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Upcoming Trips, Tours, & Excursions
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Gems of Downtown: A Discovery of the Senses
Start the adventure at the historic Union Station, featured in numerous films and TV shows, and visit the MTA Gateway Plaza and Metro Headquarters building. Lunch at Philippe’s—one of LA’s oldest restaurants (established in 1908) and home of the original French Dip Sandwich—then tour La Placita. Stroll along Olvera Street and enjoy its colorful market and festivities. Visit the Avila Adobe, Chinese American Museum, Pico House, Sepulveda House, Siqueiros mural, and the main square with the 1884 Plaza Firehouse, and see as much nearby public art as possible.
(February 21)

Route 66...The Mother Road
NEW! Take a journey down memory lane on Route 66--"The Mother Road"--guided by a history buff with expertise on the evolution of Los Angeles. Travel through Glendora, Monrovia, Pasadena, and Los Angeles to see landmarks, historical buildings, and 'mom and pop' shops that made Route 66 the "Main Street of America". Snack on a donut (included) at the renowned Donut Man, then travel to historic Rancho Santa Anita for a visit to the L.A. Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Enjoy an included early lunch in the warm and woodsy North Woods Inn. In Sierra Madre, take a behind-the-scenes look at a jam factory--still producing the original recipe created four generations ago for orange marmalade--and shop in the barn store for fruit jellies and jams, syrups, and butters. Visit Galco's Soda Pop Shop--boasting hundreds of vintage soda pops and 'olde time' candies--and sip on a soda (included).
(February 26)


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