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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 2014
Historic Auburn & High Hand
1 Day
April 23, 2014
Explore charming Gold Rush era towns, dine in a Victorian mansion, and visit the spectacular and unique High Hand Nursery and Art Gallery.

In Old Town Auburn, join a docent-storyteller for a 45 minute easy walking history tour, or choose to browse some of the shops and relax on 
 comfortable park benches. Lunch is at Bootleggers Restaurant, opened 1994 in the historic City Hall Buiding; built in 1892 and later destroyed by fire in 1905, leaving only the outer walls standing. Bootleggers offers casual, creative dining with an ambiance reminiscent of old San Francisco. Friendly knowledgeable staff welcomes you with relaxed professional service.
$99.00 Per Person

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A Day At The Races
at Golden Gate Fields
1 Day
April 26, 2014
Enjoy a day of horseracing at Golden Gate Fields, located in Berkeley on the shore ofSan Francisco Bay.
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.
$99.00 Per Person

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 May 2014
The Music Man
Harris Center-Folsom
1 Day
May 4, 2014
Visit Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era as this show reveals the fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill and his dealings with the people of River City, Iowa. He tricks them into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band which he vows to organize (despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef)! His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by the end of the show.
$139.00 Per Person

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Alcatraz Island
1 Day
May 6, 2014
Cruise to Alcatraz, the infamous and notorious former federal prison - home to the likes of Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelley, and Robert “The Birdman” Stroud.  Alcatraz Island has been the site of several movies.  Clint Eastwood escaped from Alcatraz, Burt Lancaster raised birds on Alcatraz, and Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage nearly blew it up.

Lunch at Neptune’s Palace
$134.00 Per Person

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San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive
1 Day
May 15, 2014
Driver extraordinaire, Darrold Nutcher, recommends this as the best tour of San Francisco he’s ever had – and with all his experience that’s saying a lot! One of California’s most intriguing road trips starts, ends and never leaves the confines of San Francisco. It’s known as the 49 Mile Scenic Drive.
Lunch is at Capurro’s, one of our favorite restaurants. 
$109.00 Per Person

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The King and I
Roger Rocka Theater-Fresno
1 Day
May 18, 2014
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, ‘The Small House of Uncle Thomas,’ is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.
Sunday Buffet Brunch at theater.
 
$119.00 Per Person

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San Francisco Movie Tour
1 Day
May 20, 2014
Comprehensive and fun tour of movies made in and about SF. It starts out at St. Francis Hotel with the first talking picture ever made; The Jazz Singer (filmed in SF 1927). Over 70 of the best film clips have been chosen. They include; The Birds, Vertigo, Dirty Harry, Foul Play, Star Trek IV-The Voyage Home, Pal Joey, Maltese Falcon, Birdman of Alcatraz and others.

Lunch at Pompei's Grotto
$124.00 Per Person

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 June 2014
Yosemite Valley
Monday
1 Day
June 2, 2014
Spend a beautiful day in Yosemite Valley. Springtime in Yosemite brings frothy waterfalls cascading into the valley and wildflowers blooming in lush green meadows.

Lunch at Ahwahnee Hotel
$179.00 Per Person

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Yosemite Valley
Tuesday
1 Day
June 3, 2014
Spend a beautiful day in Yosemite Valley. Springtime in Yosemite brings frothy waterfalls cascading into the valley and wildflowers blooming in lush green meadows.

Lunch at Ahwahnee Hotel
$179.00 Per Person

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Wicked
Broadway Sacramento
1 Day
June 5, 2014
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fieryand misunderstood.  The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. 

Wicked follows these two unlikely friends and college roommates as they grow into very different women: The Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.

Lunch at McCormick & Schmick’s.
$169.00 Per Person

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2013 World Champions
1 Day
June 21, 2014
A wonderful day for Northern California baseball fans the  2012 American League Champions Oakland A’s and 2013 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox meet. Enjoy lower level seating and a boxed lunch at the Oakland Coliseum for this day game.  

 
$139.00 Per Person

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A Chorus Line
Sacramento Music Circus
1 Day
June 26, 2014
This Broadway musical tells the achingly poignant personal stories of dancers auditioning for the chorus of a Broadway musical.
It’s a brilliant fusion of dance, song and drama, serving as a metaphor for human aspiration. The musical features a strong score, including “One” A Chorus Line (Singular Sensation).
Lunch at Claim Jumper Restaurant.
$139.00 Per Person

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 July 2014
San Francisco's Palaces
1 Day
July 1, 2014
Begin with an early lunch at the Palace Hotel’s Garden Court Restaurant before
taking in the Palace of the Legion of Honor’s Matisse exhibit.
The Palace Hotel returns you to Gilded Age elegance when William Ralston built
the West’s most spectacular hotel, the Big Four ruled Nob Hill and the Comstock
Lode’s Bonanza Kings engaged in empire building and scandalous behavior.
 
$124.00 Per Person

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Battle of the Bay
1 Day
July 8, 2014
A wonderful day for Northern California baseball fans as inter-league rivals the  2012 American League Champions Oakland A’s and 2012 World Series Champions San Francisco Giants, meet in the “Battle of the Bay.”  Enjoy lower level seating and a boxed lunch at the Oakland Coliseum for this game.  



 
$139.00 Per Person

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Mary Poppins
Sacramento Music Circus
1 Day
July 10, 2014
Successful from the outside, the Banks family of London needs to learn about the important things in life - like family and Mary Poppins appears at their doorstep. It features all the classic
songs (“A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”and “Chim Chim Cher-ee” to name
a few) plus some catchy new tunes.
Lunch at Zinfandel Grille.
$139.00 Per Person

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Sound of Music
Sierra Repertory Theatre
1 Day
July 16, 2014
The Sound of Music (1959) is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as “Edelweiss”, “My Favorite Things”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “Do-Re-Mi”, and the title song  “The Sound of Music”.

Lunch at Black Oak Casino Resort
$119.00 Per Person

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Jersey Boys (Saturday Showing)
Broadway San Jose
1 Day
July 19, 2014
2006 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical.  Broadway’s biggest success story takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons-and, as The New York Times says, “the crowd goes wild!” Follow the
rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.
 
$179.00 Per Person

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Jersey Boys (Sunday Showing)
Broadway San Jose
1 Day
July 20, 2014
2006 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical.  Broadway’s biggest success story takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons-and, as The New York Times says, “the crowd goes wild!” Follow the
rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom.
 
$179.00 Per Person

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Those Were the Days Mystery
1 Day
July 23, 2014
A historic parkand visitor center edicated
to one time in history. California history,
American history, world history. You
will feel pride as an American. I’m glad
you told me what that is or I never would
have figured it out.
$99.00 Per Person

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South Pacific
Sacramento Music Circus
1 Day
July 24, 2014
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical is
drawn from a Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel
by James A. Michener, entitled Tales of the
South Pacific.
Considered among the greatest musicals of
the twentieth century, its outstanding score
includes “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m
Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,”
“Happy Talk,” “Bali Ha’i,” “Younger than
Springtime,” “I’m in Love with a Wonderful
Guy” and “There is Nothing Like A Dame.”

Hosted lunch at Fat City Grill.
$139.00 Per Person

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 August 2014
Brigadoon
Sacramento Music Circus
1 Day
August 7, 2014
This Lerner & Lowe musical is a big, beautiful and beguiling song and dance fantasy. Two Americans, lost on a Scottish vacation, find Brigadoon, an enchanted village which appears for only one day
every 100 years, then disappears to wake up to its next day a century hence. When one American falls in love with a girl from Brigadoon he realizes she can never be part of his American life. Can he be part of hers in Brigadoon?
Lunch at The Firehouse Restaurant.
$139.00 Per Person

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Occidental & Apples
1 Day
August 12, 2014
Enjoy two Sonoma County classics – Gravenstein Apples and lunch at Occidental’s historic Union Hotel. Occidental is a charming tiny community set in a saddle between two redwood-covered hills. Since 1879 travelers to its Union Hotel have enjoyed family-style Italian meals. Lunch includes antipasto, minestrone soup, salad, penne pasta, chicken cacciatore, and spumoni ice cream. After lunch there will be time to explore the town’s unique shops.
$99.00 Per Person

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La Cage Aux Folles
Sacramento Music Circus
1 Day
August 21, 2014
This hilarious musical farce follows the action when the son of a gay couple who run an elegant nightclub on the French Riviera becomes engaged to the daughter of a morally conservative political figure. Chaos results as the couple try to pass as straight as they entertain their son’s future in-law’s. This was the basis for the Nathan Lane, Robin Williams movie, “The Bird Cage.”
Lunch at Lucca Restaurant.
$139.00 Per Person

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A Taste of San Francisco
1 Day
August 26, 2014
San Francisco’s rich culinary traditions have been heavily influenced by the different ethnic groups
that have made the city their home. Explore San Francisco’s Russian, Chinese, and Italian
cuisine as you taste your way through San Francisco.
$109.00 Per Person

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 September 2014
Santa Cruz Follies: Moments in Time
1 Day
September 10, 2014
The 58th Annual Santa Cruz Follies presents”Moments in Time,” music & people that have touched generations from Jolson & Bocelli to Garland & Streisand.

Enjoy lunch at Gilda’s Family Restaurant. The Original Stagnaro Family has been welcoming gueats since 1879 when Italian fishing patriarch, Cottardo Stagnaro started selling his daily catch of fresh fish from a fish box. The business continued to grow as family from Italy journeyed to America.
$139.00 Per Person

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The Cliff House
1 Day
September 14, 2014
The Cliff House’s Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet is a San Francisco tradition set in the Terrace Room whose glass walls offer amazing views of Seal Rocks, Ocean Beach, and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy live harp music and free-flowing champagne as you choose from a wide selection of seasonal
fresh brunch items.
$129.00 Per Person

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The Addams Family
Roger Rocka Theater-Fresno
1 Day
September 28, 2014
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Sunday Buffet Brunch at theater.
$119.00 Per Person

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Ferry Tales
1 Day
September 30, 2014
Ferries have served San Francisco since 1826. Travel two historic ferry routes, enjoy an
independent lunchtime at the Ferry Building and visit the Bay Delta Model.
$89.00 Per Person

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 October 2014
Apple Hill at High Hill Ranch
1 Day
October 10, 2014
Celebrate autumn with a visit to Apple Hill where cold foothill evenings impart a special crisp, tasty flavor to the fruit and ranches open to the public at harvest time.
$99.00 Per Person

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Blue Angels at Fleet Week
1 Day
October 11, 2014
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.
$179.00 Per Person

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Blue Angels at Fleet Week
1 Day
October 12, 2014
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.
$179.00 Per Person

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Pippin The Musical
1 Day - New Trip!
October 15, 2014
Golden Gate Theater San Francisco

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival in 2013. In the style of Bob Fosse with breathtaking acrobatics. Lunch at Delaney Street Restaurant.


 
$179.00 Per Person

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Opening Day At The Races
at Golden Gate Fields
1 Day
October 18, 2014
Enjoy a day of horseracing at Golden Gate Fields, located in Berkeley on the shore ofSan Francisco Bay.
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.
$99.00 Per Person

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Silent Movie at Ironstone-The Phantom of the Opera
1 Day
October 25, 2014
Listen to Dave Moreno on the pipe organ as well as an Opera Singer while enjoying the silent movie classic “The Phantom of the Opera” staring Lon Chaney. The Gold Country trip includes buffet luncheon at Ironstone Vineyards and a morning visit to Murphys.
$99.00 Per Person

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Spelling Bee
Sierra Repertory Theatre
1 Day
October 29, 2014
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a long one-act musical comedy conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin and additional material by Jay Reiss. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee set in a geographically ambiguous Putnam Valley Middle School. Six quirky adolescents compete in the Bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups.

Lunch at Black Oak Casino Resort
$119.00 Per Person

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 November 2014
California Academy of Sciences
1 Day
November 4, 2014
Visit San Franciscio’s California Academy of
Sciences and take in a planetarium show. Enjoy
a box lunch from Marie Callender ’s to eat in the
museum or in Golden Gate Par k.
$99.00 Per Person

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San Francisco Holiday Shopping
1 Day
November 15, 2014
Enjoy a day of shopping in the city, then relax on the return with wine and a variety of appetizers. Begin the day with our classic stop at Orchard Nursery in Lafayette, featuring an outstanding selection of Christmas ornaments, wreaths, garlands, and holiday decorations.  
$89.00 Per Person

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Sanders Family Christmas
Sierra Repertory Theatre
1 Day
November 19, 2014
It’s Christmas Eve in 1941. The Depression is coming to a close, but 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the threat of war has just begun. Our Smoke on the Mountain family has returned, about to say a bittersweet goodbye to their only son, who is shipping out with the Marine Corps. But before he goes, the Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe and the Sanders family attempt to raise the spirits of their faithful flock (the audience!) in a rousing, hilarious and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols. 

Lunch at Black Oak Casino Resort
$119.00 Per Person

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Holiday Shopping in Walnut Creek
1 Day
November 22, 2014
Visit Orchard Nursery, one of our favorite places at Christmas time. Shop at Walnut Creek’s lovely Broadway Plaza. 

Enjoy a continental breakfast of croissants, fruit and cheese served on the motorcoach and afternoon pampering with chocolate truffles, cookies and champagne or sparkling cider on the return trip.
$79.00 Per Person

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