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Trips and Tours
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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.
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 "Abid" Ahmad at (925) 671-3017.
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:
- 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.
- By Phone (M-F, 10am-12pm & 1-3pm): Call the Registration Office at 925-671-3404.
- 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)
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.
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.
GRATON CASINO: THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join the lucky crew on a trip up to Rohnert Park to visit Graton Resort & Casino!
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM: TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
Playful sea otters. Flashy fishes. Mesmerizing jellies. Graceful under-water African Penguins. Swirling sardines. Colorful leopard sharks. Zebra moray eels, and more. You will delight in exploring the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s exhibits and learn more about their resident ocean animals. Your self-guided visit will carry you into the hidden world of Monterey Bay – a place of ever-changing beauty at the heart of the nation’s largest marine sanctuary which holds thousands of plants and animals. More than a hundred galleries and exhibits recreate the bay’s many habitats, from shallow tide pools to the vast open ocean. During the day, spend lunch time at their Café or venture out on Cannery Row and choose from a variety of restaurants offered in the area. After lunch you can always re- enter the museum for further exploration or enjoy shopping and browsing on Cannery Row.
Register at least 1 month in advance by March 14 to avoid cancellations.
|HARD ROCK CASINO: THURSDAY, MAY 11, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
HARD ROCK CASINO
Join the lucky crew on a trip up to Wheatland to visit Hard Rock Resort & Casino! Roundtrip transportation from the Concord Senior Center in a Motorcoach bus.
Register at least 2 weeks in advance to avoid cancellations.
GRAND ISLAND MANSION: SUNDAY, MAY 21, 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
GRAND ISLAND MANSION
This Italian Renaissance Style Villa located in Walnut Grove provides a feast for the eyes, as well as a full service Brunch buffet. Built in the 1920's, with beautiful gardens and statuary through-out, this mansion played host to such luminaries as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, actress Greta Garbo and mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner. Distinctive touches throughout the mansion still reflect its star-studded past, such as the private movie theater and closets in the ladies' lounge named for Hollywood stars of the day. With your delicious Brunch, you will have time to enjoy a self-guided walk through the accessible parts of the Villa.
BROADWAY SF - BOOK OF MORMON: SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
BROADWAY SF: BOOK OF MORMON
The Book of Mormon follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well meaning nerd whose tendency to embroider the truth soon lands him in trouble. Upon their arrival in Africa, Elders Price and Cunningham learn that in a society plagued by AIDS, poverty and violence, a successful mission may not be as easy as they expected.
Register at least 1 MONTH in advance to avoid cancellations.
BROADWAY SF - TINA TURNER THE MUSICAL: SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Broadway SF: Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Experience Tina Turner’s triumphant story live on Broadway at the exhilarating, undeniable mega hit: TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “It’s irresistibly uplifting.” People Magazine calls it, “euphoric, moving, and totally joyous.” And The New York Times cheers, “I’ve rarely heard an audience with this mighty a roar.” Celebrate the unstoppable woman that dared to dream fiercely, shatter barriers, and conquer the world—against all odds. Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters. The Daily Beast declares, “prepare to be ecstatically blown away. It’s a miracle the roof hasn’t taken flight to space.”
Register at least 1 MONTH in advance to avoid cancellations.
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.