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Day Trip

New York Botanical Gardens - September 12, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 12, 2021
  • Destination: New York Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Blvd, The Bronx, NY
  • Cost: $82. Adult / $79. Senior / $75. Child / $65. Transportation Only

New York Botanical Gardens - September 12, 2021

Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is distinguished by the beauty of its landscape, collections, and gardens, and the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. NYBG was inspired by an 1888 visit that eminent botanists Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife, Elizabeth, took to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, near London. The Brittons believed New York should have a great botanical garden to advance public understanding of plants, be a repository of rare and valuable specimens, and lead original research in botanical science.

Today, the 250-acre Garden—the largest in any city in the United States—is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to the natural attributes that attracted the Brittons, NYBG encompasses 50 specialty gardens and collections comprising more than one million plants, the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections, and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation’s preeminent Victorian-style glasshouse. Highlights include the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, considered among the world’s most sustainable rose gardens; the Native Plant Garden, celebrating the diversity of northeastern North American plants; and 30,000 distinguished trees, many more than 200 years old. More than one million visitors annually enjoy the grounds, view innovative exhibitions, and participate in educational programs that are larger and more diverse than those of any other garden in the world.

More information available at https://www.nybg.org/

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The Big E - Eastern States Exposition - September 19, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 19, 2021
  • Destination: Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA
  • Cost: $75. Adult / $70. Child / $48. Transportation Only

The Big E - Eastern States Exposition - September 19, 2021

"New England's Great State fair"

The largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth-largest fair in the nation. The Big E is inclusive of all six of the New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Each of the New England states is prominently represented at the fair.

Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, a short distance from the Memorial Bridge spanning the Connecticut River, The Big E is held every autumn in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Each year, the fair opens on the second Friday after Labor Day and runs for seventeen days.

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MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets - September 26, 2021
  • Tour Date: September 26, 2021
  • Destination: MGM Springfield, One MGM Way, Springfield, MA, Lee Premium Outlets, 50 Water Street, Lee, MA
  • Cost: $30. Per Person

MGM Casino & Lee Premium Outlets - September 26, 2021

MGM Springfield is situated in the heart of Metro Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. The resort casino, which opened on August 24, 2018, is the first resort casino in the Commonwealth and is situated in a block of buildings that are historically or culturally influential to Springfield. It is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.

No one under the age of 21 is permitted to game or be present in the gaming area. Children cannot be left alone while a parent is engaged in gaming, even nearby. Unaccompanied children are not permitted on property at any time and will be approached by Security to help find their parents.

We will be visiting the MGM Casino from 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Lee Premium Outlets®, a shopping destination in the beautiful Berkshires, is designed to mirror an outdoor, quaint New England village. This shopping mecca is conveniently located off exit 2 of Interstate 90 (MA Turnpike). With 60 stores including men's, women's and children's apparel, accessories, and shoes, Lee Premium Outlets includes Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, J. Crew Factory Store, Lindt Chocolate, Nautica, Michael Kors, Aeropostale, PacSun, The Cosmetics Company Store  and Under Armour, just to name a few. At the scenic gateway to The Berkshires, the region features mountains, lakes, shopping and small town New England charm.

We will be visiting the Lee Premium Outlets from 4:00PM - 5:30PM

9/11 Memorial & Museum - October 2, 2021
  • Tour Date: October 02, 2021
  • Destination: 9/11 Memorial & Museum, 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY, Woodbury Commons, 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY
  • Cost: $85. Adult / $80. Senior / $76. Child / $65. Transportation Only

9/11 Memorial & Museum - October 2, 2021

From 11:00AM - 2:30 PM: 9/11 Memorial & Museum

A visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is widely regarded as one of the most essential experiences in New York City. 

Visitors are welcome to explore the Museum at their own pace. An average visit can take about two hours. The historical exhibition may not be appropriate for visitors younger than 10 years of age. Adults accompanying younger visitors should exercise discretion before entering. All visitors are asked to respect this place made sacred through tragic loss.

The historical exhibition has three parts that examine the day of 9/11, before 9/11 and after 9/11. It tells the story of what happened on 9/11, including the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93.

The exhibition explores the background leading up to the events and examines their aftermath and continuing implications. The memorial exhibition, which is named In Memoriam, commemorates the lives of those who perished on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the men, women and children who died.

From 3:30PM - 6:00 PM: Woodbury Commons

The ultimate destination for shopping and dining! Woodbury Common Premium Outlets features 250 of the most sought after, high-end fashion and designer retail brands in the world including Tory Burch, Nike, Celine, Bottega Veneta, Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Burberry, Coach, The North Face and more all at savings of 25% to 65% every day. The newly renovated Market Hall offers a variety of grab-and-go options including Chipotle, Pret A Manger, and Pinkberry or dine in at Shake Shack and more. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, a shopper trolley and more while shopping your favorite brands!

Fall in Vermont - October 09, 2021
  • Tour Date: October 09, 2021
  • Destination: The Middlebury Inn, 16 Court Square, Middlebury, VT, New England Maple Museum 4578 US Route 7 Pittsford, VT
  • Cost: $95. Adult / $90. Senior / $87. Child

Fall in Vermont - October 09, 2021

One of the reasons you come to Vermont is to enjoy the benefits of locally sourced fresh food from dedicated small farmers, artisan cheese makers and specialty meat suppliers. Our Chef prides himself on the creative use of these ingredients as he prepares delicious dishes that are both satisfying and memorable. 

Who doesn’t love brunch? Warm Coffee, Mimosas, Omelets, Casco Bay Benedict, Addison Country Breakfast Bowl,  Smothered Berry French Toast, Avocado Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, and more. Yum. Let the Middlebury Inn by your  go-to brunch spot. Whether you’re new to town, just visiting, or you’re a long-time resident, let the Middlebury Inn’s Brunch be a delicious way to spend a weekend.

A visit to the New England Maple Museum and Gift shop is fun and educational –  it’s a truly unique experience.  The history of maple sugaring from Native American to present day is depicted in over 100 feet of murals hand painted by a local artist.  Our exhibits also include the most complete collection of maple sugaring artifacts in existence, as well as and dioramas and short film. Afterwards, enjoy a sampling maple syrup, the official flavor of Vermont.

Salem, MA - October 23, 2021
  • Tour Date: October 23, 2021
  • Destination: Salem, MA
  • Cost: $68. Per Person

Salem, MA - October 23, 2021

Quaint shops, fine restaurants, a multitude of attractions, live music and great nightlife make Salem a vibrant city with a cool urban feel. Salem is experiencing an incredible resurgence, new retail stores and restaurants are opening every month, attracting more year-round residents.

Salem is known worldwide as a historical and cultural tourist destination, and is the heart of the tourist community in the region north of Boston. There’s always something happening in Salem. Whether it’s a festival at the Willows, music at the farmers market on Derby Square, the annual Haunted Happenings Grand Parade, or fireworks over Salem Harbor, it is easy to enjoy Salem. Salem is also known as the restaurant destination north of Boston, and celebrates its culinary attraction during the spring and fall restaurant weeks.

And, of course, Salem is the only city in the world that celebrates five seasons each year – winter, spring, summer, fall, and Haunted Happenings in October!

Today, as you walk the streets of Salem, you can see the best of four centuries of architecture contained within the one-mile-wide center of historic Salem. From the 1668 House of the Seven Gables, to the grand mansions of Chestnut Street, to the charming Victorian cottages near the Salem Common, the city of Salem has a wealth of architectural treasures.

Salem has a culturally diverse population, a rich maritime heritage, and amazing stories that span almost four centuries. During your visit, stop by at The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center or the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on the Salem Waterfront. It’s time to discover the magic of Salem!

Destiny USA & Turning Stone Casino - November 6, 2021
  • Tour Date: November 06, 2021
  • Destination: Turning Stone Resort Casino, 5218 Patrick Rd, Verona, NY
  • Cost: $48. per person

Destiny USA & Turning Stone Casino - November 6, 2021

Shopping, dining and entertainment so big, it needs its own zip code. Welcome to Destiny USA—New York’s largest destination of its kind with over 250 places to shop, dine and play, visited by 26 million guests every year. Come see our antique carousel, taste the variety of flavors from Cheesecake Factory to Texas de Brazil, or have some fun at Dave & Buster’s. From retail and outlet brands like Apple, Nordstrom rack, and Michael Kors to the world’s largest suspended ropes course at WonderWorks or a tropical destination at Margaritaville, there’s something for everyone at Destiny USA.

A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation's Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named "Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge" in 2015 and "Most Excellent Golf Resort" in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant and Ska:na: spa, Forbes Recommended Ratings for TS Steakhouse and, for 12 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.

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