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Program #20929RJ
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 18 — Mar 23, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens is located in the heart of Downtown at the Gardens. A multitude of shopping and dining options are adjacent to the hotel and along the PGA Corridor. The hotel sits on Lake Victoria in downtown Palm Beach Gardens and offers footbridges crossing the lake to dining and shopping. Easy access to many of the local business and PGA Blvd is one block away. The beautiful Gardens Mall is also next to the hotel and offers the ultimate in shopping experiences. Located just 4 miles from the hotel is Singer Island and the soft white sand and crystal blue water for which Palm Beach is famous. Our county offers golfers 147 courses--imagine the possibilities!!!

Contact info:
3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA
phone: 561-694-5833
web: hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=TPAFMGI

Room amenities: GSS Adjustable Sleep System with upgraded bedding, Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet, Spacious Work Desk with ergonomic Herman Miller Mirra Chair, 37" Hi Def TV, MP3 Clock radio, Hospitality Center with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Discount Based on Availability
Call Hilton Garden Inn directly (561)694-5833 . Ask for Ellie Wyatt for reservations. Mention Road Scholar for better rates. Based on Availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, March 18 - Check-in, Welcome Dinner and Orientation
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Available from 4:00pm.

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: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Evening: ORIENTATION: We'll review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures; and answer any questions you may have. You'll also have an opportunity to meet the program staff and your fellow participants.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens is located in the heart of Downtown at the Gardens. A multitude of shopping and dining options are adjacent to the hotel and along the PGA Corridor. The hotel sits on Lake Victoria in downtown Palm Beach Gardens and offers footbridges crossing the lake to dining and shopping. Easy access to many of the local business and PGA Blvd is one block away. The beautiful Gardens Mall is also next to the hotel and offers the ultimate in shopping experiences. Located just 4 miles from the hotel is Singer Island and the soft white sand and crystal blue water for which Palm Beach is famous. Our county offers golfers 147 courses--imagine the possibilities!!!

Contact info:
3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA
phone: 561-694-5833
web: hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=TPAFMGI

Room amenities: GSS Adjustable Sleep System with upgraded bedding, Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet, Spacious Work Desk with ergonomic Herman Miller Mirra Chair, 37" Hi Def TV, MP3 Clock radio, Hospitality Center with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Discount Based on Availability
Call Hilton Garden Inn directly (561)694-5833 . Ask for Ellie Wyatt for reservations. Mention Road Scholar for better rates. Based on Availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, March 19 - Boca Raton – The City an Architect Dreamed
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel.

Morning: LECTURE: Architecture in Palm Beach County

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Boca Raton Addison Mizner dreamed of a Mediterranean-themed resort town and in the year of its incorporation 1925, he launched Boca Raton on its path to the prosperous and stylishly inspired city that it is today. Allow us to transport you back to the earliest days of Boca Raton’s settlement by recounting the tales of Thomas Rickard’s pioneer homestead and the colorful story of the Yamato Colony, a Japanese pineapple commune under the leadership of Joseph Sakai.

Taking to the road, we will visit the beautiful historic residential neighborhood of Old Floresta, the 1927 Old Town Hall, now home to the Boca Raton Historical Society, the 1930 Train Station, and the historic African-American neighborhood of Pearl City.

Celebrating the present day achievements of Boca Raton, we will pass through Mizner Park and see how a worn-out shopping mall with an ocean-sized parking lot became the catalyst for a downtown renaissance. Our final stop will bring us to an exploration of the community-celebrated Boca Raton Museum of Art. After you have completed this tour, we would like your opinion on whether Addison Mizner would have liked where his dreams have led.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and after dinner you are free to rest or explore more of the area on your own.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens is located in the heart of Downtown at the Gardens. A multitude of shopping and dining options are adjacent to the hotel and along the PGA Corridor. The hotel sits on Lake Victoria in downtown Palm Beach Gardens and offers footbridges crossing the lake to dining and shopping. Easy access to many of the local business and PGA Blvd is one block away. The beautiful Gardens Mall is also next to the hotel and offers the ultimate in shopping experiences. Located just 4 miles from the hotel is Singer Island and the soft white sand and crystal blue water for which Palm Beach is famous. Our county offers golfers 147 courses--imagine the possibilities!!!

Contact info:
3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA
phone: 561-694-5833
web: hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=TPAFMGI

Room amenities: GSS Adjustable Sleep System with upgraded bedding, Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet, Spacious Work Desk with ergonomic Herman Miller Mirra Chair, 37" Hi Def TV, MP3 Clock radio, Hospitality Center with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Discount Based on Availability
Call Hilton Garden Inn directly (561)694-5833 . Ask for Ellie Wyatt for reservations. Mention Road Scholar for better rates. Based on Availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, March 20 - Influences and the Art Scene
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

The memory of the small Yamato Colony, a Japanese farming community that was established in 1905 in Palm Beach County lives on with the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. It is named after the last settler of the colony, who graciously donated the land to Palm Beach County to repay a debt that he felt he owed to his adopted country. Today this museum and gardens are the center of Japanese arts and culture in South Florida. We will explore its six unique gardens inspired by a different period and style of Japanese gardening. The museum retraces the history of the Yamato Colony, offers a Bonsai display and has other world class exhibits.

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Delray’s Atlantic Ave - Gallery Walk

The re-awakened main street of “All-America” city Delray Beach is bustling Atlantic Avenue. The renaissance of this classic Florida beach town has generated a lively vernacular art scene that is best seen on foot under the canopy of subtropical vegetation and in the shadow of historic buildings that spill sidewalk cafes and comfortable street benches from their entryways. As you stroll through the water-inspired gallery of Joe Davis, formerly known as the ‘Artist of Times Square,’ your introduction to local artistry will begin in earnest. You will have a well-balanced experience of both contemporary and traditional pieces in many diverse mediums.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: LECTURE: The History of Palm Beach

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens is located in the heart of Downtown at the Gardens. A multitude of shopping and dining options are adjacent to the hotel and along the PGA Corridor. The hotel sits on Lake Victoria in downtown Palm Beach Gardens and offers footbridges crossing the lake to dining and shopping. Easy access to many of the local business and PGA Blvd is one block away. The beautiful Gardens Mall is also next to the hotel and offers the ultimate in shopping experiences. Located just 4 miles from the hotel is Singer Island and the soft white sand and crystal blue water for which Palm Beach is famous. Our county offers golfers 147 courses--imagine the possibilities!!!

Contact info:
3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA
phone: 561-694-5833
web: hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=TPAFMGI

Room amenities: GSS Adjustable Sleep System with upgraded bedding, Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet, Spacious Work Desk with ergonomic Herman Miller Mirra Chair, 37" Hi Def TV, MP3 Clock radio, Hospitality Center with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Discount Based on Availability
Call Hilton Garden Inn directly (561)694-5833 . Ask for Ellie Wyatt for reservations. Mention Road Scholar for better rates. Based on Availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, March 21 - Historic Palm Beach
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Henry Flagler’s Whitehall

We will Explore the grandeur of “Whitehall,” railroad baron Henry Flagler’s love-inspired, 55-room, 60,000 square foot wedding gift to his wife. This opulent landmark was singularly responsible for establishing the “Palm Beach Season” for the wealthy of the Gilded Era and every era since.

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: A Stroll on the Avenue. Worth Avenue, that is.

Summon Henry Flagler, conjure up Addison Mizner and channel other colorful characters as you stroll through Old Palm Beach on expert led historical walking tour.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: LECTURE: South Florida - Turtles and Ecology

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens is located in the heart of Downtown at the Gardens. A multitude of shopping and dining options are adjacent to the hotel and along the PGA Corridor. The hotel sits on Lake Victoria in downtown Palm Beach Gardens and offers footbridges crossing the lake to dining and shopping. Easy access to many of the local business and PGA Blvd is one block away. The beautiful Gardens Mall is also next to the hotel and offers the ultimate in shopping experiences. Located just 4 miles from the hotel is Singer Island and the soft white sand and crystal blue water for which Palm Beach is famous. Our county offers golfers 147 courses--imagine the possibilities!!!

Contact info:
3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA
phone: 561-694-5833
web: hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=TPAFMGI

Room amenities: GSS Adjustable Sleep System with upgraded bedding, Complimentary High Speed Wireless Internet, Spacious Work Desk with ergonomic Herman Miller Mirra Chair, 37" Hi Def TV, MP3 Clock radio, Hospitality Center with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Discount Based on Availability
Call Hilton Garden Inn directly (561)694-5833 . Ask for Ellie Wyatt for reservations. Mention Road Scholar for better rates. Based on Availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, March 22 - Jupiter and Hobe Sound
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Jupiter and Hobe Sound Tour

We will be visit the Jupiter Inlet and its tributary waterways up to Hobe Sound. Our first stop will be the Nature Conservancy’s Blowing Rocks Preserve, a great example of rare fully restored coastal strand noted for its performing geyser-like rocks that send plumes of water streaming upwards at high tide.

Lunch: We will dine at the eclectic and ever popular Harry and the Natives restaurant.

Afternoon: Then, visit the 108-foot-tall Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Those who can, will be allowed to climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse. This beautiful, bright red sentinel already rests upon an ancient Indian mound making the breathtaking view from the top the most stunning in all of Palm Beach County.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, March 23 - Florida’s Napoleon and Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel.

Morning: LECTURE: From Deckhand to Governor

Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was one of the most interesting leaders in Florida’s history. Get a “first person” account of Florida’s 19th Governor from historian Michael Kennedy in full character. You will learn about his rise to power from working on the St. Johns River, to becoming the sheriff of Duval County, and even being a Filibuster running arms to Cuban Revolutionaries. He was a very controversial Governor, whose decision (and campaign pledge) of draining the Everglades has shaped Florida’s current history.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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