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Macon's Cherry Blossom Festival

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Program #7864RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Itinerary for Mar 17 — Mar 22, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Outdoor pool (seasonal), Lounge, convenient access off I-75, close to downtown Macon.

Contact info:
2400 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA 31204 USA
phone: 478-743-6311
Room amenities: Hair Dryers, Coffer Maker, Refrigerator, Iron and Ironing Board, HBO TV, Direct Dial Tone Phones, and high speed personal computer access, and alarm clocks.

Facility amenities: Exercise room, Coin Laundry. Computer Access with AOL Internet service and all day Coffee in Lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $50.00- $60.00
Based on availability. Participant must call in for additional nights and must mention they are with Road Scholar Program for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 17 - Arrival/Orientation and Dinner at Local Restauran...
Afternoon: Welcome to Macon, Georgia! Check in between 3-4:30 p.m. Road Scholar registration will take place in the lobby. If you are early you could check with the front desk to see if your room is available before 3 p.m.

Dinner: Dinner is at 5:00 p.m.

Evening: At 6:30 p.m. we will be going over the week's schedule and having orientation - get to know your facilitator and fellow Road Scholar participants. A local author will be our guest to introduce the week's events and local culture.

Lodging: Best Western Riverside

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Outdoor pool (seasonal), Lounge, convenient access off I-75, close to downtown Macon.

Contact info:
2400 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA 31204 USA
phone: 478-743-6311
Room amenities: Hair Dryers, Coffer Maker, Refrigerator, Iron and Ironing Board, HBO TV, Direct Dial Tone Phones, and high speed personal computer access, and alarm clocks.

Facility amenities: Exercise room, Coin Laundry. Computer Access with AOL Internet service and all day Coffee in Lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $50.00- $60.00
Based on availability. Participant must call in for additional nights and must mention they are with Road Scholar Program for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 18 - Hay House, Sidney Lanier Cottage, Cannon Ball Hou...
Hay House, Sidney Lanier Cottage, Cannon Ball House and More/Movie Night

Breakfast: Light Continental Breakfast at the hotel is available beginning at 6:00 a.m. and lasting through 9:30 a.m.

Morning: Begin your Cherry Blossom adventure with Field Trips to the Hay House, Sidney Lanier Cottage, Cannon Ball House, and enjoy taking in the view of Historic Macon as well as the Cherry Blossom Trail.

Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch at the Neel Reid House, followed by a tour of this Federated Garden Center exhibit home.

Afternoon: Have an adventure visiting Central City Park - the hub of the Festival - as they celebrate 10 Days of Festival Fun in the park!

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious meal plus great entertainment through this double treat - Dinner Theatre!!

Evening: Sit back, relax and enjoy the show - once you finish your meal you can relish the theatre performance.

Lodging: Best Western Riverside

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Outdoor pool (seasonal), Lounge, convenient access off I-75, close to downtown Macon.

Contact info:
2400 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA 31204 USA
phone: 478-743-6311
Room amenities: Hair Dryers, Coffer Maker, Refrigerator, Iron and Ironing Board, HBO TV, Direct Dial Tone Phones, and high speed personal computer access, and alarm clocks.

Facility amenities: Exercise room, Coin Laundry. Computer Access with AOL Internet service and all day Coffee in Lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $50.00- $60.00
Based on availability. Participant must call in for additional nights and must mention they are with Road Scholar Program for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 19 - Ocmulgee National Monument/ Indian Mounds, "The B...
Ocmulgee National Monument/ Indian Mounds, "The Big House": Home of the famous Allman Brothers, Beautiful St. Joseph's Catholic Church with its stained glass windows. Military Band Concert

Breakfast: Light Continental Breakfast in the comfort of your hotel.

Morning: Journey to the past and witness 10,000 years of Native American Indian heritage at the Ocmulgee National Monument mounds and lodge.

Lunch: Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Grand Opera House, including an exclusive lunch and backstage tour!

Afternoon: Tour the beautiful St. Joseph's Cathedral.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Evening entertainment provided by the Armed Forces Military Band Concert.

Lodging: Best Western Riverside

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Outdoor pool (seasonal), Lounge, convenient access off I-75, close to downtown Macon.

Contact info:
2400 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA 31204 USA
phone: 478-743-6311
Room amenities: Hair Dryers, Coffer Maker, Refrigerator, Iron and Ironing Board, HBO TV, Direct Dial Tone Phones, and high speed personal computer access, and alarm clocks.

Facility amenities: Exercise room, Coin Laundry. Computer Access with AOL Internet service and all day Coffee in Lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $50.00- $60.00
Based on availability. Participant must call in for additional nights and must mention they are with Road Scholar Program for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 20 - Visit Old Govenor's Mansion in Milledgeville, GA ...
Visit Old Govenor's Mansion in Milledgeville, GA Entertainment in the evening.

Breakfast: Light Continential Breakfast is served at the hotel.

Morning: We will have a guided exploration of the Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville, GA exclusively for Road Scholar participants. The Mansion is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Lunch: Enjoy a wide variety of choices from the MAX at Georgia College. During lunch, your choices include a traditional family style menu with plenty of options to choose from. You will also have unlimited access to all of the dining stations, including the made-to-order deli. The MAX proudly features several vegan/vegetarian dining options. In the mood for something different? Wander over to the international line which boasts a constantly changing menu from the world’s best cuisine!

Afternoon: Take the city excursion! Led by an expert tour-guide, you will visit historic sites in Milledgeville - the Antebellum Capital of the South. Learn about the Old Capital Building, St. Stephen's Church and the Sallie Ellis Davis House.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Prepare yourself for a visit later in the week to the Whistle Stop Cafe by viewing "Fried Green Tomatoes," filmed in Juliette, GA.

Lodging: Best Western Riverside

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Outdoor pool (seasonal), Lounge, convenient access off I-75, close to downtown Macon.

Contact info:
2400 Riverside Drive
Macon, GA 31204 USA
phone: 478-743-6311
Room amenities: Hair Dryers, Coffer Maker, Refrigerator, Iron and Ironing Board, HBO TV, Direct Dial Tone Phones, and high speed personal computer access, and alarm clocks.

Facility amenities: Exercise room, Coin Laundry. Computer Access with AOL Internet service and all day Coffee in Lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $50.00- $60.00
Based on availability. Participant must call in for additional nights and must mention they are with Road Scholar Program for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 21 - Juliette, GA
Breakfast: Light Continetal Breakfast is served at the hotel.

Morning: Visit the Historic Jarrell Plantation. Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survived Gen. Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” typhoid fever, Reconstruction, the cotton boll weevil, the advent of steam power and a transition from farming to forestry. In 1974, family descendants donated the grounds to establish Jarrell Plantation as a State Historic Site.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the iconic Whistle Stop Cafe.

Afternoon: Browse around all that charming Juliette has to offer, where the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was filmed.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Take in an evening at the Theatre by watching the producation at the Grand Opera House.

Lodging: Best Western Riverside

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 22 - Lecture by Local Author
Breakfast: Light Continental Breakfast will be available from 6:30-9:30 a.m.

Morning: Participants have the option to take part in a summary of the week and feedback session. The program concludes with this session. We hope you have enjoyed this special new learning experience and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar adventures in the future. Best wishes for all of your journeys!

Morning: Individual departures from the hotel with check out no later than 11 a.m.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Macon, GA
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Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
23 Field trips
4 Performances

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