Trips

The Elmhurst Park District offers a host of trip options year-round, and the best part is that you can leave the driving to us.  So gather up a group of friends, or fly solo and make some new ones and join us on our next adventure. 

Trip registration is taken on a first come, first-served basis. You may register for trips at any time. Refunds are made only if the space can be filled. If enrollment is low or if trips are cancelled, participants are notified and all money is refunded. All trips depart from Centennial Recreation Center (CRC) 155 E. St. Charles Road unless otherwise indicated. Please arrive a few minutes early to check-in inside the CRC and receive any materials needed for the day. Staff reserves the right to change the type of bus used on the trip. Trip start times are bus departure times. Return times are approximate due to road construction, weather, etc.

Fall 2022 Trips - Registration now open

Dreamgirls at the Paramount Theatre - Wednesday, October 5, Noon-5 p.m.

It’s the 1960s where the sound of Motown is on the rise. Meet the Dreamettes, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, three women trying to break their way onto the music scene. When car salesman Curtis Taylor Jr. signs the three singers to a record label, he sets in motion a series of events that will forever change their lives, for better and for worse. Join the Dreamgirls as they navigate the highs and lows of life, love and fame. Fee includes transportation and main floor seating at The Paramount Theatre in Aurora. This is a cooperative trip with the Glen Ellyn Park District and we will be using their bus. Registration deadline is September 9. Minimal Walking.

The Sound of Music at the Paramount Theatre - Wednesday, November 30, Noon-5 p.m.

When carefree nun-in-training Maria is sent by her convent to be the governess of seven children, she finds herself unexpectedly questioning her choices in life and falling in love with the children’s stern father, all the while the events of World War II play out in the background. One of the most beloved musicals of all time and a holiday favorite, The Sound of Music has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years. Experience it for the first time or all over again at Paramount Theatre, where the lobby will be decked out in Christmas decorations, including a two-story Christmas tree. Fee includes transportation and main floor seating. This is a cooperative trip with Glen Ellyn Park District and we will be using their bus. Registration deadline is November 4. Minimal Walking.

Christmas Bakery Bus - Wednesday, December 7, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

We're heading to Milwaukee to visit various bakeries and shops. In route to each location, our step on guide will share the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, Danish and more. At each bakery stop you'll receive one bakery item, samples and time to shop so bring along a bag to collect your holiday goodies. We'll also enjoy lunch at Mader’s consisting of your choice from a special lunch menu. Please indicate, at the time of registration, if you will need a vegetarian option. This trip will involve getting on and off the bus multiple times and there will be some steps at some of the locations. Fee includes transportation, step on guide, guide gratuity, samples and lunch. Registration deadline is November 21. Moderate Walking.