Non-Rail Events


Meet and Greet With Bingo, Wednesday 4-5 PM, Monarch 2 room

Come and hear what is planned for the Convention!  There will be sodas and cookies, and Bingo prizes. Cost to play is $1 per board.




Whale Watching,
Newport Beach

September 10

2 to 2.5 hours boat tour

While this is normally not prime whale watching time, a large number of whales and dolphins were sighted during trips at this time in 2020.  Bar with snacks available for purchase. Except for about 3 steps, the boat is ADA compliant. Lunch (not included) is on your own and you need your own transportation to get to the site. Price $25.

Those going on the Whale watching tour will meet at the Non-Rail room at 9:30 am to arrange carpooling. The tour begins at 10.30 AM and lasts until 12:30 to 1 PM.




Nixon Library,
Yorba Linda

Thursday September 9

2.5 hours docent tour

Our docent led tour will feature items from Richard Nixon’s childhood to his internment on the property. These include items relating to Watergate and the missing tapes, and many of Pat Nixon’s dresses and accessories. The tour will include Nixon’s childhood home and the Presidential helicopter ( helicopter is non-ADA). Lunch is included and will be after the tour at a restaurant to be determined.

We meet at the Non-Rail room to arrange carpooling at 9:30 am. Return time should be around 3 pm. Price $35.



There are several shopping opportunities not far from the hotel. South Coast Plaza has Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, and Lord & Taylor as anchor stores.  There are many upscale stores and restaurants available.  Old Town Orange maybe be familiar as it is a favorite location for movies and television shows.  There are many antique stores and small restaurants.  Tustin Old Town Historical Area is a smaller version of Old Town Orange. Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has permanent exhibitions showing Orange County history, Native American, Pacific Islander, and African objects.  You may have lunch at their restaurant on the premises.



We have a number of non-rail clinics and more are coming. Please see the Non-Rail Clinics page for more details.



There will be special raffle prizes aimed at the Non-Rail participants:

Updated 10-21-2020