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Be part of what's happening! Let us do the driving as we head off for adventures throughout Southern California and the Western United States. Want to see a Broadway Show in LA? Haven't been to a baseball game in a while? Are you tired of dealing with the hassles of driving through Southern California or do you just want to get out of the house for the day?
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Upcoming Airbus Daytrips and Adventures
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December 11, 2014 (Thursday) - $109
Also known as “Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument“, La Cuesta Encantada”, and “The Enchanted Hill”. Christmas was one of William Randolph Hearst’s favorite holidays. San Simeon was an enchanting setting for entertaining on a grand scale, and invitations to the Castle during the holidays were highly coveted. At Christmastime, The Assembly Room, The Refectory, and The Morning Room contain lavish decorations of hand-made garlands, brilliant red poinsettias, and two 18-foot Christmas trees fully decorated with lights and traditional ornaments. We'll depart Goleta at 11am and head to Morro Bay first for a little exploration of the quiet seaside town. We'll then have an included buffet dinner at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center.
December 14, 2014 (Sunday) - $149
Come join us for this wonderful holiday experience! With all the hubbub and craziness the holidays inevitably bring, it’s important to take a moment to stop, relax and let the true spirit of the season surround you. This year we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s monumental O Magnum Mysterium, which was given its’ first-ever performance by the Master Chorale in December 1994, along with 62 singers for an A Cappella feast of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous Christmas choral music ever composed. Before the concert, we will have a great included dinner at the Daily Grill! Offering Great American food, the Daily Grill Downtown is the perfect location for dinner before going to our performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall!
January 1, 2015 (Thursday) - $175
Join us as we once again travel to see this iconic parade! This years’ theme is “Inspiring Stories”. We have Grandstand seats at the beginning of the parade, just steps from the bus! Breakfast is provided on the bus, along with a souvenir program. This is an escorted trip. After the parade we will stop at Farmers Market/The Grove for an on-your-own lunch. Book early-this trip sells out!
January 11, 2015 (Sunday) - $159
Back by popular demand! Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon!”. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and 3 Tony awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” – New York Times. We have orchestra seats, towards the rear. These are the best seats we could get for this show. Lunch stop at the Farmers Market before the show.
January 21, 2015 (Wednesday) - $129
Join us for an unforgettable evening with Itzhak Perlman, a Grammy Award- and Emmy Award-winning classical musician, highly revered for his work as a violinist and conductor. Perlman’s influence around the world is virtually immeasurable. We have limited seating, so book early! Before the concert, we will stop and Figueroa and 7th for an on-your-own dinner.
January 29, 2015 (Thursday) - $69
Come play the ponies at Santa Anita Race Track which offers some of the prominent racing events in the United States and is considered by many as the world’s most beautiful race track. We’ll have an included lunch in the Clubhouse, daily racing form and the services of a professional handicapper.
February 8, 2015 (Sunday) - $99
Join us as we journey to see stage and television star Charlie Robinson play Simon in this Obie Award-winning drama. The New York Times proclaimed it “haunting and powerful.” The Civil War has ended, leaving destruction in its wake. As a raging storm illuminates what’s left of a once majestic plantation home, three Jewish men prepare for Passover—the owner’s son, and his family’s former slaves. Only one of them, Simon, remains strong in his faith, but it is threatened with truths about what happened in this house—and in their lives—during its antebellum days. Before the play we will stop at the Paseo Colorado for an on-your-own lunch and time for a little shopping! We have limited seats so book early! After the performance, there will be a 20-minute interaction with the cast and crew of the show!
February 15, 2015 (Sunday) - $99
Good news, possums! Tony Award winner Dame Edna — international housewife, therapist, gigastar, fashion icon, guru and swami — will play a limited engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre! Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience! Before the show, we will stop at the Farmers Market/The Grove for an on-your-own lunch.
February 25, 2015 (Wednesday) - $61
The only museum of its’ kind, and Recipient of the Global Peace and Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations, the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is a human rights laboratory and educational multi-media center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today. We’ll stop at Farmers Market/The Grove prior to the museum.
March 1, 2015 (Sunday) - $55
Hop on the bus as we head down to 2 world-class museums. The Getty Center is the flagship destination of the J. Paul Getty Trust and home to the central garden and Getty’s collection of western art from the middle ages to present. LACMA is a 7-building complex with more than 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to present. Admission to LACMA is on your own. Lunch is on your own at either museum. This is an either or trip.
March 12, 2015 (Thursday) - $63
Join us for a trip to the Descanso Gardens to see the blooming tulips, camellias, irises, lilacs, cherry trees, clivia and daffodils. This year-round urban retreat was founded in 1953 by E. Manchester Boddy. 160 acres of gardens, woodlands and chaparral were preserved for future generations. The county has developed the property to include a Rosarium, as well as a Japanese tea house, lilac garden, bird sanctuary, xeriscape, and a gift shop. Lunch is on your own (there is the Descanso Café on site).
March 22, 2015 (Sunday) - $55
Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon at the world-renowned Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park, overlooking Los Angeles. Several shows are available in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium as well as the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon. You can purchase tickets for these shows the day of (entrance fee not included). Before our visit to the Observatory, we will make a meal stop at CityWalk Universal at Universal Studios for an on-your-own lunch.
March 29, 2015 (Sunday) - $TBD
Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.” We will stop at Farmers Market/The Grove prior to the performance for an on-your-own lunch.