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The OLLI Trips Committee plans and coordinates trips of educational interest to OLLI members to locations off the CSUF campus. These trips are OLLI special events and are subject to the Special Events Registration Policy (see link below). Trips are of two types: day trips and overnight trips. Some recent or planned day trips include the Hollywood Bowl, JPL and LAX. Some recent or planned overnight trips include Death Valley, Monterey, and Costa Rica. Members are notified of upcoming trips via the ChroniCLE, the OLLI email newsletters and the OLLI bulletin board. If members have ideas for future trips, bring them to the Trips Committee meetings .

Chair : Ken Luke


Events also require a signed copy of the Waiver/Release of Liability form.  Click Here to get the Waiver/Release of Liability form.  PDF File

These trips are OLLI Special Events and are subject to the Special Events Registration Policy. Click here to get the Special Events Registration Policy. 

Current trips:   

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

The Aquarium of the Pacific and Whale Watching Cruise Trip was canceled. OLLI members who signed up for the trip can contact the OLLI office at 657-278-2446 for refund information.


Aquarium of the Pacific and Whale Watching Cruise, Long Beach

We will explore the wonderful variety of animal life in our Pacific Ocean. First stop will be the Aquarium of the Pacific, which features a collection of over 11,000 animals representing over 500 different species in exhibits ranging in size and capacity from about 5,000 to 350,000 gallons. The focuses of the three major permanent galleries are: sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific. You may wish to spend 2 to 3 hours exploring the Aquarium.

After that, you may have lunch on your own at any of the restaurants nearby, including Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co, Gladstone’s, PF Chang’s, Chili’s and Outback Steakhouse.

At 3:00, we will start our whale watching cruise from Rainbow Harbor, adjacent to the Aquarium. Our operator will be the same one that took us on our terrific harbor and port cruise last fall. We will have a catamaran boat with lots of outdoor and some indoor seating. Our pilot will be Coast Guard certified. We may see gray whales, humpbacks, fin whales, minke whales, dolphins, and maybe an orca.

Click here for the Aquarium and Whale Watching flyer with more information and payment coupon. PDF File

Click here for the Release of Liability form for the Aquarium and Whale Watching trip. PDF File

Wednesday, November 15. 2023

Hollywood BowlGriffith Observatory Trip

The Griffith Observatory is Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos. We will see live shows in the Planetarium and explore multiple astronomy exhibits, each focusing on a unique aspect of observation.

We will take a bus to the observatory in the afternoon, then explore the many astronomy-related exhibits and see two 45-minute planetarium shows, one about the origins of the cosmos and the other about what it took to put life in the universe. We will eat dinner on site, on our own, at Wolfgang Puck's Cafe at the End of the Universe. After it gets dark, weather permitting, we will look at the heavens through telescopes.

Sign-ups are start October 2 for OLLI members only at the OLLI office.

Click here for Griffith Observatory flyer with payment coupon. PDF File

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Segerstrom HallPacific Symphony's Holiday Organ Spectacular and Celebratory Group Dinner

First: dinner at the Claim Jumper. (The trip price includes dinner, tax and tip.)

Next, the real treat begins: the Holiday Organ Concert with members of the Pacific Symphony, and a renowned guest organist on the spectacular Wm. J. Gillespie concert organ.  They will perform a delightful mix of holiday and sacred music, including favorite carols and traditional organ works. Our seats will be in the Dress Circle, which we understand has the best acoustics in the house. 

Click here for the Pacific Symphony trip flyer with more details and the payment coupon.PDF File

Monday Through Tuesday, April 8-9, 2024

Joshua TreeJoshua Tree and San Andreas Fault Overnight Trip

Join OLLI friends on a trip to the fascinating Joshua Tree National Park.

Featuring a Geographer Guide explaining all the secrets of Hidden Valley, Key’s View, and the Cholla Cactus Garden. This incredible region is made up of two distinct desert ecosystems that have been sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. It features bizarre rock formations and strange plants.  Explore the San Andreas Fault line and learn surprising facts in our own California back yard.

We’ll spend the night at the luxurious Fantasy Springs Resort and spend some time in Palm Springs on our own. We’ll stop at Hadley’s Date Farm on the way home.

Click here for the Joshua Tree Trip flyer with more information and payment coupon. PDF File

August 28 - September 10, 2024

Alaska TourAlaska Cruise Tour

The Denali Explorer Cruise Tour, a 13-night cruise and land tour on the Princess Cruise Line’s Grand Princess cruise ship, is now available to OLLI members through Great Western Tours. The trip starts in Vancouver on August 28 and ends in Fairbanks on September 10. Stops include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, College Fjord, Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali and Fairbanks. See the flyer for trip details and reservation and payment instructions.

Full trip packets with all the forms and information you need are available in the OLLI office.

Click here for the Alaska Cruise Tour flyer. PDF File

Past Trip Highlights

Note: This is a new section to the our website. We will add more examples as we go along.

Past trip highlights  

Click here to see the highlights of the OLLI China Cultural Trip of October 2019.

  China Cultural Trip October 2019 Group photo