Gibson Senior Center

GSC Trips & Tours

  • All trips depart from the west side of Magnolia Park, located at 651 W. 15th Street, Upland.
  • Please arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to departure time.
  • First registered, first boarded.
  • Refunds will only be made available if there is a wait list and your reservation can be resold.
  • To register by phone, please contact Upland Recreation and Community Services at (909) 931-4280.

Enchanted Forest Of Lights At Descanso Gardens

Thursday, December 7
3:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
5 Yrs & Up

At 4:00 p.m., arrive at Paseo Colorado for dinner on your own, departing at 6:00 p.m. to Descanso Gardens. What a perfect way to bring in the upcoming holidays! Enjoy an evening spent at Descanso Gardens for an interactive nighttime experience, featuring a one-mile walk through a unique lighting experience in some of the most beloved parts of the garden.  To register, please visit "Enchanted Forest Of Lights" At Descanso Gardens.

Holiday Harbor Cruise In Huntington Beach

Saturday, December 16
2:45 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
$71 Per Person
5 Yrs & Up

Enjoy this beloved holiday tradition! Arrive in Huntington Beach at 4:15 p.m. for an early dinner on your own. (Don't forget to make reservations in advance.) After dinner, enjoy a 6:30 p.m. cruise for the 60th Annual Cruise of Lights, fully narrated throughout the waterway of Huntington Beach. The boat will return at approximately 7:15 p.m.  To register, please visit Holiday Harbor Cruise In Huntington Beach.

Win Big At Valley View Casino

Wednesday, January 17
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
$51 Per Person
18 Yrs & Up

Whether you prefer video poker, keno, penny, nickel or higher denomination loose slots, you are sure to have a great day today at Valley View Casino! Join the Players Club and receive free gifts - new members only! New and returning guests will receive five points on slot machines and $15 in Moreplay!  To register, please visit Win Big At Valley View Casino.

Giddy Over Griffith Observatory

Tuesday, February 6
10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
$41 Per Person
5 Yrs & Up

Start the day with a lunch stop at the Grand Central Market, a 30,000 square-foot historic landmark located in the heart of Los Angeles since 1917, offering a large food emporium and retail marketplace. Next stop will be at the Griffith Observatory & Planetarium, featuring state of the art projection technology in the 300-seat Planetarium, a 200-seat multi-media theater - featuring three different movies throughout the day, gallery, mural, and much more!  To register, please visit Giddy Over Griffith Observatory.

Santa Barbara Orchid Adventure

Saturday, March 9
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
$96 Per Person
5 Yrs & Up

Let’s visit Santa Barbara for their 76th Annual International Orchid Show located at the Earl Warren Showgrounds to view more than 20,000 species on display, featuring every shape and color of the bold and beautiful blooms at one of the largest and oldest orchid shows located on the West coast.  View art shows, demonstrations, and a juried exhibition of orchid-themed fine art and photography showcasing the work of local and regional artists.   On the way home, enjoy a lunch stop in Downtown Santa Barbara.  To register, please visit Santa Barbara Orchid Adventure.

Spring Has Sprung At The Carlsbad Ranch

Wednesday, April 10
8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
$103 Per Person
5 Yrs & Up

Arrive at 10:30 a.m. for a self-guided audio, antique wagon tour of over fifty acres of ranunculus fields that offer a rainbow of color along the ocean side.  Time for shopping and browsing at the Armstrong Garden Center & Greenhouse before we head over to the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Mall for lunch and shopping on your own.   To register, please visit Spring Has Sprung At The Carlsbad Ranch.

Lavender Lights At The 123 Farm

Thursday, May 16
3:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
$56 Per Person
5 Yrs & Up

What a treat - an evening at the Highland Springs Ranch for the 20th Annual Lavender Festival located on the grounds of the 123 Farm, including live music, food vendors, lavender infused items, and the view of 20 acres of organic lavender.  Wagon tours are available as the sun sets for a picturesque moment.  At night, enjoy over 100,000 lights that illuminate the farm – Fun you won’t want to miss out on!   To register, please visit Lavender Lights At 123 Farm.

Penne For Your Thoughts

Tuesday, June 11
9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
$125 Per Person
5 Yrs & Up

Upon arrival into historic Little Italy in San Diego, you’ll be greeted by your tour guide and taken to your lunch venue at Little Italy’s oldest restaurant, Filipp’s Pizza Grotto, for antipasto salad, Lasagna with meat sauce (vegetarian option available), garlic bread, non-alcoholic beverage, Sicilian cannoli, and assorted Italian cookies for dessert.  After lunch, enjoy a senior-friendly guided tour of Little Italy, with special access inside Little Italy’s historic church.  Time on your own for shopping and visiting the food emporium, bakeries, etc. prior to our return trip home.  To register, please visit Penne For Your Thoughts.


460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.