Day Trips

  1. Loretta Pable

    Travel Coordinator
    Phone: 847-244-9242

  2. Park Place

    Physical Address
    414 S Lewis Avenue
    Waukegan, IL 60085

Friday, June 22, 2018

Strawberry Fest 2018 website

Discover Strawberry Festival at historic downtown Long Grove! Delve into this annual homage to strawberries, summer fruits, vendors, merchants and top-notch music. Long Grove Strawberry Fest, includes bands, art, shopping, family activities, food and yes, strawberries too. For the kiddos, Strawberry Fest organizers are planning thrilling activities all weekend long at the Kid's Zone, including: Medieval Times Jr. Knight Training, dance performances, water balloon toss, bag sets, spin art coloring, face painting, the bubbler, flower crown arts and crafts, DIY gardening for little green thumbs, and much more. 

The trip will depart Park Place - 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan at 10:00 a.m. The fee of $17 includes admission and transportation to and from the Festival. Click here to register.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Chicago Architecture River Cruise Revised web

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. You’ll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history. Following the cruise, we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. 

The trip will depart Park Place - 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan at 8:30 a.m. The fee of $89 includes cruise, lunch, and transportation. Registration Closed!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Traveling Book Club

Sometimes it's not enough to just read a great book- you want to discuss, explore, and even visit the world of the book and author. If you like to discuss books with others, visit locations that are of importance to the author, or have the opportunity to chat with the author, the Park Place Traveling Book Club is for you.

We will travel from Park Place to Northwestern University with Dr. Njoki McElroy, author of "1012 Natchez". Dr. McElroy was a professor at Northwestern University and will be doing a book reading at the African Studies Library on campus.

Dr. McElroy will be signing books for members of our Club. After the reading, we will enjoy a great Caribbean/Soul Food meal at Jennifer's Edibles in Evanston, Illinois. Books will be available for purchase $10 at the Park Place Gift Shoppe during regular Park Place business hours. Lunch will be on your own.  

Bus departs Park Place at 10:00 AM & Returns 2:30 PM.
*No charge for Transportation. Click here to register.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Waterford Hot Air Balloon Fest 2018 web

Watch hot air balloons soar and glow at this annual summer festival in Waterford Wisconsin! Listen to live music, visit food and craft vendors or just take in the sights and sounds of hot air balloons! Tethered Balloon rides will be available for purchase. 

We will depart Park Place -  414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan at 3:00 p.m. and stay at the festival until 9:00 p.m. to enjoy the “glow” of the balloons at night. Fee includes transportation and admission to the festival. Food is available for purchase. Lawn chairs are recommended.

The fee is $25 per person. Click here to register.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Arlington Race Trip Website revised

Experience the thrill of live horse racing at Arlington Park! 

We will depart Park Place - 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan at 11:00 a.m. A fee of $63 includes transportation,  admission, racing guide, a seat in the room, soup, entrée, and dessert. Click here to register.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

frank lloyd wright web

Immerse yourself in the art and architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright as we tour Oak Park, Il.  The day will include visits to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, guided bus tour of his Oak Park buildings, a tour of the Unity Temple and lunch. 

A fee of $95 includes all transportation, tours, and lunch. Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 Michael Feinstein and Kristin Chenoweth Web

The Ravinia Season is here! Enjoy easy access to the park as we relax in lawn seats and see some of the season’s most highly demanded performers. Enjoy Michael Jay Feinstein, singer, pianist, and music revivalist of the Great American Songbook in concert with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth for an evening of fantastic performances. 

Bus departs Park Place at 4:00 p.m., gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lake Geneva Mail Boat Tour web

Ride on the most exciting tour Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers. In addition to front row shoreline views, the unique mail delivery will have you on the edge of your seat. After the excitement of the tour you’ll be hungry, so enjoy lunch at Popeyes Restaurant overlooking the lake. There will be time to browse and shop lovely Lake Geneva after lunch.  

A fee of $75 includes transportation, cruise, and lunch.  Departs Park Place at 7:45 a.m. Click here to register.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

cubs vs brewers 2018 website

Join us for a great game at Historic Wrigley Field! The Chicago Cubs will take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

Trip departs Park Place - 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan at 4:30 p.m. Cost: $45 per person. Includes infield reserve seats and round-trip transportation.

Game Time: 7:05 pm. Registration is closed!

Friday, September 12, 2018

Gipsy Kings at Ravinia Web

The Ravinia Season is here! Enjoy easy access to the park as we relax in lawn seats and see some of the season’s most highly demanded performers. Enjoy Salsa under the stars at Ravinia! The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamenco, salsa and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in Andalusian Spanish. They are known for bringing Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences.

Bus departs Park Place at 4:00 p.m., Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ten Chimneys Estate Tour Lunch web

Explore Ten Chimneys, the estate lovingly created by theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.  This world-class house museum is a national resource for theatre, arts, and arts education The Full Estate Tour provides the optimum Ten Chimneys experience. This tour includes the three-story Main House, the rustic Studio, the Enchanting Cottage, the restored gardens, and the exteriors of the Poolhouse, Greenhouse, and Creamery. Lunch will follow at the Union House. Those who are unable to walk on uneven surfaces or stairs may opt to tour the main house only. 

A fee of $87 includes transportation, tour, and lunch. Click here to register.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall Color Cruise on the Mississippi web

All Aboard the Celebration Belle paddleboat to cruise from Moline, IL to Muscatine Iowa! Enjoy a sumptuous lunch buffet, live entertainment as you cruise through two lock and dams to view fall colors on this 4-hour cruise down the Mississippi. 

A fee of $147 includes transportation, cruise, buffet and light snacks on the bus. Departs Park Place at 6:00 a.m. and returns sometime after 6:00 p.m. Click here to register.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Driehaus Museum and Eataly web

Tour the historic home and museum of the Gilded Age! The Richard H. Driehaus Museum explores the art, architecture, and design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a focus on the Gilded Age. The Museum is located just steps from the Magnificent Mile within the meticulously restored Nickerson Mansion, renowned as Gilded Age Chicago’s “Marble Palace.” Mr. Driehaus founded the Museum to feature his outstanding collection of decorative arts—particularly Tiffany glass. After the tour, we will visit Eataly! Eataly is a large Italian marketplace with a variety of restaurants, food and beverage counters, bakery, retail items, and a cooking school. At Eataly, you will shop and dine on your own. 

A fee of $48 includes museum fees and transportation.  Bus departs at 8:00 a.m. Click here to register.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Macy Shopping Trip web

Beat the crowds to and enjoy the flagship Marshall Field State Street store dressed in holiday splendor! Each year throughout the store a new Christmas theme comes to life, awakening the spirit of the holiday season. This tour includes the history of Macy’s holiday traditions like the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, animated store window displays, a taste of Frango® Mint Chocolates, and of course the 2-story Great Tree, dressed with 15,000 dazzling lights and 1,200 themed ornaments in the world-famous Walnut Room. A $69 fee Includes transportation, tour, and dining in the Walnut Room.

Shuttle departs Park Place at 10:00 AM. For information call 847-244-9242. Click here to register.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ikea Shopping Trip web

Park Place friends for holiday shopping 
Trip fee includes round-trip transportation only. Advanced registration is required. Call 847-244-9242 for credit card phone registration or additional information.

Mall Locations Times
Depart Park Place at 8:45 a.m. for Ikea.
Enjoy their bargain breakfast and shop until 1:00.  
3:00 Depart Woodfield to Park Place.  
$15 fee includes transportation.

Click here to register.