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Trips & Tours - Get Away for the Day!

TRIPS & TOURS

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.

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

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2022 DAY Trips 

 

Celebrate Autumn - Apple Ridge Farms

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - $68 - Activity # 1113

8am Pick up at South Natomas Community Center, 8:30am at Black Bear Diner and 9am at Belle Cooledge library
Visit and dine at Apple Ridge Farm! Enjoy fresh picked apples in their Apple Barn, shop in a boutique with holiday handmade goods and craft items, and stroll along a scenic nature trail around the farm. Take home frozen pies and pastries, handmade kettle corn, fudge, and apple cider. You can walk the pumpkin patch to nd a pumpkin to take and paint for Halloween. Lots of things to do and see as Autumn fills the air. And be sure to check to see if the thousands of Zinnias are blooming and calling to the butterflies! 
For Lunch Choices, please see the 2022 Trips Flyer (PDF)

THE GREAT DICKENS CHRISTMAS FAIR

Back after a two-year absence!

Saturday, November 19, 2022 - $88 - Activity #19528

7:30am Pick up from South Natomas Community Center, 8am pick up from Black Bear Diner and 8:30am pick up from Belle Cooledge library
Enter the world of Charles Dickens' Victorian London and discover the heart of the holidays! You are invited to join the dance, mingle with over 750 joyous performers, and revel in hearty food and drink at this year’s fair. 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 and freshly baked scones floating in the air and the sound of carolers and holiday merrymakers accompanying your stroll. Discover the characters of Dickens London such as Marley, Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and Oliver to name just a few. So come along and enjoy a fascinating trip to Victorian London (Located indoors at the Cow Palace in Daly City, just south of San Francisco).

Holiday Time in San Francisco

Saturday, December 17, 2022 - $65 - Activity #19532

7:30am Pick up from South Natomas Community Center, 8am pick up from Black Bear Diner and 8:30am pick up from Belle Cooledge library
Gather your friends, It's time for the annual Holiday Trip to San Francisco! The trees are up and dressed in lights and sparkling ornaments and music fills the air! Perhaps you would like to spend your time on Pier 39, enjoying clam chowder and watching the sea lions frolic, or maybe shopping amid the Christmas finery at Union Square tickles your holiday spirit. Remember to peek inside the Westin at Union Square to see what amazing gingerbread house they have designed for this year.

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

Saturday, February 11, 2023 - $99

Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great, was the most celebrated and powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom—Egypt’s golden age. Believed to be a god on Earth, he ruled for 67 years as part of the 19th Dynasty, erecting enormous temples, obelisks, and statues and expanding Egypt’s empire. This state-of-the-art exhibition features the greatest collection of Ramses II objects and Egyptian jewelry ever to travel to the United States. Along with the pharaoh's colossal royal sculpture, the exhibition highlights recently discovered animal mummies and treasures from the royal tombs of Dahshur and Tanis. Visitors can walk among towering statues and immerse themselves in multimedia productions that re-create moments from Ramses’s life, including his triumph at Kadesh, the largest chariot battle ever fought. Over 3,000 years in the making. Discover 181 priceless ancient Egyptian treasures. Earphones are included for each passenger. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the cafes.

56th NorCal Cherry Blossom Festival

Mid-April 2023, Price and Date (TBA)

Celebrate the 56th Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco’s Japantown. This is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions and the biggest on the West coast. Each year, people attend this dazzling display showcasing the vibrant colors and grace of the Japanese culture as well as the diversity of the Japanese American Community. All are welcome to join in the festivities celebrating Japanese and Japanese American culture in San Francisco’s Japantown! There will be food booths, cultural performances, martial arts demonstrations, live bands, and more. Craig, our favorite San Francisco guide, will show us around the festivals and the Grand Parade. The Grand Parade returns after an absence of several years and promises to bring color and cheer to the streets of San Francisco and Japantown.

Eleven Roses Ranch

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - $155

Take a step back to the 1800’s and visit a historic family ranch. Sample some of Lake County’s award winning wines while listening to delightful music. Enjoy a narrated wagon ride drawn by the Ranch’s celebrity mules - Belle and Blue -through fields of breathtaking wildflowers on this family ranch. Anne, the owner will enchant you with stories of the Ranch's history and tell you all about the flora and the fauna of springtime on the Ranch. The explosion of color here in April brings visitors from all over the world (again, depending on Mother Nature.) Settled in 1883, the ranch is nestled in beautiful Long Valley, Lake County. Following the wagon ride you will feast on an authentic chuck wagon BBQ, complete with Dutch Oven cobbler cooked over coals and more Lake County wine. Lunch choices: Pork Tenderloin | Chicken | Vegetarian

Exploring New Public Spaces in San Francisco

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - $128

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: Spinach Salad | Roasted Vegetables | Patty Melt | Chicken Salad Sandwich | Grilled Chicken Cobb

San Francisco - Pier 39

Saturday, July 17, 2023 - $98

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.

FUN IN 2021! SAFARI WEST TRIP

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