July

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Gilroy Garlic Festival

Fri, July 28th

Our daytrips to Gilroy for its annual Garlic Festival continue to sell out! Here’s your next opportunity to try everything under the sun made with garlic, even ice cream! Arrive when the gates open at 10am (7am departure from Sacramento) to beat the summer heat. We’ll also stop at famous Casa de Fruta to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables on our way home, arriving back in Sacramento around 4pm.

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August

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The Champagne Express to Tahoe

Tue, August 8th

Our popular Champagne Express to Harvey’s at Lake Tahoe continues in 2017. Your 6-hour stay includes a $20 slot credit and $7 food credit. You must be a member of Harvey’s Total Rewards Program to receive the bonus!

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2017 Ballpark Express: Giants vs. Cubs

Wed, August 9th

For over 37 years, the BEST way to get to the major league ballparks in Oakland and San Francisco has been with Sports Leisure Vacations. Our original Ballpark Express allows you to travel to games in comfort without the traffic, tolls, gas, food stops, etc. Refreshments are served on board the motorcoach on your way to and from each game. You’ll enjoy Field Reserved seating for A’s games and Lower Box seating for all Giants games.

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“Summer of Love”

Thu, August 10th Sold Out / Waitlist

In commemoration of what is now known as “The Summer of Love,” the city of San Francisco celebrates the 50th Anniversary of this memorable period with a variety of exhibits and remembrances. Join our resident SF guide Craig Smith as we revisit the cultural sites and events that led up to this transformative moment in California history. Included is a tour of the Haight-Ashbury district, including painted apartments buildings, the Grateful Dead Victorian, Golden Gate Park, the Jefferson Airplane Mansion, the Janis Joplin apartment, Buena Vista Park, and a special photographic exhibit at the California Historical Society. Lunch is included at the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park. Wearing tie-dye clothing, love beads, and daisies in your hair are optional!

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Tue, June 20th
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Something Rotten!

Wed, August 16th

Set in 1595, this hilarious Broadway smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play in an age when people only talk about that Shakespeare guy. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this show is simply funny! Wednesday trips include a snack-sized box lunch, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee, and dinner on your own at Pier 39 after the show. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square before the 2pm matinee and a return to Sacramento after the show.

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Sat, August 19th
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Something Rotten!

Sat, August 19th

Set in 1595, this hilarious Broadway smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play in an age when people only talk about that Shakespeare guy. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical! Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this show is simply funny! Wednesday trips include a snack-sized box lunch, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee, and dinner on your own at Pier 39 after the show. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square before the 2pm matinee and a return to Sacramento after the show.

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Wed, August 16th
Space Available
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Mystery

A Magical Mystery Tour

Thu, August 24th Sold Out / Waitlist

Have you ever wondered about taking a mystery trip but didn’t want to commit to a multi-day vacation? This is a great first-time mystery daytrip. We can’t give you too many clues so we’ll just say that a magical luncheon is included along with a matinee performance that is sure to leave you mystified and laughing.

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Thu, June 15th
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Thu, June 22nd
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Yeoman of the Guard

Sun, August 27th

Gilbert & Sullivan’s dark musical comedy is full of lies, deceit, and corruption, and set in 16th-century England’s bloody Tower of London. The closest thing to grand opera in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire it combines poignancy and tragedy with humor to an extent not seen in any other Gilbert libretto. Orchestra seating with lunch included at Poppy Ridge prior to the 2pm matinee performance.

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September

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2017 Ballpark Express: Giants vs. Cardinals

Sun, September 3rd

For over 37 years, the BEST way to get to the major league ballparks in Oakland and San Francisco has been with Sports Leisure Vacations. Our original Ballpark Express allows you to travel to games in comfort without the traffic, tolls, gas, food stops, etc. Refreshments are served on board the motorcoach on your way to and from each game. You’ll enjoy Field Reserved seating for A’s games and Lower Box seating for all Giants games.

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Flower Power

Tue, September 19th

In celebration of San Francisco’s 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, the Asian Museum presents a special exhibit of the meaning and significance of flowers in the Asian culture. During the “Summer of Love,” flowers became the recognized symbol of peace. This concept of botanical imagery prevalent in Buddhist art is thousands of years old and still significant in paintings, scrolls, screens, porcelains, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture. A private docent tour is included to learn the unspoken language of favorite flowers and the message they convey. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore galleries of the permanent collection and lunch on your own in the museum café.

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An American in Paris

Wed, September 20th

Winner of 4 Tony Awards this new musical is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and the magic of Paris. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” and “But Not for Me.” Wednesday trips include a snack-sized box lunch, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee and dinner on your own at Pier 39 after the show. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square before the 2pm matinee and return to Sacramento after the show.

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Wed, September 27th
Sold Out / Waitlist
Sat, October 7th
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Man of La Mancha

Sat, September 23rd

In this Tony Award-winning musical, the character of Cervantes impersonates Don Quixote who dreams impossible dreams, fights windmills with faithful Sancho Panza, and woos the fiery Aldonza. The 2pm matinee offers an afternoon of fun and great music, preceded by lunch at the historic City Hotel in Columbia.

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Turnadot

Sun, September 24th

Puccini’s brilliant score and story of a beautiful princess who challenges her suitors to a deadly game of wits provides another memorable afternoon of grand opera. With one of opera’s most familiar arias “Nessun Dorma” and production by Davis Hockney, be transported to a world of spectacle, myth, and majestic music. Your choice of seating is in side sections of the Orchestra or the first balcony of the Dress Circle. Be advised that Dress Circle seating requires the use of steep stairs with no availability of handrails. Also note group ticketing and price changes by San Francisco Opera this season has provided for a reduced cost of seating. A stop is included in Union Square for a no-host lunch prior to the 2pm matinee.

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Comeback to Copia

Tue, September 26th Sold Out / Waitlist

After several years of closure, this beautiful facility in downtown Napa has reopened to the delight of all who love food and dining. Like a playground for “foodies,” enjoy a full day of culinary pleasures as we begin with a tour followed by a cooking demonstration by one of their master chefs. Considered the premier cooking school in the USA, Copia is part of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and the best in preparation and presentation of fine dining. After the class, enjoy a three-course lunch of “chef’s choice” tastings served family style. Linger in the ambiance of the dining room or take some time to browse their gift shop of cookbooks, foods, wine, and selection of cookware and tools for the kitchen and entertaining. There will also be free time to shop Napa’s famous Oxbow Market adjacent to Copia before departing to Sacramento. Truly a special day for anyone who enjoys good food and a fun day close to home.

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An American in Paris

Wed, September 27th Sold Out / Waitlist

Winner of 4 Tony Awards this new musical is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and the magic of Paris. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” and “But Not for Me.” Wednesday trips include a snack-sized box lunch, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee and dinner on your own at Pier 39 after the show. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square before the 2pm matinee and return to Sacramento after the show.

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Wed, September 20th
Space Available
Sat, October 7th
Space Available
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Edvard Munch at MOMA

Thu, September 28th

Considered a master by the age of 30, famed Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was among the most celebrated artists of his generation. Feeling that his true breakthrough came later in his career, this special exhibit Edvard Munch; Between the Clock and the Bed uses his last self-portrait as a starting point to assess a lifetime of painting. Organized by SFMOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Munch Museum, Oslo, the exhibition features 45 landmark compositions as well as paintings from the artist’s own collection. Enjoy an included private docent tour of the exhibit followed by free time to explore other galleries and lunch on your own in one of its cafes.

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Traveling The Lincoln Highway, America’s First Transcontinental Highway

Sat, September 30th

Join Mark and Paul Gilger (a renowned Lincoln Highway expert) for a trip to San Francisco on the old road. We’ll travel through Davis and Vacaville, finding original parts of the Lincoln. We’ll enjoy lunch in San Francisco (included) and stop at the highway’s western terminus, in Lincoln Park in The City. For one day, get off the interstate and travel the old road.

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October

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2017 Ballpark Express: Giants vs. Padres

Sun, October 1st

For over 37 years, the BEST way to get to the major league ballparks in Oakland and San Francisco has been with Sports Leisure Vacations. Our original Ballpark Express allows you to travel to games in comfort without the traffic, tolls, gas, food stops, etc. Refreshments are served on board the motorcoach on your way to and from each game. You’ll enjoy Field Reserved seating for A’s games and Lower Box seating for all Giants games.

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An American in Paris

Sat, October 7th

Winner of 4 Tony Awards this new musical is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and the magic of Paris. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” and “But Not for Me.” Wednesday trips include a snack-sized box lunch, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee and dinner on your own at Pier 39 after the show. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square before the 2pm matinee and return to Sacramento after the show.

Additional Departures
Wed, September 20th
Space Available
Wed, September 27th
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Fleet Day on the Bay

Sun, October 8th Sold Out / Waitlist

Enjoy a sumptuous luncheon buffet and cruise aboard Hornblower’s San Francisco Belle. The two-hour cruise is timed to be on the bay during the performance of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels air acrobatic team. This said, we cannot be responsible for any change in the Fleet Week schedule, including the performance time of the Blue Angles, due to weather or other circumstances. But still, it’s a great day on the bay with free flowing champagne on board the Belle and musical entertainment!

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