Trips & Tours
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Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Take a trip to the Casino in West Virginia and try your luck! #5831 Saturday, February 18. Depart GHPG parking lot at 10am; return around 10pm. Price: $24 (Includes transportation only). Register by: February 8
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum- The Udvar-Hazy Center
The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area. #5830 Tuesday, February 21. Depart GHPG at 7:45am; return around 6:30pm. Price: $24 (Includes transportation, admission and tours are free). Register by: February 3
Beginner Caving-Kees Cave
This half-day trip introduces basic wild (undeveloped)
caving. Trip is great for beginners, mostly horizontal
with some crawling. Learn caving safety, underground
navigation and all about limestone cave formations.
A suggested what-to-wear list will be provided upon
registration. Go underground and explore! Ages 10+.
#5826 Saturday, March 4. Depart GHPG parking lot
at 11am; return around 6pm. Price: $39. Register by:
Tysons Corner- Let’s Go Shopping!
Tysons Corner Center is home to over 300 specialty and department stores including L.L. Bean, Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and many more, as well as celebrated restaurants, eateries and entertainment options. This is Virginia’s largest mall! #5832 Friday, March 24. Depart GHPG at 8am; return around 8pm. Price: $24 (Includes transportation only). Register by: March 15
Spring Market and Dinner at Cheesecake Factory
This large-scale event provides an optimal shopping experience for all – Think Spring! – gifts for Easter, graduation, birthdays, bridal and baby showers…unique offerings include gourmet food and cookbooks, fine linens, designer clothing, toys, fine crafts and artwork, decorative home accessories and jewelry to name a few. #5833 Friday, March 31. Depart GHPG at 8am; return around 8pm. Price: $26 (Includes transportation and admission). Register by: March 17
Spring Wildflower Hike and Devil’s Backbone Brewery
Join Naturalist, Kathie Driscoll from The Nature
Foundation at Wintergreen in search of early spring
wildflowers as we hike along the Appalachian Trail
from Tye River through the Three Ridges Wilderness to
the Harpers Creek Shelter. We will have lunch near the
refreshing waterfalls. This six mile hike is rated moderate
to difficult. Wear hiking shoes/boots. Bring lunch and
water. We will have time to visit the nature center and
then wrap-up our adventure at Devil’s Backbone Brewery
for a little R&R. #5828 Saturday April 1. Depart GHPG
at 8:30am; return around 7pm. Price: $25. Register by: March 22
The Greenbrier: Lunch and Bunker Tour
Construction began in 1958 on the 112,544-square-foot bunker, which was built 720 feet into the hillside under The Greenbrier’s West Virginia Wing. Over the 30 years that it was an active facility, communications and other equipment were updated, keeping The Bunker at full-operation status. The location of the facility, critical to its effectiveness, remained a secret for more than three decades. There will be lots of walking involved with no available seating during the tour. Lunch will be on your own prior to the tour. Please note dress code for some of the dining facilities. #5829 Monday, April 10. Depart GHPG at 9am; return around 5pm. Price: $55 (Includes transportation and tour). Register by: March 10
Intro to Rock Climbing
We will spend the day learning basic rock climbing and
rappelling skills, being introduced to equipment and
top-roping, and enjoying one another and the outdoors
in the George Washington Ntl. Forest. Participants will
be provided climbing shoes, helmets, harnesses and
all other required technical gear. A suggested ‘what to
wear/bring list’ will be provided upon registration. No
prior experience is required, but participants should be
reasonably fit and active. Ages 12+. #5827 Sunday
April 30. Depart GHPG parking lot at 7:30am; return
around 5pm. Price: $60 (Includes van transportation, all
equipment and instruction). Register by: April 14
2017 Vegas Baby! Las Vegas, NV
Fly to Las Vegas on April 18 to enjoy 5 days and 4 nights of nonstop excitement on the world’s most famous strip! Take in a show, go see the Grand Canyon, play some desert golf, or gamble 24 hours a day- you choose what you would like to do once we arrive in Vegas. Includes: Roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations at Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Price: $610 per person based on double occupancy. Reserve your
spot with $300 deposit with balance due by March 10.
It is the goal of Staunton Parks and Recreation to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all individuals of all abilities who wish to participate in recreational activities and programs and experience the benefits and opportunities provided through the services offered by Staunton Parks and Recreation.
Staunton Parks and Recreation will accommodate any reasonable request to assist people with disabilities and special needs and support various learning styles. Individuals who require additional support are encouraged to complete our Accommodation Request Form. This form should be completed two weeks in advance of the program or activity in which they plan to participate, to assist Parks and Recreation staff in its efforts to create a positive recreation experience for the participant. For questions or assistance with the form, please call 540.332.3945.