The Vista Club and all its benefits were created exclusively for our customers 50 or better. To qualify, you must be 50+ years old and maintain a balance of $5,000 in any deposit account or combination of deposit accounts.

We'd like to make your life a little easier after your years of hard work!

Details - Special features your membership offers:

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Day Trips

Mendota Area Departures

(Mendota, LaMoille, Peru, Ottawa, Streator, McNabb, Princeton)

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Bloomington Area Departures

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Fox Valley Area Departures

(North Aurora, Batavia East, Batavia West, St. Charles East, St. Charles West, Geneva, Carol Stream, Naperville)

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Northern Region Departures

(Rochelle, Waterman, DeKalb, Shabbona)

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Extended Trips

2017 EXTENDED TRIPS:

NATIONAL PARK SERIES #2: TO YOSEMITE & BEYOND, JUNE 20 - 27, 2017 AND JUNE 13 - 20, 2017

We are completely sold out on both departure dates for this unique 2017 trip!  Vista is delighted to be able to offer this 8-day/7-night adventure to our members. This 2nd in our National Park Series will begin with a flight to Sacramento and a chance to visit Old Town which was a commercial hub of the Gold Rush Era, along with a visit to the California State Railroad Museum. The following morning we board the Amtrak Train for a Sierra Nevada Rail Journey to Lake Tahoe through the beautiful snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains. Upon disembarking at Truckee, we motor coach to the South Lake Tahoe area for two nights. While there, we will visit Virginia City, Carson City, Gold Hill, and then enjoy a paddle wheeler cruise on Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay. Then you are in for a breathtaking experience at Yosemite National Park! See iconic Half Dome, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Glacier Point, Bridal Veil Falls, take a guided tram ride of Yosemite Valley, and tour the famous Majestic Yosemite Hotel (formerly called the Ahwahnee Hotel). As we travel south out of Yosemite, we will visit Kings Canyon NP, and then on to Sequoia NP to view some of the world's largest trees! Enroute to our Los Angeles airport departure, we will stop at Simi Valley for a tour of the impactful Ronald Reagan Library and his Air Force One. Don't miss this adventure to see these iconic stops and bring a guest!  WAIT LIST ONLY AT THIS TIME.

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NEW YORK CITY & BERMUDA CRUISE, JULY 26 - AUGUST 3, 2017 AND JULY 19-22, 2017 FOR NYC ONLY

See the sights … then just r-e-l-a-x onboard the ocean liner for this 9-day/8-night combo adventure! You are going to LOVE this trip! We will fly into NYC, where you will be able to experience iconic sights such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center, 911 Memorial, Ellis Island, and enjoy several Broadway shows for the first four days. Then transfer to Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas to sail to the island of Bermuda for five exciting nights, relax on board and/or enjoy two days of sightseeing around one of the world's most beautiful islands to view the magnificent foliage, pastel homes, beautiful vistas, and charming towns. Sail back to NYC and fly home with many wonderful memories of your glorious summer vacation.

Travelers will have the option to return home at the end of Day 4 (only New York City) or continue onboard the cruise for the full trip.

ADDITIONAL OFFERING: The original set of dates (July 26 - August 3) was almost sold out immediately! Thanks, everyone! So we have added another departure which will offer the NEW YORK CITY ONLY with the same venue as the original trip. Dates for this trip: JULY 19-22, 2017.

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SAN ANTONIO -- CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVERWALK, NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 1, 2017

Plan to join us for this quick escape to see the twinkling beauty of the San Antonio Riverwalk decorated for the Christmas holidays. Other features in this 5-day/4-night adventure include 4 nights on the Riverwalk, the historic Mission San Jose, shopping at El Mercado Marketplace, and a leisurely cruise along the Paseo del Rio beautifully decorated for the holidays. We will travel through Texas Hill Country to visit the Lyndon Baines Johnson Ranch and Texas White House which includes his presidential airplane and automobiles. History will come alive for you when we tour the Alamo and view the spectacular IMAX movie, Alamo--The Price of Freedom to see Davy Crockett and 185 other Texans fight to gain freedom from Mexico! Tour the fascinating Museum of the Pacific War -- a one-of-a kind look back at the war in the Pacific arena. There is also an included lunch in the charming German town of Fredericksburg and a winery visit with taste testing. We will explore the cowboy town of Bandera for some shopping and have lunch and a wildlife tour at the Y. O. Ranch. This exclusive Vista Club trip will light up your holidays! Registration is open.

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2018 EXTENDED TRIPS:

OCEAN CORAL & TURQUESA RESORT — MEXICO, JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 3, 2018

Travel with Vista Club to enjoy gorgeous beaches and sunshine—escape the cold and snow of Illinois!  This dazzling 24-hour all-inclusive resort is located in Puerto Morelos, on prime beachfront property in the heart of the Mexican Caribbean, close to Cancun and neighboring Riviera Maya communities.  Ocean Coral & Turquesa offers a wide range of activities for everyone, along with an assortment of services to ensure that you have an unforgettable vacation.  Relax and enjoy nine a la carte restaurants and two snack bars, room service, non-motorized watersports and more! The trip includes one night at the Chicago Hilton O’Hare Hotel prior to our departure, along with transport to and from the airports. Registration is open.

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ENGLAND / SCOTLAND / WALES, JUNE 19-28, 2018

You’ve been asking for this iconic trip to the United Kingdom for many years!  We think we have compiled a great package that allows you to see many historic locations and classic sights that are thousands of years old.  We will fly into Edinburgh, Scotland and meander through Scotland, Wales, and England on this 10 day/8 night adventure.  Visit locations such as Edinburgh Castle,  Palace of Holyrood House, experience a Scotch whiskey tour and tasting, visit a Scottish farm, see York & York Minster, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, City of Cardiff & Cardiff Castle, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, the Roman Baths Museum, enjoy a  London City tour, visit the iconic Tower of London, enjoy a ride on the London Eye,  see Queen Mary’s Dolls House, Windsor & Windsor Castle,  and so much more!  Our flight home will depart from London, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your Vista Club adventures!

We are also offering an optional 2-night extension to Paris, via the Eurostar Train traveling through the Chunnel!  Upon arrival, you will enjoy a Paris City tour, and then have the remainder of that day plus the full next day to enjoy Paris as you desire.  More info on possible excursions will be provided at the Introduction Meetings. Registration is open.

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NATIONAL PARK SERIES #3:  YELLOWSTONE & THE WILD WEST, AUGUST 2018                                               

We are continuing our experiences at the National Parks with a delightful trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.  Following a flight to Salt Lake City, UT, we will be escorted on a city tour or other adventures as time allows. The following day we head north toward Jackson, WY along the Old Oregon Trail, then through the Grand Teton National Park, the Jenny Lake Visitor Center at Yellowstone National Park, and see the beautiful views at the Jackson Lake Lodge.  We will spend a full day roaming in Yellowstone NP with an expert guide on board our coach.  During the week, we will experience the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, have a peaceful float ride down the Snake River, enjoy a play in Jackson Hole, eat “like a cow poke” at a chuck wagon dinner, watch “Old Faithful” spout hot steam, see the famous twisted elk antler arch, and experience  so many magnificent views in this area of our beautiful U.S.A.  As we depart through West Yellowstone, heading back to Salt Lake City, we will have an opportunity to visit the Mormon Tabernacle and hopefully experience a live broadcast of the Choir’s beautiful voices.  More detailed information and pricing to be confirmed. Registration is open.

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FALL FOLIAGE IN TORONTO & NIAGARA FALLS, OCTOBER 2018                                                                                     

You won’t want to miss this beautiful Fall Foliage trip to Canada, where you can experience the best of the best!  This 6 day/5 night adventure completely by motor coach takes us to see many unique venues around the cosmopolitan city of Toronto including the City Hall Building, Parliament Hill, the Chinatown district, a guided tour of Casa Loma Castle (home of Sir Henry Pellat), plus a dramatic panoramic view atop the CN Tower.  Next we are off to the rolling hills on the Niagara-On-the-Lake Wine Trail with stops at several original wineries with lunch and an estate tour.  Then we head to Niagara Falls where you will be amazed at the roar of the majestic falls aboard the Hornblower Cruise on the lake, followed by a trip to the Butterfly Conservatory, and be treated to a hilarious rendition of the Oh Canada Eh?    dinner show.  Day 5 finds us heading toward home via Detroit with an opportunity to experience the Henry Ford     Museum and Village, and dinner at the historic Greenfield Inn.  But we aren’t finished yet — we think you will be tickled by a stop at Shipshewana, IN for shopping, lunch and matinee show at the Blue Gate Theater.  All of these and the   magnificent Fall colors too!  More detailed information and pricing to be confirmed. Registration is open.

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    Contact Us

    Mendota Area

    Jean Simkins
    815.539.1524 x205
    jsimkins@firststatebank.biz

    Beth Hubbard
    815.539.1526 x206
    bhubbard@firststatebank.biz

    Bloomington Area

    Evon Long
    309.663.6300 x821
    elong@firststatebank.biz

    Northern Region

    Bobbi Burke
    815.562.2200 x52044
    bburke@firststatebank.biz

    Fox Valley Area

    Shelly Crowley
    630.584.7100 x51338
    scrowley@firststatebank.biz