Trips

Trip Cancellation Policy

- Fees for day trips are non-refundable within 10 working days of the trip if a replacement cannot be found. Please call and speak with a staff person and let them know you cannot attend the trip. We will do our best to find a replacement for you on the trip. If we are successful, you will be given a credit on your account or issued a refund check.

Dietary Restrictions


NSC would like to accommodate special dietary restrictions when a program involves food. If you have a dietary restriction, please fill out a meal ticket upon registration for each event to ensure your dietary needs are accommodated.  When registering online, please call the NSC with your dietary restriction needs for each event.  

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DEAR EVAN HANSEN comes to Broadway at the Oriental Theater

(Waitlist Only)


A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.  Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.  The hottest ticket since Hamilton.  Register to reserve your seat today!  A light lunch at the Niles Senior Center will be served prior to the show.  
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 • Check-in:11:30am • Lunch 12:00pm •
Depart:  12:30pm -6:45 pm •  $125M/$130NM main floor seating 


NSC Rebels Escape Room "Terminal" & Happy Hour - RESCHEDULED - NEW DATE & TIME


(Anticipate heavy walking) - Transportation is on your own to Morton Grove
By now you have probably heard of escape games, a trend that has been taking the world by storm.  But what exactly are they?  Escape rooms are fully immersive experiences that put you and your group into a puzzle style, real-life game.  After you are locked into a themed room, work together with a team of 12 people for clues to find your way out!  Travel arrangements are on your own, Great Room Escape is located at 8240 Austin Ave., Morton Grove.  If and when you escape head over to Howard Street Inn Happy Hour till 6:00 pm (6700 W. Howard St., Niles) where you can order from an assortment of meal selections while enjoying $1.00 drafts or $3.00 martinis, dinner and drinks are not included in the ticket price.  Space is limited so register right away, and a map for directions are available!  
Wednesday, Mar 13 • 2:30-4:00pm • $25M/$30NM • Optional dinner at Howard Street Inn.
(Registration deadline Jan 30)
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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! At Hollywood Casino


(Anticipate heavy walking) - Aurora
With 53,000 square feet of spine-tingling casino action, you'll never run out of ways to play at Hollywood Aurora. Get that winning feeling with more than 1,000 of the hottest slots around. We're congratulating new jackpot winners every single day. Challenge "Lady Luck" at Hollywood's 26 table games, including a live poker room with Texas Hold'em games, the Bad Beat Jackpot, plus amazing promotions just for poker players! Luncheon is on your own, but indulge in the Epic Buffet for $13.99.  The buffet serves up endless delectable dishes for lunch and dinner, plus our special Sunday brunch. We offer healthy options including fresh fruit, sugar-free desserts, and baked chicken. From Italian to Asian, to a meat carving station, Epic Buffet is sure to satisfy all your cravings.
Thursday, Mar 14 • Check-in 8:30am • Depart 9:00am-3:00pm • $20M/$25NM

Afternoon Tea at the Drake Palm Court & Museum of Contemporary Art 


(Anticipate heavy walking at museum, behnches & stairs at Palm Court) - Chicago
The Drake Hotel is the quintessential social hotspot.  You will take in the ambiance of real Chicago by sipping on Palm Court’s own blend of custom-made tea while enjoying an arrangement of finger sandwiches, bread and scones,and seasonal 
desserts.  The harpist will fill the room with enchanting melodies that befit the 
regal atmosphere. Before high tea, we will explore the MCA's (Museum of C
ontemporary Art) diverse artwork which brings artists and audiences together to exchange ideas, share creative experiences, and explore contemporary art and 
culture.are creative experiences, and explore contemporary art and culture.    
Wednesday, Mar 20• Check-in 10:30am• Depart 11:00am-4:00pm• $83M/$88NM
(Registration deadline Feb 19) 

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Shedd Aquarium 


(Anticipate heavy walking)
Every year Shedd Aquarium welcomes 2 million guests for unforgettable encounters with belugas and bluegills, stingrays and sturgeons, sea otters and a sea turtle—and so many more animals from aquatic environments around the world.  Dive in to learn more about Shedd Aquarium―the animals, the people and the place. The Shedd Aquarium has been a part of Chicago since 1930. It has a proud history, a dynamic present and a vibrant future with a global outlook. The ticket includes the Abbott Oceanarium, aquatic presentation, wild reef, aquarium galleries, 4-D experience and stingray touch.  Lunch will be on your own;  the Shedd Aquarium has a number of café’s to select from or bring your own bagged lunch to enjoy at the Marine Munchroom.  
Tuesday, Apr 9 • Check-in 9:00am • Depart 9:30am-2:30pm • $48M/$53NM
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Hamilton the Exhibition & Russian High Tea - TO BE RESCHEDULED

The opening of the Hamilton Exhibition has been postponed.  We will update the information below when a new date has been received confirmed.

(Anticipate heavy walking) - Location Downtown Chicago 
Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story has inspired millions of Americans. Now, you can see it through his eyes in this 360-degree immersive exhibition inspired by the revolutionary musical.  Featuring an audio tour narrated by the musical’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton: The Exhibition is designed to take visitors deeper into the life and times of Alexander Hamilton, while at the same time chronicling the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America.  With a dynamic and interactive mix of lighting, sound, multimedia, music and historical artifacts, you will experience how it felt to write the way Hamilton wrote, fight the way Hamilton fought, and live the way Hamilton lived.  Russian Tea Time was established in 1993, located in the heart of downtown Chicago and has earned the distinction of being one of Chicago’s culinary districts destinations.  Tea time will include: a pot of fine tea, raisin scones, salmon bites, crepes, pozharski croquette mini sandwich, eggplant oriental mini sandwich, potato piroshky bite, quiche, Napoleon torte, rugalach, lemon cake, cinnamon cookie, sugar cookies, mini apricot plum strudel, chocolate cookie, and white egg cookie.  Do I need to say more?   
Wednesday, Apr 10  • Check-in 9:00am • Departing 9:30am-4:00pm• $90M/$95NM

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Into the Woods Musical Performance - Maine South Park Ridge


(Anticipate minimal walking)
This is an on your own trip with no admission fee!  Into the woods musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on the book by James Lapine. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from "Little Red Riding Hood", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Rapunzel", and "Cinderella". The musical is tied together by a story involving a childless baker and his wife and their quest to begin a family (the original beginning of The Grimm Brothers' "Rapunzel"), their interaction with a witch who has placed a curse on them, and their interaction with other storybook characters during their journey. 
Wednesday, Apr 17 • Performance start time 4:00pm-6:00pm Maine South High School 1111 S Dee Rd, Park Ridge
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K1 Speed 


(Anticipate moderate walking and high-speed fun) - Buffalo Grove
K1 Speed prides themselves on providing their guests with an unforgettable experience. The karting locations are world-class entertainment venues and strive to deliver thrills that will satisfy even the most ardent of racing enthusiasts.  What better way to spend time with friends than an afternoon out at the kart track? The adult parties offer a terrific opportunity for friends to enjoy each other’s company, challenge each other on the track, relax with a meal, and experience the thrills of indoor kart racing. The package includes a 14 lap qualifying race, 16 lap final race, top 3 finishers win medals with podium presentation, choice of a colored head sock, and podium photo emailed after the event.  Lunch will be catered by Andretti’s Pizza which will include cheese, pepperoni and sausage pizza with a house salad and breadsticks.  Drinks are not included, but an open bar is available.  Our day will consist of an hour and half of racing and two hours at the lounge for lunch, billiards and arcade game rooms.        
Thursday, Apr 18 • Check-in 11:00am • Depart 11:30am-4:15pm • $83M/88NM
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Tiki Terrace Des Plaines


(Anticipate minimal walking)
This is an on your own trip (1591 Lee St. Des Plaines).  Please talk to Chrisann Fahy if you need a carpool or would like to offer a ride to carpool. The Tiki Terrace was founded in April of 2003 by brothers, Scott, Jim and Phil Zuziak.  It was their intention to bring Hawaii to the Chicago-land area through the sights, tastes and sounds of Polynesia.  All three brothers have a background in Polynesian drum & dance and have performed and competed in Samoan fire knife dancing competitions.  The Tiki Terrace is a result of their passion for Polynesian culture, all while reflecting their background with handcrafted décor and Hawaiian style local cooking. It has had the honor of being featured on many television shows, the latest being Chicago's Best!  Lunch includes salad, entrée buffet, refillable beverage and one hour show.  
Tuesday, Apr 30 • Arrival time 11:00am - 1:30pm • $35 

Matilda - Drury Lane Theatre


(Anticipate minimal walking)
Wonder and amazement abound with this award-winning musical. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda tells the tale of a precocious 5-year old girl with special talents. Facing many obstacles caused by her family and school, the book-loving Matilda befriends her teacher and helps the woman to reclaim her life. Tied for the most Olivier Awards ever, including Best New Musical, Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical went on to win five Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical. Lunch includes a mixed green salad, a choice between: 1) sautéed chicken breast with basil cream sauce 2) short ribs with mushroom ragout, onion with a Madeira wine sauce 
3) vegetable linguine pomodoro zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, peas, and tomatoes,  each entrée comes with a strawberry ice cream sundae for dessert.      
Wednesday, May 1 • Check-in 10:15am • Depart 10:45am-4:45pm • $79M/$84NM   
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Top Golf


In their signature game, players score points by hitting balls (assigned using microchip technology) into any target. The more accurate your shot and the farther the distance, the more points you earn.  Beginner and experienced golfers compete mano-a-mano on a level playing field. Players are split into teams, and the best score on each ball is used as the score for the team.  We will have a 2 hour playing time with a breakfast buffet that includes scrambled eggs, smoked bacon, sliced Canadian Bacon, house skillet potatoes, fresh fruit, assorted danishes, coffee, hot tea and orange juice.  
Tuesday, May 14 • Check-in time 8:30am • Depart 9:00am–12:30pm • $56M/$61NM

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Kingston Mines


(Anticipate minimal walking) - Chicago
Founded in 1968, Kingston Mines is the largest and oldest continuously operating blues club in Chicago.  Kingston Mines has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years, including the Chicago Reader’s 2016 Best Blues Club, Chicago Music Awards 2016 Most Popular Blues Club Award (again!) & 2016 Torch Bearer of Blues in Chicago Award, a Chicago Concierge Favorites Award and a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.  They invite us to come on down, get comfortable, enjoy some delicious Southern-style fare from Doc’s Rib Joint, and open your ears to some of Chicago’s best live music.  Their motto is, “Hear Blues – Drink Booze – Talk Loud – You’re Among Friends!” Dinner buffet  includes sweet potatoes with apples, cornbread muffins, green beans southern style with bacon, ribs, and Po’boy sandwiches.  Drinks are not included.   
Sunday, May 19 • Check-in 5:00pm • Depart 5:30pm-9:30pm • $50M/$55NM
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West Side Story - Chicago Broadway at Lyric


(Anticipate minimal walking)
Leonard Bernstein’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics transplant Romeo and Juliet to the backstreets of New York, giving us this Broadway musical masterpiece.  Tony and Maria are two wide-eyed teenagers from opposing gangs who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for “a place for us…somewhere.” Their songs illuminate every scene and permeate our culture, from the romance of “Maria” and “Tonight” to the exuberance of “America” and the humor of “Gee, Officer Krupke.” Add to that the bold, sexy, iconic dances of Jerome Robbins that smolder and sizzle with energy, and you have a musical-theater experience you’ll never forget. Prior to the show we will be providing a boxed lunch catered from Honeybaked Ham.  Please select a meal option: 1) ham classic 2) turkey bacon ranch 3) chicken salad.  Each meal is served with a pickle, chips and a cookie.       
Wednesday, May 29 • Check-in 10:30am • Lunch 11:00am • Departing at 11:30am-6:00pm (approx.) 
Payment Options:  1st payment   $62M/$64.50NM
                   2nd payment $62M/$64.50NM (Due by April 1)
               Full payment  $124M/$129NM