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  With Lake Cruise Includes Lunch Escape the heat and take in the fresh air when we travel to Big Bear, the charming mountain community nestled in the beautiful pine forests atop the San Bernardino Mountains (elevation 6,700 feet). All aboard the paddle-wheeler, the Big Bear Queen, for a narrated boat cruise on Big Bear Lake. Your boat captain is a Big Bear native and life-long resident and will convey Big Bear Valley’s history and folklore, including the solar observatory, Garstin Island, celebrity homes, the story of the Four Dams and more. Enjoy an included three-course lunch including choice of entrée at a lovely restaurant that offers spectacular lake views. Then, enjoy time at leisure to browse the shops in the Bavarian-style Big Bear Village. Suggested: Rubber-soled walking shoes and a sweater or jacket as it can be cool on the water. The boat has shaded and unshaded areas for your comfort. Click here for important trip information.  

2322X

Start date: 06/03/17

Weekly - Sat 8:50 AM - 7:00 PM (6/3/2017-6/3/2017)

Course: $89.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A



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  Includes Lunch & Gelato Experience the story of Little Italy – a thriving, contemporary neighborhood in the heart of downtown San Diego that has had an Italian presence since 1871. Six thousand families of Genovese and Sicilian origin once called this neighborhood home. The salty sea air, the ready-made port, the date palms, bougainvillea, geraniums, olive trees and cactus plants reminded many Italians of their sunny fishing villages back home. They painted their tiny wooden bungalow homes the colors favored by their ancestors. Upon our arrival to this quaint neighborhood, our charming and knowledgeable Little Italy guide welcomes us, and with his delightful narration, begins his re-creation of the world that was once here, and showcases the hip and stylish neighborhood that Little Italy has become. You are in for a real treat at an Italian restaurant that boasts authentic Sicilian cuisine with modern flair and you will enjoy watching a chef prepare two classic Sicilian entrees “from antiquity” before you. Then indulge in this wonderful included meal that has been prepared especially for you. Later, enjoy your choice of hand-crafted gelato at a local landmark. On a guided walking tour you will discover hidden neighborhood landmarks that chart the neighborhood’s story through time – a beautiful church with stunning artwork and stained glass, historic homes from the 19th century, Prohibition alley, an Italian grocery store built in the 1920’s and much more! Enjoy time at leisure for browsing the food emporiums and European boutiques here. Suggested: Comfortable walking shoes as there is considerable walking on this tour. Click here for important trip information.  

2426X

Start date: 05/12/17

Weekly - Fri 7:50 AM - 7:30 PM (5/12/2017-5/12/2017)

Course: $115.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Fri .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A



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  San Luis Rey & San Juan Capistrano Missions Includes Buffet Lunch On this new tour we travel south along the coast to two of California’s most historic landmarks and cultural icons. First, we motorcoach to San Juan Capistrano to board an Amtrak train for a coastal train ride to Solana Beach. The ocean views along this protected stretch of coastline are spectacular! Our motorcoach will meet us in Solana Beach and transport us to Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in Oceanside. Enjoy an included buffet lunch at the “King of the Missions” followed by a docent-led tour to peek into California history. Beginning with the arrival of the Spanish in Alta California in the 18th century, the story of the California Mission system and Mission San Luis Rey in particular, is told against a back-drop of historical buildings, inspiring artwork and unique artifacts. Come see how the Franciscan Friars and Luiseno Indians built a remarkably successful community both economically and spiritually, and how that legacy continues to this day. Next, enjoy a docent-led tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano, founded as the 7th of 9 missions established by Saint Junipero Serra. Known for the “Miracle of the Swallows,” this Mission was founded in faith and continues today to serve as a reminder of the past. See the beautiful museum rooms, exhibits, gardens and fountains. We will motorcoach home. Required: When you register, provide full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued identification that you will be presenting to Amtrak on the day of the tour. Click here for important trip information.  

2335X

Start date: 05/06/17

Weekly - Sat 7:50 AM - 6:30 PM (5/6/2017-5/6/2017)

Course: $99.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A



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  With NASA’s Dryden Center An exclusive opportunity to take a docent-led behind-the-scenes tour of Edwards Air Force Base. Located in the western Mojave Desert, the Base is strategically situated next to Rogers Dry Lake, a desert salt pan which provides a natural extension to Edwards’ runways. The perfect site for flight testing, it has subsequently been home to many of aviation’s most important and daring flights: Chuck Yeager first breaking the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, test flights of the X-15, Space Shuttle landings and more recently, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The newest, fastest and the highest aircraft, whether for the military, NASA or commercial purposes, make their debut here. Take an extensive guided driving tour of the Edwards Base to see the hangars, aircraft along the flight line and the lakebed which is home to 22 runways. Enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own at NASA’s Dryden Center cafeteria, as well as a visit to the NASA gift shop (pending availability) and a visit to the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum. Required: When you register, provide full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued identification that you will be presenting to Base Security on the day of the tour. Non-U.S. citizens must register early and have proper documents. Click here for important trip information.  

2399X

Start date: 04/28/17

Weekly - Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (4/28/2017-4/28/2017)

Course: $69.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Fri .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A

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  The Fillmore & Western Railway Includes Train Lunch Step back into a bygone era aboard a vintage passenger train as we take a 4-hour excursion and travel through century-old citrus and avocado groves in the beautiful Heritage Valley. In Fillmore we will board the historic 1930s passenger cars of The Fillmore & Western Railway. This train has been known as the “Hollywood Movie Train” ever since it was owned by three major studios. The railway has been featured in over 300 television shows and movies including Criminal Minds, CSI, Seabiscuit and Water for Elephants. As we travel by rail to Santa Paula, enjoy a three-course waiter-served lunch onboard that includes a green salad, orange-glazed chicken breast, rice pilaf, vegetables and dessert! We will disembark in Santa Paula, a small town known by its big name, “The Citrus Capital of the World.” Enjoy time at leisure in Santa Paula viewing the downtown murals and visiting one of its three museums (additional admission fees apply) – the California Oil Museum, the Santa Paula Art Museum or the Agriculture Museum. Watch the train crew as they do a "run around" to prepare for your return journey. On its return back to Fillmore, the train will stop at a family-owned garden center that boasts honey products and other unique gifts. Click here for important trip information. TRIP UPDATE: Our trip will depart from Pasadena City College this Saturday, April 1st, as scheduled. Your motor coach will meet you at Student Parking Lot 3, the parking lot on the corner of Hill Avenue and Del Mar Avenue. Travelers may park in Student Parking Lot 3 or in the adjacent parking structure (Lot 4); the required $2 daily parking permit can be purchased from the dispenser located within the lot; simply leave the permit on your dashboard. For a map of the campus, go to www.pcclearn.org/maps. Note: It is important that the bus leave on time. Please arrive at least than 30 minutes prior to departure to allow plenty of time to find parking and purchase your permit. The bus is scheduled to depart at 9:45 am. The approx. return time is 5:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Good Times Travel at (888) 488-2287. Click here to print this trip update.

2434X

Start date: 04/01/17

Weekly - Sat 9:45 AM - 5:30 PM (4/1/2017-4/1/2017)

Course: $99.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Sat .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A

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  Join in on the tradition of celebrating Independence Day at the legendary Hollywood Bowl! This memorable evening under the stars will feature both popular and patriotic music along with the Bowl’s famous fireworks spectacular. Headlining this spectacular event is the Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix, who got their start after winning the 2011 NBC competition The Sing-Off. Known for their pop-inspired take on classics, this 5-person group uses no instruments and relies on only their voices to create layered, melodic arrangements of beloved songs like the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah.” Along with the Pentatonix, you will also enjoy the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra perform patriotic classics like John Philip Sousa’s rousing marches, led by Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins for a spectacular evening of music, thrilling fireworks and patriotism!. M & N section bench seating (with backs) with included seat cushion. Buy dinner at the Bowl or bring a picnic dinner (all items including wine bottles and glasses are permitted however large containers, baskets, or coolers bigger than 15" wide, 15" high, or 22" long are not permitted). Suggested: Comfortable walking shoes, sweater or jacket. Click here for important trip information.    

2447X

Start date: 07/04/17

Weekly - Tue 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM (7/4/2017-7/4/2017)

Course: $96.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A



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  Hollywood Highlights Tour Includes Buffet Lunch Today we are joined by professional step-on guide Curt, a history buff with an expertise on the evolution of L.A. He is especially loved by our passengers for his charismatic personality and unique stories. Since the birth of the movies, Hollywood pioneers and stars have not only left their “handprints and footprints” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, but in countless other places around the city. The iconic Hollywood Bowl is one of L.A.’s most historic landmarks and has played a major role in music, entertainment and has helped shaped the careers of the legends of music whom have been performing here for more than 100 years. Visit the Bowl and the Hollywood Bowl Museum to see memorabilia associated with this beloved venue. Visit the Hollywood Heritage Museum, home to fascinating artifacts and photos of early Hollywood. The museum is housed in the Lasky-DeMille Barn, built in 1901 and recognized for playing a significant role in the birth of the Hollywood motion picture industry. Next, a short stroll along Hollywood Boulevard, stopping at the Hollywood & Highland complex and the Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards. We will visit the forecourt of the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre which is adorned with the handprints and footprints of your favorite Golden Age stars (pending availability). See famous landmarks and hear wonderful stories as we cruise along the legendary Sunset Strip. Visit the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where many famous movie stars and people from the entertainment industry are resting in peace. A highlight of the day will be an included buffet lunch at a local favorite located on Hollywood Blvd., where a wide selection of high quality, freshly prepared seafood, sushi, salads, Asian fusion dishes and desserts are offered. Unlike traditional buffet restaurants where most of the food has been prepared in large quantities for convenience, here pride is taken in preparing fresh dishes right in front of your eyes. Suggested: Comfortable walking shoes. Click here for important trip information.  

2326X

Start date: 06/14/17

Weekly - Wed 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (6/14/2017-6/14/2017)

Course: $89.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Wed .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A



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  With Coronado Ferry Cruise Celebrating its 31st anniversary, the formerly named La Jolla Festival of the Arts has a new name and a new location at the Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. Boasting an 830-foot long fountain, lush gardens and views of both the San Diego bayfront and the downtown skyline, festival venues don’t get more picturesque than this. One of the most prestigious and popular festivals in Southern California, it is also consistently one of the highest rated festivals in the U.S. Enjoy ample time at leisure to stroll the festival grounds as you are enveloped in a joyous celebration of art, music and food being offered by nearly 200 established and emerging artists and chefs. Admire the stunning paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from world-renowned artists. In addition to the art displays, enjoy live music and entertainment, a craft beer garden and bites from San Diego’s top restaurants. This is not a street fair – but rather an elegant and high quality showcase of art and cuisine. This afternoon we will cross the Coronado Bay Bridge and take in the spectacular views of downtown from Coronado before we board the Coronado Ferry for a one-way cruise across the bay. Click here for important trip information.  

2430X

Start date: 06/11/17

Weekly - Sun 8:20 AM - 7:00 PM (6/11/2017-6/11/2017)

Course: $74.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A



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  Narrated Newport Harbor Cruise Includes Champagne Brunch Once the private playground for the legendary actor John Wayne, the Wild Goose yacht is now available to you for a memorable brunch cruise through the beautiful Newport Harbor! The Duke purchased the ship in 1962 and used it as a place to relax and entertain such VIPs as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, and Sammy Davis, Jr. Three decks of gorgeous woodwork, priceless paintings, intricate carvings and unique amenities make a cruise aboard the Wild Goose a one-of-a-kind experience. Hop aboard, have a seat at your table and relax as you drift off into paradise with relaxing background music on this 2-hour cruise narrated cruise to see large mansions including Shirley Temple’s and John Wayne’s former million dollar residences. Enjoy a tasty champagne brunch buffet, complete with salads, eggs, assorted meats and seafood, delicious pastries and much more! Take a self-guided tour of the ship to see the staterooms, the wheelhouse, and even lay on John Wayne’s bed! Following, enjoy time at leisure to browse the gallery and gift shop of the gorgeous Roger’s Gardens. Known as “America’s Most Beautiful Home and Garden Center,” it is not just a nursery, it is a destination! Click here for important trip information.  

2429X

Start date: 05/21/17

Weekly - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM (5/21/2017-5/21/2017)

Course: $119.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly -Sun .

Location : PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3 Location : 
  PCC Campus - Parking Lot 3.

Room :  N/A



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