Pleasant Getaway Day Trips
Meet new friends and have fun as you explore Northern California (and a little beyond) in the company of fellow travel enthusiasts. Pleasant Getways and excursions are generally 1-day trips to exciting local destinations. Special 2-4 day trips are also offered. Want to know more about our travel program? Stay up to date with all the latest in travel by signing up for our e-mail list by clicking here
Wakamatsu Farms Tour & Lunch in Placerville w/ Holiday Pie Pickup
Tuesday November 2nd $117 Dist. Res/$127 Non-Res
Join us for a beautiful day on Wakamatsu Farm, a landmark historic farm in Placerville. Wakamatsu is the original site of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony established June 8, 1869 and is the home of the grave of the first Japanese immigrant to be buried on American soil. There is a historic farm house to visit as well as a beautiful lake with accessible trail. Still a working farm to this day. Wakamatsu is a historical landmark not to be missed. We will have several docents available to us to go over the stories and walk us through the farm. After you enjoy your tour, we will have lunch at the Main Street Tap House with your choice of Chicken Caesar Salad, Chipotle Lime Steak Tacos, Veggie Tacos, Cheeseburger, Chicken Club Sandwich or Rueben Sandwich and afterwards we will pickup a holiday pie from Sweetie Pie's Bakery to take home.
Arrive to 147 Gregory by 7:30am/Depart at 7:45am/Arrive home approx 5:30pm
Duarte Farms & Sciabica Olive Oil Monday
November 15th $96 Res/$106 Non-Res
Your day will begin at the Sciabica Olive Oil Co, with a tour, presentation and tasting. Their delicious award winning olive oils are worth the taste! Afterwards, you will be able to shop and browse the unique products that the business offers, like vinegar, oils, olives and other pickled items. You will then have a real cheesy time at the Hilmar Cheese company for a guided tour and sandwich buffet. You will also have time to browse and shop here, so bring a small cooler with ice if you want to take cheese home! Finally a stop at Duarte Farms Nursery to view their amazing holiday poinsettias and have a chance to pick out one of the 6.5 inch poinsettias to take home with you.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:15am/Depart by 8:30am/Arrive Home approx. 5pm
Elkhorn Slough Safari
Thursday November 18th $102 Res/$112 Non-Res
Enjoy the Elkhorn Slough Safari where there are playful sea otters, curious harbor seals, boisterous sea lions, and hundreds of bird species abound as you explore one of California's most spectacular wetlands aboard a stable, 27 foot, U.S. Coast Guard inspected pontoon boat. Your Safari will take place at 11:30am and it lasts approximately 2 hours (with no bathroom onboard). Make sure to wear your warm coats, sunscreen and hats. After your tour, we will head to a late lunch at The Sea Harvest where you will have lunch on your own. The Sea Harvest offers fish & chips, fish tacos, clam chowder in a bread bowl, seafood pastas and more! (Non-seafood options available. Because this is such a long day, we will be bringing a snack that you can enjoy before boarding your tour in Moss Landing. Tour will be on the large 48 passenger bus with restroom but only 26 spots are available.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 8:30am/Depart by 8:45am/Arrive Home Approx. 5:30pm
Glowfari at the Oakland Zoo
Monday November 22nd $95 Res/$105 Non-Res
Glowfari is an unforgettable experience for all ages to enjoy! Featuring hundreds of larger-than-life glowing animal lanterns throughout the Zoo; and with all-new animals displays for 2021! Take a mile-long illuminated stroll through the Zoo and visit the desert with camels and bighorn sheep, have an African safari adventure with elephants, giraffes, and an 8-foot crocodile head, walk through the rainforest to meet red and giant pandas - and of course ride the gondola to the land of bugs featuring a 65-foot Queen Ant Tunnel! You will have 2 hours to enjoy the event and time your gondola rides. Dinner will be before the tour at a wonderful restaurant in Jack London Square in Oakland.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 2:15pm/Depart by 2:30pm/Arrive Home Approx. 7:30pm
Warriors Vs Cavaliers at Chase Center in San Francisco
Sunday January 9th 2022 $142 Res/$157 Non-Res
DUB NATION! See the Bay Area’s finest champs in their newest home, the Chase Center. This game versus the Cavaliers. Our tickets are in the Bridge Section, and are promised to be easily accessible with chair and table top in front of you. Cost includes the bus ride and the ticket for the game, please bring cash or card to purchase snacks, drinks or merch.
Arrive to 147 Gregory Ln BY 3:15pm/Depart by 3:30pm/Arrive Home Approx. 8:30pm