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Spots go 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 Thrive55+ Active Living Center, in our Discover 55+ newsletter or on our Facebook page for added information.

We offer day and extended trips around the USA and abroad. Great for singles, couples, families – there’s something for everyone and all ages. Trips are open to the public.

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.

    Trip: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Lunch Excursion

    Friday, June 30th 


    Essex Steam Train & Riverboat’s 2 1/2-hour train and riverboat or 1 hour train only journeys begins at the historic 1892 Essex Station for a 12-mile, narrated round-trip into the heart of the unspoiled Connecticut River Valley. The steam
    locomotive pulls vintage coaches through the quintessential New England towns of Deep River and Chester. A natural highlight is the undeveloped Selden Neck State Park, accessible only by boat. Essex Steam Train offers unique access to several coves and preserves, immersing passengers in an on-board eco-excursion. The train travels near the tidal wetlands of Pratt Cove and Chester Creek — bountiful, natural habitats for birds including Cormorants, Ducks, Swans, Greenland Geese, Blue Heron, Egrets, and Red-winged Blackbirds.

    Lunch entrée choices are: Beef Tips with Gravy, Eggplant Parmesan or Baked Chicken with tossed mix green salad, Chef’s choice vegetable & Starch, roll, Chef’s Choice dessert.


    Trip Includes: train and boat fare and three course lunch.

    Cost is $78 per resident and $88 per non resident.

    Register in person at front desk or online at

    Trip: Mystic Seaport Day

    Thursday, June 1st

    Arrival at 10:00am


    We arrive at Mystic Seaport Museum for self-guided time and exhibits
    including the Alexis Rockman’s Oceanus exhibit, time on your own to enjoy
    Mystic Seaport with lunch on your own on site.

    The nation’s leading maritime museum. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th- century seafaring village. For over 90 years, Mystic Seaport Museum has been sharing stories of rich maritime history. Explore our grounds and take yourself back in time for an experience of a lifetime!

    Fee includes: transportation to & from Thrive55+, Museum and Seaport
    ​​​​​​​$28 per resident/ $38 per non resident

    Bluegrass Country & the Smoky Mountains trip in 2024

    Here is the link if you would like more information

    Trip: Newport Playhouse

    Thursday, May 18th


    “Run For Your Wife” – The play is a British farce that originally debuted in 1982. Newport Playhouse has been running long enough to be considered a Rhode Island institution. They have found the perfect formula.


    Buffet 11:30am, Curtain 1:00pm & Cabaret always follows the play We do the driving on one of our own buses. We meet at Thrive55+ Center and depart from our parking lot. $78 resident/88 non resident includes, transportation, driver, admissions, refreshments/meals. All trips must be paid for at
    time of time of registration.

    Christmas on the Danube trip December 2023

    The seat reduction date is quickly approaching on May 4 . Once seat reduction date has passed,  space will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in booking or looking for more information please call 860-441-6623 or email