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A San Diego Neighborhood Exploration from the Shores of Mission Bay

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Program #20521RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Itinerary for Jun 1 — Jun 6, 2014

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Type: Resort

Description: Impeccable service from a welcoming staff. Luxuriate in our eco-friendly, full-service spa, , stroll on the beach, paddleboard on the bay, ride the Mission Bay Trail or relax in a deck chair at our award-winning hotel pool and watch the boats in the marina. You’ll find the best of California coastal chic at our luxury hotel in San Diego. After a day of exploring all that San Diego has to offer, enjoy stylish cuisine in a classic California setting and then sink into a plush Hyatt Grand Board™ in your well-appointed hotel room or suite.

Contact info:
1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA 92109 USA
phone: 619-224-1234
web: http://missionbay.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Room amenities: Standard Room Amenities: •Enhanced work desk lighting •Hairdryer •Iron/ironing board •Room service during regular hours •32 inch LCD flat-screen television •Cable/satellite TV channels •Video on demand •iHome clock radio •Dual line phones •Voicemail •High-speed Internet access ($9.95/24hrs) •Dataport •Analog phone line •Individual heat control •Individual air conditioning control •In room safe •Concierge during regular hours •Video checkout •Rollaways upon request ($20 charge per night) •Pack and play upon request •Maximum guests per room: 3 •Coffee maker •335 square feet guestroom •Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste Amenities Accessible Hotel Amenities on Request •Audio/visual smoke detectors •Connecting rooms •Braille symbols in elevators •Bathtub bench and grab rails •Wheelchair accessible exterior doors •Wheelchair accessible climate controls •Four rooms have wheelchair accessible bathrooms

Facility amenities: •429 Newly-Redesigned Guestrooms •Hyatt Grand Bed™ •Balconies with Views of Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay or Gardens (not standard rooms) •Fast Board™ •PDA check-in •Babysitting Services •Valet, Self-Parking and Rental Car Options •Red Marlin Restaurant Bar and Terrace •SWIM lounge and pool bar - Bay Views, a Five-Foot, 360-degree Aquarium and Imaginative Cocktails •Einstein Bros. Bagels and Coffee in the Mission bay boardwalk •Eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa •Water Playground with Multiple Pools and Water Slides •New Waterfront 24-Hour StayFit Gym™ •Private Marina •Kayaks / Jet Skis / Sport Fishing / Sailboats / Whale Tours •30,000 sq ft of Indoor and Outdoor Flexible Function Space •Self-Parking $24 a day (minus Road Scholar 25% discount)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please Call
Additional Nights available on request subject to rate availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 01 - WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
Afternoon: At 5:00 pm Meet the program leader and fellow participants at a gathering by the fire pits in the hotel’s lush gardens. An overview of the program and San Diego information is included.

Dinner: Welcome dinner takes place at the hotel’s restaurant overlooking the bay.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Impeccable service from a welcoming staff. Luxuriate in our eco-friendly, full-service spa, , stroll on the beach, paddleboard on the bay, ride the Mission Bay Trail or relax in a deck chair at our award-winning hotel pool and watch the boats in the marina. You’ll find the best of California coastal chic at our luxury hotel in San Diego. After a day of exploring all that San Diego has to offer, enjoy stylish cuisine in a classic California setting and then sink into a plush Hyatt Grand Board™ in your well-appointed hotel room or suite.

Contact info:
1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA 92109 USA
phone: 619-224-1234
web: http://missionbay.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Room amenities: Standard Room Amenities: •Enhanced work desk lighting •Hairdryer •Iron/ironing board •Room service during regular hours •32 inch LCD flat-screen television •Cable/satellite TV channels •Video on demand •iHome clock radio •Dual line phones •Voicemail •High-speed Internet access ($9.95/24hrs) •Dataport •Analog phone line •Individual heat control •Individual air conditioning control •In room safe •Concierge during regular hours •Video checkout •Rollaways upon request ($20 charge per night) •Pack and play upon request •Maximum guests per room: 3 •Coffee maker •335 square feet guestroom •Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste Amenities Accessible Hotel Amenities on Request •Audio/visual smoke detectors •Connecting rooms •Braille symbols in elevators •Bathtub bench and grab rails •Wheelchair accessible exterior doors •Wheelchair accessible climate controls •Four rooms have wheelchair accessible bathrooms

Facility amenities: •429 Newly-Redesigned Guestrooms •Hyatt Grand Bed™ •Balconies with Views of Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay or Gardens (not standard rooms) •Fast Board™ •PDA check-in •Babysitting Services •Valet, Self-Parking and Rental Car Options •Red Marlin Restaurant Bar and Terrace •SWIM lounge and pool bar - Bay Views, a Five-Foot, 360-degree Aquarium and Imaginative Cocktails •Einstein Bros. Bagels and Coffee in the Mission bay boardwalk •Eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa •Water Playground with Multiple Pools and Water Slides •New Waterfront 24-Hour StayFit Gym™ •Private Marina •Kayaks / Jet Skis / Sport Fishing / Sailboats / Whale Tours •30,000 sq ft of Indoor and Outdoor Flexible Function Space •Self-Parking $24 a day (minus Road Scholar 25% discount)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please Call
Additional Nights available on request subject to rate availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 02 - GASLAMP / OLD TOWN
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel’s restaurant on the marina.

Morning: Today we will set out to explore the sites where the city was founded. Join an expert led walk to become acquainted with the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego’s downtown since 1850. Declared a National Historic District, it is now filled with restaurants, theaters, galleries and gaslamps! The visit includes the The Gaslamp Quarter Museum located in one of the area's first houses and the adjacent historical Horton Grand Hotel. The walk ends at the waterfront with free time to stroll through Seaport Village, a pleasant restaurant and shopping area with a scenic park surrounded by water on three sides. We will journey across town to discover the Old Town State Park, the birthplace of California. On the way, see the Convention Center, an architectural success, and the Italian neighborhood settled by fishermen who began a thriving tuna fishing industry.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch in a Mexican restaurant in Old Town

Afternoon: After a brief guided walk to visit some of the most important historical buildings in Old Town, the remainder of the day is free. Options include: Remain in Old Town: an interesting mix of shops and restaurants interwoven into this historic site. Return to downtown: stroll through the shops in the Gaslamp. Return to hotel: Enjoy the pool, relax in the garden, the SPA or stroll along the marina. Independent activities may include rental of bicycles, kayaks paddleboard or more

Dinner: Is on your own. You may remain at the hotel or take a taxi to a restaurant in one of the many fine dining sites offered throughout the city.

Evening: Continue to explore lively Gaslamp Quarters on your own if desired or enjoy the outdoor atmosphere at the hotel.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Impeccable service from a welcoming staff. Luxuriate in our eco-friendly, full-service spa, , stroll on the beach, paddleboard on the bay, ride the Mission Bay Trail or relax in a deck chair at our award-winning hotel pool and watch the boats in the marina. You’ll find the best of California coastal chic at our luxury hotel in San Diego. After a day of exploring all that San Diego has to offer, enjoy stylish cuisine in a classic California setting and then sink into a plush Hyatt Grand Board™ in your well-appointed hotel room or suite.

Contact info:
1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA 92109 USA
phone: 619-224-1234
web: http://missionbay.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Room amenities: Standard Room Amenities: •Enhanced work desk lighting •Hairdryer •Iron/ironing board •Room service during regular hours •32 inch LCD flat-screen television •Cable/satellite TV channels •Video on demand •iHome clock radio •Dual line phones •Voicemail •High-speed Internet access ($9.95/24hrs) •Dataport •Analog phone line •Individual heat control •Individual air conditioning control •In room safe •Concierge during regular hours •Video checkout •Rollaways upon request ($20 charge per night) •Pack and play upon request •Maximum guests per room: 3 •Coffee maker •335 square feet guestroom •Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste Amenities Accessible Hotel Amenities on Request •Audio/visual smoke detectors •Connecting rooms •Braille symbols in elevators •Bathtub bench and grab rails •Wheelchair accessible exterior doors •Wheelchair accessible climate controls •Four rooms have wheelchair accessible bathrooms

Facility amenities: •429 Newly-Redesigned Guestrooms •Hyatt Grand Bed™ •Balconies with Views of Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay or Gardens (not standard rooms) •Fast Board™ •PDA check-in •Babysitting Services •Valet, Self-Parking and Rental Car Options •Red Marlin Restaurant Bar and Terrace •SWIM lounge and pool bar - Bay Views, a Five-Foot, 360-degree Aquarium and Imaginative Cocktails •Einstein Bros. Bagels and Coffee in the Mission bay boardwalk •Eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa •Water Playground with Multiple Pools and Water Slides •New Waterfront 24-Hour StayFit Gym™ •Private Marina •Kayaks / Jet Skis / Sport Fishing / Sailboats / Whale Tours •30,000 sq ft of Indoor and Outdoor Flexible Function Space •Self-Parking $24 a day (minus Road Scholar 25% discount)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please Call
Additional Nights available on request subject to rate availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 03 - CORONADO VICTORIAN SPLENDOR
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel’s restaurant on the marina.

Morning: Free morning to enjoy the hotel and for independent activities. Enjoy the pool, relax in the garden, the SPA or stroll along the marina. Independent activities may include rental of bicycles, kayaks, paddleboard or more.

Lunch: On your own. May choose the hotel restaurant, or a quick bite along the shore of the bay.

Afternoon: This afternoon we travel to Barrio Logan, the Hispanic Quarter of the City. Chicano Park, located under the San Diego-Coronado bridge, is home to the largest collection of outdoor murals in the United States all painted by local artists. Tour the murals which reflect the Mexican-American culture. A slender curved bridge unites San Diego with charming Coronado island. Characterized by fabulous views, palm-lined avenues and a fine wide beach, the highlight of Coronado is the Hotel Del, an American fairytale castle. Boasting a history filled with famous celebrities, the lavish wooden Victorian hotel is the last of its kind still standing on the West Coast. Enjoy free time exploring the hotel, the beach and its surroundings. Return to downtown by ferry to view the skyline from the water. Walk along Embarcadero to a waterfront restaurant for dinner

Dinner: Is at a well-known bayside restaurant

Evening: At leisure to enjoy the vibrant downtown or return to the hotel.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Impeccable service from a welcoming staff. Luxuriate in our eco-friendly, full-service spa, , stroll on the beach, paddleboard on the bay, ride the Mission Bay Trail or relax in a deck chair at our award-winning hotel pool and watch the boats in the marina. You’ll find the best of California coastal chic at our luxury hotel in San Diego. After a day of exploring all that San Diego has to offer, enjoy stylish cuisine in a classic California setting and then sink into a plush Hyatt Grand Board™ in your well-appointed hotel room or suite.

Contact info:
1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA 92109 USA
phone: 619-224-1234
web: http://missionbay.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Room amenities: Standard Room Amenities: •Enhanced work desk lighting •Hairdryer •Iron/ironing board •Room service during regular hours •32 inch LCD flat-screen television •Cable/satellite TV channels •Video on demand •iHome clock radio •Dual line phones •Voicemail •High-speed Internet access ($9.95/24hrs) •Dataport •Analog phone line •Individual heat control •Individual air conditioning control •In room safe •Concierge during regular hours •Video checkout •Rollaways upon request ($20 charge per night) •Pack and play upon request •Maximum guests per room: 3 •Coffee maker •335 square feet guestroom •Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste Amenities Accessible Hotel Amenities on Request •Audio/visual smoke detectors •Connecting rooms •Braille symbols in elevators •Bathtub bench and grab rails •Wheelchair accessible exterior doors •Wheelchair accessible climate controls •Four rooms have wheelchair accessible bathrooms

Facility amenities: •429 Newly-Redesigned Guestrooms •Hyatt Grand Bed™ •Balconies with Views of Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay or Gardens (not standard rooms) •Fast Board™ •PDA check-in •Babysitting Services •Valet, Self-Parking and Rental Car Options •Red Marlin Restaurant Bar and Terrace •SWIM lounge and pool bar - Bay Views, a Five-Foot, 360-degree Aquarium and Imaginative Cocktails •Einstein Bros. Bagels and Coffee in the Mission bay boardwalk •Eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa •Water Playground with Multiple Pools and Water Slides •New Waterfront 24-Hour StayFit Gym™ •Private Marina •Kayaks / Jet Skis / Sport Fishing / Sailboats / Whale Tours •30,000 sq ft of Indoor and Outdoor Flexible Function Space •Self-Parking $24 a day (minus Road Scholar 25% discount)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please Call
Additional Nights available on request subject to rate availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 04 - BALBOA PARK
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant on the marina.

Morning: We set off this morning to discover Balboa Park. Built to host the 1915 Panama – California Exposition, Balboa Park today is America’s largest urban cultural park. Exotic vegetation, 15 museums, theaters, art centers, exquisite Moorish architecture and a world famous zoo fill its 1.200 acres. We'll get to know El Prado, at the heart of the park, and have free time to choose a museum to visit.

Lunch: We'll meet for lunch in a restaurant in the park.

Afternoon: Free remainder of the day. Options: Remain in Balboa Park: additional museums, San Diego Zoo. Return to hotel: Enjoy the pool, relax in the garden, the SPA or stroll along the marina. Independent activities may include rental of bicycles, kayaks or paddleboards

Dinner: Is on your own. You may remain at the hotel or take the opportunity to visit a restaurant in one of the many fine dining sites offered throughout the city.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Impeccable service from a welcoming staff. Luxuriate in our eco-friendly, full-service spa, , stroll on the beach, paddleboard on the bay, ride the Mission Bay Trail or relax in a deck chair at our award-winning hotel pool and watch the boats in the marina. You’ll find the best of California coastal chic at our luxury hotel in San Diego. After a day of exploring all that San Diego has to offer, enjoy stylish cuisine in a classic California setting and then sink into a plush Hyatt Grand Board™ in your well-appointed hotel room or suite.

Contact info:
1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, CA 92109 USA
phone: 619-224-1234
web: http://missionbay.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Room amenities: Standard Room Amenities: •Enhanced work desk lighting •Hairdryer •Iron/ironing board •Room service during regular hours •32 inch LCD flat-screen television •Cable/satellite TV channels •Video on demand •iHome clock radio •Dual line phones •Voicemail •High-speed Internet access ($9.95/24hrs) •Dataport •Analog phone line •Individual heat control •Individual air conditioning control •In room safe •Concierge during regular hours •Video checkout •Rollaways upon request ($20 charge per night) •Pack and play upon request •Maximum guests per room: 3 •Coffee maker •335 square feet guestroom •Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste Amenities Accessible Hotel Amenities on Request •Audio/visual smoke detectors •Connecting rooms •Braille symbols in elevators •Bathtub bench and grab rails •Wheelchair accessible exterior doors •Wheelchair accessible climate controls •Four rooms have wheelchair accessible bathrooms

Facility amenities: •429 Newly-Redesigned Guestrooms •Hyatt Grand Bed™ •Balconies with Views of Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay or Gardens (not standard rooms) •Fast Board™ •PDA check-in •Babysitting Services •Valet, Self-Parking and Rental Car Options •Red Marlin Restaurant Bar and Terrace •SWIM lounge and pool bar - Bay Views, a Five-Foot, 360-degree Aquarium and Imaginative Cocktails •Einstein Bros. Bagels and Coffee in the Mission bay boardwalk •Eco-friendly Blue Marble Spa •Water Playground with Multiple Pools and Water Slides •New Waterfront 24-Hour StayFit Gym™ •Private Marina •Kayaks / Jet Skis / Sport Fishing / Sailboats / Whale Tours •30,000 sq ft of Indoor and Outdoor Flexible Function Space •Self-Parking $24 a day (minus Road Scholar 25% discount)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please Call
Additional Nights available on request subject to rate availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 05 - SEASHORE AND FAREWELL
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel’s restaurant on the marina.

Morning: Free morning to enjoy the hotel and for independent activities. Enjoy the pool, relax in the garden, the SPA or stroll along the marina. Independent activities may include rental of bicycles, kayaks, paddle board or more.

Lunch: On your own. Choose between the hotel restaurant, or a quick bite along the shore of the bay.

Afternoon: We head north along the scenic Pacific Coast as we drive past Mission Bay to reach the sophisticated exclusive La Jolla community, where Mediterranean architecture, boutiques and restaurants line rugged cliffs and sculptured coves. Enjoy free time to stroll along the spectacular seashore and, if desired, the boutiques. We return along the magnificent coast to Pacific Beach where we'll stroll the boardwalk and get to know the San Diego beach scene. Free time to enjoy the beach. Return to the hotel.

Dinner: Meet at the hotel restaurant on the water for a farewell dinner.

Evening: Enjoy a private lively sing-along to end a joyful week.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 06 - HOME SWEET HOME
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at hotel’s restaurant on the marina.

Morning: Independent departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


San Diego, California
General OverviewWith almost idillyc weather, San Diego offers entertainment for every taste. From numerous museums, nature and beaches, exhibits and events, to a great number of amusement parks, restaurants and night clubs, this city has something for every age.
For additional information, visit: www.sandiego.gov
General overviewSan Diego offers a vast variety of events year-round for all tastes. To learn what will be happening during your stay, you may review a comprehensive calendar at this San Diego visitor's on-line guide.
For additional information, visit: www.sandiegocoastlife.com
TheaterOLD GLOBE THEATER Balboa Park Tel. (619) 234 5023 CYGNET THEATER 4040 Twiggs St. San Diego, CA 92110 Tel. (619) 337-1525 SAN DIEGO CIVIC THEATER 1100 Third Ave Tel. (619) 570 1100 BALBOA THEATER 868 Fourth Ave @ E Street in Gaslamp Tel. (619) 5701100 COPLEY SYMPHONY HALL 750 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Tel. (619).235.0804

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5 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Performances

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