Back by popular demand, a visit to Solvang for a full day of shopping, dining and exploring this wonderful village. Relish in the smell of aebleskiver and Danish sausages while Folk Dancers play and dance to a festive tune. Moderate to extensive walking and prolonged sitting.
DATE & TIME: Sunday, September 7, 8:30 am-7:30 pm
FEE: $22 (lunch not included)
REFUND DEADLINE: August 7
CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH AT MRS. KNOTT’S CHICKEN DINNER RESTAURANT AND TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION
Begin with Champagne Brunch at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. The brunch features some of your favorite dishes including made to order omelets, Belgium waffles, cinnamon French toast, a carving station and of course Mrs. Knott’s famous chicken along with over 25 desserts from her kitchen and don’t forget the champagne. Afterwards, visit an educational and emotional exhibit, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The exhibit showcases countless stories of heroism and humanity that are best told through authentic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic and extensive room re-creations. On this self-guided audio tour you will assume the role of a passenger and follow a chronological journey through life on the Titanic. You’ll even receive a replica boarding pass. Moderate to extensive walking.
DATE & TIME: Sunday, October 5, 9 am-3 pm
FEE: $48 (brunch included)
REFUND DEADLINE: September 5
THE HUNTINGTON FOR TEA
Have you been to Huntington lately? See all the changes made in the last seven years with one of the finest research libraries in the world, a splendid art collection, and an array of botanical gardens with plants from geographic ranges spanning the globe. A day spent enjoying the cultural treasures of The Huntington wouldn't be complete without starting your day at the Rose Garden Tea Room. A pot of brewed tea and a basket of freshly baked scones are served at each table. From a central buffet, guests may choose from an array of savory finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruit, chilled seasonal salads, and specialty petite desserts. Best of all, you can return to the buffet as often as you like. Moderate to extensive walking.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am-4:30 pm
FEE: $57 (tea included)
REFUND DEADLINE: October 8
Imagine cruising through the canals of Naples on an enchanting Venetian Holiday. Cruise through floating Christmas trees as they brightly twinkle in the bay. Cross under footbridges and beautifully decorated homes for the holidays. Feel free to bring something to sip as you take your trip on 14-passenger gondolas (wine not included). Before the cruise we will stop at Second Street where you can have dinner on your own or do some last minute shopping. Moderate to extensive walking and prolonged sitting.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, December 13 , 4:30-10:30 pm
FEE: $48 (dinner not included)
REFUND DEADLINE: Thursday, November 13
“WICKED” AT THE PANTAGES
Be a part of the phenomenal play, WICKED! Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony’s, WICKED is the untold story of the Witches of Oz! Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Before the show, enjoy an early dinner and shopping at Hollywood & Highland. Moderate sitting and walking. Bus leaves from and returns to the Joslyn Center, 815 N. Barranca Ave.
DATE & TIME: Sunday, January 11, 2 pm -10:30 pm
FEE: $115 (dinner not included)
REFUND DEADLINE: Friday, November 7
VENTURA FARMER’S MARKET AND VENTURA HARBOR CRUISE
Come take in all the variety and beauty of the Ventura’s Farmers Market with live music, local produce, honey, nuts, plants and flowers. Sample new, different and exciting foods and items. Afterwards enjoy a cruise through Ventura Harbor, with a guided tour to see the wildlife of the harbor and enjoy the fresh sea air. Moderate to extensive walking and prolonged sitting.
DATE & TIME: Saturday, February 7, 9 am-4:30 pm
FEE: $44 (lunch not included)
REFUND DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 7