Get started with Recreation’s Adult Travel

Get ready to explore new San Diego neighborhoods this summer without the hassle of planning and driving. The John D. Spreckels Center has programmed fun outdoor adventures for adults 50 and older.

The first trip is a Sentiers et Alès hike scheduled for Thursday, June 16 at San Elijo Lagoon and Las Olas Restaurant. A city van will leave at 8:15 a.m. for the natural center of the San Elijo Lagoon. Upon arrival, participants will have the opportunity to encounter local wildlife with the assistance of an animal handler and then embark on their three-mile hike. This trail is rated easy to moderate. Participants will relax with a stop at Las Olas Restaurant afterwards. Lunch and beverages are not included in the trip cost of $50 for residents or $60 for non-residents.

Learn more about local oysters at Carlsbad Aquatic Farm Tour and Tasting Tuesday, July 19. This trip will include a “Discovery Farm Walk” where guests will learn about the techniques and equipment used in growing and harvesting oysters. Attendees will attend an oyster shucking class and enjoy spiced and lemon oyster tastings. A van driven by staff will leave at 11 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. The cost for residents is $48 and $58 for non-residents.

Join us on the very popular Trails and Ales excursion in Lake Poway and Mainstream Bar & Grill Loop Tuesday, July 26. This three mile hike is rated easy to moderate. After burning energy and calories, we’ll refuel at the Mainstream Bar and Grill. Lunch and beverages are not included in the trip cost of $50 for residents or $60 for non-residents.

All routes meet at 1019 Seventh Street for departure in a 12-passenger city van. For more details, visit to view the adult summer brochure. Routes can be found on page 52. For more information or to register by phone, call (619) 522-7343.

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