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Program #12947RJ
4 Days | 3 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.

Itinerary for Sep 15 — Sep 18, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Step outside the front doors of the Hotel Santa Barbara and discover a tempting variety of world-class shopping, fine dining, cultural venues, superb entertainment and great beaches. The location in the heart of downtown on State Street makes the hotel the perfect starting point for your exploration.

Contact info:
533 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA
phone: 805-957-9300
web: www.hotelsantabarbara.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are decorated in butter yellows and soft blues, an eclectic California-meets-French Provincial style designed for warmth and comfort. All rooms are air conditioned and non-smoking, and include: High speed wireless internet access; premium pillow-top mattresses; down feather and non-allergenic pillows; extended cable TV & HBO; voice mail; hairdryers & makeup mirror; room safe; iron & ironing board; bottled water; individual climate control; writing desk & chair; and in-room coffee maker. Starbucks coffee is served in the building.

Facility amenities: This gracious 4-story hotel is a smoke-free property with 75 rooms. A Continental Breakfast is available to guests every morning from 7:00 to 10:00AM in the lobby. You'll find a fresh array of pastries, bagels, assorted cereal, hard boiled eggs, seasonal fruit and yogurt. You may make your own waffles or the staff will gladly prepare them for you. Beverages include apple and orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Ask for your free morning newspaper at the front desk. In addition to breakfast, seasonal fruit, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea are available 24 hours. A safe deposit box is available at the front desk. The hotel provides dry cleaning and laundry services at a charge. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: Free Wi-Fi is accessible in every guest room and in most of the public areas. PARKING: Valet parking is available to all hotel guests at a rate of $7.00/day.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
For reservations, call 1-800-549-9869.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 15 - Independent Arrival/Introductions
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into the hotel after 3:00PM.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session.

ORIENTATION: 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: Getting to know your fellow participants.

Dinner: Dinner at a local Santa Barbara restaurant.

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, the program offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.

Lodging: Hotel Santa Barbara

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: Step outside the front doors of the Hotel Santa Barbara and discover a tempting variety of world-class shopping, fine dining, cultural venues, superb entertainment and great beaches. The location in the heart of downtown on State Street makes the hotel the perfect starting point for your exploration.

Contact info:
533 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA
phone: 805-957-9300
web: www.hotelsantabarbara.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are decorated in butter yellows and soft blues, an eclectic California-meets-French Provincial style designed for warmth and comfort. All rooms are air conditioned and non-smoking, and include: High speed wireless internet access; premium pillow-top mattresses; down feather and non-allergenic pillows; extended cable TV & HBO; voice mail; hairdryers & makeup mirror; room safe; iron & ironing board; bottled water; individual climate control; writing desk & chair; and in-room coffee maker. Starbucks coffee is served in the building.

Facility amenities: This gracious 4-story hotel is a smoke-free property with 75 rooms. A Continental Breakfast is available to guests every morning from 7:00 to 10:00AM in the lobby. You'll find a fresh array of pastries, bagels, assorted cereal, hard boiled eggs, seasonal fruit and yogurt. You may make your own waffles or the staff will gladly prepare them for you. Beverages include apple and orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Ask for your free morning newspaper at the front desk. In addition to breakfast, seasonal fruit, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea are available 24 hours. A safe deposit box is available at the front desk. The hotel provides dry cleaning and laundry services at a charge. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: Free Wi-Fi is accessible in every guest room and in most of the public areas. PARKING: Valet parking is available to all hotel guests at a rate of $7.00/day.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
For reservations, call 1-800-549-9869.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 16 - Julia Child Bio/Santa Barbara City College Culina...
Julia Child Bio/Santa Barbara City College Culinary School/Wine Tasting

Note: One must be prepared to get on/off mini bus and walk a short distance from bus to John Dunn Gourmet Dining Room at Santa Barbara City College School of Culinary Arts

Breakfast: Continental breakfast is provided daily by the hotel.

Morning: CLASS: Julia Child: Passion, Perfection...and Paris

Learn how Julia McWilliams, carefree debutante, became Julia Child, American's most beloved cooking teacher, cookbook author, media icon and embodiment of joyous living. Follow the evolution of this remarkable woman who changed the way America cooks and thinks about dining, and who revolutionized the quality and availability of food from farms to restaurants and supermarkets, and onto tables across the USA.

FIELD TRIP: Transportation is provided to the Santa Barbara City College Culinary School for lunch.

Lunch: Julia Child-inspired lunch served at John Dunn Gourmet Dining Room at Santa Barbara City College School of Culinary Arts

Afternoon: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Santa Barbara by the Glass

A friend of Julia Child's introduces several flavors of Santa Barbara Wine Country. We'll taste and compare, finding the wine you like best.

Dinner: Dinner on your own--Enjoy an opportunity to savor the flavors of Santa Barbara at the restaurant of your choice.

Lodging: Hotel Santa Barbara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Type: Hotel

Description: Step outside the front doors of the Hotel Santa Barbara and discover a tempting variety of world-class shopping, fine dining, cultural venues, superb entertainment and great beaches. The location in the heart of downtown on State Street makes the hotel the perfect starting point for your exploration.

Contact info:
533 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA
phone: 805-957-9300
web: www.hotelsantabarbara.com

Room amenities: Guest rooms are decorated in butter yellows and soft blues, an eclectic California-meets-French Provincial style designed for warmth and comfort. All rooms are air conditioned and non-smoking, and include: High speed wireless internet access; premium pillow-top mattresses; down feather and non-allergenic pillows; extended cable TV & HBO; voice mail; hairdryers & makeup mirror; room safe; iron & ironing board; bottled water; individual climate control; writing desk & chair; and in-room coffee maker. Starbucks coffee is served in the building.

Facility amenities: This gracious 4-story hotel is a smoke-free property with 75 rooms. A Continental Breakfast is available to guests every morning from 7:00 to 10:00AM in the lobby. You'll find a fresh array of pastries, bagels, assorted cereal, hard boiled eggs, seasonal fruit and yogurt. You may make your own waffles or the staff will gladly prepare them for you. Beverages include apple and orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Ask for your free morning newspaper at the front desk. In addition to breakfast, seasonal fruit, coffee, hot chocolate, and tea are available 24 hours. A safe deposit box is available at the front desk. The hotel provides dry cleaning and laundry services at a charge. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: Free Wi-Fi is accessible in every guest room and in most of the public areas. PARKING: Valet parking is available to all hotel guests at a rate of $7.00/day.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
For reservations, call 1-800-549-9869.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 17 - Food Preparation Demonstration/Santa Barbara Farm...
Food Preparation Demonstration/Santa Barbara Farmers Market/Julia Child Inspired Dinner

Note: The walk from the hotel to the location of the Food Preparation Demonstration is 1 mile one way. Another option is to take the State St. shuttle which runs every 30 min along State St. It would get you within a 3 block walk of the food demonstation location. The guided walk through the Santa Barbara Farmers Market takes place in the 500 & 600 blocks of State St. Hotel is located at 533 State St

Breakfast: Continental breakfast is provided daily by the hotel.

Morning: CLASS: Food Preparation Demonstration

Enjoy fresh local produce prepared by a professional chef while learning cooking techniques and secrets.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: CLASS: History of French Cuisine

"Why French Cuisine?" Learn the answer as we discuss the history of French cooking from the kitchens of Luis XIV to Julia Child's interpretations for an American audience.

FIELD TRIP: Enjoy a guided walk of Santa Barbara Farmers Market with the professional chef from the morning food preparation demonstration.

Dinner: Julia Child inspired dinner menu is served at Santa Barbara restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Santa Barbara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Four: Wednesday, September 18 - Independent Departure/Santa Barbara Courthouse
Note: From the hotel, walk 0.5 miles one way to the restaurant for breakfast and then 0.1 mile one way to the Santa Barbara Courthouse for the guided walk.

Breakfast: Julia Child inspired breakfast is served at La Arcada Bistro, conveniently located near the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

Morning: WALKING FIELD TRIP: Santa Barbara Courthouse

Explore the Santa Barbara Courthouse, the jewel in Santa Barbara's architectural crown, on a private one-hour guided walk. A bonus is the must-see view of Julia Child's Santa Barbara from the top of the 85 foot clock tower. Group walks back to the hotel, returning at about 11:00AM.

HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Julia Child program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast



Free Time Opportunities


Santa Barbara, CA
A Santa Barbara Visitors GuideBecause Santa Barbara offers a wide range of activities, we suggest that you contact the Visitors Bureau for tourism information.

Santa Barbara Visitors Bureau

1 Garden St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Phone 805-965-3021 or 1-800-676-1266


For additional information, visit: www.santabarbaraca.com

El Presidio de Santa Barbara Historic Park123 Canon Perdido St.

Phone 805-966-9719

Founded in 1782, El Presidio was the last Spanish military outpost built in North America. Call the Presidio or visit their website for current hours, admission fees and tour information.
For additional information, visit: www.parks.ca.gov

Mission Santa Barbara2201 Laguna St.

Phone 805-682-4713

The "Queen of the Missions" was founded by Spanish Franciscan friars in 1786. The 10th of California's 21 missions, this is the only one to be continuously occupied and used since founding. Explore eight restored rooms, cloister gardens, chapel, historic cemetary and beautiful Moorish fountains and courtyard. Call the Mission or check their website for current hours and admission fees.
For additional information, visit: www.sbmission.org

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden1212 Mission Canyon Rd.

Phone 805-682-4726

A "living museum" spanning 65 acres, the Botanic Garden consists of more than 5 miles of trails that wind through the garden's 1000 plus examples of native California plant life from habitats including the deserts, the Sierra Nevadas and the Channel Islands. Call the Garden or check their website for current hours and admission fees.
For additional information, visit: www.sbbg.org

Santa Barbara Museum of Art1130 State St.

Phone 805-963-4364

The SB Art Museum is known for its American and Asian collections, and is also home to important works of photography, modern art, prints and drawings. Major touring exhibits are featured throughout the year. Call the Museum or check their website for current hours, admission fees, and exhibit information.
For additional information, visit: www.sbmuseart.org


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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7 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
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