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 or call the main desk at (860) 441-6785 for more information.

    Thursday, December 14th- Trip to Stocking Stuffer Trip in Central Mass

    Receive a Christmas stocking to fill up with a gift from each of our Holly Days stops: Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Delicious lunch awaits us at the Old Mill in Westminster, Hebert’s Candy Mansion in Shrewsbury, and then Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn in Spencer.

    Depart: 9:15 am Estimated Return: 7pm

    Deadline for this trip is December 11th. $107/resident

    Our trips are not just for Groton seniors – they are open to the public. An additional $10 fee is charged to non resident for trips unless otherwise noted.

    Monday, December 4th- Trip to Gilded Age Christmas Trip & FDR Home

    Guided tour of this gorgeous mansion features Christmas with the Vanderbilt’s during the Gilded Age.
    Delicious sit down lunch at the elegant Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, with beautiful water views. Followed by a guided tour of FDR’s home & library. (NOTE: Walking of approximately 1/4 mile required from the Visitor Center to FDR Home)
    Depart: 7:00am /Estimated Return: 7:30pm.
    ​Deadline for this trip is November 29th. $115/res.

    Our trips are not just for Groton seniors – they are open to the public. An additional $10 fee is charged to non resident for trips unless otherwise noted.

    Coming Up

    GROTON SENIOR CENTER is a regional senior center providing recreational opportunities for those 55 and older. Please join us on one of our upcoming day trips or special events


    CALIFORNIA COAST trip presentation

    Free Trip Presentation at Groton Senior Center Tuesday, November 21st 2pm   (FREE but please register please at 860-441-6623)

    The trip is Sunday, May 6 – Sunday, May 13, 2018 •Depart and return at Groton Senior Center. Highlights of the Collette trip will be : San Francisco, Choice of Cruise on San Francisco Bay or City Tour of San Francisco, Carmel by the Sea, Monterey, 17 Mile Drive, Hearst Castle, Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Wine Country, Hollywood, and San Diego.  8 Days – 10 Meals: 6 Breakfast and 4 Dinners.



    Every year, the Rockettes push themselves further to put on a show that’s more dynamic, more challenging and more magical than the last. Take in cherished moments and create new memories with the 2017 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular! We have rear orchestra seats. Doors open at 3pm. 4 pm show. $138/resident. Depart 10am Approx. return 9:30 pm

    Deadline to register for this for this trip is Nov 20th.  To register call  860-441-6785 or go to

    New York On Your Own 

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017  Limited seats!  Travel to NYC with the RCMH day trip yet do NYC on your own. Drop off and Pick will be near Rockefeller Center.   Deadline for this trip is November 21th. $47/person

    DINING OUT program is Groton Senior Center’s way of giving back to the community.  Each month one special Restaurant will be Featured: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH we are going to

    APPLEBEE’S.  The senior van will pick you up or you can meet us there.  Order off the menu a full entrée or just appetizers. Pay for yourself.  An evening outing of dining, socializing, and enjoyment! Registration is required.  To register call  860-441-6785 or go to

    HOLLY BERRY BALL Dinner and Dance at Groton Senior Center  Saturday, December 9, 2017  5:00 pm.  Maple Glazed Salmon, Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Corn & Sweet Peppers, Tossed Salad, Rolls, Cheese Cake, Punch, Coffee. Live music by As Time Goes By  Cost is $15 pp register by  Wed. December 6th.  To register call  860-441-6785 or go to


    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017

    This intimate revue takes a wry and knowing look at a stressful season. Armed with a copy of A Christmas Survival Guide by James Hindman and Ray Roderick and an optimistic attitude, the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming.  Show is at 2 pm.  We depart GSC at 12:45pm • $25 per resident.   To register call  860-441-6785 or go to


    Luncheon  at Groton Senior Center Tuesday, December 19th  at 11:30 AM.  Braised Flank Steak, Mushroom Gravy, Baked Ham, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Medley, Vegetables, Rolls, Fruit of the Forest Pie, punch, coffee.  Ledyard High School Carolers will perform.  Club 55 Members ONLY $ 10 / Nonmembers $15  Register by Friday, December 15th. To register call  860-441-6785 or go to

    Wonderful holiday Day trip Dec 14th

    We are offering a delightfully fun day-trip STOCKING STUFFER HOLLY DAYS on Thursday, December 14th.

    Everyone will receive a Christmas Stocking at the start of our day. Every stop will include a gift for your stocking!

    Our first stop will be at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. HOLLY DAYS has become a sparkling tradition at Tower Hill with unique themed Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs, and a great shop full of unique gifts.

    Delicious lunch awaits us at the Old Mill in Westminster . (Upstairs Dining- NO ELEVATOR) This special restaurant over looks a lovely pond, has a waterfall, and dates back to 1761. Menu: Fresh fruit, Choice of : Pork Chop with Apple Cinnamon Glaze OR Baked Stuffed Filet of Sole Almadine, Potato, Vegetable, Homemade Apple Crisp, Beverage (entree choice in advance)

    Next we”ll visit Herbert’s Candy Mansion in Shrewsbury the first roadside retail confectionary operation in the United States.

    Our final stop will be the Oakwood Farm Christmas Barn in Spencer, MA This 160 year old barn is filled to the rafters with a dazzling selection of Christmas trim, featuring thousands of ornaments, nativities, Santas, and their own “homemade” wreaths and centerpieces.

    We depart Groton Senior Center at 9:15 am with an estimated return 7 pm. Cost is $107 pp

    Thursday, November 30th- Trip to Newport Playhouse- Dashing Through the Snow

    At Newport’s only Dinner Theater enjoy their great home-style buffet, a wonderful play in their intimate theater and a fun-filled cabaret in the dining room. Buffet 11:30am… Curtain 1:00pm. Cabaret always follows the play. We leave at 9:45 am & approx. return 6 pm at Groton Senior Center. Deadline for this trip is November 27th. $65 /resident