Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, the up-to-date schedule, and to confirm the time of the orientation session. 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: Enjoy a 3-course dinner at the hotel with salad, entrée, and dessert.Evening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.
Take the rest of the evening to settle in, relax, and prepare for the full day ahead.Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach GardensMeals Included: Dinner
Then it's off to the Boca Museum of Art. Enjoy a self-guided exploration of the permanent collection that contains works by Picasso, Degas, Matisse, Klee, Modigliani, and Warhol, as well as notable African and pre-Colombian art.Lunch: At a local restaurant, Villagio. Choose from a select menu of sandwiches and dessert.Afternoon: Boca Raton Resort & Club. Addison Mizner -- at one time the most famous architect in America -- dreamed of a Mediterranean-themed resort town "as perfect as study and ideals can make it." His efforts launched Boca Raton on its path to the prosperous and stylishly inspired city it became. A docent leads us through the historic hotel built by Mizner. Learn about his architectural inspiration, and the hotel's evolution since the 1920s.Dinner: Walk to a local restaurant near the hotel.Evening: At leisure. You are free to explore more of the area on your own or return to the hotel.Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach GardensMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At the conclusion of the field trip, we will hop aboard the motorcoach and drive a few miles to Atlantic Avenue for lunch.Lunch: At a local restaurant, choose from a select sandwich menu.Afternoon: Delray Beach. Leaving the restaurant, we begin a walk along bustling Atlantic Avenue, the re-awakened “main street" of All-American city Delray Beach. The renaissance of this classic Florida beach town has generated a lively vernacular art scene, best appreciated on foot under the canopy of subtropical vegetation and in the shadow of historic buildings.Walk to the Old School House back building and enter for a guided visit of the old gym, the classrooms and the wonderful photographs of yesteryear in Delray.Dinner: On your own. Suggestions will be provided.Evening: At leisure.Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach GardensMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. The landmark 1860 Jupiter Light and exhibits in the waterfront History Museum are part of the first designated Outstanding Natural Area in the National Landscape Conservation System. The museum occupies a restored WWII Navy building and presents exhibits telling diverse stories of over 5,000 years of human habitation. The handsome red sentinel lighthouse sits upon an ancient Indian mound, making the breathtaking view from the top the most stunning in all of Palm Beach County. Those who would like an extra challenge can climb the stairs to the top of the 108-foot tall lighthouse.Lunch: Harry and the Natives restaurant, featuring down-home cooking and eclectic “Old Florida” atmosphere.Afternoon: Depart for the Blowing Rocks Preserve. Walk along the shoreline on an environmental preserve in the Hobe Sound and search for the rare sealife that lives in this natural habitat. Learn about the porous limestone which makes up the Florida Peninsula and see breaking waves spray plumes of water through erosion holes which can reach up to 50 feet in height.Dinner: Enjoy good company and good food for our farewell dinner in the hotel restaurant.Evening: At leisure. Share your favorite experiences from the program with new Road Scholar friends and prepare for departure tomorrow.Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach GardensMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Please remember that check-out is by 11:00am.
We hope you have enjoyed “Passport to Palm Beach” and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar programs in the future. Please stay in touch and share your memories, pictures, and comments via the Road Scholar Social Network. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast