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  Narrated Lake Cruise & Shopping Includes Lakeside Lunch Escape today to the breathtaking alpine wonderland (elevation 5,200’), known as the “Alps of Southern California.” Located in the majestic mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest, Lake Arrowhead is stunningly beautiful and offers a natural peacefulness that has lured people to these mountains for centuries. Enjoy an included lunch with a choice of entrée and dessert at a lovely lakeside location along with time to shop and explore the charming Lake Arrowhead Village. Nestled in the beauty of the woods and directly on the lakeshore, the Village features an assortment of quaint specialty shops and outlet stores in the style of a Swiss chalet. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a narrated cruise on Lake Arrowhead aboard the Lake Arrowhead Queen, a Louisiana-style paddle-wheeler. The splendor and serenity of Lake Arrowhead's lush forests, sparkling water and blue skies glide by as you sit back and enjoy up-close views of lakeside homes and learn about the region’s colorful history. 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. TRIP UPDATE: Our trip will depart from Pasadena City College this Saturday, July 21st, 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 8:30 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.

2407X

Start date: 07/21/18

Weekly - Sat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (7/21/2018-7/21/2018)

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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  Dodger Stadium Tour, Soda Pop Shop Includes Lunch at the Police Academy Café On this behind-the-scenes tour of Dodgers Stadium, you will get a whole new perspective of one of our nation’s most historic ballparks and home to the 2017 National League Champions! This Los Angeles icon which offers perhaps the best view of the downtown skyline, opened for baseball on April 10, 1962 and is now the third oldest ballpark in the U.S. On a docent-guided tour, we will visit restricted areas including the Tommy Lasorda training center, the Vin Scully press box, a luxury suite, the umpire tunnel and more. Take a walk on the field and sit in the Dodger Dugout! See the World Series trophies, Gold Gloves, Silver Slugger bats and other memorabilia earned by some of the greatest players in the game. All visits on the tour subject to change. Enjoy an included lunch at the kitschy 1950s diner-style Police Academy Café, recently re-opened after a major renovation. Dine with real cops, trainees and detectives while admiring the police memorabilia that decorate the walls. Then, you’re in for a real nostalgic treat as we visit Galco’s Soda Pop Shop – it has been featured on Huell Howser and boasts hundreds of vintage soda pop and candy brands! Suggested: Comfortable walking shoes as there is considerable walking, standing and some stairs on the stadium tour. Click here for important trip information.  

2359X

Start date: 08/24/18

Weekly - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (8/24/2018-8/24/2018)

Course: $79.00

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 Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills is a mysterious treasure normally closed to the public, however, during this unique and limited-time opportunity, the legendary mansion opens its doors to its historic, mysterious, and haunted past. The fortress-like Tudor-style mansion with distinctive formal English gardens was built in 1928 at a cost of $4 million dollars by famed oil tycoon Edward Doheny for his son. It has 55 rooms and more than 46,000 square feet of living space, and often is considered the grandest mansion on the West Coast, second only to Hearst Castle. Enjoy time at leisure for a self-guided tour of the unfurnished interior and gardens, and learn about the mansion’s architecture, grandeur and charmed past. Greystone Mansion has been used for many film projects including: The Bodyguard, Batman & Robin, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Social Network, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, There Will Be Blood, and The Big Lebowski. The Friends of Greystone gift shop will be open. Prior to touring the mansion, enjoy lunch on your own at The Original Farmers Market or The Grove. Note: Greystone is a national historic site, and does not conform to ADA laws. There are numerous staircases and uneven walking surfaces. Suggested: Flat walking shoes. Click here for important trip information.  

2404X

Start date: 11/11/18

Weekly - Sun 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (11/11/2018-11/11/2018)

Course: $69.00

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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  Includes Lunch at Fogo de Chão This new tour pairs two of downtown L.A.’s newest destinations – featuring eclectic art and an elegant lunch – a true feast for your eyes and your belly! It was in the works for years…it’s complicated architecture created construction delays after delays…but when it debuted in 2015, The Broad blew away all expectations and not only changed the landscape of downtown L.A. but changed the way museum’s display art. The $140 million contemporary art museum financed by billionaire philanthropists and art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad is the repository for some of the most expensive artwork on the planet – most of it from the Broads’ personal collection of over 2,000 pieces – it is one of the most prominent holdings of contemporary art worldwide. With only 250 pieces on display at any one time, each visit here presents new opportunities to question, debate and appreciate. Enjoy approximately 90 minutes at leisure to explore on a self-guided visit with a VIP (no waiting) entrance. This afternoon we enjoy an included lunch at Fogo de Chão, the authentic Brazilian Steakhouse that opened in this downtown location in 2015. The Brazilian steakhouse tradition begins at the Market Table where you can return as many times as you like for fresh seasonal salads, exotic vegetables, imported cheeses, smoked salmon, cured meats, seasonal soup and more. Once you’re seated, the authentic Brazilian side dishes arrive – warm pão de queijo (cheese bread), crispy polenta, mashed potatoes, and caramelized bananas. Set your dining card to green and you’re in the rodizio – continuous tableside service of signature cuts of meat prepared, fire-roasted and served by the gaucho chefs. The variety of meats include top and bottom sirloin, chicken (breast, bacon-wrapped breast and legs) and the slow roasted and savory pork sausage. In Brazilian culture, this is all part of the grilled-meat feasts from the street to churrascarias like Fogo de Chão, where they honor gaucho tradition, one carved slice at a time. Be sure to leave room for dessert – family-style platters with bite size New York cheesecake, Key lime pie, chocolate mousse cake and turtle cheesecake. Enjoy time at leisure at the Last Bookstore, the iconic L.A. bookstore housed in the grand atrium of what was once a bank. The bookstore specializes in reasonably priced used books, and takes great pride in offering a selection of well-kept vintage books as well. Anyone who has ever loved a vintage book will know exactly what that means for the musty, decadent smell that hangs in the air in this seemingly sacred place. There is a section of hardbacks arranged by color. Most of the fiction is purposefully unarranged, meant to inspire treasure hunts among shoppers. Every book in the upstairs section is $1. In short, every inch of the place is designed to make book lovers fall in love with it, and it succeeds! Click here for important trip information.  

2360X

Start date: 09/23/18

Weekly - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (9/23/2018-9/23/2018)

Course: $95.00

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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  With Eataly Italian Marketplace This glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous will include a look into where the stars live, shop, and hang out. The day begins with lunch on your own at Eataly, L.A.’s hot new marketplace. Eataly is a restaurant, market, and a three-story “temple of la dolce vita” to all edible and drinkable things Italian! The L.A. location is the largest Eataly in the U.S, measuring 67,000 square feet. The emporium and various food counters vend all things related to Italian cuisine, from Italian-produced small batch olive oil to wine, craft beer, spirits, fresh-made mozzarella, produce, bakery, and desserts. This dining wonderland features an overwhelming variety of gourmet food stalls and take-out counters making it a true foodie paradise. Following lunch, we motorcoach to Hollywood to take a two-hour narrated driving tour aboard an open-air vehicle (for great photos, and so that we may explore areas where our large motorcoach cannot go) through L.A.’s secluded hills and on Beverly Hills’ stately streets. As we motor through some of L.A.’s most glamorous thoroughfares, we will see celebrity homes of today’s superstars and of Hollywood’s legends. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the Hollywood & Highland complex containing many shops stocking Hollywood memorabilia. Click here for important trip information.  

2326X

Start date: 01/19/19

Weekly - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (1/19/2019-1/19/2019)

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 This is 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 and landings including Chuck Yeager first breaking the sound barrier in the Bell X-1; test flights of the X-15; Space Shuttle landings; and testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. 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, a visit to the NASA gift shop (pending availability), and a visit to the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum. Required: PRIOR TO DEPARTURE, you will be contacted to provide the following information (you will not be able to attend this trip until and unless all information is submitted): 1) Full name as it appears on your driver license; 2) Driver license number; 3) Birthdate; 4) Place of birth; 5) Last four of your social security number. You must present your driver license 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. Note: The roster of travelers' names must be submitted by October 25; NO additions, drops, or changes may be made after that deadline.  

2399X

Start date: 11/08/18

Weekly - Thu 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (11/8/2018-11/8/2018)

Course: $69.00

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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  Adamson House & Will Rogers’ Ranch House with Malibu Country Mart Escape to the beautiful Malibu coast to enjoy several of its most enchanting sites. Enjoy a docent-guided walking tour of the Adamson House – a beautiful, 1929 Moorish-Spanish Colonial Revival Style residence on the Malibu coast that was built for the Adamson family, who owned most of the Malibu coast. The lavish use of exquisite ceramic tile, produced by Malibu Potteries, is a hallmark of the house. You will tour the inside of the house containing the original furnishings, and learn about its history, details of the architecture, and the story of the family who once lived in this distinctive home. The house and grounds share one of the most beautiful beach locations in Southern California. Also, visit the on-site Malibu Lagoon Museum which contains a collection of artifacts and rare photographs depicting the colorful history of Malibu. Following, enjoy lunch on your own at the Malibu Country Mart – a pleasantly informal, yet trendy, outdoor shopping and dining complex where the celebrities often dine. This afternoon we will embark on a docent-guided tour of the private ranch house of the world-famous movie star, radio personality, columnist, philosopher, and American Cowboy, Will Rogers. In 1944, to honor his life-long spirit of generosity, Will Rogers’ wife deeded the family’s 186-acre ranch to the State of California. Overlooking the ocean in Pacific Palisades, this 31-room home – filled with wonderful memorabilia of this great man’s life – is the centerpiece of Will Rogers State Historic Park and is indicative of a California ranch lifestyle that was casual, comfortable, and gracefully social. Suggested: Comfortable walking shoes as there is considerable walking and uneven walkways on this tour. Click here for important trip information.  

2453X

Start date: 07/31/18

Weekly - Tue 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM (7/31/2018-7/31/2018)

Course: $75.00

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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  Old Town San Diego & Ghost Tour with Step-On Guide The Halloween spirit will certainly befall you as we head to San Diego for a popular “fright-seeing” tour to discover fascinating historic sites that are documented as haunted. We begin our adventure on our motorcoach to San Juan Capistrano where we board a San Diego bound Amtrak train for a coastal ride offering spectacular ocean views. We disembark in historic Old Town for an early dinner on your own at one of the many Old Town restaurants. After dinner, a theatrical storyteller will board our coach for a two-hour adventure that has the perfect blend of suspenseful tales, rich San Diego history, and spooky fun…sure to ‘raise your spirits’. During the driving tour the guide will recount ghostly happenings of the past…and of the present. We disembark at several sites to learn about the people who lived there, who died there, and who haunt there today. See the Victorian mansion of Villa Montezuma, enter the Horton Grand Hotel, visit the historic cemetery in Old Town, and see the Whaley House, considered by the Travel Channel as “America’s Most Haunted” house. We will go inside the William Heath Davis House, the oldest house in the Gaslamp District, and one of the most haunted. This ghostly adventure will be so fun and entertaining, you will be dying for more! We motorcoach home. 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 Amtrak on the day of the tour. Suggested: Comfortable walking shoes, and a jacket or sweater. Eat prior to departure - dinner will be at approximately 4pm. Click here for important trip information.  

2426X

Start date: 10/26/18

Weekly - Fri 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM (10/26/2018-10/26/2018)

Course: $99.00

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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  Pasadena Holiday Homes Tour Enjoy this opportunity to delight in the Pasadena Holiday Look-In Home Tour and take a walk through four private, distinctive Pasadena homes featuring magnificent architecture, festive holiday décor, and delightful floral work designed by Pasadena’s finest florists. You will be driven to these homes on our motorcoach. At the homes, take a self-guided tour inside and through the gardens while enjoying music performed by members of the prestigious Pasadena Symphony. There will be time to browse and shop in the Holiday Boutique, featuring everything from sophisticated jewelry to hostess gifts, and 25% of the proceeds goes to the Pasadena Symphony. Prior to visiting the homes, enjoy time at your leisure for an early lunch on your own in Old Town Pasadena. Suggested: Walking shoes; High heels, walkers, and scooters are not permitted inside or outside these private residences. Click here for important trip information.  

2313X

Start date: 12/01/18

Weekly - Sat 11:15 AM - 5:30 PM (12/1/2018-12/1/2018)

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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  Walt Disney Concert Hall Ring in the holiday season at the Disney Concert Hall with a traditional matinee concert of carols sung by the world acclaimed 115-member Los Angeles Master Chorale. The Chorale will be accompanied by the hall’s distinctive pipe organ for a festive concert featuring traditional holiday favorites, new arrangements, and a few audience sing-a-longs. Hear first-hand why the Chorale has gained international prominence during the past decade. The Disney Concert Hall, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is an experience unto itself providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience. Terrace-level seating. Prior to the matinee concert, enjoy lunch on your own at Olvera Street, or at Philippe The Original, famous as the originator of the French dip. Click here for important trip information.  

2393X

Start date: 12/15/18

Weekly - Sat 10:45 AM - 5:00 PM (12/15/2018-12/15/2018)

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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  Mount Wilson Observatory & Griffith Observatory Includes Boxed Lunch Consider this rare opportunity to visit, tour, and explore Mt. Wilson and the observatory that shares its name! The Mt. Wilson Observatory, founded by George Ellery Hale in 1904, is located 5,700 feet above Pasadena. A two-hour walking docent-guided tour will explore the observatory’s history, the construction and challenging installation of the 100-inch Hooker telescope (the world's largest from 1917 to 1948), significant astronomical discoveries, and current projects. The summit provides the perfect spot to enjoy an included boxed lunch after which there will be time to explore the small astronomical museum. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure at Griffith Observatory. Built in 1935, it closed for four years in 2002 for renovation and expansion. The Griffith Observatory is one of Los Angeles’ most recognizable landmarks, was featured in the classic 1955 movie, Rebel Without a Cause, and its planetarium was used during the 1960s to train Apollo astronaughts in celestial navigation. Its Art Deco building features spectacular exhibits, hilltop views, a café, and a gift shop. Suggested: Comfortable walking shoes and jacket (October days, especially in the mountains, can be cool.) Click here for important trip information.  

2357X

Start date: 10/13/18

Weekly - Sat 9:15 AM - 6:30 PM (10/13/2018-10/13/2018)

Course: $79.00

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 Step-On Guide Curt Includes Biltmore Hotel Lunch Join professional step-on guide, Curt, a charismatic history buff and expert about the evolution of Los Angeles for a day visiting memorable and iconic sites in downtown L.A. Discover Los Angeles during the golden era of the 1920s, an exciting time of grand hotels, jazz music, speakeasies, high fashion, fame, and fortune. Learn about the city’s cultural and building renaissance, how it became today the second largest city in the U.S., and why its nicknames of La La Land and Tinsletown are embraced by those calling the city home. In Echo park, tour the Foursquare Heritage Center featuring the restored home of evangelist, Aimee Semple McPherson, one of the most famous and influential people of the 1920s. The parsonage home features original furniture, photographs, props and personal artifacts which capture an extraordinary period of American history and culture and shine a light upon the impact of Sister McPherson. Also visit the historic Angelus Temple, the colossal house of worship crowned with a silver-painted dome and opened in 1923 under McPherson’s leadership. Tour the interior of the Los Angeles Central Library, the last work of major American architect Bertram Goodhue whose use of unadorned concrete and skyscraper-like profile heralded Modern architecture expressing the concepts of ancient Egyptian, Roman, Byzantine, and various Islamic civilizations, as well as to Spanish Colonial and other revival styles. At the Biltmore Hotel, delight in a guided walking tour while learning about the history of the venue which opened in 1923, and the role it played during Prohibition operating a Speakeasy, and later the significance of hosting the Academy Awards. In the Biltmore Hotel restaurant, enjoy an included lunch. After lunch, continue with a driving tour through downtown L.A.’s historic bank district, considered in the 1920s the “Wall Street of the West,” and conclude the day with a visit to L.A.’s iconic City Hall. Completed in 1928, sand was used from each of California’s 58 counties and combined with water from California’s 21 missions to build the concrete tower now providing breathtaking views from the observation deck on the 27th floor. Click here for important trip information.  

2359X

Start date: 10/19/18

Weekly - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (10/19/2018-10/19/2018)

Course: $99.00

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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