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  Food Tour with Step-On Guide This popular tasting tour explores the diverse cuisine of “America’s Finest City,” and is led by a knowledgeable and charming step-on guide who is a local expert on this area and a true foodie! While we explore some of San Diego’s most unique and interesting neighborhoods, we will experience first-hand the city’s burgeoning local food scene – most of the establishments we will visit have become neighborhood icons and some have even been featured on the Food Network as “must try” places. In the hip North Park area of Downtown, we will see its Craftsman-style neighborhoods and learn about its fascinating history, as well as sample delicious coal-fired, thin-crusted “craft pizza pies” at a trendy restaurant. The East Village was the “Warehouse District” for a growing San Diego from the late 1800s to the late 1900s, and then became an artists’ colony and eventually home to the ballpark and new Central Library. Here we will sample beer at a brewery considered to be one of the top craft breweries in San Diego County. While we taste in its impressive tasting room located in the historic Wonder Bread building we will learn how San Diego has become the “Micro Brewery Capital of America.” Ocean Beach is San Diego's funkiest beach town and it has been said that the 1960's never left this community; the locals have been known to protest anything that might change its unique small town atmosphere. Here we will sample some down-home barbecue favorites at Phil’s BBQ, voted “Best BBQ” by San Diego Magazine for 11 straight years and featured on the television show, Man vs. Food. Hillcrest was one of San Diego’s first suburbs thanks to the streetcars that made it a convenient connection to downtown; it has evolved into a community known for its diversity, theaters, shopping, and fabulous restaurants, but it hasn’t lost its village feel! Here we will sample treats at a San Diego institution specializing in an ever-changing menu of sweets that are baked fresh daily and hailed as some of the best desserts in San Diego. The shop has won national awards for its cakes, pastries and other treats. All visits subject to change. Click here for important trip information.  

2426X

Start date: 08/09/17

Weekly - Wed 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM (8/9/2017-8/9/2017)

Course: $109.00

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 Channel Islands Visitor Center & Ventura Harbor Village The perfect way to discover the natural environment of Channel Islands National Park, without going ashore! As we cross the channel to Anacapa Island, the journey may be highlighted by sightings of dolphins, sea lions and seals. Just 12 miles from the California coast, Anacapa Island is a small volcanic island and the closest of the Channel Islands. Our three-hour narrated wildlife cruise travels along Anacapa’s rugged and scenic north shore (this is a non-landing cruise). Prior to the cruise, enjoy time at leisure to browse the shops and enjoy lunch on your own in the scenic Ventura Harbor Village. We will also visit the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center. We will take the scenic route home along Pacific Coast Highway. A truly relaxing, enjoyable and educational day. 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, and a restroom onboard, for your comfort. Click here for important trip information.  

2442X

Start date: 09/30/17

Weekly - Sat 8:10 AM - 7:30 PM (9/30/2017-9/30/2017)

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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  With Optional Dale Chihuly Exhibit Take pleasure in the flavor and the romance of a Mediterranean-style island for the day. The smooth boat ride aboard a high speed catamaran from Long Beach takes only one hour each way. We will arrive in the charming island village of Avalon featuring a myriad of quaint shops and outstanding eateries for lunch on your own. Enjoy almost 5 hours at leisure to explore Avalon or join a variety of optional tours offered by a third-party vendor (additional fees apply). You may decide to join your tour director for an optional excursion to see the limited-time Chihuly exhibit at the Catalina Island Museum. Only the second major museum exhibition of Dale Chihuly’s work to visit southern California, Catalina will be this special exhibition’s only stop. On a self-guided tour you will witness up-close some of Chihuly’s most iconic glass sculptors including a breathtaking 18-foot chandelier installation. The museum’s outdoor atrium, landscaped gardens and views of Catalina’s canyons and clear waters are the ideal setting for Chihuly’s sculptures, many of which reference or are inspired by natural elements. The catamaran going to Catalina has shaded and unshaded areas, and a restroom onboard, for your comfort. The fee for the optional Dale Chihuly exhibit tour is $15 per person, and payable with cash on the day of the tour. Click here for important trip information.  

2441X

Start date: 10/07/17

Weekly - Sat 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM (10/7/2017-10/7/2017)

Course: $119.00

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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  Featuring Tony Bennett & Dudamel Witness history in the making as one of the music industry’s most beloved stars joins an internationally-renowned conductor for a memorable evening under the stars at the famed Hollywood Bowl. After opening selections from famed conductor, Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic, the ageless 90-year old legend Tony Bennett will join them for three classic songs, followed by an intimate set with Tony and his jazz quartet. 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: 07/15/17

Weekly - Sat 5:50 PM - 11:59 PM (7/15/2017-7/15/2017)

Course: $94.00

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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  An exclusive opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL’s Pasadena campus is NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of our solar system. From Explorer and Voyager to Cassini and the Mars rovers, most unmanned spacecraft and robots sent into space were designed and built here. Since its beginnings in the 1930s, it has become a mecca to rocket scientists and space enthusiasts. This tour is the only way to take an in-depth, docent-guided tour of the campus to learn about JPL’s history and accomplishments and see Mission Control and a laboratory (pending availability). Prior to the tour, enjoy lunch on your own amongst the many quaint shops and restaurants of Old Pasadena. Note: A roster of names must be submitted 30 days prior to the tour and no additions or changes may be made after that deadline. Required: When booking, provide full legal name as it appears on your driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification that you will be presenting to JPL security on the day of the tour (non-U.S. citizens must have proper documentation). Suggested: Walking shoes as there is considerable walking on this tour. Click here for important trip information.  

2309X

Start date: 08/01/17

Weekly - Tue 11:15 AM - 5:00 PM (8/1/2017-8/1/2017)

Course: $59.00

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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  With Malibu Country Mart Join us on this adventure that provides a great way to experience a completely different side of Los Angeles! Today we explore the 1,000 acre Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard that is nestled in the scenic hills of Malibu. Board custom-built open-air Safari vehicles with a trusty guide and driver team aboard for a 90-minute animal and wine-tasting safari. We will make stops along our journey to take in the scenery, taste local wines and get up close and personal with animals you never knew were Angelinos too! Many of these exotic animals, who all welcome you with open “hooves,” came to the Ranch to retire after successful careers in Hollywood: zebras, camels, alpacas, bison and more. All the wines that you will be tasting are sourced from local vineyards, featuring the tastes and flavors of the casual wine-making culture alive in the Santa Monica Mountains. You may wander about the grounds enjoying the scenic surroundings as you sip and savor each wine and enjoy tasty accompaniments. For those who do not drink wine, water and lemonade can be provided if notice is given with your reservation. Preceding the safari, enjoy time at leisure for lunch on your own at the Malibu Country Mart – a pleasantly informal, yet trendy, outdoor shopping and dining complex where the celebrities often dine. Suggested: Flat, closed-toe shoes. Click here for important trip information.  

2453X

Start date: 11/12/17

Weekly - Sun 9:30 AM - 5:45 PM (11/12/2017-11/12/2017)

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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  Featuring The Blue Angels The largest and best air show in our nation will once again showcase amazing aerial performances by both military and civilian aviators who will amaze you with their unmatched flying skills in the skies over northern San Diego. Scheduled to perform this afternoon are the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, the Breitling L-39 Jet Team, the F-35B Lightning Joint Strike Fighter, the Golden Knights and U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Teams, the Marine Corps Air and Ground Task Force demonstration, the Shockwave Jet Truck, heritage flights and much more. We will have special Observation Deck Chalet seating right on the flight line with both covered and uncovered seating areas and unlimited water. Ample time to explore the static display of planes, helicopters and other Marine vehicles and weapons. Bring a sack lunch or purchase from the air show concessions. Note: Must show photo ID to air show security; only one clear (see-thru) bag (Ziploc or commercially purchased) and/or a small clutch is permitted. Suggested: Walking shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunblock, cameras and binoculars. Click here for important trip information.  

2391X

Start date: 09/22/17

Weekly - Fri 8:25 AM - 7:30 PM (9/22/2017-9/22/2017)

Course: $109.00

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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  With a Geographer-Guide Includes Boxed Lunch Picnic Embark on a unique adventure to examine the San Andreas Fault with a professor of geography. There are many myths and legends about the San Andreas Fault and on this exclusive tour your geographer-guide will separate fact from fiction as you follow the fault through the San Bernardino Mountains on a fascinating driving tour. Several stops will be made along the way as your geographer-guide explains how scientists study the fault to help predict earthquakes and discusses what’s really possible when we talk about “The Big One.” Your geologist-guide will present so much about fault activity, local geography and geology that you’ll never look at mountains, rocks and cracks in the cement the same way! A truly unique and educational experience! Enjoy an included boxed lunch picnic in a serene lake setting. Suggested: Walking shoes. Click here for important trip information.  

2438X

Start date: 10/14/17

Weekly - Sat 8:50 AM - 5:00 PM (10/14/2017-10/14/2017)

Course: $69.00

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 Sawdust Art & Craft Festival This popular summer event in Laguna Beach – now in its 85th year – is acclaimed for its awe-inspiring theatrical celebration of tableaux vivants – “living pictures.” Magnificent works of art, both classical and contemporary, will come to life as real people pose to resemble their counterparts in the original pieces of art, along with full orchestra and live narration. Each year the show earns recognition as the best presentation of its kind anywhere. The 2017 Pageant show titled, “The Grand Tour,” will take us on a theatrical journey through the centuries in search of unforgettable artworks from around the world. Your Pageant ticket becomes your passport to experience spectacle, music, stories and grand illusions as masterpieces come to life! Main-tier section seats. Prior to the show, enjoy dinner on your own in downtown Laguna Beach which offers several different eateries. Then enjoy time at leisure at the always-popular Sawdust Art & Craft Festival featuring artists selling ceramics, glasswork, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, woodwork and clothing. Suggested: sweater, seat cushion and binoculars to see details. Click here for important trip information.  

2321X

Start date: 08/24/17

Weekly - Thu 2:25 PM - 11:59 PM (8/24/2017-8/24/2017)

Course: $99.00

Materials: $0.00

Instructor : Good Times Travel 

1 session

Days of the Week : Weekly - Thu .

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

Room :  N/A

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  & La Jolla’s Seaside Village Join us for a San Diego summer tradition as we celebrate the rich Polynesian culture with a sunset luau. This festive celebration of Polynesian food, authentic island music, and hula and fiery torch dancers is a true luau experience…without having to travel all the way to Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, or the Cook Islands! Instead we will travel to the sparkling shores of Mission Bay and the Catamaran Resort Hotel which recreates a South Pacific paradise with island-inspired architecture, tropical gardens, a massive rock fountain, koi pond and a family of friendly parrots. Your luau experience includes a lei, Mai Tai, all-you-can-eat buffet, and entertainment. Prior to our luau, enjoy time at leisure in the picturesque seaside village of La Jolla to stroll amongst the lovely boutiques and galleries that boast the world’s most luxurious brands as well as everyday values. Click here for important trip information.  

2426X

Start date: 07/25/17

Weekly - Tue 1:25 PM - 11:30 PM (7/25/2017-7/25/2017)

Course: $114.00

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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  The 81st annual Solvang Danish Days Festival is a treasured celebration of Solvang’s rich Danish heritage, old-world customs and pageantry. Enjoy approximately 4 ½ hours at leisure to attend the free events and browse the “Danish Capital of America” which features wonderful shops offering imported European wares and collectibles along with delicious bakeries and restaurants. See the Danish Days Parade featuring the Solvang Village Band atop the Carlsberg Beer Wagon, floats, equestrians, Village dancers and more. Attend the Living History Festival at the Elverhoj Museum which features docents in period costume demonstrating the art of bobbin lacemaking, Scandinavian holiday crafts, knitting, stone carving, and wood carving. Listen to tales by Denmark’s favorite author, Hans Christian Andersen. See demonstrations of Viking-age weapons like the sword and axe, and their effectiveness and destructive force. Visit the Old World Artisans Marketplace and the outdoor Viking Beer & Wine Garden. Attend free concerts including the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. Click here for important trip information.  

2348X

Start date: 09/16/17

Weekly - Sat 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM (9/16/2017-9/16/2017)

Course: $59.00

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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