Pleasant Getaway Day Trips
Welcome to Pleasant Hill Senior Center Day Travel Adventures!
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.
Learn about exciting travel adventures and socialize with fellow travel enthusiasts.
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April 16, 2024 | 3:00pm-4:00pm
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Lion King the Broadway Musical w/Lunch-Orpheum Theater (Sold Out)
Wednesday, December 13
San Francisco, CA
Trip fee: $167/$152 (Dist. Res.)
The Lion King musical on Broadway tells the story of the young lion prince, Simba, who is destined to be king. Simba’s evil uncle, Scar, had other plans and plots to usurp the throne and kill Simba and his family. Scar succeeds in killing Simba’s father, Mufasa and encourages Simba to flee rather than face blame for the death of his father. Simba is saved from Scar’s clutches, who plans to have him killed, and grows up in exile.
Bus Meet-Up Location: Arrive at 147 Gregory Ln, Pleasant Hill by 9:30am/Depart by 9:45 am | Arrive Home 5:30pm
Mamma Mia! Musical w/Lunch San Jose, CA (Sold Out) Sunday, December 17 $135 Res/ $145 Non-Res ($5 OFF Senior Club Members)
Celebrate with Mamma Mia as it celebrates 25 years since this sunshine-filled show redefined the concept of the jukebox musical for the new century, based on the songs of ABBA. The performance will take place at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. It's a bittersweet yet hilarious story of single mother Donna, struggling to cope with her young daughter's impending marriage on a picturesque Greek island. Throw into the mix three lovers from her past, any of whom could be the father of her daughter. Sparks are sure to fly! Before the show, you will have a delicious lunch at Cattleman's Restaurant in Livermore. You will have the option of selecting top sirloin steak, grilled salmon, and teriyaki chicken. Cost includes ticket to the Mamma Mia!, Lunch at Cattlemen's, and Motorcoach Bus
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:00am/Depart by 9:15am/Arrive Home 5:00pm
Guide Dog for the Blind w/Lunch San Rafael, CA (Sold Out) Tuesday, December 19 $118 Res/ $133 Non-Res
Enjoy a morning at Guide Dogs for the Blind, one of the largest guide dogs schools in North America. With exceptional volunteers, trainers, and donors, these highly qualified dogs help to change the lives of the blind or those with low vision. Included on the tour are stops in the residential courtyard, the training courtyard, and the Learning Lab of the Puppy Center. After your tour, you will enjoy a delicious seated lunch at Joe's of San Rafael before you head back home for the day.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:45am/Depart by 9:00am/Arrive Home 3:30pm
Jake Shimabukuro Christmas in Hawai'i Gallo Center, Modesto, CA Wednesday, December 20 $94 Res/$104 Non-Res ($5 OFF Senior Club Members)
Head down to the Gallo Center and immerse yourself into the Christmas spirit! Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro debuts his highly anticipated Christmas show! Along with signature favorites. Jake will draw on a vibrant catalog of holiday classics, joined by bassist Jackson Waldohoff and special guest singer-song writer Justin Kawika Young and Herb Ohta, Jr also on ukulele. No hosted lunch. Concession stands will be available to purchase any snacks on the first, second, and third floor of the venue. Gallo Center sells wine, beer, soft drinks, candy, almonds, and packaged popcorn.Seat Location: Rear Orchestra Row L & MCost includes ticket to the Christmas Show and Motorcoach Bus travel.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 4:15pm/Depart by 4:30pm/Arrive Home 11:00pm
Holidays at Filoli Gardens, Woodside, CA Friday, January 5, 2024 $75 Res/$85 Non-Res ($5 OFF Senior Club Members)
Plan to visit to Filoli gardens during the happiest time of the year. Experience the wonderful backyard oasis on the Peninsula during the holiday season! The historic estate glitters every inch of the historic mansion festooned in holiday cheer, and unique experiences. Gather with your loved ones to celebrate the season of peace, love, and light. No hosted lunch. Cafe will be available on site to purchase lunch on your own.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:15am/Depart by 9:30am/Arrive Home 5:00pm
Cal Academy of Science- The World's Largest Dinosaurs w/Lunch San Francisco, CA Thursday, January 11, 2024 $101 Res/$111 Non Res ($5 OFF Senior Club Members)
The largest land animals that ever lived have arrived at the Academy! Come and join a hot sauropod summer with colossal dinosaur models, hands-on interactives, and fascinating experience. Before you experience the exhibits, you will have a reserved lunch at Cal Academy. Explore on your own! Your meal options: Stuffed Pepper (Ground turkey, quinoa medley, bell peppers, onion, mozzarella, pomodoro).Veggie Stuffed Pepper, Marsala Chicken-Meatballs, parmesan penne, lemon zest roasted broccoli
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:45am/Depart by 9:00am/Arrive Home 5:30pm
Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza San Francisco, CA Sunday, January 28 $146 Res/ $156 Non-Res ($5 OFF Senior Club Members)
Join the annual exciting show Cirque Du Soleil offers! Enjoy 100 Minutes of pure entertainment. Between strength and fragility, laughter and smiles, turmoil and harmony, the show explores themes of fear, identity, recognition and power. The show is set in an electrifying and exotic visual world full of surprises, thrills, chills, audacity and total involvement. KOOZA is an innovative journey viewed through the perspective of The Innocent, an endearing yet naïve clown looking for his place in the world. A mystery item is delivered to The Innocent one day when he is flying his kite. The self-discovery journey of The Innocent, who is miraculously transferred to a bizarre but exotic world, is followed in KOOZA under the watchful eye of an enigmatic trickster with remarkable abilities. Seat Location: Section 104 & *WC Seats 204 Cost include Motorcoach transportation by American Stage, driver gratuity, and tickets to the show. For more information, please visit the KOOZA page.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 10:45am/Depart by 11:00am/Arrive Home 4:30pm
The Wiz Golden Gate Theater San Francisco, CA Saturday, February 3 $142 Res/$152 Non-Res ($5 Off Senior Club Members)
The highly anticipated Broadway revival of THE WIZ returns “home” to stages across America in an all-new Pre-Broadway tour, the first one in 40 years. The tour begins in THE WIZ’s original home city of Baltimore, where the show made its world premiere 50 years ago. This groundbreaking twist on The Wizard of Oz changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and finger-snapping 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world. Audiences get to enjoy the epic grooves of such beloved, timeless hits as “Ease on Down the Road,” which became the show’s break-out single, and the bona fide classic “Home” in this spectacular revival. A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road. So everybody rejoice! An all-new 21st-Century WIZ is sliding into an Emerald city near you. No Hosted lunch. Before the show you will have 1hour to grab a quick bite to eat at Fisherman's Warf. Seat Location: Orchestra
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:45am/Depart by 10:00am/Arrive Home Approx. 4:45pm
Monday, February 5 - Come Join us as we travel aboard Amtrak through the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains on our way to Reno. You will be able to have lunch on your own in either the dining car or snack bar, or you may decide to bring a picnic lunch with you. Our motorcoach will be waiting for us at the Reno Station and transport us to the Silver Legacy where we will be spending the next two nights. You will receive an $8.00 food coupon with your stay.
Tuesday, February 6 - Today we will visit John Ascuaga’s Nugget where you will receive $5.00 slot play and $5.00 food coupon.
Wednesday, February 7 - Today our motorcoach will take us back across the Sierra Nevada Mountains stopping at Red Hawk Casino. You will receive $10.00 slot play and $5.00 food credit. Approximate arrival time back to the Bay Area will be 6:00 p.m. Tour includes: Two nights deluxe lodging, casino packages, train to Reno, luggage handling, motorcoach transportation and driver’s gratuity. Casino packages are subject to change without notice.
Full payment due at time of registration.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:45am/Depart by 9:00am/Arrive Home Feb 7 at 6:00pm
MJ (Michael Jackson) Orpheum Theater-San Francisco, CA Wednesday, February 14, 2024 $130 Res/$140 Non-Res ($5 OFF Senior Club Members)
Travel down to San Francisco and witness an amazing show! He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry comes to San Francisco as MJ, the multi Tony Award®-winning new musical centered around the making of the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award®-winning Director/Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status. No hosted lunch. Before the show you will have 1 hour to grab a quick bite to eat at Fisherman's Wharf.
Seat Location: Orchestra Seats
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:30am/Depart by 9:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 5:00pm
Sky River Casino Elk Grove, CA Thursday, February 22, 2024 $50 Res/$55 Non-Res
(Senior Club Membership Discount not applicable to this trip)
Last chance for a Casino trip hosted by the PHSC. At Sky River Casino, you'll experience the height of hospitality! Just off of Hwy 99 in Elk Grove, Sky 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.
Register by January 2nd at 2pm to avoid trip cancellation.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:00am/Depart by 8:30am/Arrive Home Approx. 4:30pm
STOMP w/lunch at Skewers Gallo Center Modesto, CA Saturday, March 2, 2024 Res $168/ Non-Res $178
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven't seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about. Prior to the show you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Skewers kabob house a few minutes away from the Gallo Center. You will enjoy a buffet style menu of Chicken saffron handed trimmed chicken breast in marinated saffron and lemon, hand trimmed angus sirloin skewers with bell pepper and onion. Menu also includes fluffy basmati rice topped with saffron, grilled tomatoes, grilled veggies, and Caesar salad. Soft drinks and coffee is included. Alcoholic beverages will be purchased on your own.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 9:45am/Depart by 10:00am/Arrive Home Approx. 5:30pm