Griffith Observatory with a Trip to San Antonio Winery

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Griffith ObservatorySan Antonio Winery

The Griffith Observatory is one of L.A.’s greatest cultural attractions. It offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and Downtown L.A. from atop Mt. Hollywood in Griffith Park. The observatory, and accompanying exhibits, was opened to the public on May 14, 1935. Today, the Observatory is recognized as one of the most popular informal education facilities in the U.S. and a beloved gathering place for visitors. The Observatory offers many exhibits on the main level and roof; each focusing on a unique aspect of observation. In the planetarium there is an optional show that you may purchase tickets to see (subject to availability and time constraints). The planetarium show costs $7 for adults and $5 for seniors age 60 and older. If you are so inclined, you might like to enjoy a short hike on some of the trails surrounding the Observatory which offer gorgeous views of the city. There is even a gift shop on the premises for souvenir purchases and a reasonably priced restaurant. Following our visit to the Observatory, we will stop at the beautiful San Antonio Winery for a free tour and optional no host wine tasting and/or lunch.

Fee: Book Early for $65. For booking made after 1/25, fee will increase to $79.
Guide: Staff
Activity Level: Easy (Moderate with a lot of walking if you plan to explore the surroundings)
Depart: 8 AM. Return: approx 5:30 PM.

• Includes transportation.
• Wear very comfortable walking shoes. Dress casually and in layers of clothing or bring a jacket for cool weather.
• Sunscreen and/or hat is recommended if you plan to be outdoors the majority of the time.
• There will be a no-host lunch.

Excursion Rules & Regulations:
• Refunds will be granted no later than five working days before the excursion. There will be a $25 cancellation fee if the excursion is full and a replacement can be found. No refunds will be granted after the excursion has taken place.
• The bus will depart on time. Pick up and drop off at MiraCosta College, Oceanside Campus, Parking Lot 1A. Day parking permits are required at MiraCosta College, Oceanside Campus. Parking permit may be purchased from machine in Parking Lot 1-A. Day parking fee is $1.
• Anyone missing the bus will not receive a refund.
• MiraCosta College reserves the right to make itinerary changes if necessary.
• Any excursion may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
• Seating arrangements on the bus will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 
• Those who have difficulty sitting at the rear of the bus are advised to arrive early.
• No smoking is permitted on the bus.

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