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catalina.png  Catalina & Optional add on Activities
Wednesday, April 4th
Depart: TBD  Return: TBD
Cost: Residents $40    /  Non-Residents $60
Location: Avalon
Optional activities extra $20 per person, per activity

Join us as we set sail across the Pacific Ocean to Santa Catalina Island! This trip will be like none other as we make our way to the little island that offers something for everyone. Take an adventure with us by signing up for an optional activity. Children under 2 are free.

Optional Activity 1: Scenic Tour: Discover the enchantment of Avalon on every turn on this 50 minute expedition up the hillsides, along the beachfront and through the heart of downtown in an open air tram.

Optional Activity 2: Glass bottom boat ride: take a look through a window to another world. Catalina is known for its crystal clear waters so be sure to take advantage on a glass bottom boat. This experience will bring the sea right to you without even getting wet!

Heritage Square Museum, Grier-Musser Museum, & Lunch at Phillipe the Original
Wednesday, April 18th
Depart: 9:00 am  Return: 4:00 pm
Cost: Residents $38    /  Non-Residents $43
Location: Los Angeles

Step back into history as we take a trip to Heritage Square Museum to visit a collection of eight houses saved from demolition at the end of the 19th century. For lunch, we will have a sandwich at the world famous restaurant Philippe the Original, which opened its doors in 1908 and accidentally created the first French-dipped sandwich. After lunch, enjoy the Grier-Musser Museum to take a look back to the Victorian era.


strawberry_thumb.png  Family Excursion: California Strawberry Festival
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Depart: 8:00 am Return: 5:00 pm
Adult: $15 per Resident / $20 per Non-Resident
Child (5-12): $8 per Resident / $13 per Non-Resident
Location: Oxnard, CA

Spend the day at the 35th annual California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard. This fun festival features the honored fruit dipped in chocolate, deep fried, smothered in whipped cream, and drizzled onto funnel cake. With more than 50 food vendors, 200 arts & crafts booths, “Strawberryland” just for kids, and a fantastic musical lineup, there really is something for everyone! Kick of the summer in a sweet way at the California Strawberry Festival!

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Depart: 9:00 am Return: 5:00 pm
$35 per Resident / $40 per Non-Resident
Location: Los Angeles, CA

After a visit to the Space Shuttle Endeavour, your Egyptian journey will begin! You will soar over the great pyramids of Giza and descend into the chambers of the sacred tomb of King Tut in the all-new Mysteries of Egypt IMAX film. Enjoy lunch on your own at the museum café or bring a sack lunch that can be left on the bus until lunch time. After lunch, take an immersive journey of the pharaoh’s quest for immortality at the world premiere of King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. This will be your last chance to see these priceless treasures before they make their permanent home in Egypt!

Excursion Information
Reservations: Trips must be paid by check or cash at the time of reservation. Checks should be made payable to City of Signal Hill. To pay, either come in person or mail check to the Community Services Department, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, CA 90755. 

Waitlist: Trips that fill up will have a waitlist available. All residents will be called from the waitlist before non-residents. After residents have been contacted we will go down the waitlist in numerical order starting with number one. Do not send a check or pay for the excursion unless you are contacted by Community Services staff and told a spot is available for you. 

Parking: Parking for excursions is available in the lot next to the Library, in front of the basketball courts, on the south side of Hill Street, and in the upper parking lot on Legion Drive. 

Departure: For all excursions, please arrive at the Signal Hill Library, 1770 E. Hill Street, 30 minutes prior to departure time. 

Motorcoach Special Requests: Our excursions’ seating is based on a priority system, residents first, any person with a handicap and then non-residents, and are based on when payment is received. We do our best to accommodate special requests, but they are not guaranteed. 

Excursion Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund on any excursion you must contact the Community Services Department at least ten business days prior to the excursion. An administrative fee of $5 will be charged on ALL cancellations. If cancellation is made within ten business days, no refunds or credits are issued. 

Illness on Trips: If you are feeling ill please notify the escort immediately. Please do not leave the group without notifying the escort as to where you are going. Also, a travelling kit is an essential, though what you choose to put in it may depend slightly on your own individual needs. 

Here are some items that you may want to consider taking on the next trip: 
Prescription medications, anti-diarrheal medicine, allergy pills, and pain relievers 
Refreshments: cereal bars, crackers, fruit, water or juice drink 

Please be advised that City staff cannot dispense any medications. 

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