Trips & Travel

The Mentor Senior Center offers dozens of one-day, multi-day and lunch-time trips and travel programs each year. From casino tours to trips to explore points of interest in California’s wine country, Mentor seniors are always traveling. To register for any of these trips, please visit the Mentor Senior Center or call (440) 974-5725 for details.

Activity levels are provided for each trip:

Mild May require some leisurely walking. There may be minimal steps or uneven surfaces and some standing.
Moderate May require moderate walking and extended standing. There may be steps or uneven surfaces.
Strenuous May require extended periods of walking and standing. There may be numerous steps or uneven terrain.

 

ONE DAY TRIPS

Meadows Casino, Washington County, PA
With more than 3000 exciting slot machines, The Meadows Casino is bigger than ever since it opened their new casino. It offers one of the latest casino floors in the East Coast. There are also 67 Table Games and a Poker Room with 14 tables. Package includes roundtrip transportation and reservations at the casino with a bonus (current bonus is $20 slot). Refund deadline: March 14, 2015. Activity level: Mild
#34245      April 14      Tuesday      7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $30
Meadows Casino Washington County PA Flyer

Cleveland Playhouse – Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
Siblings Vanya and Sonia are contentedly discontent to pass into their twilight years sipping coffee and watching for blue herons. However, their unremarkable but stable lives are about to be upended when their fading B-movie-star sister descends upon their quite country home with a revelation – and sexy boy toy Spike – in tow. Existential, Chekhovian despair and family-squabbling has never been as funny as in Christopher During’s zany, Tony Award-winning comedy that questions our ability to age gracefully in an era of IPods and Twitter. Includes lunch at Guarino’s Restaurant in Little Italy. Refund deadline: February 16, 2015. Activity level: Moderate
#35147     April 16     Thursday     10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $82
Cleveland Play House Flyer

Shawshank in a Day, Mansfield, Ohio
Travel in Hollywood’s footsteps as you experience the highlights of the “Shawshank Redemption” and the filming sites in Mansfield, Ohio. A local guide tells Shawshank stories as we travel to the Ohio State Reformatory, Bissman Building, Central Park, Renaissance Theatre (where the movie premiered) and Squirrel’s Den. Everyone will receive a Shawshank goody bag. A luncheon with themed menu items such as “guard”en salad, pardon potatoes, cellblock chicken and prison pies. Refund Deadline: April 5, 2015. Activity Level: Moderate
#34251     May 5     Tuesday     7:15 a.m. – 7:15 pm.     Resident/Nonresident: $76
Shawshank In A Day Flyer

Wine Tasting Tour of the North Coast
Enjoy another edition of our Wine Tasting Tours as we visit the north coast areas of northeast PA (Arrowhead Winery), western New York State (Johnson Estate Winery), Erie, PA (Mazza South Shore Winery), and end up at Geneva-on-the Lake (The Old Firehouse Winery) on our ride home. All these wineries depend on the misty breezes off Lake Erie to help them make unique vintages that are perfect for sampling. Also included is lunch at the historic White Inn of Fredonia, NY. Refund Deadline: April 29, 2015. Activity Level: Mild
#34257     May 29     Friday     9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $79
Wine Tasting Tour of the North Coast Flyer

Lolly the Trolley & Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio
Enjoy a two-hour sightseeing tour of Cleveland as you drive by The Flats, Downtown Cleveland, The Warehouse District, Ohio City, The Cleveland Clinic, Playhouse Square and much more. Lunch is included at the Mongolian Grill where you can create your own stir-fry from a variety of choice meats and seafood, veggies all freshly cooked by chefs before your eyes on a large grill. We will visit Lakeview Cemetery where a docent will board our bus for a tour of this historic cemetery.
Refund Deadline: May 18, 2015. Activity Level: Mild
#34249      June 17      Wednesday     8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $78
Lolly the Trolley & Lakeview Cemetery Flyer

Historic & Ethnic Cleveland – Part 3
Come discover hidden areas as we explore planet Cleveland. We’ll see buildings from the Brewery Trail and the 1881 Cleveland Stockyards before our walking tour of the revived Gordon Square Arts District. We’ll enjoy an Italian buffet lunch in a 1903 bank building. We’ll tour the historic Warehouse District, and take in a view of Cleveland from the 42nd floor observation level of the Terminal Tower. A behind-the-scenes tour of the original Woolworth’s that is now The House of Blues (one of only 12 in the world!) is also included. Refund Deadline: June 24, 2015. Activity Level: Mild
#34258     July 24     Friday     8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $79
Historic & Ethnic Cleveland Flyer

Put-In-Bay aboard the Jet Express
The Jet Express is a comfortable vessel that takes us from Port Clinton to Put-in-Bay (about a 25 minute ride). Its exclusive catamaran design provides the smoothest ride across the lake. We’ll arrive in downtown Put-in Bay and you will have plenty of time on your own to grab lunch and enjoy the island. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund Date: June 22. Activity Level: Moderate.
#34724     July 22     Wednesday     7:45 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $64
Put In Bay Jet Express Flyer

Mystery Tour #7
This is a day full of surprises with unique areas, sites and attractions. You need a great sense of adventure, a good sense of humor and VERY comfortable walking shoes. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund Deadline: July 14. Activity Level: Mild.
#34259     August 7       Friday      7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
#34260     August 14     Friday     7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Resident/Nonresident: $79
Mystery Tour Flyer

Summer Sunset in Toledo
Say goodbye to summer with a trip to the Toledo Museum of Art. We’ll receive a docent-led tour with time to explore on our own and visit the Glass Museum across the street. Lunch is included at Tony Packo’s a quirky, cafeteria eatery. We’ll visit the gated community of Lakeside, Ohio where we’ll relax on the porch of the 1890’s hotel looking out on the Lake Erie shore. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: July 28. Activity Level: Mild.
#34579     August 28     Friday     8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $79
Summer Sunset in Toledo Flyer

The Wilds & Dickinson Longhorn Ranch, Cumberland, Ohio
The Wilds is a wild animal conservation center located on nearly 10,000 acres. We will tour by bus and learn the cutting-edge programs of The Wilds. A buffet lunch in included. We also visit a family-owned working Texas Longhorn cattle ranch. This tour includes close up viewing of Bue Lingo, Texas Longhorn and African Watusi cattle herds. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund Deadline: August 10. Activity Level: Mild
#34250     September 10     Thursday     7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $82
Wilds and Dickinson Ranch Flyer

Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh, PA
Located in Pittsburgh, the Rivers Casino has over 120,000 square feet of gaming floor and features over 2900 state-of-the-art slots, 100 tables and a 30-table poker room. Package includes motorcoach transportation and reservations at the casino with a bonus (currently $15 slot plus $5 food). Refund deadline is August 21, 2015. Activity level: Mild
#34246      September 21     Monday     7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $29

Historic & Ethnic Cleveland-Part 4
This brand new tour of Cleveland will show you an amazing look at both the past and the future of Cleveland. We’ll learn about Dike 14 and a cold war site that housed nuclear missiles, before we discover Millionaire Mansions of Bratenahl. We’ll head to the lake House Restaurant for lunch and tour Wendy Park on Whiskey Island. We’ll see a revitalized Chinatown, stop at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, see ‘Hingetown’ and end our day with a buffet dinner at an authentic Arabian Night club. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: September 2. Activity Level: Mild.
#34589     October 2     Friday     8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $79
Historic & Ethnic Cleveland Flyer

Raven’s Glenn Winery plus Amish Flea Market, West Lafayette, Ohio
Located on the banks of the beautiful Tuscarawas River, Raven’s Glenn Winery combines a classic tasting room, casual dining and a gift shop. You’ll have an extraordinary winery experience. We also visit the Holmes County Flea Market and we’ll make a stop at Shearers Outlet. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: September 8. Activity Level: Moderate.
#34252      October 8     Thursday     7:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $58
Ravens Glenn Winery Flyer

A Very Merry POPS Annual Christmas Concert, Cleveland, Ohio
Join us as we enjoy a wonderful holiday afternoon of classic Christmas music. The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will perform both vintage and modern classics. We have reserved main floor seat at the Palace Theatre in Playhouse Square. After the show we’ll have a plated dinner at the Ballroom of the Wyndham Hotel. On the way home, we’ll circle the twinkling lights of Public Square. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: October 15. Activity Level: Mild
#34590     November 29     Sunday     12:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $83
A Very Merry POPS Flyer

Holiday Party at Higbee’s Silver Grille, Cleveland, Ohio
Come take a very nostalgic trip down memory lane, for a special holiday luncheon at Higbee’s Silver Grille. We’ll be entertained by violinist, Mary Beth Ions, followed by a 16 piece Swing Band as we recreate the magic of the Silver Grille. There will be free time to view the holiday decorations of Tower City or even visit the Horseshoe Casino. We’ll also see the Euclid Ave. Chandelier! Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: October 9. Activity Level: Mild
#34591     December 9     Wednesday     10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $79
Silver Grille Christmas Party Flyer

New Year’s Eve at NOON, Cleveland, Ohio
Join us for a unique and wonderful day-time New Year’s Eve Celebration. We’ll arrive on the west bank of the Flats to board the Nautica Queen in time for a champagne countdown at Noon, followed by a luncheon buffet with a narrated trip seeing the impressive skyline. The DJ will have music for dancing and after we dock, we’ll head to Tower City to see the holiday decorations or you can look for Lady Luck at our own Horseshoe Casino. You’ll be home and safe in you pajamas by the time for the evening news, but feel just like you were on Times Square. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Refund deadline: November 30. Activity Level: Mild
#34592     December 31     Thursday     10:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $73
New Years Eve at Noon Flyer

Keeping Christmas in Our Hearts
Castle Noel is America’s largest indoor Christmas entertainment attraction featuring hundreds of movie props and costumes, millions of dollars in New York City Christmas window displays, a Blizzard Vortex and Santa Klaus Mountain where you can ride the slide just like Ralphie. Bring a wrapped white elephant gift for a silly gift exchange and wear your ugliest Christmas sweater for a chance to win a prize. Other package features include lunch at the Das Dutch Kitchen, a factory tour of P. Graham Dunn, a stop at Lehman’s Hardware (where the Amish shop) and The J. M. Smucker store to purchase an afternoon snack. Refund deadline: November 3, 2015. Activity Level: Moderate
#35146     December 3     Thursday     8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.     Resident/Nonresident: $73
Keeping Christmas In Our Hearts Flyer

OVERNIGHT TRIPS

New Orleans
Come and enjoy historic New Orleans. We’ll have a guided tour of a Louisiana Plantation and a relaxing riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River. We’ll also visit the National World War II Museum and have a guided tour of the city. There’ll be time for gaming at Harrah’s Casino or just a stroll around the French Quarter. Package includes: 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the New Orleans area, 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners. Travel Insurance is available and recommended. Deposit of $150 is due by January 15. Registration/Final payment deadline is February 15. Refund deadline is February 15
Activity Level: Moderate
#35122     Sunday, April 26 – Saturday, May 2
$580 per person double, $790 per person single, $560 per person triple
New Orleans Flyer

Cincinnati Queen City Get-away
There is something for everyone in this tour. We will visit The American Sign Museum, Bourbon Distillery with a tasting; Cincinnati Zoo, Jungle Jim’s plus we’ll enjoy the Captain’s Dinner Cruise aboard the BB Riverboat. Package includes: 1 night lodging, breakfast and dinner en route home. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Registration/Final payment deadline is March 11, 2015. Refund deadline is February 11, 2015. Deposit of $150 is due by February 11, 2015. Activity Level: Moderate
#33498 Monday, May 11 – Tuesday, May 12
$285 per person double, $345 per person single, $269 per person triple, $257 per person quad
Cincinnati Queen City Get Away Flyer

Mackinac Island, Somewhere in Time
Step back in time to historic Mackinac Island where history and recreation are yours to enjoy. Horse-drawn carriages, Victorian cottages and a historic village suspended in 19th century charm will amaze you. Package includes: 3 nights lodging at Lake View Hotel on the Island, 3 continental breakfasts, 1 lunch at the Grand Hotel, and 1 dinner. Also included is a hydroplane ride to the island, a carriage tour and a visit to Frankenmuth. Travel Insurance is available & recommended. Registration/Final payment deadline is April 15, 2015. Refund deadline is April 15, 2015. Deposit of $150 is due by March 15, 2015. Activity Level: Mild
#33495     Monday, June 15 – Thursday, June 18
$708 per person double, $918 per person single, $672 per person triple
Mackinac Island, Somewhere in Time Flyer

Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort
Located in Niagara Falls, New York (no passport needed), this casino features 4200 slot machines with progressive jackpots. There are a variety of table games including Blackjack and Craps. Casino Bonus: $50 Slot Dollars plus $20 Food Voucher. Bonus is provided by the casino and subject to change. Package includes: 1 night at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Registration/Refund/Final Payment deadline is April 23
Activity Level: Mild
#33503     Tuesday, June 23 – Wednesday, June 24
$167 per person double, $241 per person single occupancy, no Triple or Quad rooms available
Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort Flyer

West Virginia Rails Tour
All aboard for this package that includes two train rides (45-mile trip on the Cheat Mountain Salamander which is pulled by two diesel locomotives and the Durbin Rocket which is pulled by a steam locomotive), three shows (“American Music Through History”, “Premier Evening Show” at the American Mountain Theater plus a Dinner theatre), a hobo lunch, lunch at a quaint farm restaurant, a trolley museum, outlet shopping plus a stop at a chocolate factory and ice cream parlor. Travel Insurance is available & recommended. Registration/Final payment deadline is May 15, 2015. Refund deadline is May 15, 2015. Deposit of $150 is due by April 15, 2015. Activity Level: Moderate
#34254     Tuesday, July 15 – Thursday, July 17
$545 per person double, $671 per person single, $514 per person triple, $493 per person quad
West Virginia Rail Tour Flyer

New York City Take a Bite of the Big Apple
Visit the many highlights of NYC from Times Square to the 911 Memorial. On our guided tour we’ll see Central Park, Little Italy, Chinatown, and the Observation Deck at the Top of the Rock & Monk’s Restaurant. Package includes: 3 nights lodging at The Comfort Suites of North Bergen, NJ. Also, 2 hot breakfasts, dinner at Bubba Gump’s and a dinner at Planet Hollywood. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Registration/Final payment deadline is July 2, 2015. Refund deadline is July 2, 2015. Deposit of $150 is due by June 2, 2015. Activity Level: Strenuous
#33496     Wednesday, September 2 – Friday, September 4
$525 per person double, $659 per person single, $499 per person triple, $499 per person triple
New York City Take a Bit of the Big Apple Flyer

New England & Canada Princess Cruise
Enjoy a leisurely 7 day voyage with Princess Cruises north along the eastern seaboard round trip from New York City onboard the magnificent Regal Princess. En route, you will walk the historic streets of Boston. Hike the breathtaking paths and shorelines of Maine’s Acadia National Park. You’ll visit two quaint cities in Canada’s Atlantic Provinces—Halifax & St. John. Tour includes 1 night lodging, luggage handling, motor coach transportation to NYC & back. Travel insurance is available and recommended. Registration/Refund/Final Payment deadline is July 1, 2015. Deposit of $500 is due with registration. Activity Level: Mild
#33494     Friday, September 25 – Saturday, October 3
$1860 per person inside cabin/double, $2448 per person balcony cabin/double, $2805 per person mini-suite/double
New England & Canada Princess Cruise Flyer

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Trip Refund Policy
Please choose your trips carefully. Once you have registered for a trip there will be no full refunds unless the Senior Center cancels the trip. An administrative charge of $10 will be assessed on cancellations. Trip refunds will be available until the date specified, minus the $10 administrative fee. Prevent the $10 administrative fee by transferring the full trip amount to another trip/class/program within the same season.Participants assume risk of change in personal circumstances or health. After the cutoff date, there are no refunds unless the reservation can be resold.