June

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Giants vs. Mets

Sun, June 25th

1:05pm

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Wright on the Bay

Tue, June 27th

A fun day of exploration in Marin as we visit the community of floating houseboats in Sausalito and the Marin Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Begin with a private tour of several of the “Floating Homes” moored permanently in Sausalito with residents of the community who can share and answer questions about their unique way of living. With no two the same, each is customized for the families who choose to live on the water. In the afternoon enjoy another private tour of the Marin Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. With the majority of his homes and buildings located in the eastern U.S., this is a rare opportunity to experience the genius and creativity of America’s most renowned architect. In between tours, free time is included mid-day in Sausalito for lunch and browsing on your own.

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2017 Ballpark Express: Giants vs. Rockies

Wed, June 28th

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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Giants vs. Rockies

Wed, June 28th Sold Out / Waitlist

12:45pm

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Wed, June 28th Sold Out / Waitlist

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time is now on its first North American tour! The story takes place in Swinton, London, where fifteen-year-old Christopher lives. Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is exceptionally intelligent. His neighbor’s dog, Wellington, is found dead in the garden and Christopher decides to investigate. Wednesday trips include a box lunch on board the coach, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee, dinner on your own at Pier 39 or Fisherman’s Wharf after the show and a return to Sacramento following dinner. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square, and orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee. Return to Sacramento after the show.

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Sat, July 15th
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July

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La Boheme

Sun, July 2nd Sold Out / Waitlist

Puccini’s timeless story of love, heartbreak, and the fragility of life returns to San Francisco Opera by popular demand. With its rich and memorable melodies, this favorite of operas continues to warm and enrich audiences with heartfelt harmonies and story of joy and sorrow of struggling artists in 19th Century Paris. Your choice of seating is in the side sections of the Orchestra or Dress Circle of the first balcony for the 2pm matinee. Be advised that Dress Circle requires use of steep stairs with no availability of handrails. A stop is included in Union Square for a no-host lunch prior to the 2pm matinee.

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Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade and the Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, Rock & Roll

Thu, July 13th Sold Out / Waitlist

Enjoy an interesting day of contrasting exhibits beginning in the morning at The Legion of Honor for Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade. Featuring 60 paintings and pastels by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassett, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, plus 40 exquisite period hats, many of these works have never before been exhibited in the U.S. An accompanying audio guide is included for your enjoyment of this exhibit. In the afternoon we move to the nearby de Young Museum for Summer of Love: Art, Fashion and Rock & Roll. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of San Francisco’s counterculture that blossomed in 1967, the exhibit presents a wide array of iconic rock posters, clothing, photographs, and music and light shows. Wearing a French chapeau, love beads, tie-dye, fringe, or daisies is optional! Lunch is on your own at either museum.

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Tue, July 18th
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Sat, July 15th

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, the acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time is now on its first North American tour! The story takes place in Swinton, London, where fifteen-year-old Christopher lives. Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is exceptionally intelligent. His neighbor’s dog, Wellington, is found dead in the garden and Christopher decides to investigate. Wednesday trips include a box lunch on board the coach, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee, dinner on your own at Pier 39 or Fisherman’s Wharf after the show and a return to Sacramento following dinner. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square, and orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee. Return to Sacramento after the show.

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Wed, June 28th
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Beach Blanket Babylon

Sun, July 16th

There’s nothing quite like Beach Blanket Babylon. San Francisco’s longest-running staged comedy show pokes fun at everyone – politicians, celebrities and other folks in the public eye. The songs are hilarious, the dancing wonderful, and the hats are really, really big! Reserved seats are upstairs (no elevator) in this historic theatre in the center balcony. Enjoy an included lunch at Trattoria Pinocchio.

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Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade and the Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, Rock & Roll

Tue, July 18th

Enjoy an interesting day of contrasting exhibits beginning in the morning at The Legion of Honor for Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade. Featuring 60 paintings and pastels by Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassett, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, plus 40 exquisite period hats, many of these works have never before been exhibited in the U.S. An accompanying audio guide is included for your enjoyment of this exhibit. In the afternoon we move to the nearby de Young Museum for Summer of Love: Art, Fashion and Rock & Roll. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of San Francisco’s counterculture that blossomed in 1967, the exhibit presents a wide array of iconic rock posters, clothing, photographs, and music and light shows. Wearing a French chapeau, love beads, tie-dye, fringe, or daisies is optional! Lunch is on your own at either museum.

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Thu, July 13th
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2017 Ballpark Express: Giants vs. Indians

Wed, July 19th

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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Giants vs. Indians

Wed, July 19th

12:45pm

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Take the Train to Oakland

Thu, July 20th

An enjoyable day out in Oakland! Board Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor for the short ride to Jack London Square. Lunch is included on the water at Kincaid’s. A short distance away is the Oakland Museum of California, featuring an exhibit of the photographs of Dorothea Lange. Through the lens of her camera, Lange documented American life with riveting, intimate photographs that showed the major issues of the times. From documenting the plight of Dust Bowl migrants during the Great Depression to magnifying the grim conditions of incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II, Lange’s photographs demonstrate how empathy and compassion – focused through art – can trigger political action. View approximately 100 photographs, including vintage prints, unedited proof sheets, personal memorabilia, and historic objects. Return to Sacramento in the late afternoon by coach.

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The Lettermen

Fri, July 21st

When The Lettermen take the stage it’s a trip down memory lane to a time when three young men in letter sweaters rode their first hit single “The Way You Look Tonight” to the top of the charts. Their more than 50 albums are filled with such familiar hits as “When I Fall in Love” and “Put Your Head on my Shoulder.” Once described as “the best thing that happened to romance since moonlight,” The Lettermen’s sweet harmonies and smooth, romantic sound simply never go out of style. Dinner is included prior to the 8pm show.

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2017 Ballpark Express: Giants vs. Pirates

Wed, July 26th

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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Giants vs. Pirates

Wed, July 26th

12:45pm

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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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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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Giants vs. Cubs

Wed, August 9th

12:45pm

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“Summer of Love”

Thu, August 10th

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!

Sat, August 12th

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
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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 12th
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A Magical Mystery Tour

Thu, August 24th

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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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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Giants vs. Cardinals

Sun, September 3rd

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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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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

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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