Gadabout Vacations offers day tours originating from the Coachella Valley. See pickup points below.
"Irish Eyes Are Smiling"
Saturday, March 17, $129 per person
Erin Go Bragh! On this special St. Patrick's Day tour, you'll head to Almansor Court in Alhambra, near Pasadena, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a delicious meal and favorite songs like "Danny Boy," "Irish Eyes Are Smiling," "Mac Namara's Band," and "Molly Malone." Lunch included.
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum
Thursday, March 22, $66 per person
Journey back to the dawn of civilization in the heart of Los Angeles! At the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum in Hancock Park, the 3-D film, "Titans of the Ice Age" will help you imagine California in the prehistoric age. A variety of exhibits will help you to learn even more about the tar pits. No-host lunch at the Grove & Farmers Market following your visit.
Huntington Library & Gardens
Saturday, March 24, $78 per person
Explore one of the cultural gems of Southern California: the Huntington Library in San Marino. Start by browsing the extensive art collections or library, and make sure to take time to stroll the "Japanese Garden", the "Desert Garden," and the "Chinese Garden." A golf cart is available to those preferring a less-strenuous day. No-host lunch on site.
The Grove & Farmers Market
Saturday, April 7, $45 per person
Have a free day for shopping and lunch on your own. There are many restaurants scattered throughout both the Farmers Market and the nearby Grove, an outdoor shopping mall. No-host lunch. (No escort)
Dolphin & Whale Watching at Dana Point
Monday, April 9, $128 per person
Climb on board your vessel for a 2-1/2 hour cruise. From bow to stern, the high-tech boat has been specially outfitted to provide the best dolphin and whale watching experience possible. A hat, light jacket and rubber soled shoes are suggested. No-host lunch at Dana Point Harbor.
L.A. Art Scene & Broad Museum
Tuesday, April 17, $126 per person
Join guide Curt Tucker, to visit the new Broad Art Museum which houses a modern the art collection. Also see some of the amazing public statues, murals and sculptures around town. Lunch is included at the popular, gaucho-style Brazilian steakhouse, Fogo De Chao.
Reagan & Genghis Khan
Tuesday, April 24, $78 per person
Head to the Reagan Library for the special exhibition highlighting the amazing true story of Genghis Khan. Viewed as a warrior, he also is revered as an innovative leader and statesman. Also see Air Force One, a full scale replica of the Oval Office and more. No-host lunch on site.
“Country Cowboy Classics”
Thursday, May 3, $129 per person
Travel to Almansor Court in Alhambra, near Pasadena, to experience a show highlighting some of the popular country classics including hits from Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Gene Autry, Patsy Cline plus songs from Oklahoma and Annie Get Your Gun. Lunch included.
Saturday, May 5, $73 per person
Travel to Hemet to attend the longest running outdoor play in the US, adapted from the 1884 novel, Ramona, by Helen Hunt Jackson. Now in its 95th year, it takes place in a natural amphitheater and features a cast of more than 300. BBQ lunch included.
San Diego Cinco de Mayo
Sunday, May 6, $49 per person
Attend the 35th annual festival in Old Town San Diego. The historic area will be transformed into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border with music and entertainment, world-class food, and cultural exhibits. No-host lunch.
“Singin’ in the Rain” at the Candlelight
Saturday, May 13, $144 per person
Based on the 1952 movie, this musical is set in Hollywood when sound was first being included in motion pictures. Songs include “Good Mornin’”, “Make ‘em Laugh,“ and of course, “Singin’ in the Rain.” Lunch included.
Saturday, May 19, $59 per person
Visit the J. Paul Getty Museum in Brentwood. Current exhibits include: “Pastels in Pieces,” “Rembrandt & the Inspiration of India,” “Beyond the Nile: Egypt & the Classical World,” and “Earthly Paradise: Medieval Journeys Connecting India & Europe.” No-host lunch on site.
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Tuesday, May 22, $59 per person
Experience one of California’s famous missions, Mission San Juan Capistrano. A docent dressed in historic attire will show you the mission known as ”Father Serra’s church.” No-host lunch in San Juan Capistrano following the tour.
Saturday, June 2, $59 per person
Explore the Getty Villa, in Pacific Palisades near Malibu, dedicated to the arts and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. The building is a re-creation of a Roman country home inspired by ancient models with gardens reminiscent of the ancient world. No-host lunch on site.
San Diego Seaport Village
Saturday, June 9, $45 per person
Spend the day at Seaport Village! You may wish to enjoy a no-host lunch, stroll along the boardwalk by San Diego Bay, shop in the numerous stores, or ride on the historic 1895 Looff Carousel. No-host lunch. (No escort.)
Santa Monica Farmers Market
Wednesday, June 13, $49 per person
Head to Santa Monica’s weekly Farmers Market, recognized as one of the largest and most diverse markets in the nation. You may also wish to stroll down to the famous Santa Monica Pier with various restaurants and the famous “ End of Route 66” sign. No-host lunch.
King Tut at the California Science Center
Tuesday, June 19, $84 per person
Travel to Los Angeles to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the famous tomb. See the world premiere of King Tut: Treasure of the Golden Pharoah, with over 50 authentic artifacts. Also view the special IMAX presentation, Mysteries of Egypt. No-host lunch on site.
Newport Beach Holiday
Saturday, June 23, $53 per person
Have the day free to enjoy the sea air. You may wish to shop, enjoy lunch on your own or take an optional cruise on the harbor or ride the ferry over to Balboa Island. No-host lunch.
Laguna Beach Getaway
Saturday, June 30, $49 per person
Spend a cool day away in Laguna Beach. You are on your own to explore the unique galleries, the Sawdust Festival, specialty stores & restaurants, or enjoy the beach. No-host lunch.
Day Tour Pickup Points
Kohl's on Monterey & Dick Kelley
Dollar Tree Store, at Vista Chino & Sunrise
Sun Lakes Shopping Center Near Carl's Junior
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