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Program #16075RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 Jun 22 — Jun 26, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn Express is located within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery, Embarcadero Center and the cable car turnarounds. All amenities offered next door at the sister property, Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf are also available to those staying at the Holiday Inn Express.

Contact info:
550 North Point Street
San Francisco,, CA 94133 USA
phone: 415-409-4600
web: www.hiefishermanswharf.com/index.html

Room amenities: Rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet, premium cable TV, Pay-Per-View movies and games, in room safe, work desk with lamp, two-line telephone w/ voicemail, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers complimentary high-speed Internet access, health and fitness center, and a business center providing computers and printing capabilities. Hotel also offers same-day dry cleaning/laundry pickup, services. The Holiday Inn property next door offers an outdoor heated pool for use by those staying at the Holiday Inn Express.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate
Call or email Carol McNeil for the best available rate. Her direct number is 415-486-0773. Her email is carol.mcneil@ihg.com. Be sure to mention you are part of the Road Scholar group when making reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, June 22 - San Francisco/Bay Area/Orientation/Dinner
Arrive To: Transfer on own to hotel.

Afternoon: Road Scholar registration will begin at 5:00 PM--you may come at any time between 5:00 and dinner to pick up your program schedule and materials. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm followed by orientation where you will have a chance to meet your fellow participants and learn about program details.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: Program orientation

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Fisherman's Wharf

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn Express is located within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery, Embarcadero Center and the cable car turnarounds. All amenities offered next door at the sister property, Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf are also available to those staying at the Holiday Inn Express.

Contact info:
550 North Point Street
San Francisco,, CA 94133 USA
phone: 415-409-4600
web: www.hiefishermanswharf.com/index.html

Room amenities: Rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet, premium cable TV, Pay-Per-View movies and games, in room safe, work desk with lamp, two-line telephone w/ voicemail, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers complimentary high-speed Internet access, health and fitness center, and a business center providing computers and printing capabilities. Hotel also offers same-day dry cleaning/laundry pickup, services. The Holiday Inn property next door offers an outdoor heated pool for use by those staying at the Holiday Inn Express.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate
Call or email Carol McNeil for the best available rate. Her direct number is 415-486-0773. Her email is carol.mcneil@ihg.com. Be sure to mention you are part of the Road Scholar group when making reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, June 23 - Breakfast/City Tour/Take Me Out to the Ball Game!
Breakfast: Enjoy a continental breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Depart from the hotel to see the city with a local expert. Sites to see include the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Lombard Street and San Francisco's amazing hills. The trip through the city will end at AT&T park for an afternoon at the ball park.

Lunch: Lunch at AT&T Park

Afternoon: Settle back to watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Miami Marlins. Get ready for the action!

Evening: After the game the group will return to the hotel with free time and dinner on your own.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Fisherman's Wharf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn Express is located within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery, Embarcadero Center and the cable car turnarounds. All amenities offered next door at the sister property, Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf are also available to those staying at the Holiday Inn Express.

Contact info:
550 North Point Street
San Francisco,, CA 94133 USA
phone: 415-409-4600
web: www.hiefishermanswharf.com/index.html

Room amenities: Rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet, premium cable TV, Pay-Per-View movies and games, in room safe, work desk with lamp, two-line telephone w/ voicemail, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers complimentary high-speed Internet access, health and fitness center, and a business center providing computers and printing capabilities. Hotel also offers same-day dry cleaning/laundry pickup, services. The Holiday Inn property next door offers an outdoor heated pool for use by those staying at the Holiday Inn Express.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate
Call or email Carol McNeil for the best available rate. Her direct number is 415-486-0773. Her email is carol.mcneil@ihg.com. Be sure to mention you are part of the Road Scholar group when making reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, June 24 - Breakfast/Behind the Scenes at AT&T Park/Baseball...
Breakfast/Behind the Scenes at AT&T Park/Baseball Academy/San Jose Giants Game

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Explore the home of the Giants in a behind-the-scenes look at AT&T Park, heralded as one of the finest sports stadiums in the world.

Lunch: Lunch at AT&T Park.

Afternoon: Head south to San Jose and try your hand in the batting cages and pitching stations at the area's best baseball academy. Bring your batting gloves and mits, slugger!

Dinner: At the stadium.

Evening: Sit back and enjoy minor league baseball at its finest. From your seats in the VIP box you'll enjoy dinner and a fast-paced game between the San Jose Giants and their opponent the Modesto Nuts.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Fisherman's Wharf

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

Description: The Holiday Inn Express is located within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, The Cannery, Embarcadero Center and the cable car turnarounds. All amenities offered next door at the sister property, Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf are also available to those staying at the Holiday Inn Express.

Contact info:
550 North Point Street
San Francisco,, CA 94133 USA
phone: 415-409-4600
web: www.hiefishermanswharf.com/index.html

Room amenities: Rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet, premium cable TV, Pay-Per-View movies and games, in room safe, work desk with lamp, two-line telephone w/ voicemail, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel offers complimentary high-speed Internet access, health and fitness center, and a business center providing computers and printing capabilities. Hotel also offers same-day dry cleaning/laundry pickup, services. The Holiday Inn property next door offers an outdoor heated pool for use by those staying at the Holiday Inn Express.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rate
Call or email Carol McNeil for the best available rate. Her direct number is 415-486-0773. Her email is carol.mcneil@ihg.com. Be sure to mention you are part of the Road Scholar group when making reservations for additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, June 25 - Breakfast/Aquarium of the Bay/The Rock/Free Time/...
Breakfast/Aquarium of the Bay/The Rock/Free Time/Inspiration from a Baseball Coach!

Note: Group will walk approximately 1/2 Block to the Aquarium from the hotel and from the Aquarium to the Alcatraz Boat Dock which is an additional 3 blocks. Free time in the area of Pier 39 is within a block or two of the aquarium.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Walk across the catwalk above the 700,000 gallon exhibit tunnels at the Aquarium of the Bay and see eight-foot sharks an arm's length away. Included in our special behind the scenes visit, view the "jellies nursery" and see animals not currently on exhibit. Learn about the Aquarium's shark research, and how they are working to protect endangered and special species.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own in the area of Pier 39. There are many specialty restaurants to choose from.

Afternoon: Board a ferry boat to Alcatraz and tour The Rock, San Francisco's notorious island prison. Per Golden Gate National Recreation Area policies the value of this tour is $26 for adults and students over age 11. Discounts provided for children 11 and under and Seniors 62 and over. This cost is included in program price.

Dinner: Return to the hotel on your own providing a chance for you to spend as much time as you wish at Alcatraz. Group dinner at the hotel.

Evening: A special guest will talk to the group about the game of baseball and what it takes to be a college player. The focus is on the importance of a well rounded athlete--one who focuses on classes as well as team sports.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Fisherman's Wharf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Five: Wednesday, June 26 - Breakfast/Departure
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Bid farewell to fellow baseball fans and depart for home.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


San Francisco, CA
Aquarium of the BayMeet 20,000 amazing marine animals as you walk through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels. Touch sharks and rays. It's like skin diving without getting wet. Open daily except Dec. 25. Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com
For additional information, visit: www.aquariumofthebay.com
MeteronMetreon is the first-of-its-kind entertainment center located at Fourth and Mission streets in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This 350,000 square-foot complex features an eclectic mix of the Bay Area's best restaurants, shopping venues, theatres, and entertainment destinations, including the West Coast's largest IMAX theatre. Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com
For additional information, visit: www.metreon.com
Pier 39There is something for everyone at PIER 39, one of San Francisco's premier Bay attractions: a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 14 Bay view restaurants and a variety of fun-filled attractions for all ages, including the world-renowned sea lions, street performers and live daily entertainment. Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com
For additional information, visit: www.pier39.com
Presidio of San FranciscoFormerly a military post, the Presidio is a national park and recreational paradise featuring spectacular vistas, meandering trails, and historic and architectural treasures. Come for a hike, a walking tour, a picnic, to view an exhibit or take a stroll back in time. Entrance to the park and most programs are free. The park is open daily, year-round. Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com
For additional information, visit: www.presidio.gov
San Francisco ZooNorthern California's largest zoological park features approximately 1,000 exotic and endangered wildlife. Visit the new Grizzly Gulch (June 2007), home to two grizzly bears and stroll through the African Savannah habitat. Experience the wonders of the Children's Zoo and visit other favorites such as Gorilla Preserve, Penguin Island, Koala Crossing, Lemur Forest and the Australian WalkAbout. Ride the historical Dentzel Carousel and Little Puffer miniature steam train. Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com
For additional information, visit: www.sfzoo.org

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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4 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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