Upcoming Bus Excursions and New Reservation System

The Department of Recreation Services implemented a new bus excursion reservation system. Reservations are made via a lottery instead of by phone. Residents can enter a lottery “card” in person at the Recreation office or via email at recreation@vmsinc.org. Lottery cards may be submitted for up to four excursions at a time (most current four excursions only). One card may hold up to two seats only. Requests received by email will receive a reply receipt via email. Information will be entered into a spreadsheet for randomization. The lottery deadline is approximately two weeks prior to each excursion. Cards will be drawn on each excursion’s lottery deadline and Residents with reservations will be contacted within 48 hours. Those not drawn will be placed on a wait list and will be called in order as cancellations are received. Residents may email or visit the Recreation office to submit lottery cards. 

Upcoming bus excursions:

  • Fashion Island in Newport Beach: Wednesday, August 7, 10/11 a.m.; lottery is Monday, July 22
  • Casa Romantica Tour in San Clemente: Wednesday, September 11, 10 a.m.; lottery is Monday, August 26 ($5 per person)
  • Girls in the Garage: Wednesday, October 2, 4:30 p.m.; lottery is Monday, September 16, held at Mission Viejo Transmission & Auto Repair (helping women learn the basics of car maintenance while having fun)

Bus excursion dates and/or locations are subject to change. For more information, call 949-597-4273 or email recreation@vmsinc.org.

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Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.