Day Trips

Crosstown Classic - Guaranteed Rate Field - SOLD OUT

Sox vs. Cubs.  Pick a side.  This is a game you don't want to miss!  Day trip includes all you can eat/all you can drink (beer, wine, soft drinks) 90 minutes prior to the game at Guaranteed Rate Field's "Patio", game ticket and motorcoach transportation.  All ages welcome!  

  • Sunday, August 29, 2021
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fee:  $149.00 per person

Cubs on the Road - Milwaukee, WI

Enjoy the game from the luxury of the all-inclusive Northwestern Mutual Legends Club as the Cubs take on the Milwaukee Brewers.  This trip includes ticketed admission/game seating into NW Mutual Legends Club, full food buffet, unlimited soft drinks and voucher for 2 alcoholic drinks (beer or wine), motorcoach transportation.  

  • Sunday, September 19, 2021
  • 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fee:  $169 per person

Starved Rock Fall Colors - Utica, IL - SOLD OUT

Experience Starved Rock during the most beautiful time of the year.  This trip includes trolley ride, lunch at Starved Rock Lodge, guided walk to scenic Council Overhang and Ottawa Canyon, motorcoach transportation.

  *NOTE:  This trip is not recommended for guests with limited mobility as the guided walk, although less than 1 mile, is on a dirt trail with possible exposure of tree roots and stairs.  

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
  •  7:45 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fee:  $69 per person


Christmas in Chicago Progressive Bakery Tour

There is nothing like Christmas in Chicago!  

Visit 4 ethnic bakeries and shops throughout this very popular progressive tour. 

Each stop will include treats, samples and shopping time.  A step-on guide will be on the bus to provide narration of Christmas holiday traditions for the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish and more!  

Day trip includes:  6 hour narrated tour with a generously portioned, sit down lunch; treats, samples and shopping time with stops at 4 Chicago bakeries throughout the day; motorcoach transportation to and from Chicago.  

NOTE:  This trip involves moderate walking 

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021
  •  8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fee:  $129 per person


Indianapolis Museum of Art featuring THE LUME

The LUME:  State-of-the-art floor to ceiling projectors transform two-dimensional paintings into a three-dimensional world of the most famous paintings in the world FEATURING VINCENT vanGOGH.

Guests will also be able to visit other galleries in the museum and attractions on the grounds.  

Day trip includes: Ticket to the LUME exhibit as well as general admission ticket to the museum, motorcoach transportation.  Lunch will be on your own at the museum and a box snack will be provided for the ride home.  

NOTE:  This trip involves moderate walking.

  • Thursday, December 30, 2021
  •  7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fee:  $69 per person

2022 Trips still in the works

***Stay Tuned for more information to come!***

Sunday, January 16:  Frozen - the musical

Saturday, February 26: The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Date TBD:  Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center

COVID -19 NOTE: Valpo Parks will be vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds for the safety of our guests and staff. The motorcoach will be deep cleaned prior to our trip and will be disinfected/sanitized after group unloads at destination. Until further notice, all guests will be required to wear masks on the motorcoach at all times to and from our destination. 

  1. Jane Grennes

    Day Trip Coordinator
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6301

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