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Program #20827RJ
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 2 — Mar 7, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways, light rail transportation and downtown Phoenix.

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: The Garden Sleep SystemT, Feather Pillows Non Allergenic, Complimentary WiFi access, LCD Flat Panel TV, TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN, Safe, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle. 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access, Photo Copying Service and Printer. Fitness center and outdoor pool, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Baggage Storage, Lounge, Coin Laundry, Elevators.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rates.
Hotel is offering 20% off best available rate for our clients. In order to get this discount you must contact the group sales manager, Kenya Griffith, direct. Her contact info: Phone: 602-293-0333; email: Kenya.griffith@hilton.com. Do note that this hotel sells out regularly during March - April period so if you are staying during that time period make your bookings well in advance.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 02 - Check-In and Program Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: On site Northern Arizona University Road Scholar program registration from 4:30 - 5:15 PM adjacent to the hotel lobby. Hotel rooms available after 3:00PM, early arrivals will only be able to get rooms if they call ahead and pre-arrange. Please note, this itinerary is TENTATIVE and schedules are subject to change. The games schedule is not announced until December, so check back then as after we purchase tickets we will be able to put more final touches to the schedule. If a game is rained out, while very unlikely, there is no refund.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel. Meals are typically buffet service and entrées vary nightly. There will always be a vegetarian option for those that enroll as vegetarians.

Evening: Your coordinator will direct a program orientation, review the weekly schedule and lead group introductions after dinner in the meeting room. Get prepared for the exciting week ahead and meet your fellow participants.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways, light rail transportation and downtown Phoenix.

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: The Garden Sleep SystemT, Feather Pillows Non Allergenic, Complimentary WiFi access, LCD Flat Panel TV, TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN, Safe, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle. 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access, Photo Copying Service and Printer. Fitness center and outdoor pool, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Baggage Storage, Lounge, Coin Laundry, Elevators.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rates.
Hotel is offering 20% off best available rate for our clients. In order to get this discount you must contact the group sales manager, Kenya Griffith, direct. Her contact info: Phone: 602-293-0333; email: Kenya.griffith@hilton.com. Do note that this hotel sells out regularly during March - April period so if you are staying during that time period make your bookings well in advance.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 03 - Cactus League from a Writers Perspective/Angels P...
Cactus League from a Writers Perspective/Angels Players Past and Present/Game 1

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a large deluxe buffet breakfast as well as omelette's cooked to order. Be sure to allow enough time to enjoy your breakfast and coffee and be on time for your morning class!

Morning: Hear about the Cactus League from a writers perspective.

Morning: Enjoy a talk from a baseball historian. Look back at the great Angel's from the past and speculate on what current players might be destined for Cooperstown. Look at the off season trades and discuss who you should keep your eye on!

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the stadium. All the standard ballpark fare to get you in the mood for the game.

Afternoon: Game 1! Typically games begin at 1:00PM but occasionally there is a night game which will alter our schedule. The normal schedule is to to arrive at the park early to enjoy the pre-game warm-ups and have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the players

Dinner: After the game, enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Entrees will vary nightly and always include a vegetarian option for those that enroll with that option.

Evening: Get hands-on experience with scoring as you develop your skills. A completed scorecard will allow you to recall every single play in the game, as though you were listening to the game on the radio!

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways, light rail transportation and downtown Phoenix.

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: The Garden Sleep SystemT, Feather Pillows Non Allergenic, Complimentary WiFi access, LCD Flat Panel TV, TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN, Safe, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle. 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access, Photo Copying Service and Printer. Fitness center and outdoor pool, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Baggage Storage, Lounge, Coin Laundry, Elevators.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rates.
Hotel is offering 20% off best available rate for our clients. In order to get this discount you must contact the group sales manager, Kenya Griffith, direct. Her contact info: Phone: 602-293-0333; email: Kenya.griffith@hilton.com. Do note that this hotel sells out regularly during March - April period so if you are staying during that time period make your bookings well in advance.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 04 - Chase Stadium tour/Game 2
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a large deluxe buffet breakfast as well as omelette's cooked to order.

Morning: A special tour of the state-of-the art Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Stadium offers an opportunity to explore the dugout, locker room and museum at the ball field. Built in 1998, Chase field is a technologocal marvel with its retractable roof and 1,300,000 square feet of space. Go behind the scenes where the managers, players, and reporters go about their business.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the stadium.

Afternoon: Game 2! Typically games begin at 1:00PM but occasionally there is a night game which will alter our schedule. The normal schedule is to to arrive at the park early to enjoy the pre-game warm-ups and have an opportunity to get up close and personal with the players

Dinner: After the game, enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Entrees will vary nightly and always include a vegetarian option for those that enroll with that option.

Evening: Enjoy a classic baseball movie.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways, light rail transportation and downtown Phoenix.

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: The Garden Sleep SystemT, Feather Pillows Non Allergenic, Complimentary WiFi access, LCD Flat Panel TV, TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN, Safe, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle. 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access, Photo Copying Service and Printer. Fitness center and outdoor pool, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Baggage Storage, Lounge, Coin Laundry, Elevators.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rates.
Hotel is offering 20% off best available rate for our clients. In order to get this discount you must contact the group sales manager, Kenya Griffith, direct. Her contact info: Phone: 602-293-0333; email: Kenya.griffith@hilton.com. Do note that this hotel sells out regularly during March - April period so if you are staying during that time period make your bookings well in advance.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 05 - AZ Dbacks organist/Game 3
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a large deluxe buffet breakfast as well as omelette's cooked to order.

Morning: Meet Bobby Freeman, longtime organist for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Enjoy a performance and sing-a-long of some ballpark classics and laugh as Bobby shares his personal story and favorite moments. When the Diamondbacks rallied to take the 2001 world series from the Yankees in seven games could it be that Bobby was the catalyst?

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the stadium.

Afternoon: Game 3! Typically games begin at 1:00PM but occasionally there is a night game which will alter our schedule.

Dinner: Enjoy a delicious dinner at a favorite local restaurant.

Evening: Free evening after our late dinner out.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this hotel is convenient to freeways, light rail transportation and downtown Phoenix.

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: The Garden Sleep SystemT, Feather Pillows Non Allergenic, Complimentary WiFi access, LCD Flat Panel TV, TV-Premium HBO,CNN,ESPN, Safe, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Microwave, Mini Refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle. 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access, Photo Copying Service and Printer. Fitness center and outdoor pool, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Baggage Storage, Lounge, Coin Laundry, Elevators.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for rates.
Hotel is offering 20% off best available rate for our clients. In order to get this discount you must contact the group sales manager, Kenya Griffith, direct. Her contact info: Phone: 602-293-0333; email: Kenya.griffith@hilton.com. Do note that this hotel sells out regularly during March - April period so if you are staying during that time period make your bookings well in advance.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 06 - Baseball memorabilia/Game 4/Baseball Class
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a large deluxe buffet breakfast as well as omelette's cooked to order.

Morning: Baseball is a game of tradition and one of the ways we hold on to that tradition is by collecting memorabilia. Meet David Sedlmeier, the co-owner of "The Batter's Box", the oldest baseball card shop in the Phx. area (31 years). David is a wealth of information and we will discuss and learn the memorabilia trade and what makes baseball so unique in this field. If you have some special memorabilia (especially cards), bring them with you to share with David and the group during class.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the stadium.

Afternoon: Game 4! Typically games begin at 1:00PM but occasionally there is a night game which will alter our schedule.

Dinner: After the game, enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Entrees will vary nightly and always include a vegetarian option for those that enroll with that option.

Evening: Meet a major league baseball scout. Learn what it takes to discover that next great talent and just how important and difficult a scouts job truly is.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 07 - Wrap Up
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a large deluxe buffet breakfast as well as omelette's cooked to order. !

Morning: Wrap up and goodbyes. ***Please note this schedule is tentative and dependent upon the Cactus League Spring Training schedule. To obtain the better stadium seats, we need to purchase the tickets by January 1st. We cannot guarantee group seating assignments after this date.

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.
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