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.

    ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE BUDDY GUY IN CONCERT

    Do you have plans next Friday night??  If not, please check this out (and attached flyer)

    Rare opportunity to enjoy American blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy live in our backyard at The Garde Arts Center in New London Friday night, November 15th. We do the driving so you don’t have to worry about the parking nor walking in the cold at The Garde Arts Center and our price already includes any service fees and taxes 🙂

    Friday, November 15, 2019 8:00 pm at Garde Arts Center

    ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE BUDDY GUY IN CONCERT

    Our seats are Orchestra Center J, K and L rows.

    $68 pp

    We provide the ride from Groton Senior Center to GAC and back.

    Call 860-441-6785 to register

     

     

     

    Awesome Daytrip for friends or family: New York Botanical Gardens Dec 30th

    Monday, Dec 30th New York Botanical Gardens—Holiday Train Show

    NYBG is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research & conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States. Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 NY  landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Depart: 7:00am GSC Estimated Return: 7:00pm GSC Register by November 28TH!  $106/res. includes: deluxe motor coach, Friendship Tours Tour Director, driver gratuity and admissions to NYBG and the Holiday Train Show. All ages.

    GREAT GIFT IDEA- the gift of an experience!

     

    Extended Trips Upcoming for 2019-2020

    Extended Trips

    Discover America’s Music Cities Holiday featuring New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville  December 3-10 2019

     

    Sunny Portugal    February 2020

    Portuguese Riviera, Lisbon, Fado Dinner Show, Sintra, Obidos, Fatima, Evora, Alentejo Countryside Stay, Sagres,

    Lagos, Algarve, Faro, Cork Factory, Azeitao, 2 Winery Tours, 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

     

    Spotlight on Santa Fe     May 10-15, 2020

    Walking Tour of Santa Fe Plaza, Open-Air Tram Tour, Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe School of Cooking, Turquoise Trail, Allan Houser Sculpture Garden, Bandelier National Monument, El Santuario de Chimayo

     

    The ARK ENCOUNTER    June 20-26, 2020

    Experience the Bible like never before on this journey that brings you face to face with Genesis and the life-size recreation of Noah’s Ark and the Creation Museum. Cruise through the glorious Allegheny Mountains; experience the charming lifestyle of Amish Country in Ohio and the Mennonite and Amish people of Pennsylvania on this enriching trip of a lifetime.

     

    Countryside of the Emerald Isle : Ireland   August 2-11, 2020

    Dublin, Cooking Class, Irish National Stud, Distillery Tour, Kinsale, Diner’s Choice, Choices on Tour, Garnish Island, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands

     

    October  31, 2020 to November 8, 2020- Spotlight on French Rivera

    More information to come

     

    December 2020- Nashville & The Smokey Mountains Holiday

    More information to come

     

    Call 860-441-6623 or email  colsen@groton-ct.gov for detailed flyer.

    Groton Recreation and Senior Center day trips

     

     

    Our day trips are open to all!  Residents and Non-residents! 

    Register at  www.grotonrec.com  or call  860-441-6785

     

    Wednesday, November  6th Newport Playhouse  FULL

     

    Friday, Nov 15th Buddy Guy in concert at Garde Arts Center

    RARE opportunity! Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee BUDDY GUY performs a remarkable show. We provide the ride to and from Garde Arts Center front steps so you have no driving nor parking worries. Our seats are Orchestra Center J, K and L rows for this 8 pm show. We depart GSC at 7pm. $68 resident/20 max

     

    Saturday, November 23rd NYC On Your Own/RCMH Rockettes—Christmas Spectacular  FULL

     

    Sunday, December 8th COME FROM AWAY at Providence Performing Arts Center

    Join us for a day trip to the luxurious and excellent Providence Performing Arts Center to attend the 1 pm matinee of the Broadway show COME FROM AWAY!  Set in the week following the September 11 attacks. It tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. We drive you to and from GSC and you enjoy the show from our rear orchestra seats. PPAC has several concession stands within the center.  $67 per resident including your transport, driver, and ticket.

     

    Tuesday, December 10th  Holiday Winter Wishes at The Aqua Turf     Featuring: The Cartells with a special appearance with the Glamour Girls

    Come spend the day with us and enjoy a plentiful meal in an elegant atmosphere, then dance (or tap your feet) to a fabulous band; playing songs with both you and the holidays in mind! Aqua Turf is always a treat into itself! Fantastic venue plus coffee & donuts, door prizes, complimentary glass of beer or wine. MENU: Family Style: Salad/ Pasta/ Sliced Roast Turkey/Sliced Roast Beef/Vegetable/Potato/ Dessert  $50/res  on our GSC bus

     

    Monday, Dec 30th New York Botanical Gardens—Holiday Train Show

    NYBG is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research & conservation organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States. Enchanting model trains zip through a display of more than 175 NY  landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves, and other natural materials. Depart: 7:00am GSC Estimated Return: 7:00pm GSC Register by November 28TH!  $106/res. includes: deluxe motor coach, Friendship Tours Tour Director, driver gratuity and admissions to NYBG and the Holiday Train Show. All ages. GREAT GIFT IDEA- the gift of an experience!

     

    Register at Groton Senior Center or www.grotonrec.com        860-441-6785

    Our trips are open to the public—residents and non-residents.

     

    Sunday, Dec 8th enjoy Come From Away matinee with us

    Broadway’s “Come From Away” is a Best Musical winner all across North America! Join as we travel to Providence Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Dec 8th to enjoy Come From Away matinee. $67 per resident including your transport, driver, and show ticket.

    This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

    Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.