From trips to the California Science Center, along the Malibu coastline and to the Hollywood Bowl and beyond, the City of Mission Viejo offers an array of fun-filled excursions for folks in the community.
Registration is currently available for three exciting trips that take place late summer and early fall.
On the San Diego Rail ‘n Sail trip on Aug. 5, you’ll enjoy San Diego by land and sea! The adventure begins with a coastal Amtrak train adventure to “American’s Finest City” and a quick jaunt to Seaport Village, featuring 14 acres of waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment, lunch (on your own) and shopping. Later in the afternoon, you’ll climb aboard a comfortable Hornblower’s yacht for an hour-long narrated cruise of San Diego Harbor sailing past some of America’s most historic warships such U.S.S. Ronald Reagan and the U.S.S. Midway and other San Diego landmarks. The $85 fee includes deluxe transportation and a train ride.
On August 18, you will venture on a unique walking tour of the Rose Story Farm and Island View nursery in beautiful Carpinteria. The trip begins with a guided walking tour of the 15-acre Rose Story Farm with more than 18,000 rose plants in 150 varieties followed by a gourmet picnic including Rose tea and homemade dessert. After strolling and shopping on the grounds, a motor coach will take you to the Island View Nursery for a journey through an exotic paradise of sight and sounds featuring tropical gardens, water features and garden art. Bring your walking shoes. Cost is $83 and includes deluxe transportation and a picnic lunch.
Then on September 15, you will head to the Hollywood Bowl to see a fireworks finale with the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Three-time Grammy-winner and “musician’s musician” Brian Setzer is known for taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles, as well as for resurrecting rockabilly and swing. For the first time, his big band will be joined by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra for a scorching extravaganza featuring fireworks. There is a reserved picnic area for the group before the show. Bring your own picnic basket. Cost is $86 and includes deluxe transportation.
Before taking off on any excursion, make plans to attend the Travel Emergency Savvy program on Tuesday, July 10 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way. Led by Jan Brown, the 7 p.m. program will teach you how to be prepared for emergencies in domestic and international travel. Discussion will also center on the formation of a new idea exchange group – “ Travel Tales” – designed for older adults.
To register for an excursion or the Travel Emergency Savvy program, call 949-470-3062.