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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.

 August 2015
Matilda
1 Day - Limited Seats!
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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Stanford & Space
1 Day
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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Golden Follies
1 Day - Waiting List!
August 30, 2015
Historic Campanil Theater in Antioch

Enjoy a spirited musical performances by a group of Bay Area performers age 55 and over in a recently restored historic theater on Antioch’s waterfront. Enjoy the mimosa Sunday brunch at the Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel.
$119.00 Per Person

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 September 2015
Lion King
Thursday
1 Day - Waiting List!
September 17, 2015
Broadway San Jose

 The Tony Award-winning The Lion King is what Time magazine called “a gorgeous, awe-inspiring,gasp inducing spectacle.”  This is the joyful musical that revitalized Broadway with the exotic rhythms of the African dance, spellbinding visual artistry, and inspired music by Tim Rice and Elton John, including the Oscar-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”  Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazellesleap, and the entire savannah comes to life.  The animal creations that amble through the audience are nothing less than works of art, impressionistic and utterly graceful.  
Lunch at McCormick & Schmick's.
$239.00 Per Person

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Phantom of the Opera
Orpheum Theater- San Francisco
1 Day - Waiting List!
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. 
 
$229.00 Per Person

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Battle of the Bay
1 Day - Waiting List!
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 - Waiting List!
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 - Limited Seats!
October 3, 2015
While Napa is home to world-class wineries, it also has a pioneer legacy separate from wine. Watch grain being turned into flour at the historic Bale Grist Mill State Park and learn how this picturesque valley was settled. Dine in downtown Napa, travel the picturesque Silverado Trail through some of the world’s most valuable vineyards, and sample a variety of treats at Cal Yee Farms.
$99.00 Per Person

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Lion King
Sunday
1 Day
October 4, 2015
Broadway San Jose

The Tony Award-winning The Lion King is what Time magazine called “a gorgeous, awe-inspiring,gasp inducing spectacle.”  This is the joyful musical that revitalized Broadway with the exotic rhythms of the African dance, spellbinding visual artistry, and inspired music by Tim Rice and Elton John, including the Oscar-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Circle of Life.”  Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap, and the entire savannah comes to life.  The animal creations that amble through the audience are nothing less than works of art, impressionistic and utterly graceful.  
$259.00 Per Person

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Underground Old Town & a River Cruise
1 Day - Waiting List!
October 8, 2015
Take an Underground Old Town Sacramento tour revealing how the city took drastic measures to avoid floods in the 1860s and 1870s, sealing off the first floors of buildings and raising the street by one story.  Dine at Joe’s Crab Shack on the waterfront. Finish with a Hornblower cruise on the Sacramento River and a short time to shop in Old Town.
$129.00 Per Person

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Blue Angels at Fleetweek
1 Day
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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Apple Hill
1 Day - Waiting List!
October 15, 2015
Celebrate autumn with a visit to Apple Hill where cold foothill evenings impart a 
special crisp, tasty flavor to the fruit at harvest time. 
BBQ chicken or tri tip luncheon included.
$109.00 Per Person

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A Tribute to Johnny Cash
1 Day
October 24, 2015
at Historic Campanil Theater in Antioch


Enjoy lunch at Antioch’s Lone Tree Golf Club & Hotel before a tribute to Johnny Cash 
and his band at the historic El Campanil Theater.

James Garner’s tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the Man in Black.
Garner and his band faithfully recreate Cash’s biggest hits, such as “Folsom Prison Blues”, “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire”, and incorporate historical accounts and personal anecdotes about America’s most beloved singing storyteller. 
$119.00 Per Person

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 November 2015
Beach Blanket Babylon
1 Day - Waiting List!
November 1, 2015
Laugh until you cry at Beach Blanket Babylon. The show brings out the zany best at this San Francisco institution’s cabaret-style musical spoof of pop culture with extravagant costumes and outrageously huge hats.  
Hosted luncheon at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
$159.00 Per Person

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The Drowsy Chaperone
1 Day
November 4, 2015
Sierra Repertory Theater - East Sonora

“The Drowsy Chaperone” is Broadway’s record-smashing hit with the most laughter and the most 2006 Tony Awards. It begins as a musical fan plays his favorite cast album and the show magically bursts to life - it’s a 1928 smash 
singing and dancing comedy hit! 
Hosted lunch at The Willow Steakhouse.
$129.00 Per Person

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A Day at the Races
1 Day
November 7, 2015
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 
closeup 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. The walls are adorned 
with art showcasing the majesty of the Thoroughbred and chronicling California Derby winners.


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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Castle in Calistoga
1 Day - Limited Seats!
November 10, 2015
There is a castle in Napa Valley, or at least a 121,000 square foot winery built in the style of a 13th century Tuscan castle and winery. Take a guided tour of spectacular Castello di Amarosa and taste Italian-style wines made by Dario Sattui, who also owns Napa’s V. Sattui Winery.
Lunch is at the historic Calistoga Inn.
$139.00 Per Person

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Riverdance-20th Anniversary Tour!
1 Day
November 12, 2015
Gallo Center- Modesto

20th Anniversary World tour of this Irish dance phenomenon, a sensation of dance, music and legend. Hosted dinner.
$189.00 Per Person

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Poinsettia's & More
1 Day
November 18, 2015
Highlighted by a visit to the “sea of Poinsettias” at Duarte Nursery, this is also a trip for foodies with sampling and shopping stops at Blue Diamond Almonds, Sciabica Olive Oil, and Classic Wine Vinegar. Lunch is at the Fruit Yard Restaurant.


 
$109.00 Per Person

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Ten Tenors- Home for the Holidays
1 Day - Waiting List!
November 30, 2015
Gallo Center- Modesto 

Australia’s hottest tenors give a powerful performance of classical and contemporary from Broadway to Bocelli. Hosted dinner.
$159.00 Per Person

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 December 2015
A Christmas Tea
1 Day
December 1, 2015
This special day is highlighted by a tea-house luncheon at Santa Rosa's Tudor Rose English Tea Room and includes two other stops with opportunities for a little holiday shopping. 
$119.00 Per Person

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Walnut Creek Holiday Shopping
1 Day
December 5, 2015
Visit Orchard Nursery in Lafayette, one of our favorite places at Christmas time. Shop at Walnut Creek’s lovely Broadway Plaza. 
$79.00 Per Person

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San Francisco Holiday Lights & Shopping
1 Day - New Trip!
December 8, 2015
Enjoy approximately 2 1/2 hours shopping in Union  Square before dinner at Swiss Louis Restaurant and a Christmas lights tour with local guide Craig Smith. 
$129.00 Per Person

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Holiday Lights
1 Day - New Trip!
December 9, 2015
Enjoy San Francisco at its most festive time of year with a special Christmas dinner at Swiss Louis' Restaurant, then join local guide Craig Smith for a tour of the city’s holiday lights. 
$129.00 Per Person

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A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder
1 Day
December 16, 2015
San Francisco's Golden Gate Theater

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, last year’s Tony winner for best musical and still one of Broadway’s hottest tickets, is a knock-‘em-dead hit show that proves that getting away with murder can be so much fun. 
Lunch at Delancey Street Restaurant.
$219.00 Per Person

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Miracle on 34th Street
1 Day
December 20, 2015
Woodland Opera House

A holiday classic based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street, the 
Musical features a book and score by none other than Meredith Wilson of The Music Man fame. 
Hosted brunch buffet at Kitchen Four Twentry Eight.  
$119.00 Per Person

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 January 2016
Japanese Art, Impressionist Inspiration
1 Day - New Trip!
January 12, 2016
When Japan opened its ports to international trade in the 1850s, Europe was first exposed to Japanese art. This created a radical shift in in the direction of Western art toward Japanese aesthetic principles and strongly impacted Impressionism, Post Impressionism and Art Nouveau. Vincent van Gogh went so far as to write, “My whole work is founded on the Japanese.”

Experience this special exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum entitled “Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh and other Western Artists”. 

Hosted lunch at the Asian Art Museum Cafe.
$129.00 Per Person

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Jersey Boys
1 Day - New Trip!
January 31, 2016
Orpheum Theater San Francisco

The Tony Award winning Jersey Boys is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. “Too good to be true!” raved the New York Post and “It will run for centuries!” proclaimed Time Magazine, about this Doo-wop story that lets the band members tell their story.  
Hosted lunch at Buca Di Beppo served family style. 
 
$209.00 Per Person

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