Pleasant Getaway Day Trips
Meet new friends and have fun as you explore Northern California (and a little beyond) in the company of fellow travel enthusiasts. Pleasant Getways and excursions are generally 1-day trips to exciting local destinations. Special 2-4 day trips are also offered. Want to know more about our travel program? Stay up to date with all the latest in travel by signing up for our e-mail list by clicking here
CANCELLED! Private Empress Yacht Tour - SF Bay Tuesday
May 17th $236 Dist. Res/$251 Non-Res
CANCELLED! Harley Goat Farms Tour & LATE Lunch at Moss Beach Distillery Monday May 23rd $123 Res/$138 Non-Res
CANCELLED! Explore the Nike Missile Site w/ Craig Smith
Wednesday May 25th $150 Res/$165 Non-Res
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln @ 8:15am/Depart by 8:30am/Arrive Home approx. 4:30pm
Fort Bragg Overnight
Tuesday June 7th-Wednesday June 8th
$404 pp/double $495 pp/single
Start your day with a leisure drive to Fort Bragg, a quaint city on the Mendocino Coast which offers a showcase of nature from blue sea and white surf to deep green forests. Fort Bragg, is widely known for its notorious resident the “Skunk Train”. Your first day will include a visit to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. You will lose your sense of time while meandering the many paths of this botanical garden, one of only a few public gardens that front an ocean shore. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens offers everything from colorful floral displays to thunderous waves. The garden is a jewel on the Pacific Coast. Afterwards, you will stop for a visit to the unique Glass Beach, a popular attraction in Fort Bragg where the beach is covered in small pieces of smoothed glass. Over the years, the ocean flattened and broke down the glass to what it is today. On your second day, you will take a journey onboard the Skunk Train, a steam locomotive that weaves through the redwood forests of the Noyo River Canyon from the valley floor to the highest point of the rail line offering admiring views. Before departing for your return trip, you will stop for a delicious hosted lunch. This trip requires a $100 deposit to sign-up, and trip will be paid off in full by May 6th 2022. You may cancel this trip up to May 6th, 2022. After final payments are made, there are no refunds for any reason. Travel Insurance is not included, if you want to purchase travel insurance, you must contact TravelCenter at 925-937-2223 and they will quote you. Travel Insurance will protect your purchase and will get you a refund only if you need to cancel due to a medical emergency. Arrive to the parking lot BY 7:15am/Depart BY 7:30am/Arrive Home on June 8th approx. 6pm
CANCELLED! Hadestown - SF Broadway
Wednesday June 15th $153 Res/$168 Non-Res
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln @ 9:45am/Depart by 10am/Arrive Home approx. 5:30pm
Dreamgirls - El Campanil Theater
Saturday June 18th $69 Res/$84 Non-Res
“DREAMGIRLS” is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. Act One is set in the fabulous sixties – a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles, but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry – the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon. Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco – though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now – decades later – are we beginning to understand. No Lunch included, just the show. Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln @ 12:30pm/Depart by 12:45pm/Arrive Home approx. 5pm
Monday June 20th $143 Res/$158 Non-Res
Chandon provides visitors with one of the most beautiful locations in Napa Valley to taste and learn about its award-winning portfolio. Offering exquisite architecture and lush landscape under the California sun; locals and travelers alike will find themselves in an American Eden at the winery. Chandon was sparked into life in 1973 by the visionary spirit of Robert-Jean de Vogüé and California pioneer John Wright. As one of the first French-owned sparkling wine ventures in the U.S., Chandon carefully selected its vineyards and are now considered to be amongst the best for producing quality sparkling wines in California. For over forty years now, Chandon continues to combine traditional French techniques and winemaking knowledge with the beautiful, sun-ripened fruit of California to craft sparkling wines of the highest quality. This private tasting will last 90 minutes and you will learn all about the winery from the sommeliers who will be pouring for you. After your tasting, enjoy 2 hours of time in downtown St Helena for lunch on your own. Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln @ 9:15am/Depart by 9:30am/Arrive Home approx. 5pm
Cache Creek Casino
Thursday June 23rd $42 Res/$47 Non-Res
Slot machines, Bingo, Keno and more, come check out Cache Creek casino for a 4 hour gaming stop. Please remember to bring a government issued picture ID if you do not have a player's card, it will be required to get one. Lunch on your own. Wheelchair Spaces have been filled at this time. Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln @ 9:15am/Depart by 9:30am/Arrive Home approx. 4:30pm
Explore Golden Gate Park - SF
Tuesday July 12th 2022 $60 Res/$75 Non-Res
Golden Gate Park is a beautiful place with many museums, gardens and wonders to explore. On this trip you will get to explore the things that you really want to see on your own. First, the bus will stop at the Music Concourse, where you can choose to get off if you prefer. You can choose to visit the Academy of Science, the DeYoung Museum, the Botanical Garden or the Japanese Tea Gardens. You will have 3 hours to enjoy your time in this area and to have lunch at the wonderful Cafe's located within the venues. Then your bus will meet you at the same place they dropped you off, to carry you over to the Conservatory of Flowers if you wish, if you wish to stay in the area you are in, you have 2 more hours. If you do go to the Conservatory of Flowers, you have 2 hours of time to explore the beautiful flora within. The bus will loop around to pickup whoever is left at each location and you will all head home together. PLEASE NOTE: No admissions are included, you must pay the entry fee on your own to the museums or gardens. You can pre-purchase most tickets online, saving you money, Cassie can help you if you need. Tuesday's are FREE days at the Botanical Gardens.
Admissions costs are:
- Conservatory of Flowers - Seniors 65+ $6 (Under 65 $9)
- Japanese Tea Garden - Seniors 65+ $6 (Under 65 $9)
- Academy of Sciences - Seniors 65+ (Price fluctuates based on when you purchase your ticket) $32.50-$34.75 (Under 65 $37-$40)
- The DeYoung Museum - Seniors 65+ $12 (Under 65 $16)
- SF Botanical Garden - Free
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:15am/Depart by 8:30am/Arrive Home Approx. 5pm
Bastille Day! - SF
Saturday July 16th 2022 $60 Res/$75 Non-Res
Bonjour! It's Bastille Day! Come enjoy a multitude of Bay Area French establishments, food, wine and beer booths, a Citroen vintage car show, Pétanque tournaments, "Course de Garçons de Café” (waiters’ race), tours of the San Francisco French Quarter, French musicians and much more! This wonderful event was created to honor and celebrate the French American culture in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Bay Area French population is still a significant part of the Bay Area life and economy. The Bastille Day SF festival, held each year on the 3rd Saturday of July, serves to illustrate the solidarity of the French community in San Francisco, and, it is a great opportunity to celebrate the great values France and America share: Liberty, Fraternity, Equality!
This fun festival is located just outside the Ferry Building, so once you have had your fill of the best of France, feel free to explore what it has to offer.
PLEASE NOTE: This trip is an active one and requires you to walk anywhere from 2-3 SF blocks to get from the bus to the festival. Please note, bring your walking shoes and prepare for enjoying this trip on your feet.
NOTE: NEW PARKING SPOT: Arrive to 2 Santa Barbara Rd, Pleasant Hill, BY 9:30am/Depart by 9:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 5:30pm
Bay Model & Lunch - Sausalito
Wednesday July 20th 2022 $114 Res/$129 Non-Res
The Bay Model is a three-dimensional hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta areas capable of simulating tides and currents. It is over 1.5 acres in size and represents an area from the Pacific Ocean to Sacramento and Stockton, including: the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun Bays and a portion of the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta. Journey through the watershed via the “From the Mountains to the Sea” permanent exhibit at the San Francisco District’s Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, California. Interpretive murals, interactive and tactile exhibits and a journey of discovery await you. The exhibit’s subtitle is “Welcome to California’s largest watershed – a flowing world of change, challenge and choice.” Its highlight is the floor-to-ceiling murals depicting the San Francisco Watershed from the Cascade/Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Golden Gate and the Pacific Ocean. An interactive 3-D topographical map with fiber-optic lighting that graphically demonstrates the origin of California’s water. Interactive exhibits on the plants, animals and fish in the watershed allow self-discovery. Visitors will understand and appreciate the San Francisco-Bay Delta Estuary and the larger watershed of which it is a part. Learn to recognize the Corps’ roles in the Bay and the watershed. Enjoy the Bay Model’s history, significance, as well as the scientific achievements of this unique facility. You will have 2 hours to explore the exhibit. After the exhibit, enjoy an included lunch at Salito's Crab House, entree choice of Crab Legs, Prime Rib (Lite Cut), Seabass Fra Diavolo (Spicy Tomato and Olive sauce) or Salmon with Lemon and Caper Butter Sauce. Lunch includes a starter of Caesar Salad and a Dessert. Beverages are not included, except for water.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln, Pleasant Hill, BY 8:30am/Depart by 8:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 4:30pm
Dear San Francisco - Club Fugazi - VACCINATION REQUIRED
Saturday July 23rd $141 Res/$156 Non-Res Powered by exhilarating acrobatics, choreography, spoken word, video projections, shadow play, and original music, Dear San Francisco invites locals and visitors alike on a heart-stopping romp through both the essence and the myth that has San Francisco indelibly etched on our collective imagination. From the Gold Rush and 1906 earthquake, to beat poetry and the mysterious fog, San Francisco comes vividly to life through a series of tableaus. Performed by an international cast of world-class acrobats across a variety of disciplines - including hoop diving, Chinese pole, Korean plank, hand-balancing, juggling, and “hand-to-trap”. Seats are located in both the mezzanine and the balcony, please let us know what you would like at sign-up.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:45am/Depart by 10am/Arrive Home Approx. 4:45pm
Pebble Beach Auto Week
Thursday August 18th $76 Res/$91 Non-Res
Join us for an exciting day featuring the luxury cars that will be featured in the 70th annual Concours de'Elegance. This year, the Concours de'Elegance celebrates the best of the Pebble Beach Concours: the amazing cars, the great collectors, judges, and partners that have all enabled this annual event to remain at the pinnacle of the historic motoring movement for over 70 years. We will visit the Concours Village and the RetroAuto events. The Councours Village is over 60,000 square feet of luxury autos, featured in the current and previous Concours events, most exciting will be the chance to ride in them if you like. Take your time and enjoy the cars, the booths and the elegance. The RetroAuto event is an automobilia enthusiast’s dream, Pebble Beach RetroAuto hosts a highly curated selection of rare collectibles and memorabilia from the automotive past, to the latest luxury goods and technological tools of the present. If you want to see more, you can head over to Gooding & Co. and pay the viewing fee for the cars that will be auctioned off the next morning. (Fee states $40 on their website.) After your time at these events, you can either find something to eat, as many vendors will be available in these areas, or take the shuttle, which runs every 15 minutes, down closer to the Pebble Beach Lodge for a bite at one of their many restaurants. You can also explore their gift shop. You will have 4 hours to explore. Maps of the event will be handed out on the bus.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 7:45am/Depart by 8am/Arrive Home Approx. 6pm
Cirque Du Soleil - Alegria - Sacramento
Sunday August 21st $207 Res/$222 Non-Res
Cirque Du Soleil is back in a classic reimagined in a new light! Alegría is an all-time Cirque du Soleil classic reimagined for a new generation to fall in love with. At the heart of a kingdom that has lost its king, Alegría witnesses the power struggle at play between the old order and a new movement yearning for hope and renewal. With its unforgettable soundtrack, exciting acrobatics, surreal costumes, vibrant sets and playful humor, Alegría unfolds a touching immersive experience imbued with a joyous magical feeling – a quintessential Cirque du Soleil spectacle. Before the show, enjoy Brunch at the Rio City Cafe, with entree options of: Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Mixed Berry French Toast, Steak Hash or the Vegetable Frittata (VEG & Gluten Free). Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:30am/Depart by 9:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 5pm
Oklahoma! SF Broadway Performance with Lunch at Max's Opera Cafe
Wednesday August 24th $142 Res/$157 Non-Res
Your day will begin with a delicious hosted lunch at Max’s Opera Café. After lunch you will transported to the Golden Gate Theater for the award winning performance of OKLAHOMA! It tells a story of a community banding together against an outsider, and the frontier life that shaped America. Upending the sunny romance of a farmer and a cowpoke, this production “lets you experience Rodgers and Hammerstein’s greatness anew.” (The New Yorker). Without changing a word of text, this visionary production allows the classic musical – and our country – to be seen in a whole new light! Lunch choice of Anchor Steam Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Grilled Salmon Salad or Grandma's Honey Roasted Chicken. All served with dessert and beverage Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:45am/Depart by 10am/Arrive Home Approx. 5pm
Monsieur Chopin with Hershey Felder - Mountain View
Wednesday September 7th 2022 $110 Res/$125 Non-Res
In a stunning, tour de force performance, virtuoso actor/pianist Hershey Felder creates Fryderyk Chopin, the “Poet of the Piano,” welcoming gifted students to his Paris salon in the 1840s. The students? You! Maestro Chopin hosts an intimate evening of enthralling music, sharing secrets of his little-known romances, exuberant personality, and intense vision of the art of the piano. Come share the spirit and insight of a genius brought to life before your eyes. Before the show, enjoy a lunch at the Buca Di Beppo of Palo Alto. Lunch will consist of Apple Gorgonzola or Caesar Salad with warm bread, Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage & marinara, Penne Basilica (penne, chicken, broccoli in a pesto cream sauce), Chicken Limone (lemon, butter, capers), dessert of a mini cannoli and unlimited soft drinks, coffee & tea. Tickets for this show are in the balcony, but there is an elevator to access the seats, we have the first 3 rows in the balcony section. This show will be captioned for the hearing impaired.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9am/Depart by 9:30am/Arrive Home Approx. 6pm
To Kill a Mockingbird - Broadway SF w/ Lunch at Swiss Louis
Wednesday September 28th $153 Res/$168 Non-Res
When Tom Robinson, one of the town's Black residents, is falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman, Atticus agrees to defend him despite threats from the community. At one point he faces a mob intent on lynching his client but refuses to abandon him. Scout unwittingly diffuses the situation. All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork. New York Magazine calls To Kill a Mockingbird “the greatest novel of all time” – *(Chicago Tribune) - has quickly become “one of the greatest plays in history”.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:45am/Depart by 10am/Arrive Home Approx. 5pm
Saturday October 8th $180 Res/$195 Non-Res
The Belle is a San Francisco landmark that evokes the city’s turn-of-the-century Barbary Coast energy. The 292 foot sternwheeler features Art Nouveau style on all three enclosed levels, plus a spacious sun deck and three full wrap-around decks. The crown jewel of San Francisco Bay. There is no better vantage point to see the Fleet Week Air Show than from directly under the planes – sailing on the iconic S.F. Belle. Indulge in a hosted buffet lunch, as you sip on free-flowing champagne and enjoy background music from the on board D.J. Then step onto one of the outer decks to relax in the sunshine and watch the Jaw-Dropping precision of the famous San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Pilots: The Blue Angels!
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 11:15am/Depart by 11:30am/Arrive Home Approx. 6:30pm
Moulin Rouge - Broadway SF w/ Lunch at Swiss Louis
Wednesday October 12th $168 Res/$183 Non-Res
Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and above all Love. MOULIN ROUGE! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind. Lunch included at Swiss Louis before the show.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:45am/Depart by 10am/Arrive Home Approx. 5pm
Ain't Too Proud - Broadway SF w/ Lunch at Max's Opera Cafe
Thursday November 10th $153 Res/$168 Non-Res
Enjoy a delicious hosted lunch at Max’s Opera Café before attending the electrifying performance of AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS if the new smash-hit Broadway
musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the
top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography. AIN'T TOO
PROUD tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group's personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:45am/Depart by 10am/Arrive Home Approx. 5pm