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FORT MYERS, FLORIDA

Spring Training Baseball With the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins

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Program #14582RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.

Itinerary for Mar 10 — Mar 15, 2013

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Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel in Florida is ideally located just one mile from Southwest Florida International Airport. Our Fort Myers suites hotel is also adjacent to Gulf Coast Town Center Mall and minutes from Florida Gulf Coast University. For added convenience, complimentary transportation is provided to and from SW Florida International Airport (RSW). Shuttle will also take you anywhere within five miles of the hotel. You'll also enjoy premium mattresses, your choice of down or synthetic pillows and soft blankets. Even more comforting, our designer duvet covers are landered fresh for every stay.

Contact info:
16450 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913 USA
phone: 239-210-7300
web: www.homewoodsuites.com

Room amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, two televisions with premium cable with HBO and movie player.

Facility amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, premium cable with HBO and movie player. A heated outdoor swimming pool is available for your enjoyment. Stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel and enjoy a free hot full breakfast seven days a week and evening dinner and drinks*, Monday through Thursday. (Hotel overnight guests only.)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: All discounted rooms are taken
(Please note all discounted extra nights held for our group have been used.) Please make reservations as soon as possible as this hotel fills up quickly during season, but there will not be any discounted rooms. Please call Homewood Suites by Hilton at 239-210-7300, please let them know you are with Road Scholar so you can keep the same room before or after the program if you are booking extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 10 - Registration/Orientation
Arrive To: REGISTRATION: With Road Scholar is between 3:30 to 4:45pm. HOTEL CHECK-IN: Starts at 4:00pm, room may be ready earlier.

Afternoon: ORIENTATION: At 5:00pm Orientation of the week starts.

Dinner: Dinner is catered by restaurant at the hotel. Forms are sent out in advance to see if participants are vegetarian.

Evening: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: After dinner there is a getting to know you session for participants to become better acquainted.

Lodging: Homewood Suites by Hilton, Fort Myers, FL

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel in Florida is ideally located just one mile from Southwest Florida International Airport. Our Fort Myers suites hotel is also adjacent to Gulf Coast Town Center Mall and minutes from Florida Gulf Coast University. For added convenience, complimentary transportation is provided to and from SW Florida International Airport (RSW). Shuttle will also take you anywhere within five miles of the hotel. You'll also enjoy premium mattresses, your choice of down or synthetic pillows and soft blankets. Even more comforting, our designer duvet covers are landered fresh for every stay.

Contact info:
16450 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913 USA
phone: 239-210-7300
web: www.homewoodsuites.com

Room amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, two televisions with premium cable with HBO and movie player.

Facility amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, premium cable with HBO and movie player. A heated outdoor swimming pool is available for your enjoyment. Stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel and enjoy a free hot full breakfast seven days a week and evening dinner and drinks*, Monday through Thursday. (Hotel overnight guests only.)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: All discounted rooms are taken
(Please note all discounted extra nights held for our group have been used.) Please make reservations as soon as possible as this hotel fills up quickly during season, but there will not be any discounted rooms. Please call Homewood Suites by Hilton at 239-210-7300, please let them know you are with Road Scholar so you can keep the same room before or after the program if you are booking extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 11 - Morning presentations, Spring Training baseball g...
Morning presentations, Spring Training baseball game Minnesota Twins @ Tampa Bay Rays @Port Charlotte Stadium.

Note: Must be able to walk from distant parking lot to and from the stadium, plus be able to climb stairs at the baseball stadium.

Breakfast: An enhanced continental breakfast is available.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Enjoy a lecture by a retired umpire.

Break

PRESENTATION: Expand your knowledge of scouting with a retired scout.

Lunch: Students will purchase their own lunch at the hotel next door or area restaurant.

Afternoon: Class or baseball video.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the baseball game. MVP meal package of outdoor barbeque.

Evening: Attend an evening baseball game with the Minnesota Twins at the Tampa Bay Rays spring training complex in Port Charlotee. (Bring a warm jacket it can be cold at night.)

Lodging: Homewood Suites by Hilton, Fort Myers, FL

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel in Florida is ideally located just one mile from Southwest Florida International Airport. Our Fort Myers suites hotel is also adjacent to Gulf Coast Town Center Mall and minutes from Florida Gulf Coast University. For added convenience, complimentary transportation is provided to and from SW Florida International Airport (RSW). Shuttle will also take you anywhere within five miles of the hotel. You'll also enjoy premium mattresses, your choice of down or synthetic pillows and soft blankets. Even more comforting, our designer duvet covers are landered fresh for every stay.

Contact info:
16450 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913 USA
phone: 239-210-7300
web: www.homewoodsuites.com

Room amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, two televisions with premium cable with HBO and movie player.

Facility amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, premium cable with HBO and movie player. A heated outdoor swimming pool is available for your enjoyment. Stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel and enjoy a free hot full breakfast seven days a week and evening dinner and drinks*, Monday through Thursday. (Hotel overnight guests only.)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: All discounted rooms are taken
(Please note all discounted extra nights held for our group have been used.) Please make reservations as soon as possible as this hotel fills up quickly during season, but there will not be any discounted rooms. Please call Homewood Suites by Hilton at 239-210-7300, please let them know you are with Road Scholar so you can keep the same room before or after the program if you are booking extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 12 - Morning presentations, Spring Training baseball g...
Morning presentations, Spring Training baseball game: Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red Sox

Note: Must be able to walk from distant parking lot to and from the stadium, plus be able to climb stairs at the baseball stadium.

Breakfast: An enhanced continental breakfast is available.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Hear about the history of the Negro League.

Break

PRESENTATION: Learn how to keep score in Major League Baseball.

Lunch: Students will purchase their own lunch at the game or area restaurant close to the stadium.

Afternoon: Attend a spring training game featuring a home game with the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park in Ft Myers. The Toronto Blue Jays will be playing the Red Sox at 1:35pm.

Dinner: Dinner will be on your own at a local restaurant in Ft Myers or the free dinner provided by the Homewood Suites.

Evening: Watch a baseball DVD.

Lodging: Homewood Suites by Hilton, Fort Myers, FL

Meals Included: Breakfast

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel in Florida is ideally located just one mile from Southwest Florida International Airport. Our Fort Myers suites hotel is also adjacent to Gulf Coast Town Center Mall and minutes from Florida Gulf Coast University. For added convenience, complimentary transportation is provided to and from SW Florida International Airport (RSW). Shuttle will also take you anywhere within five miles of the hotel. You'll also enjoy premium mattresses, your choice of down or synthetic pillows and soft blankets. Even more comforting, our designer duvet covers are landered fresh for every stay.

Contact info:
16450 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913 USA
phone: 239-210-7300
web: www.homewoodsuites.com

Room amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, two televisions with premium cable with HBO and movie player.

Facility amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, premium cable with HBO and movie player. A heated outdoor swimming pool is available for your enjoyment. Stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel and enjoy a free hot full breakfast seven days a week and evening dinner and drinks*, Monday through Thursday. (Hotel overnight guests only.)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: All discounted rooms are taken
(Please note all discounted extra nights held for our group have been used.) Please make reservations as soon as possible as this hotel fills up quickly during season, but there will not be any discounted rooms. Please call Homewood Suites by Hilton at 239-210-7300, please let them know you are with Road Scholar so you can keep the same room before or after the program if you are booking extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 13 - Morning presentations, Spring Training night base...
Morning presentations, Spring Training night baseball game: Baltimore Orioles @ Minnesota Twins.

Note: Must be able to walk from distant parking lot to and from the stadium, plus be able to climb stairs at the baseball stadium.

Breakfast: An enhanced continental breakfast is available.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Attend a spring training practice session.

Lunch: Lunch will be on your own area restaurants

Afternoon: Afternoon class.

Dinner: Dinner on your own at game.

Evening: Watch a Spring Training baseball game featuring, the Baltimore Orioles at the Minnesota Twins, Hammond Stadium at 7:25pm, for a deeper understanding of the sport.

Lodging: Homewood Suites by Hilton, Fort Myers, FL

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel in Florida is ideally located just one mile from Southwest Florida International Airport. Our Fort Myers suites hotel is also adjacent to Gulf Coast Town Center Mall and minutes from Florida Gulf Coast University. For added convenience, complimentary transportation is provided to and from SW Florida International Airport (RSW). Shuttle will also take you anywhere within five miles of the hotel. You'll also enjoy premium mattresses, your choice of down or synthetic pillows and soft blankets. Even more comforting, our designer duvet covers are landered fresh for every stay.

Contact info:
16450 Corporate Commerce Way
Fort Myers, FL 33913 USA
phone: 239-210-7300
web: www.homewoodsuites.com

Room amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, two televisions with premium cable with HBO and movie player.

Facility amenities: Guests can enjoy spacious studio, one-bedroom suites, with a fully equipped kitchen and convenient amenities such as complimentary high-speed internet, premium cable with HBO and movie player. A heated outdoor swimming pool is available for your enjoyment. Stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Fort Myers Airport/FGCU hotel and enjoy a free hot full breakfast seven days a week and evening dinner and drinks*, Monday through Thursday. (Hotel overnight guests only.)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: All discounted rooms are taken
(Please note all discounted extra nights held for our group have been used.) Please make reservations as soon as possible as this hotel fills up quickly during season, but there will not be any discounted rooms. Please call Homewood Suites by Hilton at 239-210-7300, please let them know you are with Road Scholar so you can keep the same room before or after the program if you are booking extra nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 14 - Morning presentations, Spring Training baseball g...
Morning presentations, Spring Training baseball game Boston Red Sox @Minnesota Twins.

Note: Must be able to walk from distant parking lot to and from the stadium, plus be able to climb stairs at the baseball stadium.

Breakfast: An enhanced continental breakfast is available.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Sports announcer from the Boston Red Sox will share the excitement from his career.

Break

PRESENTATION: A retired player will fill you in on his baseball years.

Lunch: Students will purchase their own lunch at the ballpark or restaurant close to the stadium.

Afternoon: Spring Training baseball game featuring the Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel.

Evening: HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Play baseball trivia and put your new knowledge to the test.

Lodging: Homewood Suites by Hilton, Fort Myers, FL

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, March 15 - Morning presentation.
Breakfast: An enhanced continental breakfast is available.

Morning: PRESENTATION: One lecture on baseball as you wrap up your week.

Lunch: A box lunch is offered on the last day to allow students who need to catch an early flight to take their lunch with them. Students who do not need to leave can enjoy their lunch in the breakfast room or on the patio by the pool. Program ends after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers activitiesFort Myers is known as the Spring Training homes of Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. The area has a plethora of activities: Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Museum, Shell Factory, Sanibel Island and many other well known beaches, outlet shopping is nearby too. The area also offers several high quality beaches, boat rentals, water skiing, canoeing and kayaking and hiking in local state parks.

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
9 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
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