Orientation begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: In the hotel
Menus offer balanced, healthy meals. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group. Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
There is art after French Impressionism. See how painters like van Gogh, Seurat and Cezanne reacted to the crisis of Impressionism, applying new theories of color and space, and how Gauguin and the Symbolists built on old ideas.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: Bus trip to highlights of San Francisco.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: "The Intriguing Politics Of The Supreme Court"
The U.S. Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. Examine the role of the high court in our political process, discuss the power of the court and how it goes about making its key decisions.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You can visit charming downtown Burlingame, which has interesting shops and restaurants in addition to a historic train station and library. The City of Burlingame runs a complimentary shuttle throughout the day. The shuttle schedule can be found in the lobby.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: "Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court"Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Americans have two hometowns: their own and San Francisco. Enjoy an engaging look at the City by the Bay starting with its founding in 1776 through the Gold Rush, 1906 earthquake and 1967 Summer of Love as well as discover its charming neighborhoods.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: "American Masters"
Explore the life and music of three of America’s greatest composers: Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. Join us as we listen and learn about Bernstein’s "Chichester Psalms," "On the Town," "Candide" and "West Side Story"; Copland’s "Billy the Kid," "El Salon Mexico," "Appalachian Spring," and "Rodeo"; and Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue," "An American in Paris," "Porgy and Bess" and selected Broadway shows. It’s all true Americana!Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: "American Masters."
Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Craig has been playing theaters, cabarets and concert halls throughout the United States, Canada and Europe for over 30 years. After receiving his bachelor’s in theater from Oregon State University and studying acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Jessup teamed with Ruth Hastings and Barry Lloyd in 1977 to form Ruth Hastings & Co. The trio played nearly every cabaret in San Francisco including Le Domino, Chez Jacques, Gordon’s, Fanny’s, Trinity Place and the Plush Room, culminating in a sold-out concert at the Geary Theatre, which was recorded live.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Richard Rodgers was one-half a duo with Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Learn about his fascinating career and personal life. His tunes are some of the best of the 20th century, performed by Broadway and Hollywood’s song and dance stars.Lunch: Lunch in hotel. Program is over after lunch. Hotel checkout is at noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Mountain View, CA 94043
The Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
Take 101 south.
Exit Shoreline Blvd.
Turn left onto Shoreline.
Cross through intersection.
Museum in on the right.For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Woodside, CA 94062
Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Filoli welcomes the public to this remarkable 654 acre property, including the 36,000 square foot Georgian country house and spectacular 16-acre English Renaissance garden.
Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south.
Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29.
Right on Edgewood.
Right on Canada.
Left at 86 Canada Road.For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
San Carlos, CA 94070
Hiller Aviation Museum, located six miles from the hotel, is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into the history of aviation while exploring its future. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. The museum collection includes many aircraft exhibits. Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. There's an extensive gift shop on the premises. The museum is adjacent to the San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land. Open 10am-5pm daily.
Take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit.
Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy.
Turn right onto Airport Road.
Turn right onto Skyway Road.For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
Experience NASA technology and missions first hand. Open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4pm; free admission.
Take 101 south
Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway.
Turn right at stoplight.
As you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate. The center is on the right.
Proceed behind the dome for parking.For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
Palo Alto, CA
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm.
Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church and the Cantor Arts Center.
Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road.
Travel three miles.
Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium.
The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.For additional information, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/