts, his travel around the world and the final tragedy in Dallas.  American Visionary captures the dramatic scope of Kennedy’s life through the presentation of over 70 photographs and is the most exhaustively researched collections of Kennedy photos ever assembled.  The exhibition is produced by WS Productions in association with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.  You will have plenty of time to view the permanent exhibits before your lunch at 11:30am.  The Docent Tour of the JFK exhibit will be at 12:30pm.

                                                      Menu

  • ½ Turkey & Cheese Sandwich
  • ½ Roast Beef Sandwich
  •  Served with Salad
  • Coffee, iced or hot tea

 

 

Santa Anita

Thursday, April 26th, 10am – 7pm, $30pp, Lunch on own

 

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 and clubhouse seating, Place your bets because the first post is at 1pm.  We will return home after the last race.  GOOD LUCK!

 
 
May
 

Love Never Dies – Sequel to Phantom of the Opera

Thursday, May 3rd, 8am – Approx. 6pm, $73pp

 

Segerstrom Theater Presents… The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.  This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards.

LOVE NEVER DIES is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance.  Don’t miss this magnificent continuation of one of the world’s greatest love stories.  Before the 1pm show, you will be turned loose at the South Coast Plaza for lunch (on your own).  Please see Ranae for a seating schematic.

 

Richard Nixon Library

Wednesday, May 16th, 8am – Approx. 4pm, $58pp Lunch Included

 

            Through unique exhibits and events, the Nixon Library helps visitors experience history through the eyes of Richard Nixon, and discover the influential accomplishments that continue to shape our country’s future.

            The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is located in Yorba Linda, California and houses Nixon Presidential Material (textual, photographs, sound and moving images), Nixon White House Tapes, Nixon pre and post presidential Materials, as well as the Museum and Birthplace.

            Over two years ago, on November 2, 2015, the Nixon Library closed its museum galleries to the public to complete a redesign of the permanent and temporary exhibition gallery space and associated improvements at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.  As most of you know, the galleries had not been substantially updated since their initial opening in 1990.  We are happy to announce the new permanent museum galleries opened to the public on October 14, 2016.

            The redesigned permanent galleries introduce the public to new and engaging displays that challenge visitors’ critical thinking with a historical perspective of President Nixon’s public and private life.  The new galleries are enhanced with exciting new interactive exhibitions and the latest in audiovisual technology.

            After the $15 million renovation project, the Recreation Department is excited to offer this wonderful docent led excursion.  Today, lunch will be served in one of the many beautiful rooms that the Nixon Library provided for us.  Food choices are listed below.  You may order when you arrive for lunch at the library.

Choice of

  • Golden baked ham on squaw bread w/swiss cheese
  • Turkey avocado w/swiss cheese
  • Albacore Tuna salad sandwich on butter croissant
  • Served with chips, cookie & water

 

3 Day/2 Night Laughlin Getaway

Departs Monday, May 21st at 8am, Returns Wednesday, May 23rd at 6pm

Single: $139pp, Double: $119pp

 

Stay and play along the banks of the Colorado River in exciting Laughlin, Nevada.  There are nine hotel/Casinos, 60 restaurants, two museums, a 34-lane bowling center, top-rated entertainment, an outlet shopping mall and a variety of boutiques, spas and salons.  Space is limited so reserve your seat early!

Price includes:

Accommodations for 2 nights at the Riverside, Baggage Handling, all taxes, Motorcoach Transportation, 2 breakfast buffets and 1 choice buffet.

 

Pechanga

Wednesday, May 30th, 9:30am – 5pm, $5pp

 

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
 

King Tut – Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Wednesday, June 20th, 7:30am – Approx. 5pm, $48pp

 

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb, the California Science Center is proud to present the world premiere of King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, the largest King Tut exhibition ever toured!  Discover over 150 authentic artifacts from King Tut’s celebrated tomb, many of which the boy king himself used in life and in death, including gold jewelry, gilded wood furniture, and ornate ritual objects – 60 of which have never traveled outside of Egypt, until now.  Come experience these priceless treasures before they return to Egypt forever.

            Travel 3,300 years back in time to join King Tut as he navigates the perilous underworld.  In a dramatic new presentation, dazzling multimedia complements rare artifacts to take guests on an immersive journey of the pharaoh’s quest for immortality.  Follow the boy king as he travels from the underworld through the twelve gates and to the afterlife.  Along the way, interactive displays reveal how exquisitely engraved burial objects such as the bow and arrow and boomerang were meant to protect Tut in his life-after-death journey.  Examine exquisite rings found on King Tut’s fingers, opulent jewelry that adorned his body, and the gold sandals placed on his feet upon burial.  Marvel at the gilded coffinette and lid from one of the alabaster containers that held the pharaoh’s mummified organs.

            Discover how the scientific analysis of King Tuts 3,300-year-old mummy has revealed new information about his health and lineage, as well as how cutting-edge technologies have played a role in discovering new tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined.  After this exhibit all artifacts will go back to Egypt to remain there.  Lunch on own/on site.

           

Admission to Space Shuttle Endeavour is included in this excursion!

 

Pechanga

Wednesday, June 27th, 9:30am – 5pm, $5pp

 

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.

 

Tour San Diego By Land and By Sea

Thursday, June 28th, 7:30am – Approx. 5pm, $65pp

 

Splash into San Diego’s most unique sightseeing adventure!  Both tour bus and boat, the San Diego SEAL Tour journeys through San Diego by sea and land.  The unique “Hydra-Terra” amphibious vehicles are Coat Guard approved, ensuring you a safe, one of a kind experience.  Your fully narrated tour will depart from San Diego’s Seaport Village and will tour the historic streets of San Diego before making its way into San Diego’s Big Bay.

            The exciting San Diego “SEAL TOURS” takes a fascinating turn and drives straight into the San Diego Bay for the second half of your adventure!  Gliding past resident San Diego Sea Lions, a few California Brown Pelicans and several other wildlife species that make the bay their home, the SEAL Tour becomes a San Diego Harbor tour - without you ever having left your seat! 

            Once in the water, the Seal takes you on a leisurely cruise where you can witness the magnificence of the water, various San Diego Attractions including Point Lona with its beautiful mansions lining the hillside, the North Island Naval Air Station – one of the largest repair facilities for fighter jets, Point Loma Submarine Base, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Marine Mammal Training Center, Shelter Island and much more.  Learn about San Diego’s interesting Maritime past and present including the tuna industry and the importance of the military in the city.

            You will also learn about the importance of the military in San Diego and other San Diego icons as you travel along the coast of the scenic Big Bay.  Once you splash into the Big Bay you will glide by Navy ships, tugboats and fishing vessels throughout the harbor as you listen to stories of early sailors.  Not only will you experience the history and picturesque scenery of “America’s Finest City”, you will also get an up-close encounter with San Diego’s California Sea Lion and other natural wildlife.

            Lunch will be on your own in Seaport Village after your tour, or you may choose to bring your own lunch and beverage (NO ALCOHOL) & have lunch onboard the SEAL during your tour.  NOTE: There are no restrooms on the SEAL but they are conveniently located next to the check-in booth.  You are bound to have a wonderful experience!