Upcoming Trips

The Senior Center hosts a number of trips around the Midwest, the country and even outside the U.S. We'd love for you to join us! Call (815) 622-9230 for details on any of our upcoming trips, or stop by the Senior Center to register, unless otherwise noted. Looking to stay close to home? Click here for upcoming special events.

Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, Iowa

Wednesdays October 21st and November 20rh
Cost $15 members and $20 nonmembers

Cost includes transportation and free buffet lunch. Pick up at Dixon County Market (near storage sheds) at 8:00 a.m. and Sterling Walmart (northeast corner) at 8:30 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

Beautiful Maine

October 12-20, 2019
$1,099 for members; $1,149 for non-members, double occupancy

8 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in Maine. 14 meals: 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners. Guided tour of Portland, Maine’s largest city-by-the-sea, guided tour of quaint Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, tour of historic Victoria Mansion, guided tour of Pineland Farms, a picturesque working farm, visit to Boothbay Railway Village, visit to the Seashore Trolley Museum and countryside trolley ride, and much more. Leave Sterling Walmart at 8:00 a.m. and Dixon Shopko at 8:45 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC starting October 1st.

Spain, Anyone?

October 31-November 18, 2019
Cost details below

On October 31, 2019 we will fly to Barcelona Spain and spend 2 nights before embarking our cruise ship. We will have 4 stops in Spain and 2 in Portugal. Ship will return to the United States on November 18th, and we will fly home that day. A deposit of $1,000 per person is required at signing. Inside cabin starts at $3,500, which includes all transportation, cruise, and hotel. Book by March 1, 2019 and receive a $200 discount. Any questions? Please call Glenda at the Whiteside County Senior Center 815-622-9230, ext.218. Only three cabins available.

Christmas Bakeries

November 22, 2019
Cost $137/Member, $142/Non-Member

Cost includes transportation, lunch, and the whole tour. Visit 4-6 bakeries and shops during our extremely popular Christmas Bakery Bus in Milwaukee!!  At each of the stops, your guests will receive treats, samples, and shopping time. Your fully narrated tour includes the history of Christmas holiday traditions of the Polish, Germans, Italians, Irish, and more. Tour will start at 10:00 and lasts 5 hours with lunch at Mader’s. Wear your Christmas sweaters! Minimal walking - Must be able to get on/off bus multiple times. Deadline to sign up is November 6th. Bus will leave Sterling Walmart 7:00 a.m. and Dixon County Market at 7:15 a.m. Pay for this trip at WCSC.

East Peoria Festival of Lights

Thursday, December 5
Cost $55/Member, $60 Non-Member

Cost includes transportation, dinner and admission to the lights.  Bus will leave Dixon County Market at 2:30 p.m. and Sterling Walmart at 3:00 pm then we will eat dinner at 5:00 p.m. at Golden Corral Buffet in Peoria.  Then we will drive through the Peoria Lights, which is wonderful.  Additional light displays are added every year. Deadline to sign up is November 20th.Pay for this trip at WCSC.

Celebrity Cruise Line 2020

11 nights, 6 islands Oct. 4, 2020

On October 4, 2020 we will fly to Ft. Lauderdale and spend 1 night in hotel.  The following day we will take bus to the ship.  The islands we will visits are: St, Thomas, St. Croix, Antiqua, Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Maarten.  We will fly home on Oct.16.  Trip includes ALL transportation, hotel, and cruise.  Please call the WCSC 815-622-9230 and ask for Glenda.  Trip cost starts at $2300 for inside cabin, based on double occupancy.

*** Early booking bonus.  Book by February 1, 2020 and save $200.***



Savannah, Georgia - April 2020

Tennessee - August 2020

Hoover Dam/Las Vegas – June 2020

Ride the Rails – West Virginia – October 2020

Watch the ECHO for more information to follow! Sign up will begin in January.