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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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day Trips

For more information regarding the status of our day or extended trips, 
please phone 916-808-5641. 

CANCELLED May 31st Trip: 
Grand Mansion Champagne Brunch / Locke District Tour  

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Champagne brunch buffet at the Grand Island Mansion is a unique experience that will delight you and your guests. Explore the grounds and the Mansion and treat yourself to the fabulous buffet. The Sacramento River Delta’s historic Grand Island Mansion is a uniquely spectacular Italian Renaissance styled villa and the largest private estate in Northern California. It enchants visitors and guests with a display of the finest features of classical architecture and expert craftsmanship -- a treasure trove of handiwork from the finest craftsmen from Europe. This unique landmark has been featured in such publications as National Geographic, and Architectural Digest. It has also provided the setting for films, music videos, and hosted events including one attended by such prominent guests as President Ronald Reagan, who, upon seeing the Mansion, quipped, “This must be the Western White House.” The Mansion is entering its second century, a beloved Northern California landmark. After the delicious buffet, tour the Locke Historical District, now a National Park. It is the largest, most complete example of a rural, agricultural Chinese American community in the United States. Learn the stories of the early Chinese immigrants and see the town they called home.
CANCELLED: Course Code: 13399 / Cost: $95.00
*All 3 Pick-up Locations

CANCELLED June 6th trip: 
cruise the lighthouses and islands of san francisco bay on the historic potomac

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Enjoy a special cruise and tour of Alameda, Treasure Island, and the Lighthouses of the Bay. A box lunch is included along with Coffee, Tea, and Water. This is a fully narrated cruise on FDR’s “Floating White House” to see and hear the history and sites of San Francisco Bay The “Floating White House” was originally commissioned in 1934. In 1936 it was renamed the USS Potomac and served as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht until his death in 1945. More than a quarter of a million people have visited and sailed aboard the former President’s beloved “Floating White House.” The USS Potomac is a memorial to the president who authored the New Deal and led the United States during the Great Depression and the World War II years. Join us aboard this National Historic Landmark for a cruise on the Bay. 
CANCELLED: Course Code: 11110 / Cost: $118
*2 Pick-up Locations: Black Bear Diner and Belle Cooledge

Erhman Estate Tour / Squaw Valley Art, Wine, and Music Festival

Sunday, July 12, 2020
Escape from the heat of the Sacramento Valley and head to the mountains around Lake Tahoe. In Sugar Pine Park, tour the Hellman-Erhman Mansion built on the summer estate of a wealthy San Francisco businessman. Learn the story of the mansion and the estate around it. Then board the coach for an exciting afternoon at the 19th Squaw Valley Wine, Music, and Food festival. Stroll the recreated European Village as it comes alive with many fine artists, crafts makers, performers, and several stages with musicians. Restaurants and art booths line the walkway. Lunch, wine tasting, tram rides, etc. are on your own. Enjoy the gorgeous mountain area for the afternoon.
Course Code: 11111 / Cost: $69 / Registration Deadline: 06/09/20
*2 Pick-up Locations: Black Bear Diner and Belle Cooledge

Red & White Fleet - SF Bay

Saturday, August 15, 2020
Travel beneath both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge in one spectacular cruise along San Francisco’s entire urban skyline, guided by audio from individual headphone sets. Along the way, explore San Francisco’s stunning landmarks like Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, Transamerica Pyramid, Palace of Fine Arts, and many more. The San Francisco Bridge to Bridge tours give you the opportunity to learn about this city’s unique natural history, architecture, and Native American culture through the audio tour. Other interesting aspects of the audio tour include details about the building of both bridges, the geology of San Francisco Bay and the earthquakes that have shaken San Francisco and require special seismic considerations in the designing of new structures. Cruise around Alcatraz for extensive, up-close viewing opportunities. Cruising under both of San Francisco’s incredible bridges surely will be the highlight of your 90 minute cruise. Free time before the afternoon cruise to have lunch on your own on Pier 39.
Course Code: 11112 / Cost: $105 / Registration Deadline: 07/02/20
*All 3 Pick-up Locations


Wednesday, September 23, 2020
BBQ chicken meal and slice of High Hill Ranch Apple Pie topped with ice cream. 
Stops at several ranches in the area: arts & crafts booths, wine tasting, homemade candy. 
Course Code: 11113 / Cost: $65
Registration Deadline: TBD
*All 3 Pick-up Locations


Saturday, October 10, 2020
Grape stomp, farmers market, wine walk, Bocce Ball, and more! Included: $10.00 casino credit from the Silver Legacy and $5.00 Food Coupon.
Course Code: 11114 / Cost: $65
Registration Deadline: 09/08/20
*All 3 Pick-up Locations


Saturday, October 24, 2020
(Santa Rosa, CA) Four hundred acre wildlife preserve. Custom safari vehicle excursion with expert guide, safari walk, walk-through aviary with exotic birds. BBQ lunch included. 
Course Code: 11107 / Cost: $122
Registration Deadline: 09/22/20
*All 3 Pick-up Locations


Saturday, November 14, 2020
Watch the races from the Turf Club Buffet lunch, 12:00 pm - 3:00pm. Complimentary race program included.
Course Code: 11115 / Cost: $89
Registration Deadline: 10/05/20
*All 3 Pick-up Locations


Saturday, December 5, 2020
Holiday Shopping/Browsing Pier 39 or Union Square. Visit the Westin at Union Square to see its 2020 gingerbread house.
Course Code: 11116 / Cost: $59
Registration Deadline: TBD
*All 3 Pick-up Locations


(Please see trip descriptions above for respective pick-up locations)

  • Black Bear at Arden (Parking Lot near Black Bear Diner)
    1830 Arden Way

  • Belle Cooledge Library
    5600 S Land Park Drive

  • So. Natomas Community Center
    2921 Truxel Road