Trips and Tours

get ready for adventures in 2023!

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)

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.

HARD ROCK CASINO: THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 by December 29 to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $50.00
Non-Resident: $55.00
RAMSES EXHIBIT TOUR: THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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RAMSES THE GREAT AND THE GOLD OF THE PHARAOHS

Step back through time to when the almighty pharaoh ruled Egypt! Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great, was the most celebrated and powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom – Egypt’s Golden Age. This state-of-the-art exhibition features the greatest collection of Ramses II objects and Egyptian jewelry ever to travel to the United States. Along with pharaoh’s colossal royal sculpture, the exhibition highlights recently discovered animal mummies and treasures from the royal tombs. 

After soaking up all that ancient history you will have some free time to enjoy as you like: visiting another exhibit, shopping at the gift shop, or enjoying Golden Gate Park.

Register at least 1 month in advance by 
December 16th to avoid cancellations.


Resident: $116.00
Non-Resident: $127.00
CONCORD SENIOR TRAVEL PRESENTATION: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Concord Senior Travel Presentation

The Concord Trips & Tours Program for Adults 50+ has many new and exciting travel opportunities! Join us at the Concord Senior Center to learn more about our upcoming day trips and some exciting extended travel opportunities for domestic and international adventures!


RSVP by Tuesday, January 25

FREE EVENT, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

RED HAWK CASINO: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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RED HAWK CASINO

Join the lucky crew on a trip up to Placerville to visit Red Hawk Casino!
Roundtrip transportation from the Concord Senior Center in a Motorcoach bus.


Register at least 2 weeks in advance by January 26 to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $50.00
Non-Resident: $55.00

WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM: 

A MULTI-GENERATIONAL TRIP

Journey through the museum’s main galleries while enjoying a unique and specialized tour from one of their friendly certified museum Storytellers. As they present special stories, facts, and memories within each gallery room, you will discover more about the life and legacy of Walt Disney. After your museum visit, you will be transported to Pier 39 for free time to enjoy visiting one of the many restaurants, fun shopping, delight in viewing the sea lions hauled out on docks on Pier 39's marina, or other attractions it has to offer. Level 2 Walking.

Youth ages 9 and up are permitted to join, if accompanied by an adult 50 and older. Youth (ages 9-18) registrations receive a $4.00 discount based on youth ticket pricing.


Register at least 1 month in advance by January 25 to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $116.00
Non-Resident: $127.00

OAKLAND ZOO: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Oakland Zoo: 

A Multi-Generational Trip!

Enjoy 4 hours of free time at the Oakland Zoo to see the exhibits, ride the Gondola to the new Landing Café for a lunch on your own, and be sure to spend extra time with the Gibbons who are full of personality! Level 3 Moderate Walking with stairs.

Youth ages 9 and up are permitted to join, if accompanied by an adult 50 and older. Youth (ages 9-14) and Seniors (ages 65 and up) registrations receive a $5.00 discount based on age-based ticket pricing.

Register at least 1 month in advance by February 15 to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $97
Non-Resident: $106
GRATON CASINO: THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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GRATON CASINO

Join the lucky crew on a trip up to Rohnert Park to visit Graton Resort & Casino!
Roundtrip transportation from the Concord Senior Center in a Motorcoach bus.

Register at least 2 weeks in advance by March 30th to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $50.00
Non-Resident: $55.00
MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM: TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.

Resident: $145.00
Non-Resident: $159.00 

HARD ROCK CASINO: THURSDAY, MAY 11, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 by April 27 to avoid cancellations.

Resident: $50.00
Non-Resident: $55.00

GRAND ISLAND MANSION: SUNDAY, MAY 14, 9:45 AM - 3:45 PM
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GRAND ISLAND MANSION:
A MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL!

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.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN 2023. CALL (925) 671-3017 FOR MORE DETAILS.

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.