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 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. Any portion of the program is subject to change which we will notify you about as soon as possible.Dinner: Dinner will be in the hotel restaurant. Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Hotel CarltonMeals Included: Dinner
Once on the island you can stay as long or as short as you wish - there is a ferry departing about every half hour and you can return to San Francisco on any ferry. The group leader will let you know which ferry she will be taking back.
There are numerous videos and exhibits on the island, as well as a complimentary cell house audio tour which covers the penitentiary era (1934 - 1963). On arriving at the Alcatraz dock, you will be greeted by a park ranger who will give you a brief orientation including information on any special activities available that day.
The weather on Alcatraz can be some what unpredictable and can change quickly - it may be warm and sunny in the city and very windy and cool on the island. Summer days can sometimes be as cool as winter due to thick fog and strong winds. We recommend dressing in layers.
There is no food service available on the island - only water is available on site. Eating, drinking and smoking are only allowed at the dock level. (Alcatraz Island information courtesy of the National Park Service) .Dinner: Group dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: Time to explore San Francisco. Suggestions will be provided. Suggested activity: See The Bay Lights, a limited light show on the Bay Bridge running through March of 2015. The lights twinkle, dance and are wonderfully dazzling. The show begins at dusk and ends at 2:00AM nightly.Lodging: Hotel CarltonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FIELD TRIP: Haas Lilienthal HouseLunch: Group lunch in local restaurant.Afternoon: Independent exploration of "Everybody's Favorite City." Suggested activity: take a docent-led visit of San Francisco's majestic City Hall.Dinner: Group dinner at one of San Francisco's signature restaurants.Evening: Spend the evening with your fellow participants, savoring the week you have spent together, or go out and enjoy one final night in everyone's second hometown, San Francisco.Lodging: Hotel CarltonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Our program will conclude by 11:00AM. On this final day, you will truly appreciate why Tony Bennett and millions of other visitors leave their hearts in San Francisco.Meals Included: Breakfast