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Trips & Tours - Get Away for the Day!


For over twenty years, the City of Sacramento has offered a highly successful recreation adult travel program. Enjoy site-seeing, shopping, dining and entertainment with us. Trips vary from affordable day trips to 10 day excursions. Transportation and accommodation fees are included in the trip cost.


Trips & Tours
Hart Senior Center
915 27th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone (916) 808-5462



2023 DAY Trips

(New Trips Added)

Pick up locations:
North Natomas Community Park, Black Bear on Arden, and Belle Cooledge*
*Exploring Public Spaces Pickup locations: Black Bear and Belle Cooledge

Exploring New Public Spaces in San Francisco 


Saturday, June 17, 2023 - $128 - Activity #20449

Join our favorite city guide, Craig Smith, for an exciting new tour. Take a gondola ride to the fourth level of the Salesforce Park. San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate and this Park has 16,000 Trees and Plants. Listen as Craig explains the design and architecture of the Park. Next, visit the shining Venus statue. At 92 feet it is just slightly shorter than the Statue of Liberty. Stop for a delicious lunch at Max’s Opera Cafe. Continue a walk to view the Jewish Contemporary Museum, the new Mexican Art Museum and St. Patrick’s Church. Stroll through the charming rooftop Park at the Yerba Buena Gardens, the MLK Fountain, the Sister City Garden. View the 1906 Carousal that will bring back memories of when it was the feature of Playland. The tour then goes to Illinois Crane Cove and the new Warrior’s Chase Stadium. Depart for home late afternoon after a fascinating exploring the new public spaces in incredible San Francisco.
Lunch choices: Beer Battered Fish and Chips | Grilled Salmon | Roasted Beet Salad | Honey Roasted Chicken | Jambalaya Fettuccini

San Francisco - Pier 39 


Saturday, July 15, 2023 - $98 - Activity #20450

Escape to the coast for refreshing day on the Bay. Pier 39 is home to the Aquarium of the Bay! Walk thru the underwater viewing tunnel to see sharks and fish. See jellies swim, river otters play. View the bright orange Garibaldi fish that are designated California State Marine Fish. Explore the galleries that highlight the residents of the Bay - both the shallower waters and the deep. You can spend as much or as little time in the Aquarium of the Bay - your ticket will allow you to go in anytime during your day. And be sure to visit the recently opened Sea Lion Center. Then step out on the western side of the Pier to watch the sea lions play. Gather up your friends and come spend the day on Pier 39 at your own leisure. Ticket to the Aquarium is included. Lunch on your own.

Disney Museum and the Presidio of SF

September 9, 2023 - $120

Visit the DISNEY MUSEUM to learn more about the life of Walt Disney! This is a special guided tour where you’ll get to explore his tremendous successes, disappointments, and unyielding optimism as he worked for years in the field of animation. Check out the fourteen-foot model of Disneyland, and all the galleries showing Walt’s groundbreaking technological advances in sound, color, and storytelling through movies, music and listening stations. This museum was built by his family as a tribute to a one-of-a-kind person, Walt, who will forever touch the lives of the young and the young at heart.

In the afternoon, experience the Presidio story from 10,000 years ago to the present through multi-media displays – including films, images, and artifacts. A first-person film gives deeper meaning to the Presidio’s legacy and its new national park chapter. The Presidio has served as a military reservation from its establishment in 1776 as Spain's northern-most outpost of colonial power in the New World. It was one of the longest-garrisoned posts in the country and the oldest installation in the American West. The PRESIDIO MUSEUM offers a window into the changes in American society over a span of almost 150 years! The Presidio welcomes all, and it’s one of the best places in America to learn about our nation's past and to contemplate the next chapter.

Lunch is included on Pier 39 with a lunch voucher! The voucher will list the restaurants and the food choices, and each person can pick on their own.

Great Italian Festival in Reno

October 7, 2023 - $67

Enjoy a scenic ride through the mountains on the way to Reno. The Great Italian Festival is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions. Watch the Great Italian Festival transform downtown Reno into Little Italy! Event highlights include a grape stomp, sauce cooking contest, Italian farmers market, and incredible free, live entertainment on several stages! Enjoy traditional Italian food and treats, including, homemade gelato, crepes, and cannoli. The casinos are also open if you decide to try your luck in the slots or at the tables.

Holiday Time in SF

November 18, 2023 - $68

Join us on a day trip to SF and do some holiday shopping or browsing! San Francisco becomes a city filled with Holiday Spirit during this time of year. Come enjoy all the Christmas trees and decorations that fill the windows and the light posts. This is a great opportunity for you to “shop until you drop” and grab some special gifts for family and friends! You can also enjoy strolling on Pier 39 or along the Embarcadero. There will only be two stops - Pier 39 and Union Square. Lunch is on your own today. Gather all your friends and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season!

Great Dickens Christmas Fair

December 9, 2023 - Price TBD

Enter the world of Charles Dickens' Victorian London on a magical Christmas Eve and discover the heart of the holidays! Resounding laughter, mirth and merriment abound. You are invited to join the dance, mingle with over 750 joyous performers, and revel in hearty food and drink! A Bay area tradition since 1970! Come wander the lanes of Victorian London, as the glow of twilight settles on the city with the scent of pine boughs, freshly baked scones, and the sound of carolers and holiday merrymakers accompanying your stroll. The bustling streets of London, immortalized for all time by the mighty pen of Charles Dickens, form the living backdrop of your excursions in Christmas Past. Entertainment is presented all around you on six stages. Music, dance, and food fill the streets. Discover the characters of Dickens London such as Marley, Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Oliver to name just a few. Don’t miss out on this fascinating trip to Victorian London! (The Fair is located indoors at the Cow Palace in south San Francisco. Lunch is on your own at the incredible food court at the Fair.)


Safari West Trip Collage with photos of animals and Happy Travelers.