Events & Excursions

To inquire about an excursion, please contact the Community Services Department at 562-989-7330. You can also stop by the Community Services Office at City Hall, 2175 Cherry Avenue, during regular business hours.

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Ronald Reagan Library: Egypt’s Lost CitiesEgypt Exhibit

 Wednesday, February 19, 2020
 Depart: 8:00 p.m.      Return: 5:00 p.m.
 Location: Simi Valley, CA
 Cost: Residents $75, Non-Resident $80

Travel back in time when two ancient Egyptian cities were known throughout the world as cultural centers of power, wealth, trade and artistry.  This trip includes a docent led tour of the Reagan portions of the museum, the Air Force One Pavilion and a self guided tour through the Egypt’s Lost Cities Exhibit. Lunch is included (menu TBD).

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad RanchFlower fields

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Depart: 8:00 a.m.      Return: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Cost: Residents $25, Non-Resident $30

Enjoy a guided tour at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch on a tractor driven wagon ride.  The ride will include commentary about the History of the Flower Fields, planting process and growing cycle, as well as a description of the varieties of flowers grown.  After the tour, enjoy lunch on your own as well as some shopping at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets.


Shambala PreserveShambala

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Depart: 10:00 a.m.      Return: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Acton, CA
Cost: Residents $50, Non-Resident $55

On this excursion, attendees will follow a docent on an informative “safari” through the world of big cats, all of whom are endangered or threatened species. Meet a variety of lions, tigers, leopards and servals up close and personal! The afternoon consists of a 3-hour planned program, including a 1 hour guided walking tour. The tour culminates at Shambala Lake where guests can enjoy lunch in the beautiful lakeside setting. The Preserve suggests wearing flat shoes, long pants and a hat to protect against low brush and shrubs. Bring a sack lunch and water as food is not available for purchase.

Please note...

If an excursion is sold out, be sure to call the Community Services Department at 562-989-7330 and put your name on the waitlist. When openings become available, Signal Hill residents will be called before non-residents on the waitlist. Please do not show up on the day of the excursion unless you have been instructed to do so.

Guests who are already signed up and can no longer attend should notify the Community Services Department as soon as possible to allow people on the waitlist to be called. Guests who can no longer attend are not able to choose who will replace them on the excursion. Those on the waitlist will be given priority.

Excursion Information

Reservations: Trips must be paid by check or cash at the time of reservation. Checks should be made payable to City of Signal Hill. To pay, either come in person or mail check to the Community Services Department, 2175 Cherry Avenue, Signal Hill, CA 90755.

Waitlist: Trips that fill up will have a waitlist available. All residents will be called from the waitlist before non-residents. After residents have been contacted we will go down the waitlist in numerical order starting with number one. Do not send a check or pay for the excursion unless you are contacted by Community Services staff and told a spot is available for you.

Parking: Parking for excursions is available in the lot next to the Library, in front of the basketball courts, on the south side of Hill Street, and in the upper parking lot on Legion Drive.

Departure: For all excursions, please arrive at the Signal Hill Library, 1800 E. Hill Street, 30 minutes prior to departure time.

Motorcoach Special Requests: Our excursions’ seating is based on a priority system, residents first, any person with a handicap and then non-residents, and are based on when payment is received. We do our best to accommodate special requests, but they are not guaranteed.

Excursion Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund on any excursion you must contact the Community Services Department at least ten business days prior to the excursion. An administrative fee of $5 will be charged on ALL cancellations. If cancellation is made within ten business days, no refunds or credits are issued.

Illness on Trips: If you are feeling ill please notify the escort immediately. Please do not leave the group without notifying the escort as to where you are going. Also, a travelling kit is an essential, though what you choose to put in it may depend slightly on your own individual needs.

Here are some items that you may want to consider taking on the next trip:
Prescription medications, anti-diarrheal medicine, allergy pills, and pain relievers
Refreshments: cereal bars, crackers, fruit, water or juice drink

Please be advised that City staff cannot dispense any medications.