Upcoming trips and tours sponsored by Sun Lakes and SunBird activity directors

Sierra Nevada Journey

June 22-26; price is $795 pp/double, $975 pp/single and includes roundtrip airfare from Phoenix.

Fly from Phoenix to Sacramento and discover Old Town in California’s capital city. Then travel from Sacramento to Reno on Amtrak through Donner Pass, along the Truckee River. Visit Lake Tahoe, a pristine 22-mile-long lake and enjoy the MS Dixie cruise on the crystal-blue lake. Visit Virginia City and experience a walk through time with the 1870’s boardwalks, saloons, and mercantile.

Laughlin Three Day Getaway

July 22-24; price is $150 pp/double, $195 pp/single.

Flirt with Lady Luck and rock ‘n roll on the river for three fun-filled days at the Golden Nugget. One buffet is included.

Casino Del Sol Deluxe Overnight

August 5-6, 2014; price is $99 pp/double, $150pp/single.

Travel to Tucson to the luxurious four-diamond Casino del Sol Resort. Try your luck in the casino, play bingo, enjoy a relaxing spa treatment and try the delicious food in one of the six great restaurants.

Sedona One Day Getaway

August 15; price is $99 per person.

Travel to Sedona, home to over 300 artists that draw from the quiet, colorful and spectacular physical environment. The red rocks, drifting clouds, towering pinnacles and sheer canyon walls lend incredible beauty to this area. Shop in the many shops and galleries. Lunch and a trolley tour are included.

Long Beach and Catalina Here We Come

August 22-24; price is $575 pp/double, $725 pp/single.

Travel to Long Beach for three fun-filled days in southern California. Visit Catalina Island, the island of romance, located just 26 miles out to sea. Spend two nights aboard the legendary Queen Mary and learn all about her brilliant past. You will also tour the Aquariums of the America’s and cruise through the Naples canals.

Las Vegas Deluxe

September 14-16; price is $275 pp/double, $375 pp/single.

Las Vegas is a place where each casino/resort is a destination in itself. Spend two nights at the four-star Golden Nugget Resort, located on Fremont Street. A night tour will include the Fremont Street Experience and the world-famous strip.

Laughlin Three Day Getaway

September 14-16; price is $150 pp/double, $195 pp/single.

Flirt with Lady Luck and rock ‘n roll on the river for three days at the Golden Nugget. Price includes transportation, two nights hotel and one meal.

Arcosanti, Fort Verde, and Montezuma’s Castle

September 22; price is $110 per person.

Tour Montezuma’s Castle before experiencing life through the eyes of a frontier soldier at Fort Verde State Historic Park. Then tour Arcosanti, an experimental town and molten bronze bell casting community developed by the Italian-American architect Paolo Soleri. Lunch is included.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

October 7-10; 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”.

California Dreamin’

October 11-14; price is $595 pp/double, $775 pp/single.

Visit the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, an oasis of art and culture set amidst 150 acres of breathtaking gardens. Enjoy wine tasting in Temecula, a beautiful region of rolling hills surrounded by tall mountains which form a spectacular backdrop to the lush vineyards; and see the sights in San Diego, including the USS Midway, a floating city at sea which is the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century.

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

October 15-18; price is $425 pp/double, $575 pp/single.

Take a tour back in time on the Arizona and California’s Historic Route 66. Known as the Main Street of America OR the Mother Road, Route 66 spaced our country as we know it today.

Top Secret: The Secrets Behind the Building of Las Vegas

October 20-23; price is $795 pp/double, $895 pp/single.

How did Las Vegas become the unbelievable destination that it is today? It wasn’t all about gambling; it started with the “Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort” and the water needed for the railroad; and of course, the mob also contributed. Free Spirit brings the story to life with iconic artifacts, cutting-edge exhibits, behind the scenes experiences that are so real, you might be asked to testify on your way home!

Rose Bowl Parade Mini Getaway

December 31, 2014–January 2, 2015; price is $550 pp/double, $675 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 fill the air with robust sounds.

For reservations or more information contact Free Spirit Vacations and Events at 480-926-5547 or e-mail [email protected]