Each trip has a designation of a yellow N or a blue S at the top. Trips marked with the are Northern trips and will generally have pick up locations from LaSalle/Peru north, run by Beth Hubbard out of the Mendota office. Trips marked with the are Southern trips and will generally have pick up locations from LaSalle/Peru south, run by Evon Long out of the Bloomington office. Please be sure to check pick up locations at the bottom of each trip description before registering, as this is where you will need to meet the bus for departure.
2022 Day Trips
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS - FIRESIDE DINNER THEATRE
For over 70 years Las Vegas has been the entertainment capital of the world. Just about every great entertainer has appeared in Las Vegas over the last seven decades. The world’s best singers, dancers, musicians, and comedians have flocked to this city where dreams become reality. Now The Fireside will pay tribute to many of those legendary performers in an all new live band show featuring Steve Watts and the celebrated Fireside Band. Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, Barry Manilow, Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Bette Midler, Cher, Olivia Newton John, Lionel Ritchie, Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Reba McEntire, Brooks and Dunn, and Lady Gaga are just a few of the great stars who have dazzled audiences in Las Vegas showrooms. The Fireside will feature the work of some of these great artists and many others in the most spectacular band show yet.
Of course, the other great features of the Fireside are their wonderful gift shops and fantastic meals! There will be time to browse the shops, pick up a few items at the bakery and enjoy a delicious lunch before the show.
What happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. It will be here for all to see on the stage of The Fireside Theatre! WAIT LIST ONLY.
Cost: $100 Per person
Fee includes: Performance, lunch, transportation, taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded only if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick up: Depart LaSalle Flying J at 8:00 a.m., Mendota Civic Center at 8:20 a.m., Rochelle Petro at 9:00 a.m. We will depart for home from the theatre at approximately 4:20 p.m., returning to Rochelle at approximately 5:35 p.m., Mendota at 6:15 p.m. and LaSalle at 6:35 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 2022
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE - BEEF AND BOARDS DINNER THEATER, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
What is better in the summer than setting your mind on island time. Join Vista Club as we travel to beautiful Beef and Boards Dinner Theater for a hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy with the most unforgettable songs from one of music's greatest storytellers.
A part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer thinks he's got life all figured out until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. Enjoy some of Jimmy Buffett’s favorite classics including "Volcano," "Fins," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and many more.
Cost: $129 Per person
Fee includes: Show admission and meal, motor coach transportation, all associated taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded only if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick up: Depart Flying J in LaSalle at 6:00 a.m., America's Best in Wenona at 6:25 a.m., Holiday Inn and Suites Bloomington (near airport) at 7:15 a.m.
Sunday, August 28, 2022
CHICAGO CUBS AT MILLER PARK - MILWAUKEE, WI
Back By Popular Demand!
Come along with us to cheer on the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs! Don’t fight the Chicago traffic or park miles away from the stadium and forget where your car is parked! Instead ride along with Vista Club to Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to see the Cubbies take on the Brewers. Don’t worry about cool temperatures or rain —in case of inclement weather, Miller Park’s fan-shaped roof can close in less than 10 minutes. We will have the same great seats as last year! When you work up an appetite cheering on the Cubs, delicious concessions and cold beverages are steps away from our seats! While at the game, we will enjoy traditions only experienced at Miller Park, like the 6th inning Sausage Races. Cheer on your favorite sausage: the Bratwurst, the Polish, the Italian, the Hot Dog or the Chorizo. Get your vocal cords ready — during the 7th inning stretch not only will we sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” we will also sing “Roll Out the Barrel” saluting Milwaukee’s beer-making history! We may be sitting in Brewer Country, but we will be singing “Go Cubs Go”! LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE - CALL TODAY!
Cost: $85 Per person
Fee includes: Game admission, transportation, taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded only if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick up: LaSalle Flying J at 8:30 a.m., Mendota Civic Center at 9:00 a.m., Rochelle Petro at 9:45 a.m. We will return immediately after the game is won!
Thursday, September 15, 2022
GERMAN FEST- INDY STYLE - INDIANANPOLIS, IN
We begin our visit with a German-Fest style tour as we venture back in time by experiencing a beloved historic German clubhouse, historically referenced as a "house of culture." Discover the rich history of Athenaeum, known as the Das Deutsche Haus and how German immigrants and their families helped build Indianapolis. While touring the Athenaeum, we will access rooms normally hidden from public view, indulge in samples of traditional German food and beverages, and participate in German-inspired activities.
Then, we are off to tour the Catacombs located below Market Street. These interconnected tunnels, constructed more than a hundred years ago, were used for food transportation in the days before refrigeration. More than a century later, this hidden gem is one of only a dozen or so catacombs sites that still exist in America. Before we depart, enjoy browsing the vendors at the City Market .
Our last stop features a tour of Lucas Oil Stadium, a.k.a. the Indianapolis Colts Football Stadium. This multipurpose structure, which opened in 2008, covers approximately 1.8 million square feet. Get a sneak peak behind-the-scenes of this high tech stadium which also serves as a venue for basketball, soccer, concerts, and more.
Cost: $122 Per person
Fee Includes: Tours and food as listed above, motor coach transportation, all associated taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded only if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick Up: America's Best Hotel in Wenona at 5:45 a.m., Holiday Inn and Suites Bloomington (near airport) at 6:30 a.m.
Anthenaeum & Catacombs - Indiana Landmarks reserves the right to require face coverings or other accommodations based on public health guidelines.
Lucas Oil Stadium - Will determine requirements as we get closer to the guided tour and public required guidelines.
Motor Coach - Continue the expectation of wearing a mask while aboard the motor coach unless notified by Vista Club.
COVID-related policies continue to be constantly changing. While the above information provides the current COVID-related policies from each vendor, we cannot guarantee that these policies will remain the same by the time of the trip. Vista Club monitors vendor policies on a regular basis to ensure travelers are notified of any changes as soon as possible so all paid travelers can prepare properly for the trip.
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - LYRIC OPERA, CHICAGO
Join us for an early fall trip to the see “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago. One of the world's leading opera directors, Barrie Kosky is celebrated from Vienna to Paris. When his production of Fiddler on the Roof premiered at Komische Oper Berlin in 2017, international critics heralded the arrival of a completely original and unique experience created from this revered, Tony Award-winning masterpiece. "Songs many of us have heard our whole lives sentimentalized...are given weight and take on deep meaning," raved the Los Angeles Times. Experience a Fiddler like no other, with the full power of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and a production that is both grand in scale and intimate in its power to bring you directly to the heart of the village of Anatevka. Join us as Tevye, his wife Golde, and their five daughters experience the real joys and sorrows that have made this meaningful work an enduring part of our culture.
Our day includes an early arrival in downtown Chicago for you to enjoy time on your own for shopping and lunch. (Suggestions will be provided.) Motor coach pick up will be offered to transport all to the Lyric Opera House. WAIT LIST ONLY.
Cost: $136 pp / Main Floor Rear or $161 pp / Main Floor Section 3
Fee includes: Motor coach transportation, show tickets, all associated taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded only if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick up: Schnuck’s (Normal) Depart 7:00 a.m., Flying J (LaSalle) Pick up 8:00 a.m.
LYRIC OPERA HOUSE COVID PROTOCOLS- Lyric Opera of Chicago requires that all audience members provide proof of full vaccination and booster, when eligible, against Covid-19 as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) in order to enter the Lyric Opera House. Additionally, medical-grade facial masks (multi-layer surgical, N95, KN95, or KF94 masks), worn properly over the nose and mouth, will be required for all patrons for the duration of their time in the opera house for as long as the community transmission requires it.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
CLUE - THE MUSICAL - CIRCA 21
We begin our day by visiting the Chocolate Manor, a family owned chocolate shop located in the Quad Cities, where they have been making hand crafted artisan chocolates and treats for over 20 years. We will enjoy sampling chocolates, learning about the history of the Chocolate Manor and a little bit of the history of chocolate itself. Then we will head back to the kitchen where the chocolatiers will show you how they create one of their confections.
Next, it’s on to Circa-21. A sumptuous plated lunch will be served in the beautifully restored 1920’s theatre (on the National Register of Historic Places). Your wait staff — the Bootleggers — will perform a pre-show musical revue, and then watch as the stage comes alive with the magic of professional theater by performers from across the nation. You can also choose to have your delicious dessert served after lunch or during intermission!
Following lunch, it’s time for Clue—the internationally popular game is now a fun-filled musical that brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. The audience will receive forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given through-out the fun-filled show. Three audience members choose from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons, and rooms; there are 216 possible solutions! Only one hard-nosed female detective is qualified to unravel the merry mayhem. Comic antics, witty lyrics, and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience.
Join Vista Club as we solve the mystery and enjoy an afternoon with friends!
Cost: $100 Per person
Fee includes: Performance, chocolate tour, lunch, transportation, taxes and tips. Cancellations will be refunded only if we are able to fill your vacancy.
Pick up: Depart LaSalle Flying J at 7:30 a.m., Mendota Civic Center at 7:50 a.m., Rochelle Petro at 8:30 a.m. Return to Rochelle at approximately 5:10 p.m., Mendota at 5:50 p.m. and LaSalle at 6:10 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
WINTER WONDERLAND WITH VISTA
We begin our day by traveling to the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL to see their production of The Sound of Music. When carefree nun-in-training Maria is sent by her convent to be the governess of seven children, she finds herself unexpectedly questioning her choices in life and falling in love with the children’s stern father, all the while the events of World War II play out in the background. One of the most beloved musicals of all time and a holiday favorite, The Sound of Music has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years. Experience it for the first time or all over again at Paramount Theatre, where the lobby will be decked out in Christmas decorations, including a two-story Christmas tree. Prior to the show, we will enjoy a lunch buffet onsite, across the street from the theatre.
Next, we re-board our motor coach and travel to nearby Naperville, IL to enjoy a private Holiday Lights Trolley Ride. The Naperville area has many beautiful homes decked out for the holidays and our trolley drivers will know where to find the best displays. The one hour long ride will take us through the beautiful neighborhoods to enjoy the holiday spectacular!
We will return home with visions of our Vista Club adventures dancing in our heads!
Cost: $130 Per person
Fee includes: Transportation, lunch, show admission, trolley ride, all associated taxes and tips.
Pick up: 9:50 a.m. LaSalle Flying J, 10:10 a.m. Mendota Civic Center, 10:50 a.m. Rochelle Petro. We will return at approximately
7:00 p.m. to Rochelle, 7:40 p.m. to Mendota, 8:00 p.m. to LaSalle.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
THE BEEF HOUSE CHRISTMAS SHOW
Enjoy a great holiday tradition near central Illinois. Travel with Vista Club to The Beef House in Covington, IN for their 10th season of their annual holiday show. The 2-part show features music from the 1940s through the 1990s. In the first half of the show, follow a comedy duo and their gang as they entertain the troops during Christmas. The second half will provide a joyous tribute to the reason for the season celebrating Peace on Earth.
Following the delicious meal and matinee performance at the Beef House, we will begin traveling back with a stop in Urbana. Our stop will provide a unique shopping experience at the Riggs German Christmas Market.
With vendors galore, this Christmas shopping extravaganza offers something for all to enjoy from handmade goods to food to beverages before we return home.
Cost: $119 Per person
Fee includes: Meal, show, transportation, taxes and tips
Pick up: Flying J LaSalle at 8:30 a.m., America's Best Wenona at 9:00 a.m., Schnuck's in Normal at 9:45 a.m. We will return to Schnuck's in Normal at approximately 7:00 p.m., America's Best Wenona at 8:00 p.m., Flying J LaSalle at 8:30 p.m.
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