Trips and Tours

Return to Travel in 2022!

The Concord Parks & Recreation Department is once again offering day trips, guided tours, and travel programs for seniors. Club membership is NOT required! Our trips are open to all adults 50 & better.stock photo of traveling seniors

Travel Safety: To maintain a safe travel environment, the City will follow the latest health guidelines and protocols set by the local and state public health departments. Contact the Program Coordinator for further clarification.

VIEW our monthly Concord Senior Travel Newsletter! Call us to join our contact list to receive these newsletter via e-mail or by post mail.

General Questions about Trips & Tours? Call Program Coordinator Habad (pronounced "Abid") Ahmad at (925) 671-3017.

Day Trips

Day Trips are travel programs that don't require an overnight stay. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration. Roundtrip transportation for Day Trips from the Concord Senior Center will be provided on a commercial motor coach. The motor coach is ADA accessible and features a restroom on board. Please plan to park in the East parking lot (2nd parking lot) at the Concord Senior Center.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Read the descriptions of the travel program. Determine if the mobility rating is appropriate for your physical fitness level and health.

  • Level 1: At a leisurely pace, this trip involves minimal physical activity, such as boarding a motor coach, light walking (only up to a few city blocks), and short periods of standing. This level would be wheelchair, cane, and walker accessible.
  • Level 2: This trip may require some periods of standing and light walking along stairs, inclines, and uneven surfaces. This trip would likely not be accessible for wheelchairs, canes, or walkers.
  • Level 3: This trip may require substantial periods of walking and standing, sometimes on uneven terrain or stairs. This trip would not be accessible for wheelchairs, canes, or walkers.

3 Ways to Register for Day Trips:

  1. Online: Click on the TITLE of the trip you'd like to attend to register. You will need to create an account on our registration site if you do not already have one.
  2. By Phone (M-F, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm): Call the Registration Office at 925-671-3404.
  3. In Person: Visit any one of our community centers to register and pay in person:
    • Concord Senior Citizens Center (M-F, 9am-4pm)
    • Centre Concord (M-F, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm)
    • Willow Pass Center (M-F, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm)

Casino Trips are returning on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting in June! Casino destinations will include: Red Hawk, Hard Rock, Graton, and Cache Creek. Stay tuned for more details!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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HARD ROCK CASINO

Join the lucky crew on a trip up to Rohnert Park to visit Graton Resort & Casino! Get your game on at their high-energy casino floor, which features 3,000 state-of-the-art slots, over 100 table games, a live poker room, and VIP gaming salons


Only 50 seats available! Register by September 1st to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $50.00

Non-Resident: $55.00 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM




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SENIOR TRAVEL PRESENTATION

The Concord Trips & Tours Program for Adults 50+ has many new travel opportunities this coming year and next year! Join us at the Concord Senior Center to hear Lisa Mittone of Travel Center Tours and Joan Thornton of Premier World Discovery showcase the upcoming day trips which are everything from local San Francisco tours, Broadway shows, Fleet Week and more! Joan Thornton from Premier World Tours will then present on some exciting extended travel opportunities for both 2022 and 2023. There will also be time at the end to sign up for upcoming trips. Come with questions and hear about fun travel opportunities!

Call the Concord Senior Center at (925) 671-3320 or email concordsc@cityofconcord.org with questions. Disclaimer: This program is only for individuals 50+. No need to be a Concord Senior Club member.


Seating is limited! FREE TO ATTEND! RSVP IN ADVANCE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK OR CALLING US AT (925) 671-3320.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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BARBARY COAST TOUR WITH CRAIG SMITH

Enjoy a walk through the Barbary Coast narrated by Craig Smith (Hotaling Whiskey, Sherman Bank, International Settlement and the underground Gold Rush tunnel). Your group will enjoy a lunch together at Swiss Louis Restaurant prior to your visit at the Maritime History Museum. Next, it’s a short walk over to the Hyde Street Pier to visit the largest Maritime Park in the U.S. You will have time to step onto the Balclutha 1886, Eureka Ferry Boat, Hercules, and a few other ships.

Only 40 seats available! Register by August 26th to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $138.00

Non-Resident: $151.00


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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CAPITOLA & APPLES

Shop and explore the Capitola Village! Browse the unique shops and galleries or enjoy the beach and the wharf all in easy walking distance. Tour Gizdich Apple Ranch in Watsonville. Sample their apple juice and homemade pie with ice cream!

Only 45 seats available! Register by August 30th to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $88.00

Non-Resident: $96.00

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 11:45 AM - 6:30 PM



Fleet Cruise SF

FLEET WEEK CRUISE

The Belle is a San Francisco landmark that evokes the city’s turn-of-the-century Barbary Coast energy. The 292 foot sternwheeler features Art Nouveau style on all three enclosed levels, plus a spacious sun deck and three full wrap-around decks. The crown jewel of San Francisco Bay. There is no better vantage point to see the Fleet Week Air Show than from directly under the planes – sailing on the iconic S.F. Belle. Indulge in a hosted buffet lunch, as you sip on free-flowing champagne and enjoy background music from the on board D.J. Then step onto one of the outer decks to relax in the sunshine and watch the Jaw-Dropping precision of the famous San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Pilots: The Blue Angels!

Only 45 seats available! Register by September 8th to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $185.00

Non-Resident: $195.00

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM



RED HAWK CASINO

Red Hawk Casino in Placerville offers all the amenities and attractions you'd expect in a Northern California casino. It is surrounded by beautiful views and breathtaking scenery. Your luck is about to change! 2000 Slot Machines, Progressive Jackpots, 75 Table Games, great restaurants, gift shop, and more!


Only 50 seats available! Register by September 20th to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $50.00

Non-Resident: $55.00 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM




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Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Welcome to MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL! Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Directed by Tony Award® winner Alex Timbers, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL is a theatrical celebration of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and — above all — Love. With a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan; music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award® winner Justin Levine; and choreography by Tony Award® winner Sonya Tayeh, MOULIN ROUGE! is more than a musical — it is a state of mind.

Join us as we travel to the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco for a Saturday matinee showing of the Moulin Rouge Broadway performance!

Only 30 seats available! Register by September 29th to avoid cancellations. 

Resident: $155.00

Non-Resident: $170.00

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 8:45 AM - 4:45 PM




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Start your tour at Mission Dolores with a walk down Valencia Street to view the Day of the Dead window displays as well as the famous Mission District murals. See murals on Balmy Alley; visit Precita Eyes to learn about how mural art is created and where the artists get their supplies. Enjoy a hosted lunch at the San Jalisco Restaurant.

Only 40 seats available! Register by October 3rd to avoid cancellations. 

Resident: $133.00

Non-Resident: $146.00

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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CACHE CREEK CASINO

Spend four hours of fun at the popular Cache Creek Casino in Brooks. They have 2,200 of the newest slots, table games including Blackjack, Cache Creek Craps, Roulette, eight restaurants and a large nonsmoking play area. Receive Cache Creek bonus play and food credits.

Only 55 seats available! Register by October 17th to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $50.00

Non-Resident: $55.00

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM 



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BROADWAY SF - THE LIFE & TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS

AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching #1.

Join us as we travel to the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco for a Saturday matinee showing of the Moulin Rouge Broadway performance!

Only 30 seats available! Register by November 3rd to avoid cancellations. 

Resident: $149.00

Non-Resident: $163.00

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 3:30 PM - 10:30 PM





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HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR OF SAN FRANCISCO with Craig Smith

As you start your holiday lights tour, you will travel to Swiss Louis @ Pier 39 for a delicious hosted dinner. There you will also delight in their beautifully decorated Christmas Tree. After dinner you will be dazzled by more holiday lights and decorations that the City by the Bay has to offer, including Ghirardelli Square, downtown San Francisco, California Street, and more. A great way to start your holiday season! Roundtrip transportation, hosted lunch and driver gratuity is included. Level 1 Easy Walking.

Only 40 seats available! Register by November 8th to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $149.00

Non-Resident: $163.00

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM


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GRATON CASINO

Join the lucky crew on a trip up to Rohnert Park to visit Graton Resort & Casino! Get your game on at their high-energy casino floor, which features 3,000 state-of-the-art slots, over 100 table games, a live poker room, and VIP gaming salons.

Only 50 seats available! Register by December 1st to avoid cancellations.


Resident: $50.00
Non-Resident: $55.00

Sold Out & Waitlist

If a trip is sold out, a waitlist will be formed. If there’s a cancellation, Senior Center staff will contact interested travelers on the waitlist with more information.

Trip Minimums

Trips may need to be canceled up to 30 days in advance if minimums are not met. Help us spread the word about upcoming trips to avoid potential cancellations.

Cancellations & Refunds

As a result of the passenger minimums, refunds will not be permitted within 30 days of a day trip. Refunds must be requested at least 30 days before a trip departure date. Refunds will be subject to a $5 cancellation fee. Trips are rain or shine.

EXTENDED TRAVEL

Extended Travel programs require overnight stays while traveling domestically or internationally. A booklet may be picked up at the Concord Senior Center with registration details and full itineraries for each destination.

Please call TravelCenter Tours & Travel, (925) 937-2223, for pricing and registration information for extended travel packages.