Adult Trips

Day, Overnight, SOAR, and Read and Go

Last updated Sep. 11, 2015 - 8:29 am
Adult Cruise Trip

The Adult Program plans many one-day and overnight trips each year including cruises and international travel.

Download 2015 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.

2015 One-Day Trips

April 30 - House in the Horseshoe - Visit this circa 1770 plantation house which was attacked during the American Revolution and is still riddled with bullet holes. The house is known for elaborate woodworking, beautiful antiques, as well as the owner’s scandalous life. Trip has already occurred.

May 20 - Wilmington, NC - Tour the Bellamy Mansion, walk along the waterfront, shop at the Cotton Exchange and enjoy lunch on the river. Trip has already occurred.

June - Hamlet, NC - Explore the history of the Seaboard Railroad Depot & Museum. The museum is located in the only Victorian Queen Anne train station in NC which still serves as an active Amtrak station. Trip has already occurred.

September - Raleigh, NC - Marvel at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library technology with its unusual seating and robotic book retrieval. Learn about NC Highway Patrolmen and how they are trained and live on site, see vehicles and equipment they use, and hear the stories of those who have lost their lives while serving. Download Raleigh trip flyer.

October - Newton, NC - Step back in time at the Hart Square Festival. For more than 30 years Dr. Robert Hart has restored the 19th century NC lifestyle, recreating an entire village, Hart Square, which includes the largest collection of original historic log buildings. Download Newton Trip Flyer

October - Spooky NC - Uncover North Carolina's ghostly and paranormal past, as well as history filled with tales of spirits and folklore. Download Spooky NC trip flyer.

November - Kinston, NC - Civil war enthusiasts will enjoy visiting several sites pertaining to the Battle of Kinston during the Civil War including a visit to a full size replica of a Confederate gunboat.

2015 Multi-Day Trips

May 28-31 - Washington, DC - Explore the areas museums, historical sights and the highlights of our nation’s capital. Trip has already occurred.

September - Outer Banks - Enjoy some relaxing time at the beach while exploring all that the area has to offer from Kitty Hawk, Jockeys’ Ridge, historical site, shopping and much more. Trip has been canceled.

October - NC Mountains - See several areas of the North Carolina mountains from Blowing Rock to Asheville while traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Download NC Mountains Trip Flyer

December - San Antonio, TX - What a way to enjoy the holiday season with warm weather and the beautiful River Walk decked out in lights! This trip will include the Alamo, historical sights, shopping and the story of Texas.
Download the San Antonio Trip Flyer
Download Informational Meeting Information

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 Program

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.

Read and Go Program Filer

Read and Watch Program

Are you interested in going on a trip full of adventure, intrigue, love or sorrow without leaving the comforts of your chair? This program will center on reading a book that has been made into a movie. We will have a book discussion and then enjoy watching the movie!

Read and Watch 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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