Get Your Kicks on Route 66
September 27–October 1; price is $750 pp/double, $995 pp/single
Take a tour back in time on the Arizona Historic Route 66. Known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, Route 66 spaced our country as we know it today. Beginning in Holbrook, travel west to the end of the road in Santa Monica. One night is spent in the historic Wigwam Hotel and enjoy lunch and tour the famous La Posada.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
October 6-9; price is $795 pp/double, $995 pp/single
For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park. Nothing rivals the power of mass ascension on a crisp early morning as these graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the cerulean desert sky. Be a part of this Magic in the Sky.
Arizona Fall Foliage
October 9; price is $99 per person
When considering a fall foliage destination, Arizona does not usually come to mind. However, for those with a day to spare and an adventurous spirit, Arizona’s fall foliage is waiting to be discovered. Spectacular scenery is revealed around every curve as living folios of turning leaves blanket the mountainside in a patchwork quilt on this blazing color country getaway. Travel the back roads through the first territorial capital of Arizona, Prescott and the Red Rocks of Sedona.
Verde Canyon Railroad
October 23; price is $125 pp (coach), $175 pp (first class)
Board the Verde Canyon Railroad for a four-hour diesel train journey to places only accessible by rail. See crimson cliffs, eagle nests, white water rapids and abandoned gold mines.
Need for Speed – Penske Museum and Turf Paradise
November 9; price is $99 per person
The Penske Racing Museum showcases an amazing collection of cars, trophies and memorabilia chronicling the career of one of the most successful dynasties in all of sports. Then enjoy thoroughbred racing at its finest at Turf Paradise. Includes lunch.
Hooray for Hollywood
November 17-20; price is $650 pp/double, $875 pp/single
This nostalgic and entertaining getaway will feature famous and vintage Hollywood theaters and cinemas, such as the Dolby where the Academy Awards are held and the Egyptian Theatre. Also included are a Warner Brothers Studio tour and the Hollywood History Museum.
Dickens Festival and It’s a Wonderful Life
December 2-4; price is $375 pp/double, $450 pp/single
Highlights of this holiday favorite include the Dickens Festival and an evening performance of It’s a Wonderful Life in St. George, UT. The 1946 film, It’s a Wonderful Life, has touched hearts for decades and will be gracing the stage of Brigham’s Playhouse as a hit musical. The Dickens Festival is a unique entertainment and shopping experience; Olde English shops, hundreds of period costumes, fortune tellers, orphans, royalty, and the “real” Father Christmas all combine to offer our guests a Christmas experience like no other.
Smoky Mountain Christmas – From Ashville to Nashville
December 3-9; price is $2195 pp/double, $2550 pp/single
Includes air to Ashville and return from Nashville.
Imagine an old-fashioned Christmas with warm hearths, candles aglow, holly wreaths, sparkling evergreens and music everywhere! This tour features the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, holiday shows in Pigeon Forge, the beautiful Smoky Mountains and the Grand Ole Opry, Country Christmas and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Prescott Day Christmas Parade
December 5; price is $79 per person
Travel to Arizona’s Christmas City, Prescott, and watch a legendary parade complete with floats, marching bands and tap-dancing toddlers.
Phoenix Zoo, Dinner and Mormon Temple
December 9; price is $99 per person
The magical, colorful sights and sounds of The Phoenix Zoo’s holiday light spectacular will make your season sparkle! More than 3.8 million lights glow in a total of 700 sparkling displays. An early dinner at Organ Stop Pizza and a stop at the Mormon Temple light display are also included.
Desert Botanical Gardens with Dinner and Mormon Temple
December 10; price is $99 per person
Enjoy a magical night as the Desert Botanical Gardens come to life with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the vibrant sounds and sights of live entertainment throughout. An early dinner at Organ Stop Pizza and a stop at the Mormon Temple light display are also included.
Rose Bowl Parade Mini-Getaway
December 31, 2015–January 2, 2016; price is $575 pp/double, $695 pp/single
Join Free Spirit Vacations for the granddaddy of them all – the Rose Bowl Parade. The Parade of all Parades will be making its way down Colorado Boulevard in grand style on New Year’s Day and you’ll have great seats along the parade route for up-close-viewing. It’s a sensory event you won’t want to miss. See the giant floral floats. Smell the aroma of the millions of roses and other flowers and hear the marching bands play robust sounds.
SoCal Gardens and Museums
January 26-29, 2016; price is $525 pp/double, $725 pp/single
Explore the Getty Museum, the Nethercutt Museum, The Chen Art Gallery, the Kimberly Crest House and Gardens and the Huntington Library and Gardens on this spectacular Southern California getaway.