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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 Jun 22 — Jun 27, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Hyatt Place is an exciting and innovative new select service hotel offering more of what is important to today's travelers. Our guests enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42" high-definition flat panel television, our signature Hyatt Grand Bed, a plush Cozy Corner oversized sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping area, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. The innovation extends beyond the guestroom. The Gallery is a warm and open area that features a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café, a TV den and an e-room with free access to a public computer and printer. Guests at Hyatt Place will also enjoy a continental breakfast each morning and can purchase freshly prepared menu items 24 hours a day. Premium espresso drinks, beer and wine are also available at the Gallery Café. Hyatt Place does not accept pets. Service animals are always welcome.

Contact info:
3242 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305 USA
phone: 404-869-6161
web: www.hyattplace.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Newspaper (Free) Refrigerator Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Non-Smoking Rooms Television Daily Maid Service Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: About Hyatt Place Gallery The Gallery blends contemporary décor with distinctive architecture, stylish furnishings and unexpected touches to create an atmosphere of casual hospitality. About Hyatt Place spacious guestrooms Our spacious guestroom features contemporary décor with stylish furnishings including plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" high-definition flat panel television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, a comfortable Cozy Corner oversized sofa-sleeper, wet bar and bathroom vanity upgraded with granite countertops. About Hyatt Place food & beverage Hyatt Place offers an innovative approach to food service. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet is inclusive every morning. Additionally, signature menu items are available for purchase day and night, including hot breakfast entrees and specialty espresso coffee drinks. Our unprecedented approach to food services includes a cashless food center with a kiosk for touch-screen ordering along with card swipe technology. This allows guests to use their room key to charge orders to their room folio. About Hyatt Place technology Guests will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel and registration kiosks for easy check-in/check-out service. The updated guestroom media centre is equipped with a high-definition 42" flat panel high-definition television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices such as portable DVD or mp3 players

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate.
For early arrivals or late stayovers, please contact the Hyatt Place Sales Coordinator at 404-869-6161 ext. 5154, and tell her you are with Road Scholar for the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 22 - Check-In/Orientation/Get Acquainted Activities
Afternoon: Check-In held in hotel conference room at 4:00 pm, orientation at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, get to know you activities after dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Fun get acquainted activities for all.

Lodging: Hyatt Place Buckhead Atlanta

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hyatt Place is an exciting and innovative new select service hotel offering more of what is important to today's travelers. Our guests enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42" high-definition flat panel television, our signature Hyatt Grand Bed, a plush Cozy Corner oversized sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping area, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. The innovation extends beyond the guestroom. The Gallery is a warm and open area that features a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café, a TV den and an e-room with free access to a public computer and printer. Guests at Hyatt Place will also enjoy a continental breakfast each morning and can purchase freshly prepared menu items 24 hours a day. Premium espresso drinks, beer and wine are also available at the Gallery Café. Hyatt Place does not accept pets. Service animals are always welcome.

Contact info:
3242 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305 USA
phone: 404-869-6161
web: www.hyattplace.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Newspaper (Free) Refrigerator Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Non-Smoking Rooms Television Daily Maid Service Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: About Hyatt Place Gallery The Gallery blends contemporary décor with distinctive architecture, stylish furnishings and unexpected touches to create an atmosphere of casual hospitality. About Hyatt Place spacious guestrooms Our spacious guestroom features contemporary décor with stylish furnishings including plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" high-definition flat panel television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, a comfortable Cozy Corner oversized sofa-sleeper, wet bar and bathroom vanity upgraded with granite countertops. About Hyatt Place food & beverage Hyatt Place offers an innovative approach to food service. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet is inclusive every morning. Additionally, signature menu items are available for purchase day and night, including hot breakfast entrees and specialty espresso coffee drinks. Our unprecedented approach to food services includes a cashless food center with a kiosk for touch-screen ordering along with card swipe technology. This allows guests to use their room key to charge orders to their room folio. About Hyatt Place technology Guests will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel and registration kiosks for easy check-in/check-out service. The updated guestroom media centre is equipped with a high-definition 42" flat panel high-definition television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices such as portable DVD or mp3 players

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate.
For early arrivals or late stayovers, please contact the Hyatt Place Sales Coordinator at 404-869-6161 ext. 5154, and tell her you are with Road Scholar for the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 23 - Atlanta CNN World News Behind the Scenes/Coca Col...
Atlanta CNN World News Behind the Scenes/Coca Cola Museum/Brain Twister

Note: The Inside CNN Studio field trip takes you behind the scenes of the Global Headquarters of CNN. Then walk through Centennial Park on the way to the Coca-Cola Museum. Centennial Park is a testimony to what can be accomplished when one person makes up their mind to convert a multi-block eyesore into a glorious gathering spot for visitors and residents to enjoy.

Breakfast: Breakfast is continental at the hotel.

Morning: Go behind the scenes of the Global Headquarters of CNN in Atlanta. See news in the making and learn how the weather is reported with the latest equipment. Afterwards, visit Centennial Park. Less than two decades ago, Centennial Olympic Park's neighborhood was a run-down part of town. That all began to change on the day Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games received word that Atlanta had won the bid for the Atlanta Games. A multi-block eyesore was converted into a glorious gathering spot for visitors and residents to enjoy during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and for years to come. You will enjoy it too.

Lunch: Lunch at the CNN Center on your own.

Afternoon: The World of Coca-Cola is the only place where you can explore the complete story—past, present, and future—of the world's best-known brand! You'll taste over 60 different products from around the globe and experience the thrilling 4-D Theater (3D movie with moving seats)

Dinner: Dinner is at the hotel.

Evening: Driftwood Education Center presents Brain Twister. This activity is for Kids and Grandparents.

Lodging: Hyatt Place Buckhead Atlanta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hyatt Place is an exciting and innovative new select service hotel offering more of what is important to today's travelers. Our guests enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42" high-definition flat panel television, our signature Hyatt Grand Bed, a plush Cozy Corner oversized sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping area, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. The innovation extends beyond the guestroom. The Gallery is a warm and open area that features a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café, a TV den and an e-room with free access to a public computer and printer. Guests at Hyatt Place will also enjoy a continental breakfast each morning and can purchase freshly prepared menu items 24 hours a day. Premium espresso drinks, beer and wine are also available at the Gallery Café. Hyatt Place does not accept pets. Service animals are always welcome.

Contact info:
3242 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305 USA
phone: 404-869-6161
web: www.hyattplace.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Newspaper (Free) Refrigerator Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Non-Smoking Rooms Television Daily Maid Service Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: About Hyatt Place Gallery The Gallery blends contemporary décor with distinctive architecture, stylish furnishings and unexpected touches to create an atmosphere of casual hospitality. About Hyatt Place spacious guestrooms Our spacious guestroom features contemporary décor with stylish furnishings including plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" high-definition flat panel television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, a comfortable Cozy Corner oversized sofa-sleeper, wet bar and bathroom vanity upgraded with granite countertops. About Hyatt Place food & beverage Hyatt Place offers an innovative approach to food service. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet is inclusive every morning. Additionally, signature menu items are available for purchase day and night, including hot breakfast entrees and specialty espresso coffee drinks. Our unprecedented approach to food services includes a cashless food center with a kiosk for touch-screen ordering along with card swipe technology. This allows guests to use their room key to charge orders to their room folio. About Hyatt Place technology Guests will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel and registration kiosks for easy check-in/check-out service. The updated guestroom media centre is equipped with a high-definition 42" flat panel high-definition television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices such as portable DVD or mp3 players

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate.
For early arrivals or late stayovers, please contact the Hyatt Place Sales Coordinator at 404-869-6161 ext. 5154, and tell her you are with Road Scholar for the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 24 - Hands-On With Reptiles/Fernbank Museum/Overnight ...
Hands-On With Reptiles/Fernbank Museum/Overnight at Zoo for kids/Dinner out for Grandparents

Note: Kids will enjoy the hands-on with reptiles...all kinds of reptiles. The afternoon will be spent at Fernbank Museum together. Kids will overnight at the zoo while grands enjoy an evening out in Atlanta as a group.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Hands-on with a few reptiles will heighten your interest in the zoo that will become your home for the overnight "Night Crawlers". Afterwards, you will enjoy swimming in the hotel pool until lunch.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: You will be together as a group (Grands and Kids) and will explore ancient fossils and experience the thrill of a film in the IMAX® Theatre, enjoy science interactives and marvel at the largest dinosaurs ever discovered. Fernbank Museum isn’t just another museum—it’s a journey to another time and place.

Dinner: Grands: You'll enjoy dinner and an evening of adult conversation while the kids are exploring the zoo on an overnighter.

Evening: Kids only: As the sun sets and the animals settle in for the night, the fun is just beginning! You will never forget this unique overnight program packed with themed activities, behind-the-scenes experiences and up-close encounters with animals. Sleep in climate-controlled facilities. Dinner and breakfast at the zoo. This is the way to see the Zoo! Grandparents: While the kids are at the zoo, we will be out on the town in Atlanta, GA. Dinner will be at at a popular restaurant as we enjoy fellowship with one another knowing that the kids are having a ball at the zoo.

Lodging: Hyatt Place Buckhead Atlanta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hyatt Place is an exciting and innovative new select service hotel offering more of what is important to today's travelers. Our guests enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42" high-definition flat panel television, our signature Hyatt Grand Bed, a plush Cozy Corner oversized sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping area, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. The innovation extends beyond the guestroom. The Gallery is a warm and open area that features a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café, a TV den and an e-room with free access to a public computer and printer. Guests at Hyatt Place will also enjoy a continental breakfast each morning and can purchase freshly prepared menu items 24 hours a day. Premium espresso drinks, beer and wine are also available at the Gallery Café. Hyatt Place does not accept pets. Service animals are always welcome.

Contact info:
3242 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305 USA
phone: 404-869-6161
web: www.hyattplace.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Newspaper (Free) Refrigerator Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Non-Smoking Rooms Television Daily Maid Service Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: About Hyatt Place Gallery The Gallery blends contemporary décor with distinctive architecture, stylish furnishings and unexpected touches to create an atmosphere of casual hospitality. About Hyatt Place spacious guestrooms Our spacious guestroom features contemporary décor with stylish furnishings including plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" high-definition flat panel television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, a comfortable Cozy Corner oversized sofa-sleeper, wet bar and bathroom vanity upgraded with granite countertops. About Hyatt Place food & beverage Hyatt Place offers an innovative approach to food service. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet is inclusive every morning. Additionally, signature menu items are available for purchase day and night, including hot breakfast entrees and specialty espresso coffee drinks. Our unprecedented approach to food services includes a cashless food center with a kiosk for touch-screen ordering along with card swipe technology. This allows guests to use their room key to charge orders to their room folio. About Hyatt Place technology Guests will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel and registration kiosks for easy check-in/check-out service. The updated guestroom media centre is equipped with a high-definition 42" flat panel high-definition television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices such as portable DVD or mp3 players

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate.
For early arrivals or late stayovers, please contact the Hyatt Place Sales Coordinator at 404-869-6161 ext. 5154, and tell her you are with Road Scholar for the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 25 - Presentation for Grands/Grands and Kids Zoo/Stone...
Presentation for Grands/Grands and Kids Zoo/Stone Mountain Night Laser Spectacular Show

Note: Grands will hear a presentation from an expert before heading out to the zoo to meet up with kids. After dinner, see spectacular laser show at Stone Mountain.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Grandparents will hear a presentation given at the hotel before going to the zoo to meet up with grandkids. Once meeting up with kids at zoo, spend time at the places that you like most. You'll see many of the things that your grandkids will see at night but not in detail as the kids will get when they spend the night in the zoo. Kids will have access to areas that are not open to the public with their night instructors. It is an experience they will long remember and it will give them an appreciation for the animals and their living quarters and the people who love and care for them.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: A free afternoon to enjoy the pool or to relax.

Dinner: Dinner at a popular restaurant.

Evening: You can't come to Atlanta without seeing the Stone Mountain Laser Show. The Laser Canopy creates a ceiling of light right over your head, transforming the park into a natural amphitheater. The spectacular is a dazzling display of neon laser lights featuring characters, stories, graphics and fireworks choreographed to popular musical scores. The famed patriotic grand finale includes a live fireworks display.

Lodging: Hyatt Place Buckhead Atlanta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hyatt Place is an exciting and innovative new select service hotel offering more of what is important to today's travelers. Our guests enjoy a spacious guestroom with a 42" high-definition flat panel television, our signature Hyatt Grand Bed, a plush Cozy Corner oversized sofa sleeper that is separated from the sleeping area, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. The innovation extends beyond the guestroom. The Gallery is a warm and open area that features a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee and wine café, a TV den and an e-room with free access to a public computer and printer. Guests at Hyatt Place will also enjoy a continental breakfast each morning and can purchase freshly prepared menu items 24 hours a day. Premium espresso drinks, beer and wine are also available at the Gallery Café. Hyatt Place does not accept pets. Service animals are always welcome.

Contact info:
3242 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30305 USA
phone: 404-869-6161
web: www.hyattplace.com

Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Newspaper (Free) Refrigerator Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Non-Smoking Rooms Television Daily Maid Service Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: About Hyatt Place Gallery The Gallery blends contemporary décor with distinctive architecture, stylish furnishings and unexpected touches to create an atmosphere of casual hospitality. About Hyatt Place spacious guestrooms Our spacious guestroom features contemporary décor with stylish furnishings including plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" high-definition flat panel television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, a comfortable Cozy Corner oversized sofa-sleeper, wet bar and bathroom vanity upgraded with granite countertops. About Hyatt Place food & beverage Hyatt Place offers an innovative approach to food service. Complimentary continental breakfast buffet is inclusive every morning. Additionally, signature menu items are available for purchase day and night, including hot breakfast entrees and specialty espresso coffee drinks. Our unprecedented approach to food services includes a cashless food center with a kiosk for touch-screen ordering along with card swipe technology. This allows guests to use their room key to charge orders to their room folio. About Hyatt Place technology Guests will enjoy complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access available throughout the hotel and registration kiosks for easy check-in/check-out service. The updated guestroom media centre is equipped with a high-definition 42" flat panel high-definition television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices such as portable DVD or mp3 players

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate.
For early arrivals or late stayovers, please contact the Hyatt Place Sales Coordinator at 404-869-6161 ext. 5154, and tell her you are with Road Scholar for the special rate.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 26 - Field Trip To The Georgia Aquarium/Lunch At The A...
Field Trip To The Georgia Aquarium/Lunch At The Aquarium/Interactive Evening Entertainment

Note: Spend the entire day at the largest aquarium in the world, the Georgia Aquarium. Go behind the scenes to see what is taking place with all the water creatures. Behind the scenes is a guided field trip and then go with your grandchild to see the aquarium and all its exhibits. When the day is done, sit back and enjoy entertainment.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Today is yours to enjoy at the largest aquarium in the world, the Georgia Aquarium. Experience everything from whale sharks and beluga whales, to an action packed 4D Theater. Explore the secrets of the Georgia Aquarium! Discover some of the most popular exhibits from a view that only a Behind the Scenes can give you! Get closer to the stars of the Aquarium (the animals) and learn about what it takes to keep the world's largest aquarium running.

Lunch: Lunch at the aquarium.

Afternoon: Georgia Aquarium visit continues.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Lodging: Hyatt Place Buckhead Atlanta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 27 - The Gathering and Sharing/Good-byes/Check-out
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Get together to share in some of the highlights of the week. Say goodbye to newfound friends and hello to memories that will last for a lifetime!

Meals Included: Breakfast

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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