Hotel Check Out: Please check out of the Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel at the end of the Rose Parade program. The group will depart by bus after lunch for Hollywood.Afternoon: Field Trip: Hollywood
After lunch, board the motorcoach for Hollywood where we'll meet our local expert, 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 L.A. Hotel Downtown, 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 L.A. Hotel Downtown after 3:00 p.m.Dinner: Dinner at L.A. Hotel Downtown
Menus are arranged in advance for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program offers the following choices for meals: standard, gluten-free, low fat, low salt, and vegetarian. We are happy to accommodate the varying dietary needs of our group. These special meal requests should be written on your Participant Information Form and must be received at least 3 weeks prior to the start date of your program.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.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.
Optional Evening Performance: Please arrange for your own tickets and transportation. www.centertheatregroup.org or call (213) 972-4400
Directed by Michael Blakemore ("Kiss Me, Kate" and "Copenhagen"), and featuring Angela Lansbury, "Blithe Spirit" tells the story of one husband, two feuding wives, and a whisper of mischief in the air - who will win in Coward's unworldly comedy?Lodging: The L.A. Hotel DowntownMeals 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 local expert. 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 the facades of Vaudeville-era movie houses on Broadway. At the Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, we'll visit the sanctuary and mausoleum and admire John Nava's tapestries. Later we'll view 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 counter-service restaurant.Dinner: Buffet-style dinner at the hotel including coffee, hot and iced tea, and ice water.Evening: Class: The Getty Villa
This session introduces the highlights of the Getty Villa antiquities collection by gallery theme.Lodging: The L.A. Hotel DowntownMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Oil magnate J. Paul Getty used some of his vast wealth to amass an incredible art and antiquities collection, first displayed in his ranch house on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. In the early 70s, he had a Romanesque Villa constructed next to his house to be a permanent museum for his collection. The Malibu Villa, modeled after the partially excavated Villa dei Papiri in Italy, became the home of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1974.
In 1997 the Getty Villa was closed and the collection was relocated to the new hill-top Getty Center in Brentwood (Los Angeles). After a nine-year, $275 million renovation and expansion, the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa re-opened as a home to the museum's Antiquities Collection.
The Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities are arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos, and the Theater and Stories of the Trojan War, housed within Roman-inspired architecture and surrounded by Roman-style gardens.
Explore the museum on your own or join one of the public tours.Lunch: Lunch at the Getty Villa will be on your own to give you greater flexibility in viewing the Villa collection at your leisure.
The Cafe at the Getty Villa serves casual Mediterranean fare and has indoor and outdoor seating. Menu choices include salads, soups, panini, pizzas, pastas, vegetables and desserts.
The Coffee Kiosk near the Cafe entrance offers coffee, hot tea, espresso drinks, lemonade, and bottled beverages, as well as grab-and-go items including home-made soup, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and a selection of baked goods, desserts, and ice cream.Dinner: Plated dinner at the hotel includes coffee, hot tea and iced tea, and ice water.Evening: Performance: "Wicked" Pantages Theater Hollywood 6:30 p.m.
Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good... before Dorothy dropped in. Based on the imaginative Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked takes a fantasy journey through the unseen side of Oz, sharing a tale of unexpected friendship and love.Lodging: The L.A. Hotel DowntownMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
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
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone (310) 440-7300
The Getty Villa houses the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection of approximately 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. Over 1,200 works are on view in 23 galleries devoted to the permanent collection, with five additional galleries for changing exhibitions. With objects dating from 6,500 B.C. to A.D. 400, the collection contains monumental sculptures as well as artifacts of everyday life.For additional information, visit: http://www.getty.edu/visit/
Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(877) 506-3780For additional information, visit: www.discoverlosangeles.com