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National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

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Program #18683RJ
4 Days | 3 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 Apr 11 — Apr 14, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
Washington, DC 20001 USA
phone: 202-582-1234
web: www.grandwashington.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-grandwashington/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: 42" flat screen TV Hyatt Grand BedTM Portico spa amenities Hair dryer Electronic door locks Coffee maker Turndown service (upon request) High-speed wireless Internet access (fee) Concierge Cable movie channels and in-room pay movies Herman Miller® office chair and oversized work desk Iron / ironing board Individual climate control iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Cordless and corded telephones with message lights Wake-up calls (upon request) In-room dining Safe deposit boxes (at front desk)

Facility amenities: Full-service business center / PDA check-in / Fast Board™ Two gift shops, florist / laundry, dry cleaning / valet service Wireless high-speed internet throughout hotel (fee) / in-lobby metro access Valet & self-parking / Concierge / Hyatt E-Concierge Full-Service FIT Club / Yoga Away Sauna / pool / steam rooms Massage therapy / personal trainers Game room

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

Bathroom:

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Contact Road Scholar Boston at (617) 521-5373 for additional night information. Depending on availability, the Road Scholar group rate may be available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, April 11 - Arrival - Orientation
Arrive To: Grand Hyatt Washington

Afternoon: Registration at hotel between 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Wilson room located on the 3B Constitution Level.

Evening: Welcome and Orientation to the program in the Wilson room at 5:00 PM followed by dinner at 6:00 PM.

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Washington

Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
Washington, DC 20001 USA
phone: 202-582-1234
web: www.grandwashington.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-grandwashington/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: 42" flat screen TV Hyatt Grand BedTM Portico spa amenities Hair dryer Electronic door locks Coffee maker Turndown service (upon request) High-speed wireless Internet access (fee) Concierge Cable movie channels and in-room pay movies Herman Miller® office chair and oversized work desk Iron / ironing board Individual climate control iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Cordless and corded telephones with message lights Wake-up calls (upon request) In-room dining Safe deposit boxes (at front desk)

Facility amenities: Full-service business center / PDA check-in / Fast Board™ Two gift shops, florist / laundry, dry cleaning / valet service Wireless high-speed internet throughout hotel (fee) / in-lobby metro access Valet & self-parking / Concierge / Hyatt E-Concierge Full-Service FIT Club / Yoga Away Sauna / pool / steam rooms Massage therapy / personal trainers Game room

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

Bathroom:

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Contact Road Scholar Boston at (617) 521-5373 for additional night information. Depending on availability, the Road Scholar group rate may be available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, April 12 - Presentation on the Cherry Blossom Festival - Gar...
Presentation on the Cherry Blossom Festival - Garden Visit at Hillwood - Lunch at Hillwood - Garden Tour at Dumbarton Oaks - Cherry Tree Walk on National Mall

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Presentation on the Japanese gift of cherry trees to Washington and the history of the Cherry Blossom Festival by Ann McClellan. Proceed to Hillwood, the home of Marjorie Merriweather Post, for a visit to the Japanese Garden.

Lunch: Lunch at Hillwood.

Afternoon: After lunch head towards Georgetown for a fieldtrip to Dumbarton Oaks. Explore the elegant gardens and expansive collections of the Bliss Family. Then, take a guided walk along the Tidal Basin and see some of the oldest Japanese Cherry Trees in the District.

Dinner: Dinner at a Japanese restaurant tonight.

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Washington

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

Contact info:
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
Washington, DC 20001 USA
phone: 202-582-1234
web: www.grandwashington.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-grandwashington/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: 42" flat screen TV Hyatt Grand BedTM Portico spa amenities Hair dryer Electronic door locks Coffee maker Turndown service (upon request) High-speed wireless Internet access (fee) Concierge Cable movie channels and in-room pay movies Herman Miller® office chair and oversized work desk Iron / ironing board Individual climate control iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Cordless and corded telephones with message lights Wake-up calls (upon request) In-room dining Safe deposit boxes (at front desk)

Facility amenities: Full-service business center / PDA check-in / Fast Board™ Two gift shops, florist / laundry, dry cleaning / valet service Wireless high-speed internet throughout hotel (fee) / in-lobby metro access Valet & self-parking / Concierge / Hyatt E-Concierge Full-Service FIT Club / Yoga Away Sauna / pool / steam rooms Massage therapy / personal trainers Game room

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

Bathroom:

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Contact Road Scholar Boston at (617) 521-5373 for additional night information. Depending on availability, the Road Scholar group rate may be available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, April 13 - Cherry Blossom Festival Parade - Sakura Matsuri J...
Cherry Blossom Festival Parade - Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival- Evening Activity

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Watch the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, with reserved seats in the grandstand.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Free time to explore the National Portrait Gallery, Freer Gallery of Asian art, and the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. Here you will discover dance, music, and martial art performances, special guests, and the famous Taste of Japan featuring 25 Asian and Japanese food vendors.

Dinner: Dinner at area restaurant

Evening: evening activty based on current offerings

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Washington

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Four: Sunday, April 14 - Presentation - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Presentation on "What Makes the Japanese so Japanese," by former diplomat, Robin Berrington.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Washington, DC
Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery, our nations most treasured burial ground, is home to more than 285,000 honored dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Free.
For additional information, visit: www.arlingtoncemetery.org
Corcoran Gallery of ArtWashington DC’s oldest art museum presents the art of our times and of times past. The museum is internationally renowned for its collection of American art as well as European paintings and sculpture
For additional information, visit: www.corcoran.org
Ford's TheatreAs a living tribute to Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, Ford's Theatre presents plays and musicals underscoring multi-culturalism and highlighting the eclectic character of American life.
For additional information, visit: www.fordstheatre.org
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and GardensExplore George Washington's estate overlooking the Potomac River and discover 45 acres of family fun, including hands-on activities, special tours, river cruises, farm animals, shopping, dining, and more. Open every day!
For additional information, visit: www.mountvernon.org
National MallA splendid green park area extending approximately two miles from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. Lining either side of the park near the Capitol are 200-year-old American elm trees, several of the Smithsonian Institution museums, National Archives, National Gallery of Art and U.S. Botanic Gardens.
For additional information, visit: nps.gov/nama
Smithsonian MuseumsExplore the many Smithsonian Museums around the National Mall, including the American Indian Museum, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Natural History Museum, and more.
For additional information, visit: www.si.edu/
Washington Visitor's BureauVisit this website to get a full overview of the many activities and cultural opportunities Washington, DC has to offer.
For additional information, visit: www.washington.org

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6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
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