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.

    John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum day trip June 15th

    Yesterday, Monday marked 100 years since the birth of President John F. Kennedy, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester held a ceremonial flag raising at 9 a.m. Look here to see the footage.

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/…/jfks-life-legacy-celebrated-o…/

    We’re taking a fabulous day trip to Boston on Thursday June 15th to visit his library and take in Boston with a lunch at Quincy Market then a great fully narrated 90 minute Boston Harbor Cruise. We still have some spots!! But hurry!!

    Thursday June 15, 2017 BEST OF BOSTON Trip John F Kennedy Library and Museum stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of JFK. Following a brief orientation and history, enjoy the museum on your own taking in the numerous exhibits and informative films. We do lunch on our own in Quincy Market then we enjoy a Boston Harbor Cruise. Discover the historic and contemporary milestones of Boston’s inner and outer harbors during this fun, informative, fully-narrated, 90-minute tour.

    $103 per resident .
    Includes coach transportation, driver gratuity, admission to museum and cruise ticket.
    Estimated Depart: 7:15 am from Groton Senior Center Estimated Return: 7:30pm

      

     

    Groton New London Airport Tour

    We had a GREAT tour of Groton–New London Airport, Mystic Jet Center, LLC, and of Survival Systems USA, Inc. on THursday, May 18th, 2017.  THANK YOU to all involved who took the time to show us around these amazing facilities!

     

    DAY TRIPS 2017

    Monday, May 15th GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA at Aqua Turf  Coffee & Donuts; Complimentary Glass of Beer or Wine then Family Style Lunch: Garden Salad, Pasta, Chicken ala Kathryn & Broiled Scrod w/ Cracker Crumb Topping, Vegetable, Potato, Rolls, Dessert, Beverage COST: $87p resident.  GSC transportation—We depart at 10am.

    Thursday, May 25th GOODSPEED-Thoroughly Modern Millie. In 1922 New York, newcomer Millie is no exception, jumping headlong into a makeover and a dizzy plan to marry rich—until she falls for a penniless charmer. A mix of madcap mistaken identity, high-spirited show tunes and tap-happy dance has more kick than bootleg gin in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical. We have Orchestra Center/ Aisle Side seats for this show.  $74 pp  GSC bus we leave 12:30 p.m.

    Thursday, June 15th BEST OF BOSTON  John F Kennedy Library & Museum stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of JFK. Following a brief orientation and history, enjoy the museum on your own taking in the numerous exhibits and informative films. Lunch is on our own in Quincy Market then we enjoy a fully-narrated, 90-minute tour on Boston Harbor Cruise.   $103 per resident . Estimated Depart: 7:15am from Groton Senior Center Estimated Return: 7:30pm

    Tuesday, June 27th Lights & Sights Lighthouse Cruise on Cross Sound Ferry Enjoy views of nine lighthouses from New London to Long Island, plus two Revolutionary- era forts, and more! We depart GSC at 1130 am for a 2 hour cruise aboard the CSF fast ferry -Sea Jet.  $28/ resident

    Saturday, August 12th NY Yankees vs Boston Red Sox game with Audi pckg. Watch this rivalry game in STYLE! A 2-hour dining pregame experience in the Audi Yankees Club at the dining room tables, Section 129 tickets, coach bus transportation, driver gratuity, parking fee & an incredible way to see these 2 classic baseball teams play live! $215 per resident for a magnificent experience!

    Coming up

    • Friday, September 15th Big E “New England’s Great State fair”
    • Tuesday, Sept 26th Ellis Island  & Statue of Liberty
    • Monday, December 4th Vanderbilt Mansion and FDR Home at Christmas

     

    Rocking Horse Ranch Trip Presentation Wednesday, May 10th

     

    Please join us for our FREE Trip presentation of our ROCKING HORSE RANCH trip scheduled for Sept 11-15, 2017. We only ask that you RSVP by calling 860-441-6785

    RHR Trip Details:

    Price $617 pp double occupancy includes:
    Round trip Transportation, Hotel/Meal Gratuities, and Baggage Handling.

    *** Deposit of $100 per person due upon registration ***

    During the day
    3 delicious meals
    Program of daytime activities: hay rides, shuffleboard, bocci, sauna, paddleboats, trivia and more
    Free coffee and cake all day
    Contests, games, bingo, prizes
    Horseback rides in the country
    Indoor Pool
    “Happy hour”

    In the evening –
    Deluxe accommodations
    Live entertainment & dancing
    More games and prizes

    Friday, June 23- Excursion to Copp Family Park for a Hike

    OATS OUT AND ABOUT Outdoor Active & Traveling Seniors

    For more information about OATS group excursions, please contact Cindy Morrison at CMorrison@groton-ct.gov or (860) 441-6623

    Time: 10 AM

    Hike Length: 1.5 miles