Lifetime Learning Center Tours
Spring 2020

Carlsbad Flower Fields

To receive a refund we must be notified a minimum of 10 business days before the tour and be successful at reselling your ticket. There is a $10.00 administrative fee deducted from the refund. Due to unforeseen circumstances, LBCC may need to cancel a tour. If LBCC cancels the trip, full refunds are given.


You must report any disability requiring special attention to the LBCC Senior Studies Program at the time the reservation is made. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the special needs of tour participants. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring specific assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and totally responsible for, providing the assistance. (This companion must also purchase a ticket). Neither LBCC or its personnel, nor its suppliers, may physically lift or assist persons into transportation vehicles nor provide individual assistance to tour members with special needs for walking, dining, or other routine activities. If a traveler thinks assistance may be needed during a trip, they should call 562-938-3048 to determine what assistance might reasonably be given.

ALL TOURS DEPART FROM the LBCC Foundation Building.
  • Long Beach Transit

Get your Senior TAP Card (for those 62+) for discounted transit services on January 22 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Please bring proof of age and your smile – a photo is required.

  • Parking Permits are required on both campuses

One day ($2.00 cash), and semester ($5.00 cash) permits are sold at the Center. There are also permit machines in the parking lots.


All tours offered by LBCC Foundation’s Lifetime Learning Center are designed to create an entertaining and educational experience.

“Take a Slice of Orange County” with Curtis Tucker

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The tour begins with an included lunch on Ruby’s Diner located at the site of the original Santa Fe depot built in 1888. Next, we venture to the Hilbert Museum for a docent-guided tour of the museum. This is the nation’s only institution dedicated to the display of California Scene painting and California representational art. Lastly, we explore “Old Town Orange”.

Time Price
10:00 am – 5:30 pm $93 per person

“Relics & Rarities”

Thursday, february 27, 2020

We start with a guided tour of the Holyland home and museum dedicated to Antonia Futterer, an eclectic adventurer who some say was the inspiration for the character, Indiana Jones. We enjoy an included throwback lunch at the original “Bob’s Big Boy”. After lunch we explore the vast collection of artifacts and memorabilia at the Valley Relics Museum.

Time Price
8:00 am – 5:00 pm $95 per person

“Beautiful Blooms” with Curtis Tucker

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields where we get on a tractor to see the 50 acres of awesome flowers. Vibrant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers adorn the rolling hillsides of the Flower Fields. For over 60 years. Enjoy the gardens, nursery and gift shop. We have an included lunch at Hunter’s Steak House and stop at the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum.

Time Price
8:30 am – 6:00 pm $104 per person

“Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts”

Tuesday, March 31, 2020    

Docent-guided tour of the historic residence and beautiful gardens of world-renowned master woodworker Sam Maloof. He is acknowledged as one of the finest woodworkers of our time. His furniture can be found in the White House and the Smithsonian. Lunch is included at Vince’s Spaghetti on historic Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga.

Time Price
8:30 am – 3:00 pm $69 per person

“Comfort Food Tour” with Curtis Tucker

Tuesday, April 28, 2020     

When one is stressed there is nothing better than a ridiculously delicious snack and comfort food! We have all the bases covered on this well-paced historical & cultural eating adventure. We start the morning with a unique pancake, then we are off to a purveyor of delicious grilled sausage and then we snack on Belgian style French-fries. Next, we munch on a burger, sip a milkshake and saver fried chicken.

Time Price
9:00 am – 4:30 pm $89 per person

“Orient Express” with Curtis Tucker

Thursday, May 14, 2020      

We explore the culture and history of 3 diverse Asian communities in Los Angeles. We taste sweet and savory foods from Chinatown, Korea town and Little Tokyo. First, we visit the Chinese American Museum. Beyond the colorful Fire Tower and Buddhist Temples of Little Tokyo is a major historic cultural and vibrant enclave dating back to the 1880’s. We sample the “World’s Best Cream Puffs” at Beard Papa’s Bakery. Koreatown has become one of the city’s hippest area with its continuing renovation of its rich architectural heritage. A delicious lunch is included at an authentic Korean BBQ restaurant.

Time Price
9:00 am – 5:00 pm $93 per person

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