Program Registration: 3:30-4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table (located either right outside of the Road Scholar meeting room or right inside) and pick up your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.
Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily program schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.
During free time, the Group Leader will be available to guide informal excursions, activities, or meals not included in the program. You are welcome to join if you wish, with any associated costs (if any) on your own, or explore independently.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: Dinner in the hotel
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.
This evening, enjoy a plated, 3-course dinner plus complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.Evening: Take the rest of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning. Get a good night's sleep for the full day tomorrow.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
Paris has spectacular art from Notre Dame to the Louvre, and smaller gems like the Cluny Museum. The outskirts of Paris and highlights in Normandy, Loire Valley finish the course.Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: Early Afternoon: Art Tour: Paris/N. France, Part 2
Late Afternoon: American Master: George Gershwin
Explore the life and music of one of America’s greatest composers George Gershwin. Join us as we listen and learn about Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and selected Broadway shows. It’s all true Americana!Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: American Master: Leonard Bernstein
Explore the life and music of one of America’s greatest composers: Leonard Bernstein. Join us as we listen and learn about Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, On The Town, Candide and West Side Story. It’s all true Americana!Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Founded in 1895 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years. In 2005, the de Young Museum re-opened in a state-of-the-art new facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. The new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. (Courtesy of the de Young)
Lunch: Enjoy a plated 3-course lunch in the hotel which includes complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: U.S. Constitution
America has evolved dramatically since the Founding Fathers drafted the U.S. Constitution. Can this sacred document survive the challenges of the changes of the 21st century and beyond? We look at the evolution of the Constitution.Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: U.S. Constitution, Part 2Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Novelist and Screenwriter James Dalessandro recounts the enormous artistic contribution of the San Francisco Bay Area's legendary artists and performers, including Mark Twain, Isadora Duncan, Jack London, Lotta Crabtree, Edwin Boothe, John Steinbeck, Lawerence Ferlinghetti and the Beat Generation, and several others. Using slides and discussions of their work, it's a fun and informative look at how the West's seminal city influenced American culture at large.
Dinner: Enjoy a dinner buffet in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: San Francisco Artists and Writers, Part 2Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We will discuss polls, the media, political endorsements, contradictory statements, the microscopic examination of candidates, and the financial cost of running for office.Lunch: Enjoy a lunch buffet in the hotel with complimentary hot and iced tea.Afternoon: Time for independent exploration of the Bay Area. Suggestions which do not require a car: San Francisco which can be accessed by a light-rail system.
The Aviation Museum located in the international terminal at SFO. The museum is an architectural adaptation of the airport's 1930s passenger lobby. The collection focuses on air transport with an emphasis on the West Coast and the Pacific region. Free admission. Take the airport shuttle which departs the hotel every 20 minutes.
Explore downtown Burlingame. Take the complimentary shuttle to
downtown Burlingame to peruse the interesting shops, restaurants, historic train depot and library. Shuttle schedule available at lobby desk. Explore the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia/Classic Toy Museum/Banned Toy Museum—214 California Drive; 650-347-2301; guided visits daily take 45 minutes.
Take a walk along the San Francisco Bayfront Trail right outside the hotel.
Dinner: Enjoy a plated 3-course dinner in the hotel which includes complimentary coffee and hot tea.Evening: Entertainment TBALodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Program concludes after class. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast