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Adult Trips

Trips for adults wanting to get away, meet new friends or explore new leisure resources. Unless stated otherwise, transits or coach buses are used for day outings.


  • Day trips
  • Extended trips
  • Trip abroad
  • Tours

Registration policy

  • Payment must accompany registration
  • Make your check payable to the City of Brooklyn Park, or call 763-493-8333 to register with Visa, Mastercard or Discover and to check availability
  • Deadline dates for registration are listed on a space-permitting basis only
  • No refunds for nonrefundable costs due to weather beyond our control
  • No refunds given after deadline date.
  • Full refunds given (only) if trip is cancelled.
  • Pick up flyers and registration forms at the Community Activity Center.
  • Unless stated otherwise, buses pick up/return to the Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Avenue N, Brooklyn Park
  • Meet in the Senior Lounge to check in.
  • Return times are approximate due to weather/traffic.

Teen Idol: The Bobby Vee Story

History Theater

In 1959, fifteen-year-old Bobby Velline performed at the Winter Dance Party in Moorhead, Minnesota on "the day the music died." Bobby went on to record his first hit single, Suzie Baby, in Minneapolis. He soon would become a teen idol appearing on American Bandstand with Dick Clark and an international star who thrilled audiences for more than a decade with Top 40 hits like "Devil or Angel," "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes," "Come Back When You Grow Up Girl" and many more.

Follow Bobby’s musical journey that includes fellow pop stars like Little Anthony & The Imperials, Ronnie & The Ronettes, Dion, and Del Shannon.


The trip includes lunch at approximately 1 p.m. at Tavern on Grand. Please make a meal choice when you register:

  1. Walleye basket: a walleye fillet, cut into pieces, battered, deep-fried and served with seasoned Tavern fries, cole slaw, beverage and ice cream
  2. Grilled chicken breast, seasoned tavern fries, cole slaw, beverage and ice cream

Event date

Thursday, November 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.




October 29, space permitting

Holiday Inn

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

Holiday Inn, the new Irving Berlin musical performance at the Chanhassen, tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut. He quickly discovers life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?

Event date

Wednesday, December 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


$79. Coach transportation, dinner and play ticket is included in the price. Please indicate mobility restrictions at the time of your registration.


November 19, space permitting

Extended trips

Christmas Train to Milwaukee


Travel on the Amtrak Empire Builder Train to Milwaukee. Stay at Milwaukee's Landmark Art Deco Ambassador Hotel. Enjoy dinner at Mader's Restaurant and a guided lights tour of downtown areas. Tour the Pabst Mansion, shop and dine in the historic district, Cedarburg. That evening, check into Holiday Inn Express in Fort Atkinson. Enjoy the Thursday evening signature buffet and theatre play Elf the Musical. On our way home, we will visit Wisconsin Dells for lunch at Trappers Turn Restaurant.

Event date

December 12 to 14, 2018


$615 per person based on double occupancy

$775 per person based on single occupancy

Cost includes

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • 2 days lodging
  • Meals and gratuities
  • Attractions

Registration for extended trips

For complete details, contact Pat Busch with your name and address and a full brochure will be mailed to you, including details on how to register.

Phone and email

Pat Busch
Email Pat Busch

Upcoming extended trips

In partnership with Landmark Tours

All trip includes:

  • Round trip airfare from MSP and an airport greeting
  • Quality accommodations in great locations
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • Professional tour manager and local guides
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Daily breakfast and many quality meals

Tournament of Roses

Tournament of Roses with the Rose Parade and Catalina Island. December 29, 2018 to January 2, 2019.

Islands of Hawaii

Four-island cruise and tour. January 31 to February 10, 2019.

New Orleans

The Big Easy. March 24 to 28, 2019.

New York City

The Big Apple. May and September 2019.

Costa Rica

Topical adventure. March 15 to 22, 2019


Land and sea expedition. August 18 to 30, 2019


Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. June 2019.

European river cruise

Rhine River and Danube River. May and September 2019.


The Emerald Isle. May and September 2019.

New England fall foliage

Adventure. October 2019.


Land of fire and ice. October 2019.

Nova Scotia and The Maritimes

With Cape Breton. September 2019.

Contact us

Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)

5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center

Holiday hours

We are closed Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.

September through May office hours

Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

June through August office hours

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.

Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.

Phone and email

Pat Busch
Email Pat Busch

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