Adult Trips

Day, Overnight, SOAR, and Read and Go

Last updated Dec. 01, 2014 - 1:19 pm
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The Adult Program plans many one-day and overnight trips each year including cruises and international travel.

Download 2014 Trip Brochure

The Adult Program Trip Brochure is developed and available each Fall. This brochure provides patrons with a general schedule of trips, but does not include specific trip dates or costs. Approximately 3 months prior to each trip, a Trip Flier will be available. This flier will include trip details, including itinerary, dates, and cost.

To receive the trip information and registration, please complete and submit the form in the Trip Brochure.

2014 One-Day Trips

April - Sarah P. Duke Gardens (Durham, NC) Trip Flier
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens is a 55-acre public botanical garden. It has been rated as one of the top ten public gardens in the United States.

May - North Carolina Transportation Museum (Salisbury, NC) Trip Flier
The North Carolina Transportation Museum is home to many exciting exhibits that showcase all forms transportation used throughout our state. This tour also includes a narrated ride on a historic train.

June - American Music Jubilee (Selma, NC) Trip Filer
The American Music Jubilee is a show that will have you singing, laughing, and filled with American Pride!

September- Winery Tour Trip Flier
Enjoy a wine tasting and the breathtaking view of one of North Carolina's wineries.

October - Mystery Trip Trip Flier
Our destination is anyone's guess! That's right; we will not tell you where you are going until you arrive! This trip is always a lot of fun and very entertaining.

November - Seagrove Pottery Tour Trip Flier
If you like pottery or looking for a great gift then you will love this trip. The group will visit the NC Pottery Center for a potter demonstration and a self-guided tour.

December - Old Salem Tour Trip Flier
Join us as we go back to the time of the late 1700’s enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of a historic old town.

2014 Multi-Day Trips

August - Alaska Land and Sea Tour Trip Flier
This 12-day tour features a 7-night cruise and the sights of Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage, Juneau, and a railroad railcar tour. An informational session, include slide show of sites of the trip, will be held on January 23 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at The Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults (1901 Spring Forest Rd).

November - Paris and Normandy Trip Flier
This 9-day trip marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The trip features the Loire Valley, Mont-Saint-Michel, Chateau de Chambord, and 3 nights in Paris! An informational session, include slide show of sites of the trip, will be held on March 6 from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at The Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults (1901 Spring Forest Rd).

SOAR (Senior Outdoor Adventure Recreation) Trips - On Hold

Looking for a group of adults to go on adventure trips with, well look no further. The Adult Program has teamed up with the Adventure Program to provide several fun and exciting adventure trips. This group is for individuals who are interested in doing indoor/outdoor adventure activities with other adults.

This group is not for the extreme sports person. The trips that are planned are geared towards, but not limited to, older adults who have an interest in more than the everyday trips. Each trip is escorted by at least 2 staff members; full or part-time staff from the Adult Program and/or Adventure Program.

Transportation will be on Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department bus or van unless otherwise noted. Smoking is not allowed on vehicles. Rest stops are made periodically during trips.

Read and Go

The Read and Go trips are related to a book that was read and discussed within the Read and Go program. These trips are open to everyone however, individuals registered in the Read and Go program have first opportunity to register.

May 22:
King of Lies Trip - (Salisbury / Gold Hill, NC) Trip Filer

Travel by Amtrack to Sailsbury the visit historic Gold Hill Village and to take the Salisbury Heritage Tour.

June 10:
Betty Smith: Life of the Author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Trip - (Chapel Hill, NC)
Trip Flier
Travel via department bus, visit to Wilson Library at UNC with the author of our book, view Betty Smith’s former residence, lunch (on your own) at Top of The Hill restaurant followed by shopping/sightseeing on Franklin Street and a historic bus tour of Chapel Hill with a step on guide.

Read and Go Program Filer

Reservation Policy

Trip reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis with payment and completed registration form. Note: Spaces are only reserved when a deposit/payment has been received.


Deposit and balance due dates for trips will be indicated on each trip itinerary. Payments can be made via check or credit cards. One-day trips re- quire full payment with reservation! No reservations are held without payment, and "early" registration is not allowed.


Charter motor coach or a Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department bus or van. Type of vehicle will be noted on trip itineraries. Smoking is not allowed on charter buses or Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources vehicles. Rest stops are made periodically during trips.

Departure Site

All trips will depart from the Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults, 1901 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh 27608, unless otherwise noted. Cars may be parked here overnight.


We are unable to reserve seats on vehicles for special needs, such as motion sickness. Seating is available on a first- come, first- serve basis on the day of the trip. Seat rotation may be used on multi- day trips.


A full or part-time Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department employee escorts all trips.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 14 days prior to trip departure date to receive a refund, and must be requested in writing. Full or partial refunds will be made only if a replacement can be found, and are subject to non-refundable expenses incurred by the Department. If the Department cancels a trip, a full refund will be given.
Note: "No shows" for trips will receive no refund.

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