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.

Summer 2022 Trips - Registration now open

On Your Own in Lake Geneva - Wednesday, June 22, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

We're heading to Lake Geneva for a fun filled day made your way. We provide transportation, but what you decide to do is up to you. Have lunch at one of the many restaurants, shop the numerous stores in the downtown area or relax on a boat ride around the lake. A list of restaurants and attractions will be provided on the bus ride so that you can plan your day. Fee includes transportation only. Registration deadline is June 1. Moderate Walking.

St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruise - Wednesday, July 13, 9:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

We're cruising the scenic Fox River on our own private paddlewheel riverboat charter. Our route will follow some of the most beautiful sections on the river and includes a boxed lunch on board. Please select either Turkey or Ham Sandwich when registering. Fee includes transportation, lunch and private riverboat charter. Registration deadline is June 10. Minimal Walking.

Wisconsin State Fair - Wednesday, August 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spend a day at the fair! Established in 1851, this annual event now features entertainment on 30 free stages, more than 200 concession locations, arts & displays, a farm building, street entertainers, parades and horticulture, textile, craft & culinary exhibits. Visit for a complete listing of activities and entertainment. Leave the driving to us and don't miss your chance to attend this fun-filled event. Fee includes transportation and admission to the fair. Any additional purchases are on your own. Registration deadline is July 26. Moderate Walking.

Anderson Japanese Gardens - Friday, September 16, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Surround yourself with nature in an outdoor setting that inspires the mind and energizes the soul. Upon arrival you'll enjoy an artisan boxed lunch prepared by Fresco at the Gardens. After lunch participants will enjoy a docent-guided tour along the beautifully manicured trails of the gardens. There will be time for a quick stop at the gift shop before heading home. Fee includes motor coach transportation, guided tour and lunch (you will be contacted prior to the trip for your lunch selection). Registration deadline is September 1. Some Walking.