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Huntington Gardens, Orchid Show & Sale

Huntington Gardens, Orchid Show & Sale

Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the magnificent Huntington, an expansive estate near Pasadena featuring art galleries, a library of rare manuscripts, and 130 acres of one of the world's finest botanical gardens.

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Experience the enchantment of autumn at the Huntington Library near Pasadena, where art, culture, and nature converge in a symphony of beauty during the annual International Orchid Show & Sale, a showcase of lush displays by local and regional orchid societies and international growers. Enjoy five hours at your leisure, exploring rare manuscripts in the library, admiring masterpieces in the exquisite art gallery, and wandering through 130 acres of botanical paradise, bursting with vibrant and exotic flora. Discover the Chinese Garden of Flowering Fragrance, a haven of peace with its cascading waterfalls and hand-carved stone bridges. Stroll the Orchid Show, where a dazzling array of blooms compete for honors. Savor lunch on your own at one of the eateries amid this wondrous setting. Join us for this enlightening journey to the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Click here for the latest information on current exhibitions at the Huntington.

All-day Excursion

All times and routing are approximate and subject to change without notice.

9:30am - 10:00am

Comfort stop

11:30am - 4:15pm

Explore the Huntington Library and enjoy lunch on your own

6:00pm - 6:30pm

Comfort stop

6:30pm

Depart for local drop-offs

Tour Manager:  10/19 - Pat Brown*

 

Activity Level: High

This tour is rated high activity due to considerable inclines, declines, and occasional steps to access the gardens. There is also gravel and uneven terrain. There are not many shaded areas and minimal places to sit.

 

What's Included in the Tour Fare

·     Round-trip luxury motor coach transportation from pickup locations throughout San Diego County

·     Professional Tour Manager throughout the trip

·     Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the coach

·     Admission to the Huntingon Library and Gardens, including the Orchid Show

 

What's Not Included in the Tour Fare

·     Meals

·     Cancellation Protection

·     Gratuities for the Tour Manager and driver

 

Know Before You Go

If you would like to dine at the Rose Garden Tea Room, reservations are highly recommended. Prices range from $62-75 plus tax and gratuity. We suggest a reservation time between 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. To make a reservation for the Tea Room, click here.

 

How to Make a Reservation

Making your reservation is easy. Simply click the Book Now button above to select your date and confirm your space online, 24/7. You can also call the DayTripper Tours reservations department at (619) 334-3394 during business hours of M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Smartphones

Although not necessary to fully enjoy your trip, a personal smartphone can greatly enhance your tour experience. Take high-quality photos, share your experience on social media in real time, search for nearby restaurants and topics of interest, set reminders, and more.

 

14-Day Cancellation Deadline

  • If you purchased the optional Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) prior to the deadline, you can cancel your booking at any time for any reason and you'll receive a full refund of the tour fare.

  • If you declined the CPP, you may cancel your reservation fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date to receive a refund less a $15 per person cancellation fee. Alternatively, when you cancel your booking fourteen (14) or more days prior to the departure date, you can avoid the cancellation fee by transferring the funds to another tour or a non-refundable voucher, which can be applied to any future excursion booked within one year of the original tour date. Bookings canceled within 14 days of the departure date are nonrefundable and nontransferable for any reason. Name changes on daytrips are always permitted at no additional cost.

 

* Tour Manager is subject to change without notice.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Carlsbad La Costa Avenue Park & Ride
East side of I-5, at 710 La Costa Ave, 92024.
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La Mesa Park & Ride #22 lot - 8703 Murray Dr, 91942
Narrow Park & Ride EAST of Red Lobster's lot
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Lake Forest Arby's, 23862 Bridger Rd. 92630
Bus picks up curbside in front of Arby's
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Mission Valley 2005 Camino Del Este
San Diego, CA 92108; Street parking only
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University City 6245 Kantor Street, San Diego, CA 92122
Street parking only. Do not enter parking lot.
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