MISCELLANEOUS DAY TRIPS

No matter what age you are it is always exciting to learn something new. These tours specialize in teaching groups about the wonderful diversity in Los Angeles. From fabulous museums to historic places; join us as we bring truth to the saying, "You learn something new everyday".

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"Fossils and  Fuel"

 

Join us on our docent lead tour of the Page Museum, a fabulous Luncheon at the Farmers Market and a behind the scenes tour of the Peterson Museum.

Highlights of this tour:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the La Brea Tar Pits & Peterson Museums

  • Public artwork at LACMA

  • Luncheon at world famous Farmers Market

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Nethercutt Museum and The San Fernando Mission

 

On our guided tour of the Nethercutt Collection we wil see over 250 American and European automobiles that date from 1898 to 1997, a fabulous collection of music boxes and beautiful vintage furniture.

Highlights of this tour:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Nethercutt Museum

  • A Mexican luncheon

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the San Fernando Mission

  • Bob and Dolores Hopes gravesite

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"That's Not All  Folks"

 

The highlight of this adventure is a behind the scenes tour of the world famous Warner Brother's Studio.. 

Highlights of this tour:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of Warner Bros. Studios

  • A picnic lunch at Johnny Carson Park

  • A stop at Graumans Chinese Theater

  • A stop at the Hollywood Bowl

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The Mullen Automotive Museum

 

The Mullin Automotive Museum will introduce you to a classic French Collection of automobiles. You will see beautifully styled and engineered Bugatti's, Deluges, Suizas, Delahayes, and Voisins. 

Highlights of this tour:

  • A docent led behind-the-scenes tour of the Mullin Museum

  • A luncheon at historic Heritage Square in Oxnard

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

As we make our way to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, our first stop will be at EL PORTAL Restaurant in Pasadena, specializing in Yucatan/Mexican cuisine. Here, we will enjoy their delicious Fajitas in our own private dining room. After lunch, it’s off to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There, you’ll get an inside look at our current space exploration activities during your 2.5 hour walking tour of the facility. The tour includes a multimedia presentation entitled “Journey to the Planets and Beyond,” which provides an overview of the Laboratory’s activities and accomplishments. 

JPL requires that all U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, present a government issued photo ID (driver's license or passport) before being allowed entry. Please give your government name when signing up for the tour. You must bring your ID with you on the tour - Please be advised that the tour involves a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing.

 

"Up, Up, and  Away"

 

Today we feature two museums. "The Flight Path Museum" which pays homage to the early days of aviation in Los Angeles and the "Santa Monica Museum of Flying" with its vintage planes and tribute to Douglas Aviation.

Highlights of this tour:

  • A docent led tour of the Los Angeles Airports Flight Path Museum

  • A luncheon at the “Proud Bird” restaurant

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Flying

"Battleship of  the Presidents"

 

Highlights of the tour:

  • A docent led tour of the USS Iowa

  • A stop at the San Pedro Maritime Museum

  • A luncheon overlooking the harbor

"Woodcraft &  Olive Branches"

 

This wonderful trip will take you to the home of the woodworking legend  Sam Maloof. 

Highlights of this tour:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Maloof House and woodworking facility

  • A visit to an old-time candy shop

  • A spaghetti luncheon at Vince’s

  • A stop at the Graber olive facility for a behind-the-scenes tour

Legacy of a Princess

 

 The special exhibit currently on display is a tribute to the late Princess Diana entitled “Diana: Legacy of a Princess”. This collection showcases priceless evening gowns, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms, and memorabilia. The multi-million dollar collection has over 2,000 items has taken over 30 years to assemble. 

Highlights of this tour:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Queen Mary

  • A luncheon on the Queen Mary

  • The Princess Diana exhibit

 

"The Space  Shuttle Endeavor"

 

The fifth and final space-worthy shuttle built by NASA is on display here in Los Angeles! Join us at the California Science Center, where they have dedicated a portion of their museum to house this marvel.

Highlights of this tour:

  • An up close look at the space shuttle Endeavor

  • In-depth history of exposition Park

  • Luncheon at LA live

Redlands-"Hidden Treasures"

 

“Why is there a Lincoln museum in Redlands Ca. ?” Join the Tucker Family on our journey to the city of Redlands and find out. 

  • A docent led tour of the Redlands Lincoln Memorial

  • A  docent led tour of the Kimberly Crest House and gardens

Getty Center

 

Come join us as we visit the fabulous Getty Center, the $733 million dollar marvel that sits high up in the Santa Monica Mountains. When you're not enjoying the view, go inside and explore the expanding collection of manuscripts, sculptures, decorative arts, and 19th -20th century American/European photos. Even guests who have visited the Getty before will be enthralled with their fresh exhibits, which change year round. 

 

Highlights of this tour:

  •  Docent led tours of the gardens and architect

Hidden Secrets of Van Nuys

 

Join us as we take a captivating journey through aviation past and present, as we take off to one of the world’s busiest general aviation airports.

 

 

 

Highlights of this tour:

  • A docent led tour down the runway of the Van Nuys airports

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the fire station at the Van Nuys airports

  • A luncheon at the 94th Aero squadron

  • A self-guided tour of the Japanese gardens in the Sepulveda basin