Trips 

DAY TRIPS

Masks are required on the bus, all times are approximate. 

Trip Cancellation Policy

Fees for day trips are non-refundable within 10 working days of the trip if a replacement cannot be found.  Please call  and speak with a staff person if you cannot attend the trip.  If we are successful in finding a replacement, the payor of the trip will receive a refund by account credit, refund check or a refund to the credit card used at the time of registration.

 

HHawthorne-1-1024x683awthorne Race Track - (Waitlist Only- Please Call)

F, Aug 19| Check-in 4:30pm| Depart 5-10:30pm|$46M/$56NM

(Heavy Walking)

Hawthorne Race Course is a racetrack for horse racing in Stickney, Illinois, near Chicago. It’s the oldest continually run family-owned racetrack in North America. In 2009, the Horseplayers Association of North America introduced a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America and Hawthorne was ranked No. 8. Dinner includes barbecue pulled pork, fried chicken, corn, baked beans, coleslaw, and roll. The tent will have a cash bar available.

 

Cubs vCUBSs. Cincinnati Reds - Wrigley Field

(Waitlist Only - Please Call)

Th, Sep 8|Check-in 11:30am| depart 12pm-6pm|$40M/$50NM

(Heavy Walking)

If you haven’t been to Wrigley Field lately you will be amazed by the renovations of the ballpark and surrounding neighborhood. The price includes the ticket and bus, no food or drinks are included. Tickets will include rainout insurance, and we have an ADA bus pass for drop-off and the seats are accessible by elevator.

 

Chicago Mural Tour - (Waitlist Only - Please Call)

Tu, Sep 13|Check-in 9am|Depart 9:30am–3:30pm|$45M/$55NM 

On this feel-good-tour you will discover how artists have improved Chicago’s neighborhoods one mural at a time. Along the way we will see historic murals and ones featuring whimsical characters and others with celebrities. We’ll learn unique details about Chicago’s history and also uplifting elements about the artists and the city. Some of the highlights include Chicago’s largest mural, which happens to feature Oprah Winfrey, and another with the most important women from Chicago’s suffragette movement. Beth Sair is a retired educator, a passionate historian, a volunteer at the Chicago Architecture Center and a member of the Chicago Tour-Guide Professionals Association.  We will have lunch at Manny’s Deli and the cost is not included in the ticket price. Tour can involve minimal walking to heavy walking, depends if you would like to stay on the bus.    

 

Fitzgerald’s Fish Boil & Tristfitzgeraldan Crist Magic Theatre (Waitlist Only - Please Call)

Th, Sep 22| Check-in 9:45am| Depart 10:15am-5:15 pm|$75M/$85NM

(Minimal Walking)

They are known for all-you-can-eat North Atlantic cod boiled in traditional outdoor kettles year-round mouthwatering taste that made them legendary.  It starts with boiling fresh potatoes and whole onions outdoors over a wood fire.  Then they add fresh cod to each batch.  As they stir the boiling kettles, they keep adding wood to the fire and simultaneously grill their locally famous bbq chicken.  Lunch will include North Atlantic cod and honey bbq meal. Following lunch,  we will head over to Illusionist Tristan Crist where you will see magic up-close and personal like you’ve never seen before

Art Institute of Chicago

M, Oct 10|Breakfast Check-in 9:45am|

Depart 10:30am–3:30pm|$45M/$55NM art institure

(Heavy Walking)

The Art Institute of Chicago was founded in 1879 and is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the world. Recognized for its curatorial efforts and popularity among visitors, the museum hosts approximately 1.5 million people annually. Before we depart, we will have breakfast from Panera, please select from the following soufflé options: 1) spinach & bacon, 2) four-cheese. Each meal will come with fruit. A snack will be provided on the bus ride home.

 

murder on orient expressMurder on the Orient Express—Drury Lane

W, Oct 19|Check-in 10:45am|Depart 11:15am–4:45pm|$90M/$100NM 

(Minimal Walking)

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stopped the Orient Express in its tracks. The next morning, an American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed, his door locked from the inside. Isolated with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on famed detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer before they strike again. The play adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous murder mystery first premiered in 2017.  Please select a meal choice (menu options have changed since Program Guide was published) - 1) Rotolo di Pasta, 2) lemon and herb crusted cod, 3) roast turkey.

Sock Monkey Museum

Th, Oct 27|Check-in 8:15am|Depart 8:45am-3:45pm|$84M/$94NM 

(Heavy Walking)

The tour will begin with the Long Grove Historical Society walking tour and some ghost stories for Halloween.  We will then visit the Sock Monkey Museum and everyone will make their own sock monkey.  We’ll continue  to the Village Tavern for lunch, please select a meal choice: 1) homemade chicken salad, 2) two pieces of their famous broasted chicken 3) homemade BBQ pulled pork sandwich, each comes with French fries, dill pickle and dessert.  You will have time on your own to shop Long Grove where you can visit Broken Bridge Treats, Long Grove Confectionery Coffee Shop or stroll down to Buffalo Creek Brewery for a tasting.  

 

CasinoTrip_21q3_4cFour Winds Casino—New Buffalo

Tu, Nov 8|Check-in 8am|Depart 8:30am-5pm|$35M/$45NM

(Heavy Walking)

At Four Winds New Buffalo, the excitement never stops. The package includes $15 in slot play and $10 food voucher. Whether you like to play penny slots or $100 machines, you’ll find more than 2,200 slot machines, or you can get a piece of the action at 48 table games.

On Your Own Trip—King Spa & Sauna

W, Oct 5|10am|$35M/$45NM

King Spa & Sauna is a unique Korean inspired spa that is known as "Jjim-Jil Bang". Jjim-Jil Bang spa is one of the many traditional assets that have coexisted in the Korean community. With its own unique cultural blend, the Korean sauna offers great relaxation to relieve stress from the body and mind. Located in the parking lot in between Home Depo and H Mart (809 Civic Center Dr. Niles).  The spa is a barefoot facility and loungewear is provided. If you would like to add additional services for example facial massage, scrubs, etc. it is not included in the price.  They have a food court in the facility so you can stay all day!  They will not allow chairs inside the rooms, you will have to be able to move from a seated position to the standing position.  

 

OVERNIGHT TRIP  

(30 DAY CANCELLATION POLICY - PLEAE SEE PROGRAM GUIDE)

Starved Rock Overnight Trip – everything is included in price, unless noted

(Waitlist Only - Please Call)

Single Occupancy $328 M/$348NM

Double Occupancy $262M/$282NM

Monday, August 29, 2022

NSC Check-in 9:00am|Depart 9:30am 

11:30am Boat Captain’s Lunch 

(Spring pasta salad, broccoli cheddar    soup, baked lemon herb chicken, garlic   mashed potatoes and apple cake)

1:00pm  I&M Canal Boat Tour 

2:30-4:30  Downtown Utica 

5:00 pm  Check into rooms

6:30 pm  Dinner in main dining room

Free Time  Hiking, Art in the Park.     wood carving, pool, hot tub and sauna,   board games movies, walking lodge    grounds, gift shop and café)  

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

7:30am  Breakfast Buffet begins

8:30am  Breakfast Buffet ends

Free Time

11:30am  Seating begins for show

12:00pm  Lunch buffet begins

1:00 pm  Ukulele Moonshiner Show—an    extravaganza of musical variety and    audience participation that includes    singing, dancing and the playing of    tambourines and kazoos. Four men with   ukuleles will perform new versions of    your favorite hits!

2:45 pm  Show concludes

3:00 pm  Depart

5:00pm  Arrive at NSC