Day and Overnight Tripsluggage

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:  
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Festival of Lights & Tour of Historic Mission InnFestival of Lights

We will ride a bus to Riverside, then take a 75 minute walking tour of the historic Mission Inn, led by a docent from the Mission Inn Foundation.  Shortly after our tours end, the Inn will be illuminated with 5 million dazzling lights and 200 animated characters, in a Winter Wonderland theme. This is the Festival of Light’s 27th year. The display features one of the largest light collections of its kind.

Note; This trip is sold out. The office is taking a waiting list.

Click here for the Festival of Lights / Mission Inn Tour flyer with more details and payment coupon.  PDF File

Thursday, January 2, 2020

OLLI Visits the 2020 Rose Parade Floats
Rose Parade Floats
Join us as we travel to Pasadena to view the magnificent 2020 Rose Parade floats in Victory
Park. This is an opportunity to see the beautiful floral displays featured on the floats up-close, and appreciate the workmanship involved to create these incredible rolling works of art.

Click here for the 2020 Rose Parade Floats flyer with more details and payment coupon. PDF File

Monday, February 10, 2020

The Making of a Superb Theatre Experience: Backstage Tour of South Coast Repertory TheatreSouth Coast Reperatory Theatre
South Coast Repertory Theatre is Orange County’s Tony winning live theatre. Founded on a rented stage 55 years ago, it now annually presents 13 full scale productions in two modern auditoriums. We will see how the sets, costumes, wigs and makeup for each play are researched, designed and meticulously executed by artists to further the dramatic story of each play. Lunch will be at the Claim Jumper restaurant.

Click here for the SCRT Backstage Tour flyer with more details and payment coupon. PDF File

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Much Ado about PasadenaPasadena

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains it doesn’t get more picturesque than Pasadena. We will have a narrated tour driving through the city to see landmarks, focusing on nostalgic history and architecture featuring “Millionaires Row”, lovely restored Craftsman styled homes of Bungalow Heaven, City Hall, Cal Tech, All saint’s Church, and sections of old Route 66. Lunch on your own at the Chado Tea Room or at one of the many eateries nearby. Then enjoy a guided tour of the Italian renaissance-style Wrigley Mansion – the historic home known as the “Tournament House”. 

Click here for the Pasadena tour flyer with more details and payment coupon.  PDF File

May 4 to 5, 2020

San Diego GetawayBalboa Par, Old Town, Safari Park

Day 1 featues the San Diego Safari Park (formerly Wild Animal Park), a 1,800-acre park in San Diego’s scenic San Pasqual Valley. This expansive wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 3,500 animals representing 429 species. We stay at the upscale, all-suites Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown. Enjoy the hotel’s complimentary “happy hour” prior to time at leisure at Seaport Village.

Day 2 features Balboa Park, Old Town San Diego, and Carlsbad. Balboa Park is a garden and museum lover’s haven! In Old Town San Diego, we celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an included buffet lunch at an award-winning Mexican restaurant. In Carlsbad we have a docent-guided tour of the Museum of Making Music. 

Click here for the San Diego Getaway tour flyer with more details and payment coupon. PDF File

August 26 - September 8, 2020

Alaska Denali Explorer CruiseTourAlask Tour Promo

This trip consists of a cruise up the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Anchorage, then travel by train and bus from Anchorage to Fairbanks, with 4 days spent in the Denali Natl. Park region. The cruise portion includes stops at Juneau, Skagway and a native Tlingit village at Icy Strait Point, as well as a day spent cruising in Glacier Bay Natl. Park with a Natl. Park ranger providing commentary, and another day cruising the College Fjord, also with spectacular glaciers and wildlife.  On the land portion, we will be able to travel by bus deep into Denali Natl Park, viewing lots of wildlife as well as the amazing mountain.  In Fairbanks, we will learn about dog sledding and raising caribou, among other things, and will be able to visit the excellent Museum of the North at the Univ. of Alaska. 

Click here for the 2020 Alaska Cruise Tour flyer with more details.  PDF File