Trips and Excursions

Want to get away to San Francisco, see one of the fabulous shows we have scheduled or be an audience member of one of your favorite game shows? Sign up for one of the fun excursions sponsored regularly by Valley-Wide Recreation, and enjoy the fun with friends and family. No matter your interest, Valley-Wide has a trip for you! For more information, please contact (951) 929-5607.

 PLEASE NOTE:  Trips will be updated regularly.  We do request a deposit to hold a seat. Seating is not guarnteed until a form of payment is made. Balances on all day trips are to be paid (30) day prior to trip departure.  Overnight trips require balance to paid (50) days prior to trip departure.  All times are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy:

Day Trips: Refunds will be issued in full up to thirty (30) days prior to the trip departure. No refunds will be issued after this date.  There will be a 25% or $25 fee, whichever is less, charged on all refunds.

Overnight Trips: Refunds will be issued in full up to fifty (50) days prior to the trip departure. No refunds will be issued after this date.  There will be a 25% or $25 fee, whichever is less, charged on all refunds.

**Full refunds will be issued to the registered participant if a trip is cancelled due to insufficient participation or cancellation by Agency.**

Trips & Excursions
Apr 01 8:00 AM - Oct 24 10:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Catalina Island [ MORE INFO ]

All ages
See Class Description for Fee Info
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Catalina Island
October 22-24, 2014
3 Days, 2 Nights

$399.00 per person, double occupancy
$549.00 per person, single occupancy

Tour Price Includes:
Motorcoach transportation to Catalina Express Cruise Dock
Catalina Express Cruise-Round Trip
2 Nights-Avalon, Catalina-Pavilion Lodge
City of Avalon Tour
Glass Bottom Boat Ride
Luggage Handling
1 Dinner, 3 Extended Continental Breakfasts

Itinerary
DAY 1-Our day starts with a relaxing Sunday morning motorcoach ride to the docks to board the Catalina Express Cruise boat to Avalon. It is an enjoyable ride over to Catalina Island. Keep your eyes open as you may see dolphins , sea lions or just an occasional fish jumping out of the water. Upon docking you can take a short stroll to the newly remodeled Pavilion Lodge-our overnight accommodations for the next two nights. Enjoy the afternoon hours strolling, browsing and shopping. Dinner is arranged for this evening.

DAY 2-Wake to an extended continental breakfast before gathering for the Scenic Avalon City Tour. Board the motorcoach for a narrated journey along the beachfront, up the hillside and through the heart of Avalon. You will also experience the ocean up close and personal on a Glass Bottom Boat Tour. You will see all the underwater wonders of the colorful fish and marine plants. You will have plenty of time to stroll along the beach stop at the cafes and unique shops.

DAY 3-Begin the day with another continental breakfast before heading back to the mainland. On your express cruise back to the mainland you can relax and enjoy the ocean views and the sea breezes. The motor coach will waiting to drive you home.
Apr 19 9:00 - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Oak Glen Apple Blossom Festival and Lunch [ MORE INFO ]

All Ages Welcome
$50.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

With so much to love about spring, the Oak Glen Apple Blossom Festival is just one more way to enjoy the natural beauty of the East Valley. In its 26th year, the festival has a variety of family-friendly events planned from one end of Oak Glen Road to the other. The small community is renowned for its apples and apple product and this festival is a means of letting folks know how beautiful the area is when the blossoms come out! Also learn the facts about apples while having lunch at Apple Annie''s. You will also get to take home a fresh homemade 5LB ORIGINAL MILE HIGH APPLE PIE!!


Age: All Ages Welcome

Day/Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $50.00 per person

Includes: Deluxe Bus, Escort, Raffle Prizes, admission to the Apple Blossom Festival, lunch and a 5lb Original Mile High Apple Pie.
May 8 9:00 - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Palm Springs Follies & Spa Casino [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 21 & Older
$78.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

The Palm Springs Follies is one of our group's favorite shows. This is guaranteed to be their best show ever! Join us for the day in beautiful Palm Springs, starting with the Spa Casino, where you will have time for lunch on your own and then some. After the Spa Casino, it's off to the Fabulous Follies. Kicking off the Follies 23rd FINAL season "THE LAST HURRAH" stars the legendary line of Long-Legged Lovelies, the Follies Gentlemen and an internationally-acclaimed guest star. Music and dance of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW!!


Age: 21 & Up

Day/Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $78 per person

Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Includes: Deluxe Bus, Escort, Raffle Prizes and Admission to the Fabulous Follies.
May 8 9:00 - 5:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Palm Springs Follies & Spa Casino [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 21 & Older
$78.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Simpson Center

The Palm Springs Follies is one of our group's favorite shows. This is guaranteed to be their best show ever! Join us for the day in beautiful Palm Springs, starting with the Spa Casino, where you will have time for lunch on your own and then some. After the Spa Casino, it's off to the Fabulous Follies. Kicking off the Follies 23rd FINAL season "THE LAST HURRAH" stars the legendary line of Long-Legged Lovelies, the Follies Gentlemen and an internationally-acclaimed guest star. Music and dance of the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's! WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW!!


Age: 21 & Up

Day/Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $78 per person

Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Includes: Deluxe Bus, Escort, Raffle Prizes and Admission to the Fabulous Follies.
May 21 7:15 - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Faithfully Yours with Curt Tucker [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 21 & Older
$78.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Our day will begin at Foursquare Heritage Center, where we will have a docent led tour of the restored home of the famous evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson. Here, you'll see original furniture, photographs, props, personal artifacts all on display. Next, enjoy a wonderful lunch a the Tam O''Shanter. After lunch, our tour continues with a stop at Monastery of the Angels and our last stop will be at Our Lady of the Angeles Cathedral. *Please not that there will be stairs at Foursquare Heritage Center (the home is two-stories).


Age: 21 & Older

Day/Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Time: 7:15 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Fee: $78.00 per person

Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Includes: Deluxe Bus, Escort, Raffle Prizes, Docent led tour of the Four Square Heritage Center, lunch at the Tam O'Shanter and Curt Tucker as your guide.
Jun 16 8:00 AM - Jun 18 8:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Yosemite Tour [ MORE INFO ]

N/A
See Class Description for Fee Info
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Yosemite Tour: June 16-18, 2014
3 Days & 2 Nights
$449 per person (double)
$570 per person (single)

Tour Price Includes:
Deluxe Motorcoach
Amtrak: Board the train in Fresno to Bakersfield
2 Nights Accommodations: Chukchansi Gold Resort Casino (Luxury Hotel)
Located close to Yosemte National Park
$20.00 Food Coupon & $20.00 Slot Play
Yosemite National Park (Day in the Park)
Yosemite Valley Floor Tour (2 Hours)


DAY 1 Today our motorcoach will travel North with a nice lunch stop in Bakersfield (lunch on own) then continue on to Coarsegold, California. You will be staying at a world-class casino and resort called Chuckchansi Gold. Overnighting at this resort you will have the nightlife of 1,800 slot machines, 46 table games, fine restaurants and entertainment.


DAY 2 Today we travel to Yosemite National Park. Glaciers transformed the rolling hills and streams into the colossal landscape of the present-day park. On June 30, 1864, the valley was set aside as the nation''s first national state park by Abraham Lincoln. The Yosemite tram tour is a two-hour tour to guide you to many interesting sights in Yosemite and give you fascinating information about El Capitan and Yosemite Falls. There is leisure time to explore Yosemite Village to visit some of the restaurants and shops.


DAY 3 We will depart early and enjoy the scenic drive to the Amtrak Station in Fresno to board the train to Bakersfield. Traveling by train is a wonderful way to see central California as you sit back and relax. When you arrive Bakersfield you will be met by your motorcoach to continue your way home. As you board the bus for home, sit back, relax and reminisce on the beauty Mother Nature has provided for all to enjoy.
Jun 25 7:00 - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Space Shuttle Endeavor- [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 18 & Older
$77.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

This is a very special and exciting opportunity as Los Angeles is one of the only four sites to receive a space shuttle from NASA. Experience the gripping story-full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery and triumph.....in Hubble 3D, the seventh awe-inspiring film for the award-winning IMAX® Space Team. Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable you to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA''s history. Next, it''s on to view the Endeavour: The California Story, an exhibit featuring images and artifacts showcasing the shuttle program in which the orbiters were built. The California Story gallery will also feature components that flew into space with Endeavour, such as the potty, galley and the tires for STS-134, the space shuttle''s final mission. Then, see the magnificent Endeavour space shuttle itself! Now that you''ve worked up an appetite, we will end our day at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel, where we will enjoy a fabulous pasta, seafood, salad and dessert buffet.


Tour includes: Admission to the California Science Center and Endeavor exhibit, IMAX® 3D show, buffet lunch at the Biltmore Hotel and Curt Tucker as your guide. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested


AGE: 18 & Older

DAY/DATE: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TIME: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.*

FEE: $77.00 per person

*Times are subject to change
Jun 25 7:00 - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Space Shuttle Endeavor- [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 18 & Older
$77.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Simpson Center

This is a very special and exciting opportunity as Los Angeles is one of the only four sites to receive a space shuttle from NASA. Experience the gripping story-full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery and triumph.....in Hubble 3D, the seventh awe-inspiring film for the award-winning IMAX® Space Team. Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable you to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. Next, it's on to view the Endeavour: The California Story, an exhibit featuring images and artifacts showcasing the shuttle program in which the orbiters were built. The California Story gallery will also feature components that flew into space with Endeavour, such as the potty, galley and the tires for STS-134, the space shuttle's final mission. Then, see the magnificent Endeavour space shuttle itself! Now that you've worked up an appetite, we will end our day at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel, where we will enjoy a fabulous pasta, seafood, salad and dessert buffet.


Tour includes: Admission to the California Science Center and Endeavor exhibit, IMAX® 3D show, buffet lunch at the Biltmore Hotel and Curt Tucker as your guide. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested


AGE: 18 & Older

DAY/DATE: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TIME: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.*

FEE: $77.00 per person

*Times are subject to change
Jul 10 9:00 - 6:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 18 & Over
$77.00 per Person
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Celebrate the "Year of the Horse" in 2014.....

Hsi Lai is the largest Buddhist Temple in the Western Hemisphere. Built in 1988, at a cost of $300 million, Hsi Lai signifies the dedication of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order to spread its teaching to those in the West. Hsi Lai actually translates to "Coming to the West". The pagodas, beautiful flowers and a majestic Museum of Oriental art are all explained on a wonderful docent led tour. We will start our tour with a Chinese feast in China Town. This tour includes Chinese lunch, docent led tour of Hsi Lai temple and Curt Tucker as your guide.


AGE: 18 & Older

DAY/DATE: Thursday, July 10, 2014

TIME: 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.*

FEE: $77 per person

*Times are subject to change
Jul 31 8:00 AM - Aug 03 8:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa San Francisco and Wine Country Tour [ MORE INFO ]

N/A
See Class Description for Fee Info
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

San Francisco and Wine Country Tour featuring the famous city of San Francisco and beautiful Wine Country including the Napa, Sonoma, St. Helena and Calistoga areas.

July 31-August 3, 2014
4 Days & 3 Nights

$699 per person, Double Occupancy
$949 per person, Single Occupancy

Tour Price Includes:
Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
Professional Tour Escort
3 Night Accommodations at the Concord Hilton Hotel
Sightseeing Included:
Tour of San Francisco featuring the Golden Gate
Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Union Square and more!
Wine Country Tour with 2 Wine Tastings
2 Dinners and 3 Breakfasts
Luggage Handling


Itinerary
DAY 1-We begin our journey aboard our deluxe motorcoach as we travel to our San Francisco-Wine Country area accommodations. The Concord Hilton is one of the newest and nicest hotels in San Francisco's East Bay area and perfectly situated between San Francisco and beautiful Wine Country. Enjoy three restful nights here without the need to re-pack your suitcase! To help you settle in, a Welcome Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 2-Breakfast is included at the hotel. Today we visit San Francisco and get a taste of its infectious city energy. Our tour will include favorite sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, which is considered one of the "Wonders of the Modern World", the beautiful Japanese Garden at Union Army rally spot and the natural beauty of Marin Country among many other memorable sights. Dinner this evening is on your own at Fisherman's Wharf featuring the famous Pier 39.

DAY 3-Breakfast is included at the hotel. A full tour of Wine Country kicks off the day and includes Napa, Sonoma, St. Helena and Calistoga. These areas are the crown jewels of California's wine country-chock-full of scenic vistas, charming towns, excellent restaurants and welcoming vintners. Viticulture and wine-making have been practiced here since the mid-19th century and there are currently over 400 wineries in the region. We will enjoy visiting two local wineries during our tour. Dinner is included this evening.

DAY 4-After a nice breakfast we depart for home in our deluxe motorcoach. As you sit back and relax, reflect on all the fascinating sights in San Francisco and the beauty of Wine Country.
Aug 12 7:30 - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Beach Tour and Adamson House [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 18 & Older
$75.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

On today's tour, we escape to Malibu where we will have a docent led walking tour inside the ADAMSON HOUSE. The Spanish Colonia Revival style home, today a National Historic site, casts a magical spell allowing visitors to evoke old California in a way few places can be. Built in 1929, it occupies one of the most idyllic oceanfront spots in all Southern California. The house boasts an exotic mix of Spanish and Moorish influences with dazzling displays of decorative tiles and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship including hand-carved doors, hand-painted doors, hand-painted frescoes, molded ceilings, distinctive cast ironwork and lead-framed bottle glass windows. Equally compelling, is the story of the close-knit family who once lived here and whose aura continue to permeate the interior, where most their original furnishing remain. Next, we will enjoy lunch in Santa Monica at Bubba Gumps.


AGE: 18 & Older

DAY/DATE: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TIME: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.*

FEE: $75.00 per person

*Times are subject to change
Sep 5 7:00 - 4:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Aquarium of the Pacific Senior Day [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 50 & Older
$35.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Take a journey and discover the world's largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Meet more than 12.500 animals as you explore sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. Come face to face with, and even touch, the ocean's ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon. There is no better time to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific than now!


AGE: 50 & Older

DAY/DATE: Friday, September 5, 2014

TIME: 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.*

FEE: $35 per person
*Times are subject to change
Sep 10 7:30 - 5:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Sweet and Savory Bakery Tour [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 18 & Older
$77.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Simpson Center

Join us for Curt's NEW Bakery tour. LA's best sweets, treats and buttery breads will be enjoyed on todays adventure. We will travel to an Asian, European, Mexican, Armenian and a Cuban bakery. Treats will be awaiting us at each stop. To keep with the theme, our lunch will at the Tam O'Shanter Inn restaurant, established by William Van De Kamp and Frank Oliver, founders of Van De Kamp''''s Holand Dutch Bakeries. We will diet on another tour.


AGE: 18 & Older

DAY/DATE: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TIME: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.*

FEE: $77.00 per person
*Times are subject to change
Sep 10 7:30 - 5:30 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Sweet and Savory Bakery Tour [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 18 & Older
$77.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Join us for Curt's NEW Bakery tour. LA's best sweets, treats and buttery breads will be enjoyed on todays adventure. We will travel to an Asian, European, Mexican, Armenian and a Cuban bakery. Treats will be awaiting us at each stop. To keep with the theme, our lunch will at the Tam O'Shanter Inn restaurant, established by William Van De Kamp and Frank Oliver, founders of Van De Kamp''s Holand Dutch Bakeries. We will diet on another tour.


AGE: 18 & Older

DAY/DATE: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TIME: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.*

FEE: $77.00 per person
*Times are subject to change
Sep 29 8:00 AM - Oct 02 8:00 AM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Canyon Country Royale [ MORE INFO ]

N/A
See Class Description for Fee Info
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Canyon Country Royale
featuring Zion National Park, Valley of Fire National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Mesquite and Las Vegas.

September 29-October 2, 2014
4 Days & 3 Nights
$399.00 per person, Double Occupancy
$539.00 Single Occupancy

Tour Price Includes:
Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
3 Night accommodations-Casa Blanca
Resort & Casino, Mesquite NV
Valley of Fire State Park
Zion National Park
Las Vegas, NV
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Professional Tour Escort
$20.00 Meal Coupon
Luggage Handling


Itinerary
DAY 1-Our tour begins as our motorcoach travels on Highway 15 into the state of Nevada and arrives at our first destination-Valley of Fire State Park in the Mojave Desert. The State park visitor center provides interesting exhibits on the geology, ecology and history of the park. Next, we travel to the exciting Casa Blanca Resort and Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. For the next three nights, Casa Blanca Resort & Casino will be your home. You only unpack once!

DAY 2-This morning we travel to the awe inspiring Zion National Park in Utah to spend the day. Zion National Park features stunning scenery and sandstone cliffs which are among the highest in the world. The diverse plant and animal communities are an amazing sight in this park. Later we travel back to Casa Blanca for an evening of fun at this beautiful resort and casion.

DAY 3-Today we head off to Cedar Breaks National Monument, one of America's most unique parks where you can look down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater, wander among timeless bristlecone pine trees including a tree that is over 1,600 years old. After enjoying the beauty of Cedar Breaks, we will then head back to our home away from home, the exciting Casa Blanca Resort and Casino.

Day 4-As we begin our travel homeward, we stop in the internationally renowned city of Las Vegas, often thought of as the entertainment capital of the world. Las Vegas is a city famous for its gambling, shopping, sight-seeing, shows and fine dining. After our stop in Las Vegas, we reflect on all of the amazing sights we have seen as we head for home in the comfort and convenience of the deluxe motorcoach.

Oct 1 7:30 - 4:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Mystery Tour [ MORE INFO ]

Ages 18 & Older
$77.00 per Person
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: (951) 929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

Every now and then we need to be surprised! It’s fun not to know where we’re going or what we’re going to see! Sit back and relax as we will be heading East, West, North or South. Let the guessing begin as the destinations will remain a mystery to you and will only be revealed just prior to our arrivals. One clue is that Curt Tucker will be your guide! We suggest to wear comfortable walking shoes.
Tour includes: Curt Tucker as your guide, admissions and lunch.


AGE: 18 & Older

DAY/DATE: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

TIME: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.*

FEE: $77 per person

*Times are subject to change
Oct 19 8:30 - 6:00 PM Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Oktoberfest in Big Bear and Big Bear Lake Tour [ MORE INFO ]

18 & Older
See Class Description for Fee Info
Coordinator: Amanda - Ph: 951-929-5607
Location: Valley-Wide Regional Park

The Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest celebrates 44 years of German style family fun and good times this year. Rated Southern California’s #1 Oktoberfest, this Fall’s festival offers authentic German entertainment, food and beer! Your package includes admission, a full German meal including dessert and a beer, wine or beverage of choice. You will also enjoy an hour tour of Big Bear Lake with a step on guide.


AGE: 18 & OLDER

DAY/DATE: Sunday, October 19, 2014

TIME: 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.*

FEE: $58 per person

INCLUDES: Deluxe Bus, Escort, Raffle Prizes, tour of Big Bear Lake, admission to Oktoberfest, German meal including dessert and beer, wine or beverage of choice.


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