Excursions

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Upcoming Trips

For more information, please call 909-596-8776.

Register for the following trips at the Community Services office located in City Hall (3660 "D" Street) or online here


Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum featuring Auschwitz & Christmas Around the World

Thursday, January 4, 2024  |  8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
Age: 12+
Level: Moderate
Fee: $55

Join us for a visit to the elaborate Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Your day will begin with a self-guided tour of Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. This groundbreaking exhibition brings together objects which were direct witnesses of the horrors of Auschwitz and the Holocaust. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the more than twenty galleries that highlight the life and times of America's 40th president. Also on display, you’ll find Christmas Around the World, an exhibit of 26 exquisitely decorated trees representing the 26 countries that President Reagan visited while in office, as well as a White House Tree and more. Lunch will be on your own at one of the cafes or bring lunch and have a picnic on the lawn.
Reservations/Cancellations by: December 14


USS Iowa Battleship Tour & Seal Beach Pier 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024  |  8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Age: All ages
Level: Active
Fee: $55

On your guided tour, you’ll celebrate the American spirit aboard the Battleship Iowa educational museum and attraction. The tour provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic vessel and learn about its place in American Naval History. You’ll explore the decks of the vessel while your tour guide provides a vivid description of the vessel's past, bringing to life the history of the battleship. After the tour we will head to the Seal Beach Pier, where free time will be provided to dine, shop, and explore. Lunch is on your own. 
Reservations/Cancellations by: January 4


Norton Simon Museum

Friday, February 9, 2024  |  11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Age: All ages
Level: Moderate
Fee: $40

Experience the Norton Simon Museum’s magnificent art collections in a unique and intimate way with a private tour! The Norton Simon Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an astonishing collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. After the tour, enjoy a light lunch of sandwiches or salads at the Garden Café! Lunch is on your own.
Reservations/Cancellations by: January 4


Valley View Casino

Tuesday, February 20, 2024  |  8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Age: 21+
Level: Easy
Fee: $30

Try your luck at San Diego’s only Certified Loose Slots and all of your favorite table games with beautifully appointed rooms and seven delicious restaurants. Whether you love video poker, keno or loose slots, you are sure to have a great day at Valley View Casino! New and returning guests: All players who earn 5 points on slot machines, on the day of the Group Charter visit, will receive $15 in Moreplay! Additional incentives apply to new members. Lunch is on your own at one of the casino’s many dining options. Please be prepared to provide your Driver’s License Number and expiration date. All guests must have a government issued identification or driver’s license upon arrival at the casino.
Reservations/Cancellations by: February 8


The Getty Villa in Malibu

Thursday, March 14, 2024  |  8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Age: All ages
Level: Moderate
Fee: $30

The Getty Villa located in beautiful Malibu, houses a collection of approximately 44,000 Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Over 1,200 works are on view in 23 galleries dedicated to the permanent collection, with 5 additional galleries for changing exhibits. This one-of-a-kind destination also offers tranquil gardens and ocean breezes. Guests can enrich their visit by renting an audio wand on arrival. Lunch will be on your own at the Getty Villa Café or coffee and sandwich kiosks. There can be a lot of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.
Reservations/Cancellations by: February 29


Warner Bros. Studio Tour & Universal City Walk

Tuesday, March 26, 2024  |  8:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Age: 5+
Level: Moderate
Fee: $90

Go behind the lens and discover the secrets of movie making magic with a Warner Bros. Studio Tour! The Studio Tour brings you closer than ever to the entertainment you love. You’ll explore one of the busiest working studios in Los Angeles with an expert Tour Guide, who will take you behind the scenes of the studio that has been entertaining the world for nearly 100 years. Your time here will consist of a one hour guided riding tour, followed by time to explore self-guided exhibits. After the tour, it’s off to Universal City Walk to shop and dine on your own.
Reservations/Cancellations by: February 29


The Grove/Farmer’s Market & Griffith Observatory 

Thursday, April 4, 2024  |  1:00 - 10:00 PM
Age: All ages
Level: Moderate
Fee: $30

Back by popular demand! We will start out at the Grove/Farmer’s Market for shopping and dinner on your own, where there is so much to see and most importantly eat. Then it’s off to the Griffith Observatory. Planetarium tickets are available day of at the Observatory for $8/ seniors and $10/adults – it’s a must see!
Reservations/Cancellations by: March 21


Alpacas and Old Town Temecula 

Friday, April 26, 2024  |  8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Age: All ages
Level: Moderate
Fee: $42

The day will begin with a guided tour of Temecula Valley Museum where you will find an array of cultural and artistic exhibits and learn about the rich history of the Temecula Valley. Following the tour, you’ll enjoy free time to shop and dine on your own in Old Town. After lunch, it’s off to a guided tour of the Alpaca Hacienda where you’ll meet the inquisitive and friendly alpacas that live on the ranch - and even have a chance to feed them!
Reservations/Cancellations by: April 4


Santa Monica – 3rd Street Promenade, the Pier, and Farmers Market 

Wednesday, May 8, 2024  |  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Age: All ages
Level: Moderate
Fee: $30

There’s a variety of entertainment, dining, shopping and thrill rides to discover in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. There’s even a historic 1922 Carousel and interactive aquarium or walk up to the Promenade for hundreds of restaurants, shops and street performers. The Downtown Santa Monica Farmers Market covers four city blocks and is acclaimed as the place to go for the highest quality and largest selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables in Southern California. Lunch is on your own.
Reservations/Cancellations by: April 25


A Day on Catalina Island

*Saturday, May 18, 2024  |  8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Age: All ages
Level: Active
Fee: $55

Our most popular trip! We will drive to Long Beach where you will board the Catalina Express for a short one-hour cruise to the island. These vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating (bring your Dramamine if you need it), restroom facilities and a snack bar. Once on the island, the day is yours to explore, have lunch and shop all on your own. There is so much to do! Then we will head back on the Catalina Express. *Date/time subject to change.
Reservations/Cancellations by: May 2