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Program #14134RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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 Dec 30 — Jan 4, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call BACL office for price.
Please call Bay Area Classic Learning office (in San Francisco) to let us know exactly which nights you would like to stay extra (must be contiguous w/program dates) at 650-557-9000. Please write a note on Health Form as well. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, December 30 - Orientation
Afternoon: Program registration and room check-in. One hour orientation session follows in conference room at 4:30 which is followed by dinner, 5:30-6:30. Complimentary drinks available daily in Atrium from 5:30-7:30.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: 7:15-8: Live stand up comedy

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call BACL office for price.
Please call Bay Area Classic Learning office (in San Francisco) to let us know exactly which nights you would like to stay extra (must be contiguous w/program dates) at 650-557-9000. Please write a note on Health Form as well. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, December 31 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Today's World of Standup Comedy: What’s it like to be a comedian? Your instructor is a stand-up comic who offers insight into the creative process of a joke—from the idea to the writing to the delivery. You will also be taken backstage to learn how comedians progress up the tough comedy ladder to pursue their labor of love.

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: 7-10: Ring in the New Year with good cheer and laughter. Say goodbye to 2012 with your fellow Roadsters laughing at stand up comedy from two professional Bay Area comedians. Await the Times Square ball drop with snacks, cake and a champagne toast and then enjoy some live musical entertainment. Happy New Year!

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call BACL office for price.
Please call Bay Area Classic Learning office (in San Francisco) to let us know exactly which nights you would like to stay extra (must be contiguous w/program dates) at 650-557-9000. Please write a note on Health Form as well. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 01 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 11-11:45: Standup comedy. Happy 2013! You ended the old year with laughter so start off the new year the same way.

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 1-3: Today's World of Standup Comedy

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining area.

Evening: 7:15-8: Stand up comedy

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call BACL office for price.
Please call Bay Area Classic Learning office (in San Francisco) to let us know exactly which nights you would like to stay extra (must be contiguous w/program dates) at 650-557-9000. Please write a note on Health Form as well. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 02 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Great Jewish Comedians: So, You Think That's Funny? From Myron Cohen to Sarah Silverman, Jewish jokesters have had a disproportionate influence on American comedy. At three percent of the nation's population, Jews have made up as much as two-thirds of the country's comics. Learn how and why Jews have been making us laugh for decades.

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 1-5: Bus trip to highlights of San Francisco

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: 7:15-8: Stand up comedy performed by a professional Bay Area comedian.

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.

Contact info:
150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES

Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.

Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call BACL office for price.
Please call Bay Area Classic Learning office (in San Francisco) to let us know exactly which nights you would like to stay extra (must be contiguous w/program dates) at 650-557-9000. Please write a note on Health Form as well. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 03 - Closing ceremony
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Great Jewish Comedians

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 1:30-3:30: Great Jewish Comedians

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Evening: 7:15-8: Stand up comedy. Closing remarks.

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 04 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast in atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Great Jewish Comedians

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: Program over after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Burlingame, CA
Bay Front trailThere is the Bay Front trail, excellent for walking or jogging, along San Francisco Bay right in front of the hotel, with fabulous views of the Bay and four-acre park and lagoon. Trail features a small fishing pier at the far end of the hotel's parking lot, for scenic views or angling. Many bird-watching opportunities!
Coyote Point County Recreation AreaTwo miles from hotel. Coyote Point County Recreation Area (C.P.C.R.A), offers many activities, such as swimming in the Bay, picnicking, fishing, and bike riding. $5 park admission fee per car (waived for seniors 62+). Coyote Point, a rocky outcropping of chert, was once an island; the first people to utilize it were the Ohlone Indians. Three shell mounds on the north side indicate activities such as fishing, eating, or possibly religious ceremonies. In 1845, Pio Pico, the Mexican governor, granted the island to Cayetano Arenas as payment for a debt. In 1850, it was sold again to the shipping firm of Mellus and Howard, who reclaimed the marsh and erected levees and drainage ditches for a dairy pasture, and later built a pier for loading lumber. In 1940, the Howard estate sold the 402 acres to the San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Dept. Stroll (or fish) at the marina breakwater, the beach promenade (watch for windsurfers), or view the saltwater marsh with its shorebirds, just south of the yacht club. Chip a few balls at Poplar Creek Golf Course (see listing below), or visit Coyote Point Yacht Harbor and Club. Visit their website for more info on the features mentioned, or call 650-573-2592.
For additional information, visit: www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/smc/department/home/0,,5556687_12305989_12313345,00.html
Coyote Point Museum for Environmental EducationTwo miles from hotel. Located inside Coyote Point County Recreation Area, which has a $5 entry fee per car (waived for seniors 62+). Museum entry fee is $4 for seniors 62+, $6 for adults under 62. Newly refurbished 4,000 sq. ft. walk-through aviary houses over four-dozen native California birds. Landscaped trees and plants, along with pond and waterfall, give visitors an opportunity to view the birds up-close in a natural setting. River otter exhibit; live honybee/hive exhibit; Wildlife Habitat featuring live, rescued native California species; rotating science-related exhibits; rotating art exhibits relating to the natural world. Environmental Hall features six Bay Area/California ecosystems. Themed gardens encompass 1.3 acres including a Hummingbird Garden, Butterfly Habitat and Nature's Marketplace, featuring native plants used by Native Californians. Wheelchair-accessible. See their website for driving directions and more information, or call (650) 342-7755. Closed Mondays.
For additional information, visit: www.coyoteptmuseum.org
Hiller Aviation MuseumSix miles from hotel. The museum’s 53,000 sq. ft. complex consists of a main exhibit hall, an entrance atrium, 35-seat theater, 50-seat conference center, and gift shop. The Restoration Shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Collection includes 50 aircraft exhibits: Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Call for more info, and driving directions, at 650-654-0200, or visit their website. Open 7 days a week. $6 for seniors 65+, $9 for adults under 65.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org
Poplar Creek Golf CourseTwo miles from hotel. Club house, Pro shop, restaurant/bar (specializing in Italian cuisine and seafood). Course has 18 holes. Make tee time reservations on their website or call 650-522-4653. See their website for fee rates.
For additional information, visit: www.poplarcreekgolf.com/index.html

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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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
8 Performances

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