Pleasant Getaway Day Trips

Seniors enjoying an outdoor presentation at Hog Island

Pleasant Hill Senior Center is pleased to be offering day trips again. 

Please contact or call at 925-798-8747 if you have any questions.

Explore Locally!
Travel and explore through Northern California in the company of fellow travel enthusiasts. Pleasant Getaways and excursions are generally 1-day trips to exciting local destinations. 

High Hand Nursery & Lunch (2 Spots Left!)
Thursday October 20th $103 Res/$118 Non-Res 

High Hand Nursery in Loomis is more than just a plant persons oasis, it houses many fun things to do within. We will be visiting for the day to explore everything this nursery has to offer. Discover a marvelous selection of the highest quality trees and shrubs available. They also stock specialty plants like succulents, topiary, unique specimen trees and a variety of Japanese maples, al. PLEASE Bring your own boxes or bags if you plan to make plant purchases for easy storage under the bus. Next, you will stop at the historic High Hand Fruit Shed, to taste locally crafted wines, olive oils & vinegars. Appreciate the beauty and creativity of the Art Gallery. After you have explored, you will enjoy a delicious seasonal lunch at the High-Hand Cafe. With it's bright and casual atmosphere, windows all around to admire the plants. You will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to shop before lunch and then 30 minutes after lunch before you board the bus for home.

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:45am/Depart by 9am/Arrive Home Approx. 5pm

Redhawk Casino 
Friday, December 9th, 2022  $49 Res/ $61 Non-Res 

Enjoy over 2,300 slot machines, featuring the best in video slots, and reel slots. Redhawk Casino is home to award-winning restaurants. Mouth Water selections at Koto Buffet, experience world class Asian Cuisine at Pearl or tantalize your taste buds at the Burger Spot. There’s something for every taste at Red Hawk Casino. 

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:15am/Depart BY 8:30am/Arrive Home Approx. 4:30pm

Livermore Premium Outlets 
Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 $51 Res/ $63 Non-Res

Visit over 180 iconic brands and designer names up to 65% off, in the state’s largest outdoor outlet shopping mall. Guests will love shopping at stores like: Prada, Gucci, Versace, and Coach. Lunch will be on your own. The outlet offers a variety of cafés and restaurants to grab a bite to eat.   

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 10:15am/Depart by 10:30am/Arrive Home Approx. 4:30pm
Motown Holiday-El Campanil Theater w/ Lunch at Smith's Landing 

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 $138 Res/$153 Non-Res

The coolest yuletide show of the year is back at the El Campanil Theater! Before the show, you will head to the Antioch Marina for a hosted lunch at the waterfront restaurant, Smith's Landing. Then arrive to the El Campanil Theater and settle into your rear orchestra seats, before the crooners come out to fill you with holiday cheer. Meal includes: non-alcoholic beverage, clam chowder or house salad and choice of: Clams Linguine, Petite Filet, Grilled Salmon, Pasta Ortolano (Veg Option), followed with fudge brownie for dessert.

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 10:30am/Depart by 10:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 5pm

MysteryTrip                                                                                                                                                                                 Friday, January 20th $100 Res/ $115 Non-Res 

Sign up for the tour and take a magical ride, you will never know what happens next or where you'll end up! Are you prepared for mysterious fun? Cost includes: Luxury Motorcoach, driver gratuity, no- hosted lunch stop at a delicious location, admission to mystery activity, and priceless memories!

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:15am/Depart by 8:30am/Arrive Home Approx. 4:30pm

Ramses the Great -de Young Museum                                                                                                                                               Thursday, January 26th $144 Res/$159 Non-Res

Step back through time to when the almighty pharaoh ruled Egypt! Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great, was the most celebrated and powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom. This state-of-the-art exhibition features the greatest collection of Ramses II objects and Egyptian jewelry ever to travel to the US. After soaking up all that ancient history you will have a delicious lunch at the Park Chalet with entrée choice of Park Burger, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Oak Grilled Fish (catch of the day) or Vegan Farro Risotto. All entrees include a starter salad, dessert of chocolate truffle cake, soda, juice, coffee, tea, or 1 glass of house wine.

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:30am/Depart by 8:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 4:30pm

Sky River Casino-Elk Grove 

Friday, February 9th $60 Res/$75 Non-Res

At Sky River Casino, you'll experience the height of hospitality! Just off of Hwy 99 in Elk Grove, Skiy River soars with 100,000 square feet of gaming floor space and impeccable dining experience like no other. Featuring 2,000 slot machines, over 80 table games and 17 unique dining options, You'll have 3 hours to game and to have lunch on your own. Cost includes: Luxury Motorcoach and Driver Gratuity.

Sign up for Sky Rewards program on their smart device where you will have to take a picture of your legal ID (CA license or passport) and create an account at

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:30am/Depart BY 8:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 5:00pm 

The 49 Mile Drive 

Tuesday, February21st $123 Res/$148 Non-Res

San Francisco's 49 miles scenic tour opened September 14, 1938. Names because of the city's 49 square miles footprint. Your group will pick up your very knowledgeable tour guide, Craig Smith, at City Hall where he will share a brief history. Once you are back on the Motorcoach, you will begin "Following that seagull" to view union square, Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf through Fort Point including a brief stop at Land's End. Mid-day you will stop for a delicious hosted lunch at Park Chalet Restaurant. After lunch you will find that "Seagull" along the great highway, John Muir drive and Golden Gate Park prior to a visit at Twin Peaks. Your turn will conclude with the history of the Ferry Building. You are sure to walk away from tis tour with an insight to the "City by the Bay's history and beauty.

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:30am/Depart BY 8:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 5:00pm

Jay Leno Live! Gallo Center - Modesto
Saturday February 25th $165 Res/$180 Non-Res

Acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children's book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist. Jay Leno is widely characterized as “the hardest working man in show business." His late night television ratings domination included two decades as the host of the #1-rated “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tickets are located in the Parterre Section, Rows U,V and W. Before the show, enjoy lunch at Cattleman's, Entrée choice of Top Sirloin Steak, Teriyaki Chicken, Lemon Herb Chicken, Grilled Salmon or Veggie Ravioli. All entrees served with baked potato, all you can eat salad, ranch style beans, sourdough bread, coffee, tea or soda.

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 11:45am/Depart by 12pm/Arrive Home Approx. 7:30pm

Almanac Beer Co. Tasting & Tour, Alameda, CA                                                                                                               Thursday, March 16th $106 Res/$121 Non-Res 

Enjoy a guided tasting and tour at the 30,000 square-foot production & aging facility located on a historic naval airbase on Alameda Island. The brewery is a former Naval hangar originally constructed in 1942 that boasts 37-foot ceilings, exposed original redwood beams, and hundreds of oak barrels and foudres. Portfolio of beers spans the gamut from delicate oak-aged lagers, to nuanced barrel-aged sours, decadent stouts, and of course, hazy IPAs. The tour includes 4 tasting pours, guided by an Almanac team member and a 10oz Kolsch for the tour. Travelers will need to wear closed toe shoes, wear protective eyewear (Almanac provides), and wear a mask. Lunch will be on your own upon arrival. Rotating food trucks will be on site. You are also welcome to bring your own eats to enjoy. Ages 21+

Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 10:15pm/Depart by 3:00pm/Arrive Home Approx. 3:30pm