Published on February 14th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Columbia Parks and Recreation Announces 2019 Senior Trips Program

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of fun, day for adults age 50 and older through its 2019 Senior Trips Program. Participants will travel to the following locations:

Atlanta Tour in Atlanta, Ga.

WHEN: March 12, 2019

FEE: $45 per person (Price does not include lunch.)


INFO: This single-day trip includes charter bus transportation, and visits to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park and the CNN Center.

Gullah Tours in Charleston, SC

WHEN: April 19, 2019

FEE: $45 per person (Price does not include lunch.)


INFO: Gullah tours explores the places, history and stories that are relevant to the rich and varied contributions made by African-Americans.

James Brown Historical Tour in Augusta, Ga.

WHEN: May 18, 2019 

FEE: $45 per person (Price does not include lunch.)


INFO: This one-day trip will feature a trip to the Augusta Riverwalk for some shopping. Guests will also take a James Brown tour, which includes admission to the Augusta Museum of History.

Sweet Grass Festival in Charleston, SC

WHEN: June 1, 2019 

FEE: $30 per person (Price does not include lunch.)


INFO: The Sweet Grass Festival celebrates the Gullah history, culture, traditions and sweet grass basket-making art form. Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities, programs and delicious low country foods. Bring your lawn chairs. 

Savannah Riverboat Cruise & Shopping in Savannah, Ga.

WHEN: August 6, 2019 

FEE: $85 per person (includes lunch)


INFO: Let the Savannah Riverboat Cruise show you what southern hospitality is all about! Come ready to relax and feast on a delicious buffet while cruising along the scenic Savannah River. Menu includes: Shrimp & Grits, Fried Chicken, Vegetables, Fruit, Salad, Dessert & a Drink

Senior Beach Retreat (Sponsored by the S.C. Recreation and Parks Association)

WHEN: October 2019

FEE: Based on room occupancy (Fees available in April) *$50 deposit required to reserve trip

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 2, 2019 (full payment due)

INFO: Join us for four days of fellowship, fun and relaxation Myrtle Beach. The fee includes transportation, lodging, meals and activities.

Carolina Opry Christmas Show in Myrtle Beach, SC

WHEN: November 26, 2019

FEE: $85 per person (includes admission and dinner at Original Benjamin’s Seafood Buffett)


INFO: The Carolina Opry Christmas Show brings the warm, wonderful and fun spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance.

Holiday Lights & Shopping at Tanger Outlets in Charleston, SC

WHEN: December 10, 2019 

FEE: $35 per person (price does not include lunch)


INFO: Join us for a day of holiday fun and fellowship. Guests will have the opportunity to shop at Tanger Outlets then enjoy a drive through the Festival of Lights on James Island.

The trip fee includes transportation and admission fees. Unless otherwise noted, meals are considered an extra fee and the responsibility of the participant. Full payment is required at the time of registration. Partial payments are only accepted for the Senior Beach Retreat. The charter bus departs from the Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way, Columbia, SC 29204, unless otherwise noted.

Registrations should be submitted no later than three weeks in advance of the day of the trip, unless otherwise noted. Early registration is advised.

To download a registration form, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department’s “Trips” page online. Registration forms are available at all City recreation centers and at the Parks and Recreation Department Administration Office located at 1111 Recreation Drive, Columbia, SC 29201. To find a recreation center near you, visit

Registrations can be made in person at any City recreation center (check or money order only) or at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office (check, cash, debit/credit card or money order). Registrations can be mailed to the Parks and Recreation Department Administration Office. Please make checks payable to the City of Columbia.

For more information, contact the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

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