Day Trip to Clear Lake


Single Day Event: Wednesday, June 6; depart at 8 AM, return by 6 PM

Location: Depart from the SE corner of the Valley West Mall parking lot, WDM

Cost: $90

Class Limit: 50

Cost includes transportation, driver tip, water and snacks on the bus, box lunch and admissions to all sites.


Start the summer by taking a fun day-trip to Clear Lake. Once we arrive, the city’s tourism director

will hop on the bus to familiarize us with this resort community. After a tour of the Surf Ballroom, we’ll enjoy a box lunch during a 90-minute cruise on  The Lady of the Lake. Next, we will stop at the Fire Museum, which the city’s firefighters have built to showcase their work. Since the Central Gardens are across the street, you may spend your time in either the gardens or the museum or both. As we leave Clear Lake, we will drive to the rural site of the plane crash that took the lives of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ricky Valens in 1958.

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