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A day trip rejuvenates the spirit; it’s a mental health escape!

Give yourself a “mental health” day by strolling through a garden, dining in a unique setting, enjoying a scenic vista, or attending a seasonal celebration.  Daytrip areas include the San Francisco and the Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma , and the Gold Country.

 April 2015
Filoli Mansions & Gardens
1 Day - Waiting List!
April 7, 2015
Springtime is spectacular in the gardens of Filoli Mansion, built during America’s Gilded Age with the fortune from the Empire Mine in Grass Valley. Enjoy a docent tour of this beautiful mansion and gardens which were used as the setting for the long-running TV series “Dynasty. “
Lunch at Trellis Restaurant in Menlo Park.
$109.00 Per Person

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Niles Canyon Railway
1 Day - Waiting List!
April 12, 2015
Enjoy springtime with a trip through the rolling hills of Livermore’s wine country to the Zephyr Grill & Bar. After lunch relax with a train ride through Niles Canyon where poppies, lupine, wild sweet peas and
other flowers line the tracks.


Trip Activity Requirements:
Walking in and out of restaurant.
Climbing some stairs to get on and off of motorcoach and train.
$109.00 Per Person

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Shenandoah Wines & Vines
1 Day - Waiting List!
April 23, 2015
Travel through Shenandoah Valley in the Sierra foothills for a day of wine tasting,fine dining and with any luck, wildflower spotting. This area is home to historic and new wineries, rolling hills and cattle ranches.
$119.00 Per Person

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A Day at the Races
1 Day - Limited Seats!
April 25, 2015
at Golden Gate Fields

Enjoy a day of horseracing at Golden Gate Fields, located in Berkeley on the shore of 
San Francisco Bay.

Catch all the action from the Turf Club, a theater style area with a wall of glass 
overlooking the race course. Along with private viewing screens at every table, the 
Turf Club boasts over 80 flat screen, jumbo screen, and regular monitors offering a close
up view of the live action as it happens. 

Your day includes the Turf Club’s elegant buffet luncheon, served in an environment appointed with rich leather furnishings and Tiffany style lights

Turf Club Dress Code


All guests including children are requested to dress in smart casual style.  Stylish denim or festive hats are welcome as is stylish casual footwear including tennis shoes.

We strongly discourage:  sweat pants/suits, T-shirts, baseball hats and thong style shoes.  Guests who arrive in shorts of any style, tank tops (sleeveless shirts), or 
clothing with offensive logos will be denied access into the Turf Club.
$99.00 Per Person

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 May 2015
Wildlife & the Waterfront
1 Day
May 5, 2015
Taste endive appetizers, dine along the Carquinez Strait and learn about local wildlife at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, where the wildlife hospital treats more than 6,000 native California animals every year. 
 
$99.00 Per Person

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Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
1 Day
May 13, 2015
Sacramento Musical Theater

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award-winning musical delight with its surprisingly contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists!
Lunch included.


Trip Activity Requirement:Getting on and off motorcoach and walking in and out of restaurant and theater. 
$159.00 Per Person

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The Book of Mormon
1 Day - Waiting List!
May 30, 2015
Orpheum Theater, San Francisco

Composed by the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, the musical satire, The Book of Mormon is a darling of critics and won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
Lunch at Pompeii's Grotto.


Note: The show pokes fun at religion, sexuality, poverty and race, contains explicit language. Vogue Magazine called the show “the filthiest, most offensive, and—surprise—sweetest thing you’ll see on Broadway this year, and quite possibly the funniest musical ever.”



 
$249.00 Per Person

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 June 2015
My Fair Lady
1 Day
June 11, 2015
Music Circus-Sacramento

Lerner and Loewe’s beloved classic follows Eliza Doolittle’s transformation from coarse Cockney flower peddler to elegant lady under the tutorage of the arrogant Professor Henry Higgins while Eliza teaches him humanity and true class. Lunch at Claim Jumper Restaurant.
$149.00 Per Person

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Anything Goes
1 Day
June 13, 2015
Lesher Center- Walnut Creek


All Aboard for Cole Porter’s madcap musical comedy, “Anything Goes.” It’s set
onboard a cruise ship and is long on romantic complications. Enjoy madcap antics, a great score, and jazzy dance numbers. Lunch at Zephyr Grill & Bar.


Trip Activity Requirements:Getting on and off the motorcoach and walking in and out of restaurant.
 
$139.00 Per Person

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The Illusionists
1 Day
June 14, 2015
Broadway San Jose

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.  THE ILLUSIONISTS – Witness the Impossible has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Lunch included.

Note: the show begins at 1:00 p.m.

Light Physical Activity - The only walking is to the restaurant and the theater.

 
$169.00 Per Person

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Big River-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
1 Day
June 25, 2015
Music Circus- Sacramento

Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming.  Lunch onboard the Delta King.
$149.00 Per Person

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 July 2015
Sweet Bloomin' Mystery
1 Day
July 1, 2015
Sample two different types of yummy treats. One freshly baked, the other not so much. Both are multi-generational family owned businesses.

In the afternoon enjoy a drive with a beautiful view of the landscape spread out before you which ends with a docent-led walk through a natural setting.

As you watch the first sweet being made you will realize that these are not your parent’s treats. They come in blue, green, purple, orange yellow and, of course, gold. Some are even chocolate dipped.

Lunch is served at a restaurant featured on the Food Network, Travel Channel, and History Channel. It is also Zagat Rated although quite informal. The only thing we can tell you about the second sweet treat is that it is served cold - use your imagination.

The third stop is at the end of a drive with beautiful views. It is bloomin’ with a tropical forest, wetland, redwood forest and desert.
$129.00 Per Person

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Bye Bye Birdie
1 Day
July 9, 2015
Music Circus- Sacramento

Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock & roll star of the 60’s ever to be drafted. Aspiring chemist and song writer Albert is convinced he can make his fortune and marry his girlfriend Rosie if he gets Conrad on the Ed Sullivan show to kiss a high school girl goodbye.
The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957.
Lunch included.
$149.00 Per Person

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The Kitchen Kut-Ups
1 Day - New Trip!
July 11, 2015
Don’t miss the 2015 show “Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance.” Since 1971 the Kitchen Kut-Ups senior musical review has entertained with a cast age 50 and up. 

The performance will be at the Spreckels Center in Rhonert Park, Sonoma County. Enjoy a show in true variety style with musical numbers, songs, dancing, and skits.
$119.00 Per Person

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Rooftop Gardens of San Francisco
1 Day
July 21, 2015
Tucked away in San Francisco’s downtown are pretty rooftop gardens where you can get a breath 
of fresh air, and enjoy some greenery and great views of the city.  Explore four of these public gardens with San Francisco native Craig Smith.
Lunch at Pompei's Grotto.
$119.00 Per Person

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 August 2015
Matilda
1 Day
August 5, 2015
Orpheum Theater, San Francisco

The Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Rolling Stone calls the show “hands down the BEST MUSICAL of the season.” Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has won 5047 international awards, and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End. The New York Post says “Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway.  Matilda is that show.
Lunch included.


Trip Activity Requirement: Getting on
and off the motorcoach and walking into
and out of restaurant and theater.

 
$179.00 Per Person

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Steeples & Stained Glass
1 Day
August 18, 2015
Tour four San Francisco houses of worship, each unique for a different reason and enjoy lunch at Pompeii’s Grotto.
$129.00 Per Person

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Hair
1 Day
August 20, 2015
Music Circus- Sacramento

Set in an East Village park in 1967, Hair is the musical story of Flower Children who celebrate peace and love in the shadow of the Vietnam War.
Lunch at Fat City Cafe before the performance.



*Note-Hair takes place in a turbulent era in America’s history. It includes draft-age youth rebelling against society and, specifically, the Vietnam War, simulated drug use, brief nudity, profanity, questioning of religion, blatant sexual positioning, racial stereotypes and slurs of the era, and exploration of sexual orientation and identity.
$149.00 Per Person

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Stanford & Space
1 Day - New Trip!
August 26, 2015
Visit Bay area treasures, beginning at NASA Ames Research center which was instrumental in many of the missions to the Moon, the Space Shuttle, the Mars Rover and International Space Station. Lunch is at Palo Alto’s Fish Market where you will be able to select your entree that day. The afternoon is spent on the beautiful Stanford campus to visit the Memorial Church, Rodin statue collection and Cantor Art Center.
$99.00 Per Person

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 September 2015
Phantom of the Opera
Orpheum Theater- San Francisco
1 Day - New Trip!
September 23, 2015
With some of the most lush music and lavish sets, costumes and special effects ever to have been created for the stage, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Paris Opera House.
Lunch at Delancey Street Restaurant before the performance.


Physical Activity Requirement - The lunch drop off is directly in front of the restaurant.  Theater drop off requires walking approximatly two blocks. 
 
$0.00 Per Person

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Battle of the Bay
1 Day - New Trip!
September 27, 2015

A wonderful day for Northern California baseball fans as inter-league rivals the 2014 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants and the American League Oakland A’s meet in the “Battle of the Bay.”  Enjoy lower level seating at the Oakland Coliseum for this day game.  

Your day includes a lunch from Marina Market, including a sandwich, chips, cookie and water. 


      Trip Activity Requirements: requires walking from the parking lot to the
      ballpark, elevator or stairs to the level, stairs to the seats. 
$149.00 Per Person

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Bodega Bay & the Russian River
1 Day - New Trip!
September 29, 2015
Travel to the scenic Sonoma coast, with lunch at Bodega Bay’s Tides Wharf Restaurant. Visit the poingnant Nicholas Green Memorial Bell Tower and drive north along coastal bluffs overlooking the Pacific. Browse the shops of tiny Duncan Mills before following the Russian River on our return.



Physical Activity Requirements: Visiting the Nicholas Green Memorial Bell Tower requires walking a few minutes over an unpaved path with a mild slope. The Bell Tower is visible from the motor coach for those who choose not to take the walk.
$99.00 Per Person

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 October 2015
The Other Side of Napa
1 Day - New Trip!
October 3, 2015
Details coming soon! 
$99.00 Per Person

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Blue Angels at Fleetweek
1 Day - New Trip!
October 10, 2015
Watch the Navy’s Blue Angels perform thrilling maneuvers in tight formation over San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a champagne luncheon onboard the Hornblower’s San Francisco Belle, a paddle-wheeler with three enclosed decks, spacious sun deck and wrap-around decks for excellent views of the air show.


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Activity Level Required
The motor coach will drop the group off at the intersection of Mission & Steuart and you must be able to walk two blocks to the Ferry Building.  

Also, you must be able to walk 1/3 of a mile from the Ferry Building to Hornblower.  Additionally, 
there is often a 30 minute wait in line for boarding the ship.
$189.00 Per Person

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