Older Adults (55+) Bus Trips

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Early California Ranchos
55 and up

Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Wednesday March 21, 2019 7:15 AM to 6:00 PM Resident: $88
Nonresident: $97
 32131
Registration closes March 6th.

Enjoy the history of California, first touring the 8,500 square foot Camp Pendleton Ranch House, Santa Margarita y Las Flores Ranch House on the National Register of Historic Sites. Followed by a guided tour of the former home of actor Leo Carrillo, a 2,500 acre ranch by Carlsbad. Lunch is buffet style at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum with main entree choices of grilled chicken breast and baked cod. Pick up and drop off will be at both Joslyn community (JCC) and Manhattan Heights Park (MHP). Registration closes March 6, 2019.

Grand Canyon West and Laughlin
55 and up

Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Tuesday to Thursday May 21 to May 23, 2019 Depart May 21st at 8:30 AM
Return May 23rd at 6:00 PM
Single Room
Resident: $315
Nonresident: $347
32742
Double Room
Resident: $270
Nonresident: $297
32743

Take a 3 day, 2 night adventure and stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel Casino in Laughlin! Experience a panoramic view of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon, narrated shuttle on the Hualapai Reservation. Stops include Guano Point, Haulapai Ranch, the Skywalk at Eagle Point and more. 4 meals included. Choosing a double room means you will be sharing a room with 1 other person. REGISTRATION CLOSES April 29, 2019. Pick up and drop off will be at both Joslyn community (JCC) and Manhattan Heights Park (MHP).

Santa Anita Horse Races
55 and up

Day Date Time Cost Activity Number
Thursday April 18, 2019 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM Resident: $34
Nonresident: $37
32738

Join us for a day of thoroughbred racing at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. There are reserved box seats with time to enjoy a no-host lunch and wager on the races. Pick up and drop off will be at both Joslyn community (JCC) and Manhattan Heights Park (MHP).

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 Joslyn community (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. 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: Egypt to Gibraltar

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Monday, March 4, 2019 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.

Straits of Gilbratar, Mediterranean SeaTake a dazzling voyage along the great Mediterranean Sea which is border by 23 countries and for more than 2000 years, it has held a spell over artists, writers, history lovers, food and wine aficionados and all those seeking "the good life" of the great "Middle Sea" of the world. The ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian empires rose and fell along the Mediterranean Sea. Need a minimum of 4 people for this trip.

About El Camino Collece 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 Los Angeles City Central Library

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 2:30 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
Los Angeles Central Library
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Reservations are required. Please contact Dial-A-Ride at (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot today.

Cindy is taking a small group to Downtown Los Angeles Public Library to a special Art Exhibit “21 Collections: Every Object Has A Story.” Bring your money for lunch on your own at Grand Central Market. Bring your walking shoes.

About the exhibition: 21 Collections: Every Object Has a Story is an exhibition presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library, examining the role collections play in telling our stories and those of our communities and Los Angeles at large.

With a diverse range of subjects, the exhibition focuses on collections representing an unconventional take on what warrants our attention, as well as highlighting some of the more unique stories that can be revealed through the accumulation of similar or sympathetic materials, or a repetition of elements.

As research for this project, Curator Todd Lerew visited over 600 museums, libraries, archives, and public and private collections, identifying those he felt told the most compelling and memorable stories.

Beach Cities Symphony: A Fond Farewell

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
March 29, 2019 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM $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
Reservations are required. Please contact Dial-A-Ride at (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot today.

Pre-concert lecture will be at 7:15 PM and the concert will begin at 8:00 PM. Program: Ludwig Von Beethoven - Egmont Overture; Barry Brisk - Clarinet Concerto - World Premiere; Bradley Cohen, Clarinet Soloist; Antonin Dvorak - Symphony #7. 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; Alternating Fridays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (closed alternating Fridays)

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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