Bus Trips

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
Follow us on facebook  instagram  twitter

REC Summer Camp Field Trips

Field trip buses will pick up at both camp sites. Campers that are not going on the field trip must be dropped off at Manhattan Heights Park. Live Oak Park will be CLOSED on Trip Days once trip bus departs. There is no transportation provided between sites. Participants MUST be registered in REC Summer Camp to register for any trip. Space is limited to 80 campers.
Day Date Time Destination Price Activity Number
Thursday June 20th 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Universal Studios Resident: $100/Nonresident: $110 33313
June 27th 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Knott's Soak City Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 32825
July 11th 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Knott's Berry Farm Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 32826
July 18th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Ice Skating and Movies
Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 33314
July 25th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Scooter's Jungle
Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 32827
August 1st
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Science Center/IMAX/Space Shuttle Endeavour
Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 32828
August 8th
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Disneyland Resident: $100/Nonresident: $110 33315

Things to Remember

  • Bring money for snacks, lunch and souvenirs.
  • Label all personal items.
  • Bring sunscreen and a jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Bring towel(s), swim suit, change of clothes, etc. for certain trips.

Rules

  •  Participants MUST be registered in REC Summer Camp to register for any trip.
  • All bus trip participants must register in advance.
  • All participants must adhere to park rules and regulations and follow recreation leader instructions at all times.
  • All bus trips are subject to cancellation or change. If the Parks and Recreation Department cancels an event or trip, participants will receive a full refund.

Teen Center Bus Trips - Summer Camp 2019

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Department Teen Center Summer Camp Trips are open to all middle school and high school students living in Manhattan Beach, attending Manhattan Beach schools or to students whose parents work in the City of Manhattan Beach. Teens do not have to be registered in the Teen Center Summer Camp to register for trips.

Day Date Time Destination Price Activity Number
Thursday June 20th 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Universal Studios Resident: $100/Nonresident: $110 33316
June 27th 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Raging Waters Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 32831
July 11th 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM Dave and Buster's
Resident: $50/Nonresident: $55 33931
July 18th 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM Medieval Times Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 32833
July 25th 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Knott's Berry Farm Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 32834
August 1st 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Disneyland Resident: $100/Nonresident: $110 33317
August 8th 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Magic Mountain Resident: $60/Nonresident: $66 32835

Things to Remember

  • Bring money for snacks, lunch and souvenirs.
  • Label all personal items.
  • Bring sunscreen and a jacket or sweatshirt.
  • Bring towel(s), swim suit, change of clothes, etc. for certain trips
  • Teen Center staff can be reached at (310) 877-0514, please let us know if you're running late. The bus departs from the Teen Center. 

Rules

  • Teens who want to register for the bus trips DO NOT need to be registered in the Teen Center.
  • All bus trip participants must register in advance.
  • All participants must adhere to park rules and regulations and follow recreation leader instructions at all times.
  • All bus trips are subject to cancellation or change. If the Parks and Recreation Department cancels an event or trip, participants will receive a full refund.
  • In case of an emergency on trip days teens/parents call the on duty staff on the trip: (310) 877-0514

Bus Trips for Older Adults Ages 55+

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.

Mini Bus Trip Whale Watching

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM $25 ticket price (due at time of reservation)$2 for Dial-A-Ride Pick-up and drop-off will be at Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

Harbor Breeze Cruises
100 Aquarium Way Dock #2
Long Beach, CA

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

We are going to the top destination of whale watching. We are joining the Harbor Breeze Cruises on a an exciting California whale watching journey to view some of the largest mammals on the planet. Our experienced Long Beach crew and knowledgeable Aquarium of the Pacific educators will guide you on our voyage as we search for all types of awe-inspiring marine life. We will top by for brunch at Long Beach Cafe before whale watching time. Brunch is at your own cost.

Cindy's Mini Bus Trip: Little Tokyo

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM $8 (due at reservation time) Pick-up and drop-off will be at Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive
Little Tokyo
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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

Join Cindy on her Los Angeles adventures! You will go to Little Tokyo and visit the Japanese American National Museum after lunch. Lunch is on your own and please no open-toe-shoes.

Little Tokyo

Descanso Gardens and Meditation

Date Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
July 24th 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM $35.00 (due at reservation time) Includes admission, tour, boxed lunch, and transportation Pick-up and drop-off will be at Joslyn Community Center
1601 North Valley Drive

Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Reservations are required. Call (310) 802-5430 to reserve your spot today.

We will experience the Gardens with a Descanso docent on this 45 minute walking tour. Be introduced to the magic and historyDescano Gardens of the Gardens with an eye to seasonal surprises. Principal collections include: California natives, oak woodlands, and one of the largest collections of camellias in the Western Hemisphere plus a rose garden, lilacs, maple and cherry trees, and iris'. Descanso Gardens is a story that has unfolded over three centuries. From the tribal people who relied on the plentiful oaks for food to the 20th century entrepreneur who sowed the seeds of a cultural botanical institution from his passion for plants. Walking tours are rain or shine so dress appropriately.

El Camino College Discovery World Travel Adventure Series

Date Movie Time Cost Pick-up/Drop-Off Location Destination Reservation
Monday, September 9, 2019 Global Degree: How to Visit Every Country on Earth 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, September 23, 2019 Portugal and Spain

GLOBAL DEGREE: How to Visit Every Country on Earth: Michael Graziano is attempting to be the youngest Canadian to visit every UN nation in the world, graduating with a “Global Degree”. Michael has journeyed to over 140 nations through the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Join Michael as he shares his amazing experiences and lends valuable insight.

Portugal and Spain: An inspired journey through many of the unique and charming cities of Portugal & Spain. We start in Lisbon, and then visit the most fascinating region in Spain – Andalusia. We marvel at the incomparable beauty of the Alhambra and end our journey in Barcelona, a city that sizzles with creativity and inspiring sites.

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!


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 6 but less than 13 (operated through the REC Program)
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
All participants must bring proof of registration and possibly photo identification on the day of the trip.

Ways to Register

Online
Online

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer