Trips

Spots are going fast on all our trips and some are already filled up.  We do our best to get you the best seats for the best price with a quality trip!  Check our flyers in the Groton Senior Center Newsletter Discover 55+ or on our Facebook page for added information.

We offer day and extended trips around the US and abroad. Great for singles, couples, families – there’s something for everyone and all ages. Trips are open to the public. Check back often to see new trips added!

Questions about a particular trip??  If you just want to know if there is a spot for you you may call 860-441-6785 or if a more specific question call 860-441-6623.  THANK YOU for traveling with us!

Payment must be made upon registering for a day trip. No refunds unless your spot can be filled. To see all our upcoming trips, please visit GrotonRec.com/Trips or call the main desk at (860) 441-6785 for more information.

    Tuesday, December 11th- Dining Out at Steak Loaf

    The community gives to the Groton Senior Center; Dining Out is our way of giving back to the community. Each month a restaurant is featured. Ride the senior van or meet us there. Order a full entrée or just appetizers. An evening outing of dining, socializing and enjoyment! Please join us Tuesdays for a “socially nutritional” evening.

    Registration is required– please be sure to let us know if you want to ride on our GSC bus.

    Steak Loaf, 27 Coogan Blvd #24 Mystic, CT 06355
    Since 1973, Steak Loft has featured premium program beef, fresh seafood, a scrumptious salad bar, wine, cocktails, entertainment, and excitement.

    ​Menu: www.steakloftct.com

    Sunday, December 2nd- Trip to Uconn Women’s Basketball Game

    Women’s Basketball Game against Notre Dame game at 4:00 pm on ESPN
    Doors open at 3:30 pm
    Pizza and soda prior to the game. Popcorn and drinks will be served at half time.
    $5 per person Deadline to register: November 28th
    Transportation provided for Groton residents 55 plus but you MUST sign up for the transportation.

     Day trip: Christmas Town Festival – Bethlehem Saturday, Dec. 8

    Day trip: Christmas Town Festival – Bethlehem Saturday Dec 8

    Head off to Christmas Town Festival in Bethlehem, CT for a magical holiday experience! For the 38th year, this tradition will get locals and travelers from afar in the holiday spirit. The old-fashioned Christmas celebration will occur all around the town green. This annual event will feature: music performances, tree lighting, photos with Santa, horse-drawn hayrides, a book and cookie sale, crafts and gifts galore (indoors and out), food and refreshments, strolling carolers, holiday characters, a roving train ride, Santa’s workshop, and a bell choir concert. Not only will the town green warm you up for the holidays, but so too will roaming the town to see other holiday events and sights.

    Each year, the town’s people create a Christmas ornament. This year, take home a piece of the tradition to hang.

    Depart: 8:00 AM-Groton Senior Center Est Return: 6:00 PM
    Cost per person $81

    Tour Includes: Roundtrip Motor coach, Tours of Distinction Tour Director, Free-Time at the Festival, 2018 Christmas Festival Ornament. Also, all Taxes and Gratuities (Including Driver and Tour Director).
    Register online at www.GrotonRec.com or call 860-441-6785

    WEBS Yarn Store day trip    Tuesday, January 9th 

    WEBS Yarn Store    Tuesday, January 9th 

    Please join us as we day trip to America’s Yarn Store in Northampton, MA .   Oh, the needles, the yarn & all the colors to select from! 

     

    $12 pp  G.S.C. bus

    Registration is required and this will fill fast!

    860-441-6785

     

     

     

    TODD GIPSTEIN speaks “The Mind, The Eye and the Heart of a Photographer”  

    Hello traveling friends~

    REMINDER:  Tomorrow evening – THURSDAY, November 15   6 pm:

    Award Winning NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER

    TODD GIPSTEIN speaks “The Mind, The Eye and the Heart of a Photographer”

     

    Free ~ yet, registration is required. 860-441-6785

    Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer & Producer Todd Gipstein will explore the art and artistry of photography. He will share insights from 50 years behind the camera shooting for documentary media.

    How do you become a good observer of life? How do you engage with people, places, animals? How do you document experiences in photographs? What makes a good photographer & a powerful photograph? This non-technical talk will inspire you to look at life in new ways.

    All are welcome.  Light refreshments included.

     

    Free ~ yet, registration is required. 860-441-6785