Trips and Tours

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Desert Botanical Gardens and Mill Ave Fair

December 2; price is $99 per person

Shop for those one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts at the Tempe Festival of the Arts, one of the Top 100 Classic and Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation. Then enjoy a magical night as the Desert Botanical Gardens come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the vibrant sounds and sights of live entertainment throughout. The Mormon Temple Light Display is also included.

Prescott Christmas Parade and Lunch

December 3; price is $99 per person

Travel to Arizona’s Christmas City, Prescott, and watch a legendary parade complete with floats, marching bands, and tap-dancing toddlers. Lunch is included.

Dickens Festival and It’s a Wonderful Life

December 6-8; price is $375 pp/double, $450 pp/single

Highlights of this holiday favorite include the Dickens Festival and an evening performance of It’s a Wonderful Life in St. George, UT. The 1946 film, It’s a Wonderful Life, has touched hearts for decades will be gracing the stage of Brigham’s Playhouse as a hit musical. The Dickens Festival is a unique entertainment and shopping experience. Olde English shops, hundreds of period costumes, fortune tellers, orphans, royalty, and the “real” Father Christmas all combine to offer our guests a Christmas experience like no other.

Zoo Lights, Dinner, Mormon Temple

December 9; price is $99 per person

The magical, colorful sights and sounds of The Phoenix Zoo’s holiday light spectacular will make your season sparkle! More than 3.8 million lights glow in a total of 700 sparkling displays. An early dinner at Organ Stop Pizza and a stop at the Mormon Temple Light Display are also included.

Tucson Holiday Girlfriend Getaway

December 10-11; price is $299 pp/double, $375pp/single

Travel to Tucson and shop ‘til you drop at the Fourth Avenue Street Fair which brings together 400 plus arts and crafts booths, 35 plus food vendors, two stages of live entertainment, street musicians, food, jugglers, and street performers. Then experience Winterhaven in Tucson, now in its 64th year, making it one of the longest running holiday lights festivals in the country. Ride the trolley through the magnificently decorated neighborhood. On the second day, visit Tubac for more shopping. Overnight, dinner and breakfast are included at Desert Diamond Casino. All-in all, it’ll be a great time to get away with your girlfriends for the holidays!

Spotlight on New York City Holiday

December 12-16; price is $3129 pp/double, $4229 pp/single

Your New York City getaway is filled with shopping, sightseeing, endless entertainment and holiday cheer. Take a cruise to the Statue of Liberty, venture out to Times Square and watch the Christmas Spectacular Rockettes.

Christmas in Nashville

December 22-26; price is $1899 pp/double, $2230 pp/single

Come join us for a spectacular Christmas in Nashville. You will be staying at the Opryland Hotel which is an attraction all to itself during the holidays. Christmas shows are included for your enjoyment and plenty of time to see the sights of Music City!


Rose Bowl Parade Mini-Getaway – December 31–January 2

Rose Bowl Parade Grandparents Getaway – December 31–January 2

Rose Bowl Parade Volunteer Opportunity – December 31–January 2

Rose Bowl Parade Deluxe – December 30–January 3

Boats and Floats–Rose Bowl Parade and Cruise – December 30–January 6

Road to California Quilt Show

January 19-21, 2017; price is $375 pp/double, $499 pp/single

Travel to Ontario, CA for the Road to California Quilters Spectacular, a world-class show featuring an excellent variety of traditional quilts vs art quilts, all inspired from the perspective of use of color, quilting, design, to overall composition.

Bisbee Chocolate and Wine

February 11-12, 2017; price is $275 pp/double, $375 pp/single

Travel from the Valley to Bisbee, a free-spirited place with a thriving arts/music/hospitality scene, amid a remarkably well-preserved historical architectural setting. Enjoy chocolate tasting to benefit the Copper Queen Library. Also included is a tour of the Queen Mine and wine tasting in Sonoita.

CA Presidents and Heroes

February 18-21, 2017; price is $575 pp/double, $775 pp/single

This President’s Day weekend, travel to Southern California to celebrate the lives of America’s presidents and heroes. Tour the Reagan Library, the Nixon Library and the George Patton Museum. Also meet four-legged American heroes at the Guide Dog of America facility. Learn how the loving, working partnership between dog and human develops.