HOTEL CHECK OUT: Please check out of the Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel at the end of the Tournament of Roses program. The group will depart by bus after lunch for Los Angeles.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Hollywood
After lunch, board the motorcoach for Hollywood where we'll meet our guide, John Daugherty. The first stop is Hollywood & Highland, the complex that houses the site of the Academy Awards. Walk along the Walk of Fame to Grauman's Chinese Theater, famous for its foot and hand prints of the stars.
On the way to the LA Downtown Hotel, view the 1930 Pantages Theater, a historical landmark and art deco masterpiece, and the Capitol Record Tower. Get a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign
HOTEL GROUP CHECK-IN: Check into the LA Downtown Hotel after 3:00pmDinner: Dinner at LA Downtown Hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.
Evening: ORIENTATION: Brief orientation begins after dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.
CROSSING POINTS: Participants briefly introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Lunch, Dinner
From the first settlement at El Pueblo Historical Monument to today's modern urban center with its world-class institutions, we'll see how the downtown area has evolved.
FIELD TRIP: Exploration of Downtown Los Angeles
After class, ride the motorcoach to the first destination to begin an all day exploration of downtown with John Daugherty, our guide. John has lived in LA for over 50 years, is passionate about the city and eager to share some of his favorite areas with us.
During the day, our stops will include the 1893 Bradbury Building, the oldest commercial office structure remaining in downtown LA and a popular film location; the facades of Vaudeville-era movie houses on Broadway; the Walt Disney Concert Hall gardens and Grand Ave. lobby; and the Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels where we'll visit the sanctuary and mausoleum and admire John Nava's tapestries. Later we'll view LA City Hall and Union Station, the last of the nation's great train stations. Built in 1939, it features a grand combination of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco designs.Lunch: Lunch at Philippe's
Enjoy one of Los Angeles's original cuisines--the French Dip sandwich--at this historic restaurant.Dinner: Dinner at hotelLodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This session introduces the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, which houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs.
FIELD TRIP: After class, the motorcoach departs the hotel for a day long visit to the Getty Center.
The Getty Center presents the Getty's collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views.
Explore the museum and grounds on your own or join one of the public tours.Lunch: Lunch at the Getty Center will be on your own to give you an opportunity to view the art at your leisure.
The Garden Terrace Cafe offers coffee, lunch, and snacks in an outdoor setting overlooking the Central Garden.
The Cafe at the Getty Center is a self-service cafe and has indoor and outdoor dining areas. The extensive menu includes sandwiches, soups, salad, pizza, tacos and burritos, and grilled items. Wine and beer are also available.
Reservations are suggested for the Getty Center Restaurant, a full-service facility with views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Lunch is served Tuesday-Saturday 11:30AM-2:30PM. Make reservations for the restaurant by calling (310) 440-6810.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: CLASS: Upbeat Live: Pre-concert talk in the BP Hall in the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Artists: Los Angeles Philharmonic under Christoph Eschenbach, conductor and Martin Grubinger, percussion
Program: Tan Dun: Percussion Concerto (U.S. premiere, LA Philharmonic co-commission)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
The docent-led walk of the Central Library includes the art and architecture of both the historic 1926 Goodhue Building and the new Bradley Wing.
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Los Angeles program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Meals Included: Breakfast
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6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(877) 506-3780For additional information, visit: www.discoverlosangeles.com