Adults And Seniors Day Trips
Ever since the hotel’s opening party on New Year’s Eve in 1920, the Drake Hotel has been a holiday fixture celebrating over 100 Christmas seasons in Chicago. The hotel will be decorated to the nines, with a grand foyer welcoming Christmas tree adorned with beautifully handcrafted decoration, Gingerbread Village constructed by their pastry team, holiday-inspired floral installations, holiday carolers, harpist, and over 150 colorful holiday-themed flourishes throughout to warmly welcome you. Includes an assortment of Seasonal Finger Sandwiches, French Pastries, Traditional Scones, Loaves, Flavored Macarons, as well as being able to try three of the most popular teas.
11:30 am– 4:00 pm
Chicago Pizza Tours trained guides take you to highly-rated, historic Chicago pizzerias. Learn about and enjoy multiple styles of pizza at each location. Eat at a variety of pizzerias. All food is preordered and waiting for you at reserved seating at each stop. Discover new places you’ll want to visit again. Your guide shows you the best pizza Chicago has to offer.
10 am–3:30 pm
We strive to offer a wide variety of trips for adults and seniors to enjoy. Our trips create opportunities to socialize and build friendships with people in the community. Join us for day trip or to a new destination form beautiful places like Mexican beaches to Explorer Iceland and much more!
Don't miss exciting opportunities to get out in nature, socialize, laugh, and enriching relationships, we can’t wait to take you on a new adventure with North Riverside Parks & Recreation!
Registration can be made in person (cash, check, or credit card: Visa or Master Card.) Charge payment can be made over the phone. A 2.25% transaction fee is applied. Full payment is required at registration for trips. The exception to this policy is when a deposit is required for a trip. Spaces cannot be held. When registering for a casino trip your birth date is required for the casino manifest. Upon registering, whether it is in person or on the phone, your receipt will be your confirmation. A complete list of all names will be stored in our computer and you will be checked off prior to boarding the bus.
Trip Refund Policy
In the past, we have been experiencing several lastminute refund requests for various day and evening trips. Although we realize that emergencies do arise, we need you to understand that we have confirmed contracts with vendors, thus the Village is NOT entitled to a refund. Because of these contracts, NO REFUNDS will be given for any trip unless there is a waiting list and a replacement for your reservation can be found or you can find a replacement for your reservation. If this is the case, you must notify the Recreation office immediately. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated. For refunds, please allow 4-6 weeks for processing
For some trips, in order to secure the best group rate on tickets, we have to have a deadline on the last day we can sell tickets. Please note deadlines and dates.
For your comfort, we try to secure motor coaches when possible. We generally use mini buses for short trips and family outings. Because of the lack of outside waiting facilities, we recommend that you do not come to the bus until ten (10) minutes before leave time. No one will be allowed to board the bus until a supervisor is present. PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to return to the bus at the scheduled time you are responsible for your own transportation home.
Bus seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Patrons should get in the bus line upon arriving at Village Commons. To accommodate everyone, we reserve the right to seat you on the bus. Seats cannot be saved. We ask that patrons sit in the same seat both to and from our destination. Anyone requiring special assistance or accommodation MUST indicate their needs at registration.
Waiting lists will be taken for all trips. If additional tickets can be secured and another bus can be filled, we will accommodate those waiting. Once called, you will have a maximum of 48 hours to register in person or by phone or we continue to call the next person on the wait list.