Travel

The Portage Senior Center offers a variety of one-day and multi-day trips planned to please both those looking for new destinations and those who prefer the comfort of familiarity. From theater trips to cruises, the Senior Center travel program is popular with members. 

Eligibility:
Portage Senior Center trips are planned for Kalamazoo County residents over the age of 50 and their spouses. (Exceptions will be made for companions of persons needing assistance.) Members of the Portage Senior Center are given priority when registering for trips. Staff should be made aware of mobility problems, special diets, or other conditions that should be taken into consideration.

Reservations:
For your convenience the trip office is open Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations should be made in person during those hours at the Center whenever possible. Reservations may also be made via U.S. mail. Payment must accompany the reservation. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope to have an itinerary mailed to you. Telephone reservations cannot be accepted.

Payment:
Checks should be made payable to the City of Portage unless otherwise instructed. If you are signing up for more than one trip at a time, please make out a separate check for each trip. Cash payments should be made in the exact amount.

Cancellations:
Call (269) 324-9239 (Trip Office) for information, cancellation and refund policies.

Travel Guide:
Portage Senior Center Travel Guide contains all the information you need.  Stop in at the Senior Center to pickup a copy, call us at 324-9239 to request a copy or download a copy here!  If you like to travel, but do not want to do a lot of walking, check out the walking level indicator in the travel guide.  Level 1 means not much walking is involved in that trip.  Likewise, level 2 indicates some walking and level 3 indicates that a significant amount of walking is involved with the potential for stairs.

Travel Opportunities - Featured Trips:
Call the Trip Office at (269) 324-9239 for information on these adventures, and more!


A Florida Gulf Coast Vacation
February 19 - March 5, 2015

Escape the Michigan snow, soak up the Florida sunshine and experience the natural beauty of the St. Pete Beach area.  Stay at the Dolphin Beach Resort located directly on the Gulf Coast, and do as much or as little as your heart desires. Excursions included are Detroit Tigers spring training, picnic lunch at Fort DeSoto, Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, Derby Lanes Greyhound Racing and Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.

Sedona & Tucson, AZ
February 21 - 27, 2015
Travel to the Valley of the Sun to beat the winter blues!  Experience stunning vistas and breathtaking views of red rocks, canyons, and mesas rising into deep blue skies. Among the highlights of this trip are:

  • First class lodging
  • San Xavier Mission
  • Pima Air Museum
  • Sedony Trolley Tour
  • Pinnacle Peak & Trail Dust Town
  • Case Grande Ruins National Monument

Call (269) 324-9239 for details and pricing.