CHOOSE TO TRAVEL WITH THE JOHNSON CITY SENIOR CENTER
We use Hale Transportation as our travel partner given their friendly service and clean, comfortable buses. We've been using them for over five years.
Our trips are customized so they're unique and geared towards seniors.
Many of our trip ideas come from our trip patrons!
Easy, convenient, well-lit parking right at the Johnson City Senior Center.
Use of our building and clean restrooms while waiting before the bus departs.
We select nice, clean and comfortable hotels for our overnight trips.
Friendly and knowledgeable bus drivers.
Escorts from the Trip Committee to ensure everything goes smoothly.
We get great feedback from our trip patrons. Many return trip after trip and year after year.
Join us..... you'll be glad you did!
Our "On the Road Again" Trip Newsletter highlights our 2023 trips: 16 day trips and 3 overnight trips!
Itineraries are posted below for the remaining 2023 trips: 9 remaining day trips and 2 remaining overnight trips!
All our trips are open to the public so you don't have to be a member of the Johnson City Senior Center to join us! You also don't have to be a senior to join our trips. We've had children and grandchildren join us, depending on the trip.
If you are a member of our Center, you'll enjoy a $10 savings on any trip you're taking.
Please read our Trip Policies for additional information.
If you're interested in any of our trips, mail a deposit ($50 for day trips; $100 for overnight trips) to the Johnson City Senior Center (30 Brocton Street, Johnson City, NY 13790).
If you have questions, please call us at 607-797-3145.
Christmas in the Smokies
Monday, December 4 – Saturday, December 9, 2023
Join Lucy Baker for another Christmas to remember. So many travel buddies from last year’s trip to Nashville requested coming back to the area; specifically the Smoky Mountains and we couldn’t resist.
Day 1 – December 4: Depart from the Center at 7:00AM. We’ll travel to Roanoke, Virginia to stay at the Country Inn & Suites, the same place we stayed last year. There will be a rest top mid-morning, lunch stop (with meal money) and another rest stop before arriving at the hotel. Dinner’s on your own at the nearby mall before returning to the hotel for the night.
Day 2 – December 5: After a continental breakfast at the hotel, we’ll travel to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee arriving at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant for our included lunch. After lunch, we’ll visit Ole Smoky Moonshine in the island area and have free time. Our accommodations for the next three nights will be the Black Fox Lodge in Pigeon Forge. Dinner is included at the Bullfish Restaurant. Following dinner, enjoy the Country Tonight Show, returning to the hotel after the show.
Day 3 – December 6: After our included breakfast, we’ll travel to the Charlie Bob Smith Morning Variety Show. Free time for lunch (on your own) and then shopping in the Old Mill Craft area. Returning to the hotel to freshen up, we will then venture to Dollywood mid-afternoon for the Christmas Festival where there are over six million lights to see, along with shows and crafts. Dinner is at your discretion in the park (with a $20 meal voucher). Enjoy your free time to explore, shop and create everlasting memories of this Christmas. We’ll return to the hotel mid-evening.
Day 4 – December 7: After our included breakfast, our travels will take us to Ashville, North Carolina to visit the beautiful Biltmore Estate. We’ll enjoy an included lunch in the Stable Café, followed by a guided tour of the Biltmore House. Before we head back to our hotel, we’ll drive through the estate. Tonight’s dinner and entertainment is Dolly Parton’s Stampede Christmas Show.
Day 5 – December 8: After our included breakfast, we’ll visit the Titanic Museum and then enjoy an included lunch at the Five Oaks Kitchen. Depending on traffic conditions, dinner will be enroute or at the mall area (on your own) returning to Roanoke, Virginia and the Country Inn & Suites.
Day 6 – December 9: After our continental breakfast at our hotel, our destination will be home. We will stop mid-morning for a rest stop, stop for lunch (with meal money) and another afternoon stop. We’ll return to the Center around 5:00PM.
Price includes round-trip motor coach, accommodations for 5 nights, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, attractions and driver gratuity.
This trip involves a lot of walking.
Price: Single: $1,951 per person Member | $1,961 per person Non-Member
Double: $1,548 per person Member | $1,558 per person Non-Member
Triple: $1,425 per person Member | $1,435 per person Non-Member
Quad: $1,362 per person Member | $1,372 per person Non-Member
Deposit of $100 pp is required
Final payment due by: October 20, 2023
Penn's Peak – Christmas with Elvis
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Trip just added!
Elvis is in the house! Ryan Pelton, that is, award-winning Elvis tribute artist and singer/songwriter. He was declared the World Champion when he won the “Worldwide Images of the King’ contest in Memphis in 2021. Now he’s bringing his show to Penn’s Peak.
We’ll leave the Center at 9:00AM and travel to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pa. We’ll be served a family-style lunch including their famous Pot Roast, then sit back and enjoy “An Elvis Christmas Show”.
On the way home, we’ll stop at Bingham’s for dinner (on our own) and return to the Center at approximately 7:00PM.
Won’t you join us for a fun, holiday afternoon?
Prices include round-trip motor coach, luncheon show and driver gratuity.
Price per person: $157 Member | $167 Non-Member
Deposit of $50 pp is required
Final payment due by: November 1, 2023
Norman Rockwell Christmas in Stockbridge, Mass.
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Lucy Baker will be your escort as you travel to Stockbridge, Massachusetts for an old-fashioned Christmas.
Celebrate the holidays by stepping into a classic Norman Rockwell painting, come to life. Celebrate Christmas, as the Village goes back to the 1950s with attractions and activities, including a variety of over fifty antique cars.
Depart from the Center at 6:30AM, and after a brief rest stop, we’ll arrive in Stockbridge. First stop is the Norman Rockwell Museum for a self-guided tour. Reboard the bus and travel to the Red Lion Inn for our included lunch. Lunch choices are: braised short rib,
Red-Lion turkey dinner or grilled salmon (select at sign up).
Return to the Center around 7:00PM, after a fast-food stop enroute.
Prices include round-trip motor coach, lunch and driver gratuity.
This trip involves a lot of walking.
Price per person: $197 Member | $207 Non-Member
Deposit of $50 pp is required
Final payment due by: October 10, 2023