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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: “South Pacific” at the Goodspeed

    Wednesday, June 26th at 12:45am

    East Haddam to enjoy the 2:00 pm show of SOUTH PACIFIC.

    On a lush tropical island during World War II, battles of the heart are center stage in the Goodspeed premiere of the soaring Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. A lovestruck nurse and a young lieutenant are pulled into the tide of separate romances in an exotic world of risk and passion. But prejudice clouds their potential paradise. Get swept away by twin love stories and a rapturous score that includes “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “Bali Ha’i” and more.


    Show is approx. 2.5 hrs (including intermission). We depart Thrive 55+ at 12:45 pm. Cost is $75 resident/ $85 non resident.

    Trip: Historical Harlem

    Saturday, June 22nd 

    Depart: 7:45am and Estimated Return: 8:00pm

    Reservations: Call Thrive55+ at 860-441-6785

    Cost: $193pp


    Trip includes…

    • Special guided tour of Harlem’s famed Apollo Theatre. The tour is educational, entertaining, and inspirational. Hear the story of the theatre and legendary people who performed here such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, James Brown, the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and so many more.
    • Lunch at the famous Slyvia’s restaurant served family style. Started by an ambitious woman in 1962, Slyvia’s had become an icon and place to be seen. Presidents, Senators, Govenors, Mayors, and people who appreciate delicious food flock to Sylvia’s. Sample menu: BBQ Chicken & Country Fried Fish, potato salad, collard greens, dessert, iced tea, soda, and coffee
    • A guided riding tour highlights the diversity, history, and beauty that is Harlem, from the Harlem Meer in Central Park, the Cathedral church of St. John the Divine, the famous brownstones, the beautiful West Side and so much more!

    Trip: The Bushnell Broadway Series: WICKED

    Thursday, April 25th


    Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

    From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

    We have Orchestra Seats for the 2 pm show/ 2hr 45 min with intermission.
    Cost is $118 res / $128 non res We depart Thrive 55+ at 12:30 pm.

    The CHER Show at The Bushnell

    Saturday, March 9th


    THE CHER SHOW—the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon. THE CHER SHOW is 35 smash hits, six
    decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy®, an Oscar®, an Emmy®, and enough Tony Award-winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage in New York City, all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical that will have audiences dancing in the aisles! We have Orchestra Seats for the 2 pm show. Run time: 2hr 30 min with 1 intermission. We depart Thrive 55+ at 1230 pm


    Cost is $108 resident/ $118 non resident.