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Upcoming Trips

AUGUST 2019

SUNSET LUAU at the CATAMARAN RESORT in Mission Bay - Tues, August 13, San Diego, $122

A Silver Lining tradition!  Our annual visit to the Sunset Luaus on Mission Bay are a festive celebration of Polynesian food, music, and dances perfect for family and friends...without having to travel all the way to Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, or the Cook Islands!  Enjoy a true luau experience that includes a lei, Mai Tai, all-you-can-eat buffet, and entertainment. Local luau specialist Pride of Polynesia provides the authentic island music and dance, featuring hula and fiery torch dancers.

 

DINERS, DRIVE-INS and DIVES “Pt. 2” A Food & Fun Tribute to Guy Fieri - Saturday, August 24, $83

We love a good dive! To beat the traffic, we’re doing a Saturday trip to honor Guy Fieri: On this trip, we will meet SLT owner Jerry and focus on a few of Guy’s L.A. stops. First stop, the Oinkster in Eagle Rock known for their "liqua smoka porka flavor.” From there, we head for Polish food at Polka! Next, Korean & Mexican cuisines come together at Gavin Cha’s “Cha Cha Chili. Last, we’ll head to The Horse Thief. Since the Horse Thief sits next to Grand Central Market, You’ll get time afterwards to explore L.A.’s oldest and favorite food hall!

 

SISTINE CHAPEL EXHIBITION with SHERMAN’S GARDENS - Monday, August 26, $67

This tour starts at Sherman Library and Gardens which is located on PCH in Corona del Mar. An extensive botanical collection with examples of plant life from desert regions to tropical regions. It is a veritable outdoor museum of plants! Lunch is on your own at the Anaheim Packing House Food Hall.  After, we head to the Christ Cathedral (former Crystal Cathedral) for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel- The Exhibition. This touring exhibition recreates the awe and wonder of the Sistine Chapel with reproductions using state of the art technology.  As a result, the visitor can explore the artwork up close at a distance impossible to achieve in the Sistine Chapel.

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

BARRY MANILOW at the HOLLYWOOD BOWL - Friday, September 6, $93

One of the greatest entertainers in history shines on the Hollywood Bowl stage.  Barry Manilow is beloved for his songwriting and singing with over 85 million albums sold and 50 Top 40 hits. There’s no questioning his talent or his fanbase: the Fanilows!  The Hollywood Bowl is the perfect place to enjoy some of Barry’s more romantic tunes like “Can’t Smile Without You” and “Mandy.” It’s also a great place to enjoy more upbeat songs like “Copacabana!”

 

GENE AUTRY MUSEUM & HOLLYWOOD BOWL MUSEUM &TOUR – Tuesday, September 10, $55

We will start the day with a docent led tour at the Hollywood Bowl Museum. Tucked away at the side of the main gate to the Hollywood Bowl is a unique little museum highlighting the 100 year history of the museum: the people who made it possible & the musicians who played there. You’ll even get a peek inside the bowl. Lunch is OYO and then we’re off to the Gene Autry Museum. Located in beautiful Griffith Park, the Autry features world-class galleries filled with Native American art and artifacts, film memorabilia, historic firearms, paintings, and more.

 

“Broadway in the Desert” THE SOUND OF MUSIC at TUACAHN AMPITHEATER in St. George with RED ROCK CANYON STATE PARK & CASABLANCA Casino and Resort - Sept 16-19, $488 Single / $386 Double p/p

Fall is an ideal time to experience Red Rock Canyon State Park, southern UT and Mesquite, NV! On our tour, we’ll be returning to the Tuacahn Theater in St. George for a production of The Sound of Music! Called “Broadway in the Desert”, this outdoor theater sits in a gorgeous setting surrounded by red rock mountains. Lodging will be at the Casablanca Hotel & Casino in Mesquite. This tour also includes a side trip to one of America’s most beautiful state parks, Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon plus time on your own at Downtown Summerlin - Las Vegas’ new affluent shopping, dining and entertainment district on the city’s west side. Price includes: transportation, baggage handling, pre-show dinner at the Rib & Chop House, theater ticket and entrance into the state park.

 

JOHN WAYNE’s YACHT “The Wild Goose” BRUNCH CRUISE - Thursday, September 26th, $131

Enjoy brunch and a 2 hour cruise upon the “Wild Goose.”  Once the private playground for legendary actor John Wayne and now on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wild Goose is a one-of-a kind experience, offering three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities. Cruising the harbor in the “Duke’s” private yacht is the only way to cruise Newport!

 

PIRATES DINNER ADVENTURE! & STANLEY RANCH/DISNEY GARAGE - Sun, September 29, $93, Buena Park

If you enjoyed our Medieval Times trip, we’re now going to set sail for adventure at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure! Enjoy as buccaneers swoop from the rigging of an 18th century Spanish galleon, battling each other with swords and knives. Savor the action, adventure, love, and laughs while you enjoy a delicious, four-course feast, fit for a pirate king. Lads, lasses, and scallywags of all ages are welcome to the world’s most interactive dinner show! Laugh, cheer, and sing to the high-seas rollick you’ll never forget! Also included is a docent tour at the historical Stanley Ranch Museum & Village which houses Walt Disney’s garage where he first started animation in 1923.

 

OCTOBER 2019

LA BREA TAR PITS (with PAGE MUSEUM) + FARMER’S MARKET + THE GROVE - Tue, October 1, $55

La Brea Tar Pits is located in the historic Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles Museum Row. The La Brea Tar Pits excavation site is one of the world’s most famous Ice Age excavation sites, recognized for having the largest and most diverse array of extinct Ice Age plants and the animals in the world! We’ll then take the short ride to the Farmer’s Market & the Grove for lunch and time on your own. Opened in 1934, the Farmers Market is a popular destination for foodies in search of the market’s wide assortment of flavors and cuisines. The Grove is a popular fashion and lifestyle destination offering the best mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment in Los Angeles.

 

AQUARIUM of the PACIFIC + LONG BEACH HARBOR CRUISE - Monday, October 7, $58

Located on five acres of waterfront property along Long Beach harbor, the aquarium presents the marvels of the deep blue to locals and tourists alike. As its name implies, the aquarium features marine life from the Pacific in which more than 47 exhibits display over 550 species. Afterwards, we’ll take a narrated harbor cruise where you’ll learn about the history of the harbor as well as see the beautiful Long Beach skyline, California Sea Lions playing in the harbor, the world-famous Queen Mary, large cargo and container ships from all over the world, and much more!  *Note, this is a special senior rate for this trip. If you are under age 50, please call for pricing.*

 

 LAUGHLIN with Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Tribute Oct 15-17, $244 Single / $206 Double p/p

We’re off to Laughlin for a multi-day that includes the Martin & Lewis Tribute Show. This one-of-a-kind show will make you feel as if Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are still performing together today. Accommodations are at the Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino which is located on the banks of the beautiful Colorado River. Includes: 2 night stay, baggage handling, ticket to the show, 2 breakfast buffets and one choice buffet per person. 

 

Lunch at L.A. POLICE DEPARTMENT’s “Police Revolver Café”, Tour of HOME BOY INDUSTRIES, Docent tour of Olvera Street - Wed, October 23, $73

Our first stop will be for a docent led tour of Olvera Street and its surroundings at El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Next, we will go for lunch to the safest restaurant in L.A., The Police Revolver Café at the Police Academy. Enjoy the 1950s diner-style Police Academy Café. Dine with real cops and detectives at the cafe while admiring the police memorabilia that decorate the walls. Finally, we will enjoy a pastry and tour of Homeboy Industries. Founded in 1988 by Father Boyle, Homeboy serves as a beacon of hope for those seeking to leave gang life. Homeboy is a place where former enemies bake bread side by side, learning the art of preparing breads, pastries and more.

 

ELVIS HONEYMOON HIDEAWAY + LIVING DESERT - Tuesday, Oct 29, $100, Palm Springs               

We’ll start off the day with a docent, interior tour of “The Alexander Estate, this mid-century Modernism icon was called the “House of Tomorrow.” It was also the former residence of Elvis & Priscilla Presley. They lived here in 1966 & 1967 and honeymooned here after their May 1967 wedding. Lunch is OYO at Sherman’s Deli. Afterwards, we’ll go to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens named “One of the 10 Best Zoo’s in the U.S.” by Conde Nast Traveler.

NOVEMBER 2019

New!!! NETHERCUTT MUSEUM+ AMERICANA + GAMBLE HOUSE - Sat, Nov 2, $87

See this, docent led must-see collection of J.B. Nethercutt, co-founder of Merle Norman Cosmetics, who spent much of his fortune collecting antique musical instruments, fine furniture, rare automobiles and troves of other functional fine art. Jay Leno has called his collection "the equivalent of Cooperstown in baseball."  The grand finale of the tour is the 5000 pipe mighty Wurlitzer. Lunch is OYO at the famous Americana in Glendale.  Then, we'll head to Pasadena for an afternoon tour of the Gamble House. The Proctor and Gamble family's winter, iconic Craftsman home designed by the architectural firm Greene and Greene.  The Gamble House is a Craftsman masterpiece

 

New!!! JEOPARDY TV TAPING - Tuesday, Nov 12, Sony Studios, $65

Come with us to Sony Picture Studios in Culver City for a live taping of America’s #1 quiz show. Hosted by award-winning television icon Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! features trivia in history, literature, the arts, pop culture, science, sports, geography, wordplay, and more. Lunch will be on your own before the taping.

 

New!!! "SAN FRANCISCO HERE I COME!"- San Francisco Multi-Day - Nov 10-13, Single $930/ Double $650 p/p

Many of you have asked for a multi-day trip to San Francisco and we listened!  On Day 1, we will motor coach to S.F., and we will check into the Comfort Inn at Fisherman's Wharf.  Dinner that night is included at the New Spot on Polk. On Day 2, we have a docent led tour of the city in the morning.  Later in the afternoon, you will have time on your own to explore additional sights.  On Day 3, we'll drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito for a little time on your own.  We'll take the ferry back to the city.  You will be on your own for the rest of the evening.  Day 4, we return home.

 

New!!! CURT TUCKER'S " L.A. EATS- COMFORT FOOD TOUR"Monday, Nov 18, $130                                                                

We welcome back L.A.'s top step on guide Curt Tucker who is not only a history buff with an expertise on the evolution of Los Angeles, but also a true foodie known for his creative and memorable food adventures. We’ll start the morning with a sweet, unique pancake that is both delicious and nostalgic. In cultural-rich Olvera Street, enjoy a warm homemade churro, and a fantastic taco. In L.A.’s eclectic and ever-changing Arts District, we’ll visit a purveyor of exotic grilled sausage, a burger that has been the taste of NYC for decades, and munch on fried chicken that is made with its own unique “blend of spices” that makes it addictively delicious. No comfort food tour would be complete without a couple of unexpected surprises…

 

New!!! THANKSGIVING DINNER at the Iconic BILTMORE HOTEL – Thursday, Nov 28, $114       

Gobble Gobble!  Flee the stress of home cooking and join us for a Thanksgiving buffet at Smeraldi's at the iconic Biltmore Hotel in Downtown L.A.  We'll enjoy lunch at the storied hotel which was built in 1923.  Enjoy the holiday decorations, the Rendezvous Court and the hotel which has hosted six presidents, the Oscars and gangsters such as Bugsy Seigel and Al Cappone. After, we will head to the Grove and Farmer's Market for an afternoon of holiday shopping. The Grove at Christmas; where snow magically falls, holiday music fills the air and where one of the tallest trees on the West Coast gleams with 25,000 lights and ornaments!

 

DECEMBER 2019

New!!! MISSION INN "Festival of Lights" Tues December 2, Riverside, CA, $98                                                         

Southern California's signature event The Mission Inn Hotel's "Festival of Lights" welcomes guests to experience holiday lights and decoration, live entertainment and lots of goodies in Downtown Riverside. The beloved Southern California tradition recently named “Best Public Holiday Lights Display in the Nation” by USA Today creates a magical, Disneyland-like experience with 5 million lights!  Docent tour of the Mission Inn and dinner at the Spaghetti Factory included! Ho! Ho! Ho!

 

New!!! SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS TROLLEY & "DECEMBER NIGHTS at Balboa Park"- Sat, December 7, $90

We start our late afternoon tour with the Old Town Trolley's "Holiday Lights and Sights" tour of beautiful San Diego! Guests of all ages celebrate in the sights, songs and traditions of the holiday season.  Join in a sing-along caroling with our conductors, share fun holiday facts, history and traditions and see the festive Christmas lights of Old Town San Diego, the Embarcadero, Balboa Park, Garrison Street and more.  After, we get a chance to experience one of San Diego's biggest yearly events "December Nights" at Balboa Park!  A bonus is you are getting free admission to S.D.'s 5 best museums!

 

New!!! LAUGHLIN with Johnny Cash Tribute Show at the Riverside ResortTuesday, December 10 to Thursday 12th, Single $248/Double $214 p/p Laughlin, NV

Join us as we head to the Riverside Resort in Laughlin!  This trip includes a ticket to see Sean Barker's "Man in Black.  A tribute to Johnny Cash."  Shawn has performed his unmatchable tribute to Johnny Cash all over the world touring in Australia, Europe, Canada and across the United States. Includes two breakfast buffets and one choice buffet per person. 

 

New!!! WHEEL OF FORTUNE TV TAPING Thursday, December 12, Sony Studios, $65

"I'd Like to buy a vowel."  Come with us to Sony Picture Studios in Culver City for a live taping of one of the most successful TV game shows in history. Contestants compete to solve word puzzles to win cash and prizes determined by spinning a large wheel. You’ll join in the fun and excitement when you take your seat in the studio audience for this hit show combining elements of both luck and skill, along with the wit of Pat Sajak and the charm of Vanna White.  Lunch will be on your own before the taping.

 

New!!! CHRISTMAS at the REAGAN LIBRARY & “Egypt's Lost Cities "Exhibit”- Thursday, December 19, $123

The Holidays come alive at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum! Enjoy a tour through a winter wonderland depicting this year’s theme, Christmas Around the World. Also included, is the museum’s exhibit "Egypt's Lost Cities." The exhibition takes a fascinating look at the two ancient cities that were lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea. 200 of these authentic artifacts, including colossal 16-foot sculptures will be on display.  Lunch included at the Library.

 

New!!! PALM SPRINGS “Windmill Tour” with Candy Cane Lane + Village Fest - Thursday, Dec 26, $61

On this docent led, afternoon tour, we’ll venture to the playground of stars, Palm Springs, for the Windmill Tour. When driving into the beautiful Coachella Valley, one of the most striking sights you’ll see is the vast array of wind turbines that sprout from the desert floor. You’ll get information about the windmills themselves, how big they are, how they work, and the unique features of the different designs and models of windmills. After, since it's the holidays, we will drive down legendary "Candy Cane Lane" to see Palm Springs most beautiful lights!  Then we'll have a little time to browse the weekly Palm Springs Village Fest on Palm Canyon Drive!

 

JANUARY 2020

New!!! THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE 2020 - Wednesday, January 1, $156 

For millions of people around the world, the Rose Parade is an iconic New Year’s Day tradition!  The Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. and features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. Includes your seat to America’s Parade and lunch at Hometown Buffet after! This event has already been selling since last year’s parade, so get in fast!  

 

New!!! ROSE PARADE POST PARADE: A Showcase of Floats - Thursday, January 2, 2020, $82

Many of you have asked us to add a date the day after the parade to view the floats!  Following the Rose Parade, walk within feet of the floral and animated masterpieces parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards. Come rain or shine, take a closer look at the design and workmanship that went into each float entry and learn more about the float process from Tournament volunteers “White Suiters” on hand. Lunch OYO in Downtown Pasadena.

 

 
 

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Silver Lining Travel reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If Silver Lining Travel cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, Silver Lining Travel has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer funds to the same event at the new future date. Persons wishing to cancel their reservation 45 calendar days, prior to an event will receive a refund, subject to a $10 Cancellation fee. Any cancellations made after the 45 days, WILL NOT receive a refund.
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