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Explore The Salt River Canyon In The Superstitions: Geology, Archeology, and Nature

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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 Oct 13 — Oct 18, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences in Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways and light rail system, making it a perfect location for downtown Phoenix and surrounding areas. Save on lot fees by using our complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Whether you’re conducting business with major Phoenix corporations, such as Honeywell or Johnson Controls, or spending leisure time shooting the fairways of Scottsdale, this hotel is ideally located to all Phoenix, Arizona area businesses and attractions. Work smart in our complimentary 24-hour Business Center, or from your room, with complimentary WiFi access throughout this Phoenix Airport hotel. Choose your favorites at The Great American Grill®’s cooked-to-order breakfast. Wind down with a beer in the Pavilion Lounge, and use your in-room refrigerator and microwave to make snacks and drinks from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Maintain any exercise routine on the cardio and weight equipment in our modern fitness room, and refresh under the Phoenix sun in our outdoor pool. Host any meeting on the doorstep of ASU and the Phoenix Convention Center in function rooms elegantly accommodating up to 200 guests.

Contact info:
3838 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-garden-inn-phoenix-airport-north-PHXANGI/index.html

Room amenities: A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. 250 Thread Count Sheets Air Conditioning Arm Chair with Ottoman Black-Out Curtains Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection Complimentary HBO(R) Curved Shower Rod Duvet Covers Ergonomic Mirra Desk Chair Feather Pillows Non Allergenic Granite Counter Tops/Vanities In-Room Movie Channel LCD Flat Panel TV Lever Door Handles TV-Cable TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN The Garden Sleep SystemTM Thermostat (adjustable) Waterpik(R) Showerhead Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp Alarms - Audible Automatic Door Closer Controlled Access Corridors Double Locking Doors Electronic Smoke Detector Safe Wide Angle Door Viewer Coffee Maker Complimentary Remote Printing Convenient Electrical Outlets Desk Level Electric Plugs Desk Level HSIA Connection Desk Level Phone Jacks Evening Room Service Available Hairdryer High Speed Internet-No Charge Iron Iron/Ironing Board Microwave Mini Refrigerator Neutrogena(R) Bath Amenities Newspaper M-F (USA Today) Telephone - Auto Wakeup Two Phones with Dataport Two Phones with Voicemail

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Host 10 – 200 guests in our meeting and function rooms Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool Audio/Visual Equipment Rental Business Center Business Phone Service Complimentary Printing Service Fax Meeting Rooms Photo Copying Service Printer Children's Menu Cribs Family Package Offered High chairs 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Baggage Storage Bar Area Beverage Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Local Area Transportation Lounge Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff Pavilion Lounge Room Service Snack Shop Fitness Room Pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 13 - Check-In and Program Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Please arrive at the hotel to register at 4:30pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. You will then have until 6:00 PM to settle into your room.

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated may be at the hotel or a local restaurant. Please arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.

Evening: After registration we will have orientation. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions!

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences in Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways and light rail system, making it a perfect location for downtown Phoenix and surrounding areas. Save on lot fees by using our complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Whether you’re conducting business with major Phoenix corporations, such as Honeywell or Johnson Controls, or spending leisure time shooting the fairways of Scottsdale, this hotel is ideally located to all Phoenix, Arizona area businesses and attractions. Work smart in our complimentary 24-hour Business Center, or from your room, with complimentary WiFi access throughout this Phoenix Airport hotel. Choose your favorites at The Great American Grill®’s cooked-to-order breakfast. Wind down with a beer in the Pavilion Lounge, and use your in-room refrigerator and microwave to make snacks and drinks from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Maintain any exercise routine on the cardio and weight equipment in our modern fitness room, and refresh under the Phoenix sun in our outdoor pool. Host any meeting on the doorstep of ASU and the Phoenix Convention Center in function rooms elegantly accommodating up to 200 guests.

Contact info:
3838 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-garden-inn-phoenix-airport-north-PHXANGI/index.html

Room amenities: A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. 250 Thread Count Sheets Air Conditioning Arm Chair with Ottoman Black-Out Curtains Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection Complimentary HBO(R) Curved Shower Rod Duvet Covers Ergonomic Mirra Desk Chair Feather Pillows Non Allergenic Granite Counter Tops/Vanities In-Room Movie Channel LCD Flat Panel TV Lever Door Handles TV-Cable TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN The Garden Sleep SystemTM Thermostat (adjustable) Waterpik(R) Showerhead Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp Alarms - Audible Automatic Door Closer Controlled Access Corridors Double Locking Doors Electronic Smoke Detector Safe Wide Angle Door Viewer Coffee Maker Complimentary Remote Printing Convenient Electrical Outlets Desk Level Electric Plugs Desk Level HSIA Connection Desk Level Phone Jacks Evening Room Service Available Hairdryer High Speed Internet-No Charge Iron Iron/Ironing Board Microwave Mini Refrigerator Neutrogena(R) Bath Amenities Newspaper M-F (USA Today) Telephone - Auto Wakeup Two Phones with Dataport Two Phones with Voicemail

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Host 10 – 200 guests in our meeting and function rooms Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool Audio/Visual Equipment Rental Business Center Business Phone Service Complimentary Printing Service Fax Meeting Rooms Photo Copying Service Printer Children's Menu Cribs Family Package Offered High chairs 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Baggage Storage Bar Area Beverage Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Local Area Transportation Lounge Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff Pavilion Lounge Room Service Snack Shop Fitness Room Pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 14 - Salado People Class/Pottery Demonstration/Geology...
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Uncover the history of the 14th century cliff dwellers the Salados and the 1800's Apaches who hid in the canyon from the Calvary. Today the river is a border for the San Carlos Apache Reservation to the South and the White Mountain Apaches to the North

Lunch: Explore the rustic, savory cusine of Arizona with this dinner on your own.

Afternoon: Pottery Demonstration with Matt Thomas Geology Class with Jeff Wiles

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated may be at the hotel or a local restaurant.

Evening: Geology Class with Jeff Wiles

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences in Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways and light rail system, making it a perfect location for downtown Phoenix and surrounding areas. Save on lot fees by using our complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Whether you’re conducting business with major Phoenix corporations, such as Honeywell or Johnson Controls, or spending leisure time shooting the fairways of Scottsdale, this hotel is ideally located to all Phoenix, Arizona area businesses and attractions. Work smart in our complimentary 24-hour Business Center, or from your room, with complimentary WiFi access throughout this Phoenix Airport hotel. Choose your favorites at The Great American Grill®’s cooked-to-order breakfast. Wind down with a beer in the Pavilion Lounge, and use your in-room refrigerator and microwave to make snacks and drinks from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Maintain any exercise routine on the cardio and weight equipment in our modern fitness room, and refresh under the Phoenix sun in our outdoor pool. Host any meeting on the doorstep of ASU and the Phoenix Convention Center in function rooms elegantly accommodating up to 200 guests.

Contact info:
3838 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-garden-inn-phoenix-airport-north-PHXANGI/index.html

Room amenities: A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. 250 Thread Count Sheets Air Conditioning Arm Chair with Ottoman Black-Out Curtains Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection Complimentary HBO(R) Curved Shower Rod Duvet Covers Ergonomic Mirra Desk Chair Feather Pillows Non Allergenic Granite Counter Tops/Vanities In-Room Movie Channel LCD Flat Panel TV Lever Door Handles TV-Cable TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN The Garden Sleep SystemTM Thermostat (adjustable) Waterpik(R) Showerhead Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp Alarms - Audible Automatic Door Closer Controlled Access Corridors Double Locking Doors Electronic Smoke Detector Safe Wide Angle Door Viewer Coffee Maker Complimentary Remote Printing Convenient Electrical Outlets Desk Level Electric Plugs Desk Level HSIA Connection Desk Level Phone Jacks Evening Room Service Available Hairdryer High Speed Internet-No Charge Iron Iron/Ironing Board Microwave Mini Refrigerator Neutrogena(R) Bath Amenities Newspaper M-F (USA Today) Telephone - Auto Wakeup Two Phones with Dataport Two Phones with Voicemail

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Host 10 – 200 guests in our meeting and function rooms Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool Audio/Visual Equipment Rental Business Center Business Phone Service Complimentary Printing Service Fax Meeting Rooms Photo Copying Service Printer Children's Menu Cribs Family Package Offered High chairs 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Baggage Storage Bar Area Beverage Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Local Area Transportation Lounge Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff Pavilion Lounge Room Service Snack Shop Fitness Room Pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 15 - Petroglyphs/Roosevelt Dam/Besh-Ba-Gowah
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Visit Roosevelt Dam with an expert. Once the world's tallest masonry dam, this structure is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, who was instrumental in approval of the Federal Reclamation Act of 1902, and who dedicated the original dam in March 1911. Roosevelt Dam is unique in the way it was originally constructed. It was the world's largest "cyclopean-masonry" dam, a Greco-Roman style of building that uses huge, irregular blocks. It is now covered by new concrete.

Morning: View Petroglyphs at "A" Mountain.

Lunch: Box Lunch

Afternoon: Visit Besh-Ba-Gowah Park and Museum in Globe AZ. It has an ethnobotanical garden and is one of the largest single sites of SW archaelogical collections

Dinner: Explore the rustic, savory cusine of Arizona with this dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences in Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways and light rail system, making it a perfect location for downtown Phoenix and surrounding areas. Save on lot fees by using our complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Whether you’re conducting business with major Phoenix corporations, such as Honeywell or Johnson Controls, or spending leisure time shooting the fairways of Scottsdale, this hotel is ideally located to all Phoenix, Arizona area businesses and attractions. Work smart in our complimentary 24-hour Business Center, or from your room, with complimentary WiFi access throughout this Phoenix Airport hotel. Choose your favorites at The Great American Grill®’s cooked-to-order breakfast. Wind down with a beer in the Pavilion Lounge, and use your in-room refrigerator and microwave to make snacks and drinks from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Maintain any exercise routine on the cardio and weight equipment in our modern fitness room, and refresh under the Phoenix sun in our outdoor pool. Host any meeting on the doorstep of ASU and the Phoenix Convention Center in function rooms elegantly accommodating up to 200 guests.

Contact info:
3838 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-garden-inn-phoenix-airport-north-PHXANGI/index.html

Room amenities: A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. 250 Thread Count Sheets Air Conditioning Arm Chair with Ottoman Black-Out Curtains Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection Complimentary HBO(R) Curved Shower Rod Duvet Covers Ergonomic Mirra Desk Chair Feather Pillows Non Allergenic Granite Counter Tops/Vanities In-Room Movie Channel LCD Flat Panel TV Lever Door Handles TV-Cable TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN The Garden Sleep SystemTM Thermostat (adjustable) Waterpik(R) Showerhead Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp Alarms - Audible Automatic Door Closer Controlled Access Corridors Double Locking Doors Electronic Smoke Detector Safe Wide Angle Door Viewer Coffee Maker Complimentary Remote Printing Convenient Electrical Outlets Desk Level Electric Plugs Desk Level HSIA Connection Desk Level Phone Jacks Evening Room Service Available Hairdryer High Speed Internet-No Charge Iron Iron/Ironing Board Microwave Mini Refrigerator Neutrogena(R) Bath Amenities Newspaper M-F (USA Today) Telephone - Auto Wakeup Two Phones with Dataport Two Phones with Voicemail

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Host 10 – 200 guests in our meeting and function rooms Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool Audio/Visual Equipment Rental Business Center Business Phone Service Complimentary Printing Service Fax Meeting Rooms Photo Copying Service Printer Children's Menu Cribs Family Package Offered High chairs 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Baggage Storage Bar Area Beverage Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Local Area Transportation Lounge Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff Pavilion Lounge Room Service Snack Shop Fitness Room Pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 16 - Tonto National Park/Desert Botanical Gardens/Stea...
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Desert Botanical Gardens, one of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring experiences to more than 250,000 visitors each year.

Morning: Situated within rugged terrain in the northeastern part of the Sonoran Desert, these well-preserved cliff dwellings were occupied during the 13th, 14th, and early 15th centuries.Take a field trip to Tonto National Park, learn when, where and how to gather and process common desert plants. Taste foods prepared with plants such as ocotillo, prickly pear, saguaro, mesquite and other native vegetation.

Lunch: Lunch will either be a delicious meal at the hotel or a savory dish at a favorite local restaurant.

Afternoon: Take a boat trip with a naturalist! Sit back and enjoy the scenery as the Dolly Steamboat cruises the waterways along the canyon walls. Admire the breathtaking native flora and wildlife as your captain recounts tales of legend and lore.

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated. They may be at the hotel or out at a local restaurant. Please arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences in Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways and light rail system, making it a perfect location for downtown Phoenix and surrounding areas. Save on lot fees by using our complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Whether you’re conducting business with major Phoenix corporations, such as Honeywell or Johnson Controls, or spending leisure time shooting the fairways of Scottsdale, this hotel is ideally located to all Phoenix, Arizona area businesses and attractions. Work smart in our complimentary 24-hour Business Center, or from your room, with complimentary WiFi access throughout this Phoenix Airport hotel. Choose your favorites at The Great American Grill®’s cooked-to-order breakfast. Wind down with a beer in the Pavilion Lounge, and use your in-room refrigerator and microwave to make snacks and drinks from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Maintain any exercise routine on the cardio and weight equipment in our modern fitness room, and refresh under the Phoenix sun in our outdoor pool. Host any meeting on the doorstep of ASU and the Phoenix Convention Center in function rooms elegantly accommodating up to 200 guests.

Contact info:
3838 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-garden-inn-phoenix-airport-north-PHXANGI/index.html

Room amenities: A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. 250 Thread Count Sheets Air Conditioning Arm Chair with Ottoman Black-Out Curtains Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection Complimentary HBO(R) Curved Shower Rod Duvet Covers Ergonomic Mirra Desk Chair Feather Pillows Non Allergenic Granite Counter Tops/Vanities In-Room Movie Channel LCD Flat Panel TV Lever Door Handles TV-Cable TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN The Garden Sleep SystemTM Thermostat (adjustable) Waterpik(R) Showerhead Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp Alarms - Audible Automatic Door Closer Controlled Access Corridors Double Locking Doors Electronic Smoke Detector Safe Wide Angle Door Viewer Coffee Maker Complimentary Remote Printing Convenient Electrical Outlets Desk Level Electric Plugs Desk Level HSIA Connection Desk Level Phone Jacks Evening Room Service Available Hairdryer High Speed Internet-No Charge Iron Iron/Ironing Board Microwave Mini Refrigerator Neutrogena(R) Bath Amenities Newspaper M-F (USA Today) Telephone - Auto Wakeup Two Phones with Dataport Two Phones with Voicemail

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Host 10 – 200 guests in our meeting and function rooms Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool Audio/Visual Equipment Rental Business Center Business Phone Service Complimentary Printing Service Fax Meeting Rooms Photo Copying Service Printer Children's Menu Cribs Family Package Offered High chairs 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Baggage Storage Bar Area Beverage Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Local Area Transportation Lounge Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff Pavilion Lounge Room Service Snack Shop Fitness Room Pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 17 - Heard Museum/Astronomy Experience
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad of cultures and art of Native Americans of the Southwest. The museum's 10 spacious exhibit galleries and beautiful outdoor courtyards feature outstanding traditional and contemporary Native American art.

Lunch: Lunch will either be a delicious meal at the hotel or a savory dish at a favorite local restaurant.

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated may be at the hotel or a local restaurant.

Evening: Examine stars, planets and galaxies in the desert night sky with an astronomer in an observatory housing a 16-inch-diameter Meade scope.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences in Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways and light rail system, making it a perfect location for downtown Phoenix and surrounding areas. Save on lot fees by using our complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Whether you’re conducting business with major Phoenix corporations, such as Honeywell or Johnson Controls, or spending leisure time shooting the fairways of Scottsdale, this hotel is ideally located to all Phoenix, Arizona area businesses and attractions. Work smart in our complimentary 24-hour Business Center, or from your room, with complimentary WiFi access throughout this Phoenix Airport hotel. Choose your favorites at The Great American Grill®’s cooked-to-order breakfast. Wind down with a beer in the Pavilion Lounge, and use your in-room refrigerator and microwave to make snacks and drinks from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®. Maintain any exercise routine on the cardio and weight equipment in our modern fitness room, and refresh under the Phoenix sun in our outdoor pool. Host any meeting on the doorstep of ASU and the Phoenix Convention Center in function rooms elegantly accommodating up to 200 guests.

Contact info:
3838 East Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arizona/hilton-garden-inn-phoenix-airport-north-PHXANGI/index.html

Room amenities: A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. 250 Thread Count Sheets Air Conditioning Arm Chair with Ottoman Black-Out Curtains Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection Complimentary HBO(R) Curved Shower Rod Duvet Covers Ergonomic Mirra Desk Chair Feather Pillows Non Allergenic Granite Counter Tops/Vanities In-Room Movie Channel LCD Flat Panel TV Lever Door Handles TV-Cable TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN The Garden Sleep SystemTM Thermostat (adjustable) Waterpik(R) Showerhead Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp Alarms - Audible Automatic Door Closer Controlled Access Corridors Double Locking Doors Electronic Smoke Detector Safe Wide Angle Door Viewer Coffee Maker Complimentary Remote Printing Convenient Electrical Outlets Desk Level Electric Plugs Desk Level HSIA Connection Desk Level Phone Jacks Evening Room Service Available Hairdryer High Speed Internet-No Charge Iron Iron/Ironing Board Microwave Mini Refrigerator Neutrogena(R) Bath Amenities Newspaper M-F (USA Today) Telephone - Auto Wakeup Two Phones with Dataport Two Phones with Voicemail

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Host 10 – 200 guests in our meeting and function rooms Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool Audio/Visual Equipment Rental Business Center Business Phone Service Complimentary Printing Service Fax Meeting Rooms Photo Copying Service Printer Children's Menu Cribs Family Package Offered High chairs 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Baggage Storage Bar Area Beverage Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Local Area Transportation Lounge Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff Pavilion Lounge Room Service Snack Shop Fitness Room Pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Contact hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, October 18 - Wrap up and Check Out
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Class and Wrap Up

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast

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