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Rose Parade 2017
5 and up

Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Monday January 2, 2017 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM $113 Residents
$124 Nonresidents
Each New Year's Day the world focuses its attention on the City of Pasadena, home of the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl game. It's a celebration more than a century old, a festival of flowers, music, and sports unequaled anywhere. We will have grandstand seat on Colorado Boulevard for up-close viewing. We should be back in town in time to see the Rose Bowl game on television. Pick up and drop off will be at both Joslyn Community Center (JCC) and Manhattan Heights Park (MHP).

Teens Ages 11 to 14
Schedule and trips are subject to change without notice.

Teen Center's Lakers' Trip

Day Date Time Destination Price Activity Code
Friday October 7th 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM Lakers Game $35 27036
Join the Teen Center as we watch the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center. Bring money for dinner and souvenirs. Trip departs from the Teen Center at 5:00 PM and returns at 10:00 PM.


Teen Center's Winter Disneyland Trip

Day Date Time Destination Price Activity Code
Friday December 16th 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM Disneyland $75 27037
'Tis the season to join the Teen Center at Disneyland! Join us as we watch Disneyland transform into a magical winter wonderland with their holiday decorations and yummy holiday treats. We will enjoy all of the fun rides and attractions, watch the Christmas Fantasy Parade, as well as watch snow fall on Main Street during the Believe... in Holiday Magic Fireworks Spectacular! Fee includes park admission, transportation and supervision.
Older Adult Trips for Ages 55+

The trips described below are only for Older Adults age 55+ (unless otherwise noted).

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour
55 and up
Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Thursday October 27, 2016
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
$40 Residents
$44 Nonresidents
Trailblazing has been the business of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since it opened. America's first satellite was created here as well as the first robotic craft to the moon. The 2 1/2 hour tour includes an overview of the Von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, and the Spacecraft Assembly Facility. Lunch will be at the Buca Di Beppo and served family style. For entry, it is required that all United States Citizens present an official government issued photo identification and all non-United States Citizens must present a passport or Resident Visa. Pick up and drop off will be at both Joslyn Community Center (JCC) and Manhattan Heights Park (MHP).

Mission Inn Holiday Light Festival
55 and up
Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Monday December 19, 2016
8:15 AM to 6:30 PM
$59 Residents
$65 Nonresidents
Over three million lights and more than 350 animated figures adorn the exterior of this National Heritage Landmark. A guided tour of the decorated Mission Inn might also include carolers dressed in Victorian costumes. Dinner will be at the festive Old Spaghetti Factory and include a choice of entree, salad, and dessert. Pick up and drop off will be at both Joslyn Community Center (JCC) and Manhattan Heights Park (MHP).

Mini Bus Trips
Mini Bus Trip registration is done directly through the Older Adults Program. If you are interested in registering for the Mini Bus Trips, please contact the Older Adults Program at (310) 802-5430.

World Travel Adventure Series

Day date Time Cost LOCATION

September 12, 2016:
Perilous Journeys

September 26, 2016:

Hawai'i and the South Pacific

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
$7 for event and $2.00 for Dial-A-Ride

El Camino College

16007 Crenshaw Boulevard

Torrance, CA 90506


Joslyn Community Center
1601 Valley Drive Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Did you ever imagine you could travel the world by taking the short Dial-a-Ride trip to the Marsee Auditorium in nearby Torrance? The stage is set for high adventure as we prepare to travel the globe. As part of the El Camino College Discovery World Travel Adventure Series, you will meet adventurous filmmakers as they present their films that capture the beauty and majesty of many remote and exotic locations. You will feel the rhythm of distant lands; acquire a taste for exotic dishes; see and explore worlds of wonder right here at home

Topics range from the enchantment of Eastern Europe at Christmastime and the sunny Caribbean, to New Zealand’s two remote and spectacular islands and the ancient mystery of the Nile, from Southern California’s hidden treasures to the lure of the New England Coastline, and many more. The Discovery World Travel Adventure Series is armchair adventuring at its best, captured by these renowned world travelers and cinematographers. Enjoy professional, full-color films with live commentary by the filmmakers. These films can be informative and educational for young people as well as adults. Take advantage of this inexpensive way to enjoy people and places from all over the globe. The programs start at 3:00 PM and are $7.00 per film for seniors

About Bus Trips
Before signing up for any bus trip, please read the Cancellation and Refund Policy carefully. Registration for all bus trips can be done online or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department located in City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. If a trip is cancelled by the Parks and Recreation Department the activity fee is refunded but not the convenience fee. Refund requests are to be submitted no less than 5 business days prior to the day of the trip. If the refund is approved by the supervisor, the cost of the trip will be refunded minus the $25 administrative fee and minus the convenience fee.

Types of Bus Trips

Type of Bus Trip Age
General For all ages with Parent/Guardian
Youth Ages at least 5½ but less than 13 (operated through the REC Summer Camp, Afterschool REC, or REC Vacation Days)
Teen Ages at least 11 but less than 18 (operated through the Teen Center Summer Camp or Teen Center)
Adult Ages 18 years and up (Unless specified)
Older Adults Ages 55 years and up

All participants must bring proof of registration and possibly photo identification on the day of the trip.

Ways to Register

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In Person (Walk In)

Parks and Recreation Department located in Manhattan Beach City Hall
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Alternate Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed alternate Fridays)

We may be busy this time of year, we recommend filling out the registration form (PDF) in advance. You will be required to fill out a registration form regardless if you have registered previously.

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Mail In

City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department
ATTN: Registration
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Complete a registration form (PDF) with payment method. Please sign the waiver at the bottom and cardholder’s signature if you are using credit card.

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Fax In

(310) 802-5401

Complete a registration form (PDF) with payment method. Please sign the waiver at the bottom and the cardholder’s signature.

We do not accept registrations over the phone

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Youth and Teen Bus Trips
  • All field trips are subject to change due to weather or any unforeseen circumstances.
  • If the trip is canceled, full refunds will be given.
  • The deadline to withdraw from a field trip is five business days prior to the trip date.
  • Refunds will not be given to any refund requests after the deadline.
  • All refunds granted are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
  • Refund request forms (PDF) are available for download (PDF), via email or by stopping by the Parks and Recreation Department
    1400 Highland Avenue
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department Hours
    Monday through Thursday; 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Alternate Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed alternate Fridays)

Older Adult Bus Trips
All refunds are subject to a $25 administration fee. Refunds after the trip deadline will be made only when your reservation can be filled from the waiting list or by a person designated by you. Replacement's name and waiver form must be in our office 24 hours prior to tour departure or in case of a Sunday/Monday departure no later than Noon on Wednesday. Due to insurance reasons there can be no passenger substitutions the day of the tour.

Departure/Return Locations
Depending on the tour, departure and return locations can vary. Check your receipt for exact location.

  • Joslyn Community Center, 1601 Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach
  • Manhattan Heights Community Center, 1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Manhattan Beach

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