Adult Trips

Day, Overnight, SOAR, and Read and Go

Last updated May 06, 2016 - 9:02 am
Adult Cruise Trip

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

Download 2016 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.

2016 One-Day Trips

January - Lake Mattamuskeet - Visit one of the most beautiful natural resources in NC. This wildlife refuge is made up of 50,000 acers of marshes, woods and water. Trip has already occurred.

February - Sanford - Enjoy a delicious lunch at Mrs. Lacey’s followed by the Temple Theaters production of “Hank and My Honky Tonk Heroes” brought to life by Jason Petty. Trip has already occurred.

April - Raleigh - Discover exciting places that Raleigh has to offer. This trip is for those who have lived here for years, as well as, newcomers. Trip has already occurred.

April - Ellerbe - Travel through time at the Rankin Museum as you experience other continents and cultures. Afterwards enjoy lunch at Ellerbe Springs Inn and Restaurant. Trip has already occurred.

May - Durham - Bring your cameras as you will be amazed by 10 different species of Lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center. Followed by a trip to the Museum of Life & Science where you can enjoy a train ride, Insectarium, butterfly house and more. Download the Durham trip flyer.

June - Greensboro - Carolina SciQuarium is Central NC’s first aquarium featuring live sharks, penguins, fishing cats, stingrays and exotic fish. Download the Greensboro trip flyer.

August - Angier - Spend the day in the quiet country setting of Gregory Vineyards with tour, wine tasting, and delicious lunch.

October - Wilson/Rocky Mount - Discover how the late Vollis Simpson created amazing pieces of art known as Whirligigs. Followed by Stonewall Manor tour and lunch.

2015-16 Multi-Day Trips

April - Norfolk, VA - Discover the Virginia International Tattoo Arts Festival which includes military bands, drill teams, bagpipers, drummers, Celtic dancers, choirs, The Parade of Nations, and much more from around the globe. Trip has already occurred.

July - Oregon/Washington Area - Travel the Oregon Coast and take in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, Cascade mountains, and temperate rain forests. Includes visits to Portland, Mt. St. Helens, and breathtaking waterfalls. Trip cancelled for 2016.

October - Holland & Rhine River Cruise - Soak up the scenery of the European countryside aboard a Viking River Cruise ship. Visit Germany, Holland, Germany, France, and Amsterdam.
Download the Holland and Rhine River Cruise brochure.

Download the Holland and Rhine River Cruise trip preview meeting information

December - Myrtle Beach, SC - Warm up with a winter holiday at the beach! Enjoy fabulous shows great shopping and wonderful meals with friends.

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.

May - Sunset Beach, NC - Meet author Marybeth Whalen and visit some of the sites in the book, "The Bridge Tender" as well as others. Trip has already occurred.

Read and Go Program Flyer

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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