Brightwood offers you a vast array of activities to enjoy. Enjoy our beautiful onsite putting green, community garden, or fitness center. We also have a full time activities director serving up a wide variety of activities to keep you entertained daily including many outings and day trips, speakers, cocktail parties and musical guests. While we offer appealing and stimulating list of activities and thoughtful amenities, life at Brightwood is far more a concierge type of life. Let us know what you want (tickets for you and friends to the theater, travel arrangements to visit the kids, ice cream from your favorite local shop) and we will coordinate every last detail so all you have to do is enjoy the moment. We are at your service.

Daytrips and Excursions

Our Activities Director serves up amazing day trips that are fun, entertaining and educational all throughout the year. In the nicer months, you can find the Brightwood bus at any of the wonderful gardens throughout our region, or listening to music at a local winery or brewery. The art club enjoys trips to museum, art exhibits and theater. The foodies among us enjoy the opening of a new restaurant and we are so fortunate to have such a plethora of superb restaurants so close by. Everyone loves a beautiful day out and about.

Social Events

Brightwood loves a reason to celebrate. Whether its our first Thursdays happy hour, a great patio party or our favorite band, we show up and show off. There’s nothing like a great time with great friends to keep you young.


Being a student for life keeps the mind sharp and the spirit alive. Our activities director is brilliant at finding the perfect lecturers who not only educate, but entertain. For example, Amelia Earhart recently flew into Brightwood, in honor of her birthday, and to share the harrowing details of her last moments.