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Day Trips

Bus trips leave from and return to the Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St. Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled time to pick up your parking pass and check in for the trip. Participants must be at least 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

For more information about these trips call 831-420-6180. Registration is open on January 13th. To register, visit santacruzparksandrec.com or call 831-420-5270.

San Francisco and Golden State Warriors Game #459831
Sunday, March 1, 2020, 1:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Spend an afternoon and evening in lovely San Francisco near the waterfront. The bus will drop us off near the brand new Warriors Stadium in San Francisco (Chase Center). If you want, spend the time in the city however you please or purchase the optional game ticket and join  fellow Golden State Warriors fans for a home game against the Washington Wizards. Optional add on: ticket to the Golden State Warriors game, $80. 

 

 

$33 (Senior Resident)/ $44 (Resident)/ $56 (Non Resident)

Pinnacle National Park #459832
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Get ready to explore Pinnacles National Park! Some 23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed and slid to form the unique landscape of Pinnacles National Park. Travelers journey through chaparral, oak woodlands and canyon bottoms. We will enjoy the park with docents and rangers on a 2-3 hour led hike (easy to moderate) into the rare talus caves with bats and emerge to towering rock spires teeming with life: prairie and peregrine falcons, golden eagles and the inspiring California condor. We will also have time to visit the nature center and eat lunch on your own. Please come prepared for the outdoor wonders of Pinnacles National Park with comfortable shoes, walking sticks (if desired), sun protection, plenty of water, flashlight for the caves and your own lunch. Price includes travel on a luxury coach bus to our destination, as well as admission to the park. 

 

  $33 (Senior Resident)/ $44 (Resident)/ $56 (Non Resident)

 

 

Oakland Zoo #459833
Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

 

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Explore the wild beauty of the Oakland Zoo with a full day of adventure. The Oakland Zoo is home to more than 750 native and exotic animals. Learn about wildlife conservation, see amazing animals, or attend one of the many interactive and educational programs, including 10 scheduled animal feeds. There are rides, a petting yard and gift shop as well. Grab a bite at one of the several cafes and have lunch in the meadow while enjoying the sounds of nature. End your day with a relaxing ride on the Sky Ride with a spectacular view. Please be aware, this trip will require a good deal of walking. Please come prepared with comfortable walking shoes. Price includes travel on a luxury coach bus to our destination as well as admission to the zoo. 

 

 

$40 (Senior Resident)/ $54 (Resident)/ $70 (Non Resident)

 Overnight Trips with Collette Travel

To learn more about the Discover Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast and Discover America's Music Cities trips, 

or for reservations, contact: Kelly Mercer-Lebov, 831-420-6180

Discover Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast 
12 Days starting 3/26/2020

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Medieval architecture, tranquil lakes, local villages and Croatian charm will delight you on this tour featuring Dubrovnik, Lake Bled, Ljubljana, and the pearls of the stunning Dalmatian coast. Begin your exploration with two nights in Opatija, the “Riviera of Croatia” and an Istrian gem. Explore Plitvice National Park by foot and by boat, a place where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs connecting sixteen pristine lakes on this 12-Day Adventure. Price: $3,999 including roundtrip airfare from SJC.

Discover America's Music Cities
8 Days starting 9/4/2020

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Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on this tour of America’s most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country and good old rock ‘n’ roll. Experience the unique city of New Orleans, where jazz, food and fun are always on the menu. Spend two nights in Memphis, "birthplace of the blues," and tour Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. Price: $2,999 including roundtrip airfare from SJC.