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Senior Trips

Explore Cincinnati and beyond with our exciting day trips. Enjoy lunches, behind-the-scenes tours and exciting journeys.

Registration Policy: Due to overwhelming popularity, all Winter trips will open for registration online, or by phone, or in house December 6 at 9am.

Trip Cancellation Policy: Due to recent issues, refunds will only be given if we have a waiting list and are able to fill your spot. Trips costing $30 or more must be paid on the day of registration.

Fall Session 2 Trips

A Day at the Races – Louisville’s Churchill Downs

October 30, 8:30am – 5pm
Cost: $53 for transportation, admission, tour and buffet lunch
Walking: Considerable amount

Treat yourself to a day at the races at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville and experience the thrill of thoroughbred racing! We’ll begin by viewing the short film, “The Greatest Race,” and then explore the museum exhibit and gift shop. We’ll take a guided walking tour of the racetrack before enjoying a lavish buffet lunch and betting in Millionaires’ Row or the Skye Terrace!


Skirball Museum: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions Exhibition

November 7, 12:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $5 for tour and transportation
Walking: Considerable amount

Visit Skirball Museum on the campus of Hebrew-Union College Jewish Institute of Religion to enjoy a docent-led tour of recent gifts and acquisitions. This collection includes a group of 10 important works by Israeli artists, a blown glass Hanukkah by renowned artist Marvin Lipofsky, an American Hanukkah by Anfred Manson, and works from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection. Enjoy lunch before the tour at our J Café.


Playhouse in the Park Matinee: The Lifespan of a Fact

November 13, 12 – 4pm
Cost: $42 for ticket and transportation
Walking: Low amount

A critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, this fast-paced story explodes with blistering comedy and timely relevance. Facts become blurry when they’re twisted into fiction in the high-stakes world of publishing. Emily Penrose, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high-end magazine, hires a determined millennial fact-checker named Jim Fingal to work on a groundbreaking essay written by the famous author John D’Agata. The deadline is tight, the essay is dense, and everyone must make a good faith effort in telling the story honestly. But the overly eager Jim takes his fact-checking way too far, creating the ultimate showdown of fact versus fiction.


Tour of Peterloon Estate and Stone Creek Dining

November 21, 10am – 2pm
Cost: $10 for tour and transportation; lumch on your own
Walking: High amount

The historic home of Cincinnati developer and arts patron John J. Emery and his wife Irene was designed by the architect William Adams Delano of Delano & Aldrich, the leading country-house architectural firm in the United States. The house is a combination of Georgian and Queen Anne styles and, when finished, had 36 rooms, 19 fireplaces, 21 baths, and included a wing of guest rooms. Originally sited on 1,200 wooded acres in Indian Hill, the house was built in 1928 to rival the grandest houses of America and Europe. We will enjoy lunch at Stone Creek Dining.


Playhouse in the Park Matinee: 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS

December 4, 12:15 – 4pm
Cost: $42 for ticket and transportation
Walking: Low amount

Piano wizardry and laugh-out-loud comedy come together to tell the story of Richard and Ted’s life-long pursuit of becoming concert pianist superstars. They work tirelessly to master legendary music from Beethoven and Bach to Billy Joel, enduring endless practice, stage fright and agonizing competition along the way. Two performers tickle the ivories (and your funny bone) while portraying dozens of characters like their naïve childhood selves, the eccentric piano teachers who guide them, and the demanding parents who push them. Laughter and music abound in this riotous show about Richard and Ted’s humbling quest for musical greatness.


American Sign Museum

December 11, 10am – 3pm
Cost: $15
Walking: Considerable amount

The American Sign Museum is dedicated to the art and history of commercial signs and sign making, and is the largest public museum dedicated to signs in the United States! Covering more than 100 years of American sign history in 20,000 square feet of indoor space, the museum is a walk through the ages of technology and design. We will enjoy lunch out at Ruth’s Parkside Café.


Elf: The Musical at La Comedia Dinner Theater

December 19, 9:30am – 3pm
Cost: $43 for ticket, lunch and transportation
Walking: Low amount

Join us as we travel to Theater La Comedia in Springboro, Ohio. A title known the world over, Elf: The Musical is a hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy based on the beloved holiday film starring Will Ferrell. We will enjoy a wonderful lunch buffet with the show.


Spring Trips

New! Save the Dates: Historic Grand Hotel Trip: Mackinac Island, Michigan

May 5 – 8, 2020

Join friends from the J as we travel to beautiful Mackinac Island, Michigan for a three-night stay at the Grand Hotel Mackinac Island! Since 1887, Grand Hotel has invited guests to enjoy a bygone era of old-world hospitality and charm. Experience the traditions of afternoon tea in the Parlor, dressing up for dinner, and nightly dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra. Sit back in a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch and take in stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac. Call 513.761.7500 x1218 to learn more!