Local One-Day Trips

Murder Mystery Lunch at Lawry’s
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (DAY EXCURSION)

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Tour Highlights: 
There’s a new murder mystery to “dine for” at Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills! Lawry’s award-winning food and exceptional service has combined with its unmistakable atmosphere to make it a dining legend. A place of grand style – where classic elegance, fine dining and luxurious comfort meet. We’re in for a real treat when a traveling theatrical company presents their newest murder mystery titled, “Death of A Diva.” The plot: A famed Shakespearian acting company that’s toured the world for twenty years performing is now planning a comeback tour but all is not going as planned as a crazed killer, with a grudge against the company, has decided that they must perform what the killer believes is Shakespeare’s greatest play. If they select the right play, they will survive, but if not they, and the audience (all of us), are in jeopardy! Enjoy first-class acting, music, and audience participation of this matinee show as we dine on a choice of Lawry’s delicious roasted prime rib, fresh grilled salmon or chicken piccata along with Lawry’s famous spinning bowl salad and dessert.

Tour Rate: $129 per person
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Wings & Windmills

Palms Springs Air Museum & Windfarm Tour

Saturday, February 17, 2018 (DAY EXCURSION)

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Tour Highlights:
On this tribute to Huell Howser – his uncanny ability to uncover amazing hidden secrets in the unlikeliest of places – we’ll see video clips of his “California’s Gold and Visiting” and walk in his footsteps as we visit the sights. First, a docent-guided tour of the Palm Springs Air Museum, dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of our air power in WW II. Tour one of the world’s largest collections of flying WW II warplanes, rare artifacts, and memorabilia. Also see the museum’s newest hangar dedicated to the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After time at leisure in downtown Palm Springs to enjoy lunch your own, a step-on guide will give us an informative driving tour of the Windmill farm – stupendous, giant windmills with blades half the length of a football field spinning around. An unique behind-the-scenes tour gets us upclose and personal to these beautiful windmills with incredible photo opportunities! There’s also a stop at Hadley’s, famous for their breads, nuts and date shakes. To honor Huell, we’ve included within the tour fee a donation to the California’s Gold Scholarship Fund at Chapman University. 

Tour Rate: $79 per person
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Basquing In Kern County

Kern County Museum, Dewar's Candy Shop & Included Basque Lunch

Saturday, March 24, 2018 (DAY EXCURSION)

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Tour Highlights:
Another tribute to Huell Howser and his uncanny ability to uncover amazing hidden secrets in the unlikeliest of places. Described in a recent “New York” Times article as “the land that time and tourists forgot,” a trip to Bakersfield feels like a journey back in time. We’ll explore Basque culture of this region, with visits to several of its nostalgia-laden gems. Having celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016, the Kern County Museum showcases the Kern County lifestyle and the history of its significance in shaping the history of California, including a docent-guided tour of the Museum’s unique “Pioneer Village,” wonderfully preserved historic buildings located on beautifully landscaped grounds. Enjoy an included multi-course, family-style lunch at a Basque restaurant. This traditional meal includes soup, salad, lamb, fried chicken, French fries and wine. Bakersfield has the second-largest Basque community in the U.S. Enjoy a visit to Dewar’s Candy Shop, a local favorite making the world’s finest taffy for more than 100 years. Enjoy an included sweet treat! To honor Huell, we’ve included within the tour price a donation to the California’s Gold Scholarship Fund at Chapman University.  

Tour Rate: $99 per person
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Get Your Kicks...On Route 66!

Nostalgia & Nibbles

Saturday, April 27, 2018 (DAY EXCURSION)

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Tour Highlights:
Journey with us down memory lane along the “Mother Road,” Route 66, to sites never taken before! See “Main Street of America.” We’ll head east to explore some of the ‘nostalgic nibbles’ that were made famous along this Route. In San Bernardino, visit the original site of McDonald’s. Now a Juan Pollo restaurant, the owner turned part of the building into a McDonald’s Museum. In historic Old Town Victorville, enjoy a docent-guided tour of the California Route 66 Museum, devoted to the westernmost portion of the historic highway. A fun and interactive museum full of nostalgia, complete with a 1950s-style diner booth, a VW Love Bus, a 1917 Model T Ford and more! Enjoy lunch at the new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Restaurant, scheduled to open in early 2018! (lunch will be at an alternate location if there’s any delay in the opening). Enjoy an included sweet treat at the local favorite Logan’s Candies. And a final treat awaits at an authentic, old-fashioned parlor! Suggested: walking shoes  

Tour Rate: $69 per person
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