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Itinerary for May 7 — May 12, 2015

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is located four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, coffee maker and tea service, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet access in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Laundry and dry cleaning services available. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby PARKING: Complimentary parking is available for Road Scholar guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call In-House Reservations at 650-340-8500 from 9am to 3pm PST. Let Dahlia know you are with the Road Scholar program. Go to http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html; enter dates before/after program; go to menu on left side; click on HAVE A SPECIAL CODE link on next screen; enter corporate account number 2747104; click update information. Road Scholar preferred rates, if available, will be shown under the regular hotel rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, May 07 - Arrival and Check-in, Program Registration, Welco...
Arrival and Check-in, Program Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation

Note: Note: Hotel check-in available from 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: 3:30-4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table at our private meeting room to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have.

Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during free time to accompany informal excursions, activities, or meals that have been excluded from the program cost. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own.

Dinner: In the hotel, enjoy a plated meal with salad, entrée, side dishes including seasonal vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert, and beverage options including coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Continue getting to know your fellow participants, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is located four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, coffee maker and tea service, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet access in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Laundry and dry cleaning services available. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby PARKING: Complimentary parking is available for Road Scholar guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call In-House Reservations at 650-340-8500 from 9am to 3pm PST. Let Dahlia know you are with the Road Scholar program. Go to http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html; enter dates before/after program; go to menu on left side; click on HAVE A SPECIAL CODE link on next screen; enter corporate account number 2747104; click update information. Road Scholar preferred rates, if available, will be shown under the regular hotel rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, May 08 - World War II Seventy Years Later, Ballets of Stra...
Breakfast: In the hotel restaurant, the tasty breakfast buffet offers scrambled eggs, smoked bacon and grilled sausages, breakfast potatoes, oatmeal and cold cereals including granola, yogurts, fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, assorted breads and pastries, milk, juices, coffee, assorted teas, water.

Morning: World War II is often called the "Last Good War" (especially by Americans), but it was the largest and most destructive military conflict in the history of mankind. A local historian will revisit the principal battle theaters and home-fronts of the war, highlighting key developments in each area. It will also assess the war's impact on world events during the seventy-year period since the guns fell silent in 1945. In Part 1, the class will embrace the British Dunkirk evacuation in the spring of 1940 and the Russo-German Battle for Stalingrad in late 1942/early 1943. We will discuss the contested and highly politicized ways in which these events have been understood, commemorated, and exploited in the seventy years since the war ended.

Lunch: In the hotel, our lunch buffet offers salad, an entrée, meats and breads for making sandwiches, fresh vegetables, dessert, and beverage choices including tea (iced or hot) and water; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: After lunch, our discussion of Word War II continues. Part 2 will concern the D-Day Landings at Normandy in June 1944, exploring the event itself (including the perspective of the French on the ground) and look at contested interpretation and exploitation of the events among the Allied invaders as well as the Germans. We will take the story up to the present day, including the recent 70th anniversary commemoration.

After a break between classes, we will turn to the ballets of Stravinsky with a musical expert. In the early part of the 20th century, Stravinsky elevated ballet music to an unprecedented level in a manner similar to that in which Beethoven had elevated the symphony a century earlier. While Stravinsky’s ballets produced strong reactions (at times violent) among Parisian audiences at their premieres, they have grown to be regarded as masterpieces of both the ballet stage and the concert hall. In this class, you will be introduced to Stravinsky, the music in Paris at the turn of the 20th century, and the ballet Firebird which was created in 1910.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: After dinner, our discussion of the ballets of Stravinsky continues. In this class, we will examine segments pf Petrushka and Rite of Spring and delve into Stravinsky's later style in Agnon created in 1957.

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is located four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, coffee maker and tea service, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet access in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Laundry and dry cleaning services available. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby PARKING: Complimentary parking is available for Road Scholar guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call In-House Reservations at 650-340-8500 from 9am to 3pm PST. Let Dahlia know you are with the Road Scholar program. Go to http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html; enter dates before/after program; go to menu on left side; click on HAVE A SPECIAL CODE link on next screen; enter corporate account number 2747104; click update information. Road Scholar preferred rates, if available, will be shown under the regular hotel rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, May 09 - Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco H...
Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco History, 1906 Earthquake

Note: Field trip via bus to/from San Francisco to the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum is 4 hours.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: This morning, we will have a docent-led visit of the permanent collection of the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum. This grand museum overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge is most noted for its collection of ancient and European art. When we arrive, Rodin's Thinker will greet us in the Legion's Court of Honor.

Lunch: In the hotel

Afternoon: A local historian uses old photos and entertaining stories to paint a colorful portrait of San Francisco's evolution from "It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from there" to the "Paris of the Pacific." Starting with the Spanish discovery of the "Yerba Buena," then through the Gold Rush, the city's financial and artistic bonanzas, and leading up to the creation of Chinatown and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, the lecture is a fun and eye-opening portrait of the great city of the American West.

Dinner: In the hotel

Evening: Our discussion of San Francisco's history continues with the viewing of the documentary, "The Damndest Finest Ruins" which brings to life America's worst natural disaster, San Francisco's 1906 earthquake. Through the film, photos, and exhaustive research, learn about the politics, the lies, the coverup and a subject rarely included in the conversation - the aftermath of trying to rebuild America's wildest and wickedest city.

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is located four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, coffee maker and tea service, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet access in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Laundry and dry cleaning services available. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby PARKING: Complimentary parking is available for Road Scholar guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call In-House Reservations at 650-340-8500 from 9am to 3pm PST. Let Dahlia know you are with the Road Scholar program. Go to http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html; enter dates before/after program; go to menu on left side; click on HAVE A SPECIAL CODE link on next screen; enter corporate account number 2747104; click update information. Road Scholar preferred rates, if available, will be shown under the regular hotel rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, May 10 - “Rosie the Riveter” World War II Home Front Natio...
“Rosie the Riveter” World War II Home Front National Historical Park, World's Most Important Archaeological Sites

Note: Note: Field trip via bus to/from Richmond, across the bay from San Francisco is 4 hours.

Breakfast: In the hotel

Morning: Rosie the Riveter. World War II touched virtually every aspect of life on the home front, from industrial mobilization and major changes in production techniques to the role of women in labor, and so much more. The war changed America and Americans in ways large and small forever. Led by a local expert, we’ll take a field trip via bus to the aptly named Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. Why was Richmond chosen? More than 50 different war industries were based here and numerous surviving sites and structures help to illustrate the contributions and sacrifices, triumphs and tragedies of the civilian population. En route to the park, a local expert will set the stage for our exploration and we’ll learn how Rosie the Riveter became the symbol of American women working in factories. We’ll then see what was once the Ford Assembly Plant , once the largest on the West Coast; the SS “Red Oak” Victory Ship; the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Education Center, where a park ranger will greet and lead us and introduce a documentary film, “The War at Home.” We’ll also have a ranger-led introduction to the Center’s exhibits, followed by some free time for independent exploration.

Lunch: In the hotel

Afternoon: A classical archaeologist will discuss the world’s most important archaeological sites. What are the most important archaeological sites ever discovered? Which have contributed the most to knowledge about the human voyage from deep prehistory to the recent past? You will be taken on a trip around the world and through time to visit ten of the most important archaeological sites ever excavated. In the first half of class, we go to Neolithic Turkey to climb down into the 9000 year old houses at Çatalhöyük. We dive into the Mediterranean to recover the 14th century BC merchant’s ship at Uluburun. In Mesoamerican we walk up the blood-stained steps at the Aztec’s Templo Mayor. We travel to Polynesia to uncover the mystery of Easter Island. We follow the mysterious lines at Nazca in Peru. On the coast of the Black Sea we sift through the world’s earliest golden objects at the 6000-year old Varna cemetery.

Dinner: In the hotel

Evening: In the second half of class, our travel around the archaeological world continues. We walk from the land of the dead to the land of the living in the landscape of Stonehenge. In southern Greece we trace one of the earliest examples of writing at the Mycenaean palace of Pylos. In western Europe, we struggle in the dark, tight passages of the caves at Lascaux and Chauvet. Near the Syrian border we marvel at the world’s oldest temple at Göbekli Tepe. At our final stop, we will end our trip in the emotionally powerful trenches and with the distressing artifacts of World War II concentration camps.

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is located four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with a hairdryer, coffee maker and tea service, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary wireless internet access in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Laundry and dry cleaning services available. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby PARKING: Complimentary parking is available for Road Scholar guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call In-House Reservations at 650-340-8500 from 9am to 3pm PST. Let Dahlia know you are with the Road Scholar program. Go to http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html; enter dates before/after program; go to menu on left side; click on HAVE A SPECIAL CODE link on next screen; enter corporate account number 2747104; click update information. Road Scholar preferred rates, if available, will be shown under the regular hotel rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, May 11 - 20th Century Presidents Part 1, Free Afternoon, M...
Breakfast: In the hotel

Morning: With a political science expert, look back at the American presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history: William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower.

Lunch: In the hotel

Afternoon: Free Afternoon. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Dinner: In the hotel

Evening: Enjoy the musical talents of Mark Levy, who will put everyone in a festive mood. Mark, who sings and plays guitar, is a Road Scholar favorite.

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, May 12 - 20th Century Presidents, Part 2, Program Conclude...
Breakfast: In the hotel

Morning: We continue our discussion of the presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history: John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and Bill Clinton.

This concludes our program.

We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Burlingame
Bay Front TrailWalk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the hotel. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline.
For additional information, visit: http://baytrail.abag.ca.gov/
Computer History MuseumThe Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5; 650-810-1010; 1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right.
For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Downtown BurlingameDowntown Burlingame is filled with interesting shops and restaurants.
For additional information, visit: http://www.burlingame.org/Index.aspx?page=96
FiloliLocated 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Whether enjoying its beauty or pursuing its educational opportunities, we invite you to explore this cherished community resource. (Courtesy of Filoli.org). Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south. Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29. Right on Edgewood. Right on Canada. Left at 86 Canada Road.
For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
Hiller Aviation MuseumHiller Aviation Museum is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. Open 10-5 daily; six miles south of hotel at 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos; 650-654-0200; take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Museum collection includes aircraft exhibits: vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Extensive gift shop. Museum is adjacent to San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
NASA Ames Exploration CenterExperience NASA technology and missions first hand; open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4, free admission; 650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497; Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, as you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate, The center is on the right, proceed behind the dome for parking.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
San FranciscoSome of the main attractions in America's favorite city include Chinatown, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Ferry Building and downtown Market Street, the Asian Art Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park with the Japanese Tea Garden and deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Bridge, Mission Dolores, Nob Hill and Grace Cathedral, the Presidio with the Walt Disney Family Museum, Union Square, Yerba Buena Center with the SF Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Cliff House and the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/
Stanford UniversityStanford University: Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm. Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center and the Hanna Honeycomb House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.
For additional information, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/

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
10 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Performances

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