Older Adults (55+) Bus Trips

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Vino and Casino Tour in Temecula
55 and up

Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Thursday June 6, 2019 8:15 AM to 6:00 PM Resident: $49
Nonresident: $54
32739

Experience Temecula Valley uncorked as we spend a day in Southern California's spectacular wine country, home of the beautiful Mount Palomar Winery. Here you'll have the opportunity to taste some of their award-winning wines. Then take a trip to Pechanga Casino Resort, California's biggest casino. Experience 3000+ state of the art slot and video machines and over 130+ table games. Pick up and drop off will be at both JCC and MHP.

The John Denver Story
55 and up

Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Monday July 15, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM Resident: $92
Nonresident: $101
33318

An upbeat musical tribute to one of the most beloved singer songwriters of all time, John Denver. William Florian, former lead singer with the New Christy Minstrels weaves together music and stories in this tribute on a private stage at Lawry's Prime Rib Restaurant. Trip includes a choice of entree from Lawry's delicious options. Pick-up and drop-off will be at both JCC and MHP.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Races
55 and up

Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Thursday August 22, 2019 10:15 AM to 8:15 PM Resident: $48
Nonresident: $53
32943

Come to where the "surf meets the turf" at exciting Del Mar Race Track! A day at the races is top-of-the-line. Enjoy reserved seats in the Clubhouse area of the track with plenty of time for wagering, lunch on your own at any of the restaurants or concession stands and enjoying the beautiful setting. Pick-up and drop-off will be at both JCC and 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. Payment for all Mini Bus Trips are due at reservation. In the event you are unable to attend the trip, 24 hour advance notice is required and your payment will be returned only if a replacement can be found prior to departure.

El Camino College Discovery World Travel Adventure Series

Date Movie
Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Monday, May 6, 2019 Jerusalem - Sacred and Profane
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM $10 (due at time of reservation) and $2 for Dial-A-Ride Pick-up and drop-off will be at Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
Reservations are required. Please contact Dial-A-Ride at (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot today.
Monday, May 20, 2019 Burma - Reflection on a Hidden Land

Jerusalem: Sacred and Profane - Throughout history, there have been many Holy cities and places of legend. But this is the city where history began, and some believe, where history will end. It is a place of wonders and miracles which could have been forgotten, but is kept alive in faith and ritual.

Burma: Reflections on a Hidden Land - The land once known as Burma (now Myanmar) is hidden behind a gold and silk curtain. Burma is an amazingly beautiful land, rich in history and culture. Despite incredible hardships, the Burmese people are among the friendliest on Earth and welcome visitors with smiles and a surprising openness.

About El Camino College Center for the Arts Discovery World Travel Adventure Series
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. This  is family entertainment at its best!

Cindy’s — Mini Bus Trip Explore The Japanese Garden in Van Nuys

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM $10 (due at time of reservation) $3 admission and $2 for Dial-A-Ride Pick-up and drop-off will be at Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

The Japanese Garden
6100 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91406 and

Westfield Mall

14006 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Reservations are required. Please contact Dial-A-Ride at (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot today.

Cindy is taking a small trip to The Japanese Garden! Step into a space of tranquility and quiet contemplation. After we visit the garden, we will grab lunch (on your own) at the Westfield Mall in Sherman Oaks. There will be lots of walking so bring walking shoes, a sun hat, and sunscreen.

Mini Bus Trip: Beach Cities Symphony: MTAC Artists of the Future

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Friday, May 24, 2019 6:00 PM to 9:30PM
$2 (due at reservation time) plus $2 for Dial-A-Ride (due day of trip). Minimum of 4 people required. Pick-up and drop-off will be at Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Marsee Auditorium at El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Reservations are required. Please contact Dial-A-Ride at (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot today.

Pre-concert reception for the conductor begins at 7:15 PM and the concert will begin at 8:00 PM.
Program: Hector Berlioz - Romeo and Juliet: Festivities
Artists of the Future Winners
Soloists and Selections TBD
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio EspagnolHector Berlio.
The Beach Cities Symphony gives four free high quality classical music concerts each year at El Camino College in Torrance, CA. The orchestra plays classical pieces ranging from the early to the contemporary, including works by local composers. Prize-winning young soloists are given an opportunity to perform with the orchestra and most performers and soloists are members of the local community. They have been performing since 1949 and this is their 70th anniversary season. Trip needs a minimum of 4 people.


About Bus Trips
The Parks and Recreation Department plans many exciting and fun bus trips to various locations throughout the year that allow community members to economically visit some of the region's popular and unique destinations. Trips are designed for specific age and interest groups including youth ages 6 to 12 years old, teens ages 12 to 14 years old, adults and seniors. Most trips are to destinations that can be reached in two hours or less and each trip is led by one or two Parks and Recreation staff members and a trained volunteer who act as tour guides. Excursions are listed according to date with an indication if the trip is limited to a single age group. Click on a specific item to find out more information about the trip. Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or email if you have questions after reviewing the trip descriptions, rules and regulations.

Registration for bus excursions can be done online or at the Parks and Recreation Department located at City Hall (1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach) Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM; alternate Fridays 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (City Hall is closed alternating Fridays).  Registrations for certain trips such as "Mini-Bus Trips" are done directly through the Older Adults Program by calling (310) 802-5430 or stopping by the Older Adults office at the Joslyn Community Center, 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Types of Bus Trips

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

Registration Information
There are no assigned seats; there are two pick up locations. IF YOU RIDE THE BUS WITH US, THEN YOU RIDE BACK WITH US. All participants must bring their bus trip receipt and photo identification on all bus excursions.

Ways to Register
There are 4 easy ways to register:

Online

In Person (Walk In)
Parks and Recreation Department
Manhattan Beach City Hall
1400 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Fridays from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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

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

Complete a Bus Trip Registration Form (PDF) with payment method. Please sign next to your name and the cardholder’s signature if you are using credit card.

Fax In
(310) 802-5401

Complete a Bus Trip Registration Form (PDF) with payment method. Please sign next to your name and cardholder’s signature.

We do not accept registrations over the phone.

Refund Policy
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 12:00 PM 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.

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

IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT ON THE DAY OF THE TRIP, PLEASE CALL (310) 877-0517.

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