Explore the Bay Area and beyond! Livermore Area Recreation and Park District offers a variety of day, multi-day and extended trips for people age 50 and older. For our day and multi-day trips, register just for yourself, or for yourself and one other person on a first-come, first-served basis. Most trips are taken in District vans, unless the number of attendees warrants a bus. All trip registrations are accepted in person at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Avenue, Livermore, CA. Day trips must be paid for at time of registration, and over-night trips require a $25 nonrefundable deposit at the time of registration. Our Extended trips (five (5) plus days) require a $100 nonrefundable deposit at the time of registration. Non resident rates do apply to all our trips. We accept cancellation request for day trips no less than five (5) prior to the scheduled trip; a $12 cancellation processing fee including incurred costs will be withheld from the cancellation. Cancellations requests will not be accepted after the final payment has been processed and received for all over night and extended trips.
For more information, call the Senior Trip office Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 925-373-5763. Trip dates are subject to change. Office hours may vary based upon trip schedule.
Winter / Spring Registration: Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 8:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Summer Registration: Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 8:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Overnight Trips and Extended Trips
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, depart 10:30 a.m., returning 6:30 p.m.
Trip #: 8359.301
Enjoy “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” at the East Sonora Theater. This new Christmas musical comedy has a cheeky script and infectious score. Imagine the outrageous storylines of South Park meets Desperate Housewives. Lunch is on your own before the matinee in Jamestown.
Saturday, December 7, 2019, depart 9:30 a.m., returning 3:30 p.m.
Trip #: 8335.301
Experience the holiday grandeur of this San Francisco landmark. On the way to the BART station, we will tell you tales of celebrities and politicians who have stayed at the hotel dating back to the Gold Rush days. Treat yourself to lunch at the hotel’s beautifully decorated Garden Court. The holiday prix fixe lunch prices start at $70 plus tax and tip. Senior BART tickets are for sale in the Senior Services office. Trip is limited to 7 people.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, depart 9:00 a.m., returning 3:30 p.m.
Trip #: 8327.301
Modesto and beyond is our travel destination today. Visit the Roberts Ferry Nut Company in Waterford to sample their products before purchasing gift baskets. At our next stop, the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto, choose from the many restaurants available for lunch on your own and have time for shopping. Last stop will be the Blue Diamond Almonds factory store in Modesto.
Sunday, December 15, 2019, depart 9:30 a.m., returning 2:30 p.m.
Trip #: 8329.301
Treat yourself this holiday season to a delicious champagne brunch at this magnificent Delta estate. Enjoy the holiday decorations, music, and ambiance of a country estate of days gone by. This is the only time of year you are allowed access to the mansion’s upper floor as well as the lower floor with its own movie theater and bowling alley. Bring your camera and appetite. Price includes transportation and brunch.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, depart 10:00 a.m., returning 7:00 p.m.
Trip #: 8360.301
Travel by 27 passenger bus to San Francisco to enjoy this new production highlighting the challenges and triumphs Donna experienced as she went from gospel choir to dance floor diva. The score features more than 20 of her classic hits which will have you dancing in your seats. Lunch is on your own in Union Square with time to enjoy Macy’s Christmas windows and decorations. Bus will pick us up at designated time and drop us at Golden Gate Theater for the matinee. On the way home we will drive by Union Square and the Embarcadero to see the Christmas trees and lights.
Thursday - Friday, August 22-23, 2019
Cost: $219 (per person, double-occupancy), $299 (per person, single-occupancy)
Trip #: 8377.201
We are shaking up our yearly trip to Sonoma County this year to take advantage of a bakery that is only open Thursday to Monday. Day one we will travel to Bodega Bay for lunch and a look around the area where “The Birds” was filmed. We will stop to enjoy the breath-taking views from Bodega Head before heading to Occidental for the night. Day two will begin with a visit to the Wild Flour Bakery in nearby Freestone. Each day they bake 900 loaves of bread that are sold only at this bakery. They also have scones, biscotti and specialty coffees. You will have time to shop, have a coffee and scone, and take a walk through their garden. Next we head to Santa Rosa for a tour of the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens. Lunch is on your own at Willie Birds Restaurant which is known for their turkey dinners. Then we will head home with lots of memories of the ocean, redwoods, farms, gardens and fresh baked bread.
Tuesday - Sunday, October 1-6, 2019
Cost: $2,875 (per person, double-occupancy), $3,355 (per person, single-occupancy)
Trip #: 8390.301
Pick up a flyer in the trip office or go to the LARPD website to see the itinerary for this 6 day trip. Highlights include a 2 night stay on Mackinac Island where the movie Somewhere in Time was filmed, a 2 night stay in Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bavaria. Fall colors should abound. Price includes all transportation, admissions, 11 meals, and 5 nights lodging. Come to the presentation on May 15 at 1 pm to learn more and sign up.
Saturday - Saturday, April 4-18, 2020
Cost: $6,899(per person, double-occupancy), $8,449 (per person, single-occupancy)
Trip #: 8391.102
Check in the trip office for space availability for this special trip. Flyers are available. Registration has begun for this trip.
Call the Senior Services Trip Office at 925-373-5763 to add your name to the interest lists for future extended trips. You will be notified of presentation dates. Let us know your suggestions for where you want to go.
Possible trips include: Occidental Getaway, New England in Autumn, Spain and Portugal, Japan, Hawaii Cruise, “Hamilton” in San Francisco, Great Lakes with Mackinac Island, Cuba