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.

“Simply Patsy”

March 10, 2020
$80 for members
$85 for non-members

Join us for a lovely matinee/lunch buffet… Simply Patsy Cline March 10 at Starved Rock Lodge Lodge. Since 2010, Mary Pfeifer has delivered the sounds of the late, great Patsy Cline in her “Simply Patsy” tribute. Mary has performed throughout Illinois and neighboring states, and was recently an invited guest to perform Patsy songs onstage in Nashville, TN. From Patsy’s first recordings in 1955 to her last in 1963, she will bring back memories of your favorite Patsy songs, including those famous hits like Crazy and Walking after Midnight, and reveal many facts about the young singer’s life. The bus will leave Sterling Walmart at 9:30 am. Trip includes motor coach, meal, matinee and all gratuities. Sign up for this trip at WCSC. Deadline to sign up is Feb 19th. Seating is limited!

Smoky Mountains Show Trip – Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

April 27- May 2, 2020
$654 for members (double occupancy)
$704 for non-members (double occupancy)

Trip includes motorcoach transportation, 5 nights lodging including 3 consecutive nights in the Smokies. 8 meals, including 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners. Admission to the “Titanic,” the world’s largest museum attraction, Two Dinner Shows: Soul of Motown and America’s Hit Parade, Two evening shows: “Wonders of Magic and Country Tonite,” one morning show: “The Smith Morning Variety Show,” free time in historic downtown Gatlinburg and guided tour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sign up begins December 16, 2019, at the Whiteside County Senior Center.

San Antonio Texas

June 13-21, 2020
$974 for members
Add $50 for non-members

This trip includes a stop at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and a guided tour of San Antonio (San Fernando Cathedral, The King William Historical District, and El Mercado). You will go to the famous River Walk for a scenic cruise. You will tour the National Museum of the Pacific War, The LBJ Ranch at the Lyndon Johnson Historical Park and see the “Texas White House.” You will visit the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and see the “Alamo … The Price of Freedom” at the IMAX Theatre. You will go to the Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas. This trip includes 8 nights’ lodging, 14 meals, including 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners. Sign up for this trip at WCSC. Final payment due April 1.

Savannah, Jekyll Island and Beaufort, South Carolina

August 22-30, 2020
$1,089 for members (double occupancy) 
Add $50 for non-members

You will enjoy 8 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Savannah area along with 14 meals including 8 breakfasts and 6 dinners. This incredible trip includes a guided trolley tour of Savannah, followed by hop-on/hop-off privileges,, a guided tour of gorgeous Beaufort, SC, “Queen of the Carolina Sea Island”, plus a visit to Parris Island, an evening show of the famous Savannah Theatre, a guided tour of St. Simons Island and last but not least, a guided tram tour of Jekyll Island. Sign up for this trip at WCSC. Final payment due June 15.

11 Nights 6 Islands
Celebrity Cruise Line 2020

Oct. 4, 2020
Cost starts at $2,300 for inside cabin (double occupancy)

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.



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.