Adult Trips

Last updated Oct. 07, 2019 - 4:58 pm
Adult Cruise Trip

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

The Adult Program Trip Brochure for 2019 is now available. This brochure provides a general schedule of trips, but does not include specific dates or costs. Approximately three months prior to each trip, a trip flier will be available. This flier will include trip details, including itinerary, dates and cost.

Complete an Adult Program Yearly Trip Registration Form for the respective year, either found below or on the last page of the Trip Brochure. Patrons that complete and submit this form will not have to complete the entire trip registration for each trip that year and will be registered to receive detailed trip information as it becomes available. Frequent trip goers, or anyone interested in trips for 2019, are highly encouraged to complete and submit these forms as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss out on any trip information.


2019 Adult Program Trip Brochure

2019 Adult Program Yearly Trip Registration Form

One-Day Trips

2019 day-trip information will be added as details are finalized for each trip.

Thursday, October 24 or Thursday, October 31- Mystery Trip
Don't ask where this trip is heading, because we won't tell you! The Mystery Trip promises to be fun, but you won't know where you're going until you get there. Download the Mystery trip flier.

Saturday, November 23- Duplin Winery
Travel to Rose Hill, NC to see the Duplin Winery Holiday Dinner Theater, Down Home Christmas. Celebrate the season with this wonderful show presenting the sights and sounds of the holidays. Download the Duplin Winery trip flier.

Overnight Trips

October - Iceland - A Land of Fire and Ice - Highlights of this incredible trip include a Reykjavik tour, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle tour, Strokkur Geyser, Gullfoss ("Golden Falls"), Hot Spring Bread Experience, Thingvellir National Park, Skogar Folk Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Lake Kleifarvatn, a South Coast Tour, and more! Download the Iceland trip flier.

December - Music Cities Christmas - Highlights of this trip include Christmas shows in Branson, the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Beale Street in Memphis, plus Graceland, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry Show and more in Nashville. Download the Music Cities trip flier.

  • Informational meetings will be held at the Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults (1901 Spring Forest Rd.) on May 6 at 3:15 p.m. and on June 13 at 6 p.m.

Other 2019 overnight trip information will be added as details are finalized for each trip.

SOAR Trips

SOAR (Social Outdoor Active Recreation) Trips

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 two 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.

2019 SOAR trip information will be added as details are finalized for each trip.

Read and Go - Read and Watch Programs

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.

Are you interested in going on a trip full of adventure, intrigue, love or sorrow without leaving the comforts of your chair? The Read and Watch 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 Go Trips:

Tuesday, October 29 - Direct Fire by A.J. Tata

Wednesday, November 6 - Christmas at the Lakeside Resort by Susan Schild

Wednesday, November 13 - Vines of Entanglement by Lisa Carter

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 require 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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