Day Trips

Come and join us for one of our fabulous adult day trips! Sign up with friends for a fun getaway or on your own and meet new people. All day trips depart from and return to the Maplewood Parks and Recreation Office located at: 1902 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109. Please park on the far end of the parking lot. In an effort to limit cancellations, full refunds are allowed until the registration deadline. A $20.00 cancellation fee will be charged for refunds after the trip deadline. Space is limited to 10 participants. *REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE TRIP*

                 **REGISTRATION FOR ALL SPRING DAY TRIPS OPENS ON FEBRUARY 28**
FROM AVA TO ETERNITY 
AT THE IVES AUDITORIUM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:30AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Before he was “Chairman of the Board”, he was simply Francis Albert Sinatra, a man whose humble beginnings in Hoboken, New Jersey led to his becoming the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century.  This new musical explores the complex psyche behind the unforgettable voice of Frank Sinatra, showing his rise and fall from grace, his tempestuous romance with Ava Gardner, and his triumphant Oscar-winning career turnaround in “From Here to Eternity.”  From the creator of the acclaimed musical, “Unsung”, this thrilling new musical features such hits as “I’ve Got the World On a String”, “All of Me”, and “New York, New York”, all accompanied by on-stage musicians.  Lunch includes Baked Chicken Breast with herb cream sauce, seasoned vegetables, rolls, parsley potatoes, dessert, and coffee/tea.  Cost is $65.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

DRINKING HABITS BY TOM SMITH
AT DAYTRIPPERS DINNER THEATER
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 11:15AM AND RETURN AROUND 4:15PM
All heaven is about to break loose at the Sisters of Perpetual sewing. Just don't tell that to their teetotalling Mother Superior. For years Sister Philamena and Sister Augusta have been making grape juice for the poor and also wine to earn money to keep the convent afloat. When the wine unexpectedly wins a $500,00 prize, local reporters Paul and Sally go undercover as a nun and priest to investigate. Their presence spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. The sisters keep the audience in stitches as they run their secret wine-making industry. Enjoy a buffet style lunch that includes Chicken Kiev, Roast Loin of Pork, and Country Sausage with Sauerkraut as entrees; a salad bar; and a number of options for sides. Cost is $60.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).

GUYS & DOLLS
AT OLD LOG THEATRE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:45AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys & Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys & Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.. Choose your lunch from these options; braised boneless short ribs, seared pork chop, dill roasted tilapia, or vegetarian pasta dish. Cost is $65.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and theater ticket).
 
SEA LIFE AQUARIUM TOUR AND LUNCH
AT MALL OF AMERICA
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
LEAVE THE MAPLEWOOD PARKS AND RECREATION OFFICE AT 10:15AM AND RETURN BETWEEN 4:00PM - 4:30PM
Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic creatures, including a large collection of sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and freshwater fish.  The aquarium includes a 300 foot clear tunnel that will let you explore the underwater world while remaining dry.

Lunch will be provided at Firelake Restaurant inside the Radisson Blu Hotel
Lunch options: half sandwich & salad, half sandwich & soup, or half salad & soup.
Sandwich options: Bloomington Club or Bloomington B.L.T.
Soup options: chicken & wild rice soup, leek and mushroom, or heirloom tomato soup
Salad options: Gathered Greens-Minnesota Amablu cheese, apple, cranberries, candied walnuts, sherry vinaigrette or Minnesota Salad Cranberry-wild rice croutons, Montechevre, bacon, local tomatoes, corn, cucumber, onion, balsamic vinaigrette

After the aquarium tour feel free to shop at the Mall of America (if time allows) Cost $45.00 (includes transportation, lunch, tax, gratuity, and aquarium ticket)
     
   

Three Ways to Register


  • Online Registration - Register for our programs, it's fast and easy.
  • By Phone: 651-249-2111
  • In person at Maplewood Parks & Rec (8am-4:30pm): 1902 County Road B East