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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.
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Itinerary for Oct 21 — Oct 26, 2012

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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 hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 21 - Orientation
Afternoon: 3:00 Room check in; 3-4:30: Program registration; 4:30: Orientation; 5:30-7:30: Complimentary drinks daily

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: 7:00: Introductions

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 hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 22 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Men, Women and Comedy: What Does Gender Have To Do With What's Funny? Take my wife. Please. As Henny Youngman's famous line points out, it's a common theory of comedy (thank you, Freud) that one way we use humor is to exploit the anxiety, tension or anger we have about different things. Men making jokes about women, women making jokes about men, and both making jokes about marriage and sex, have been a staple of our comedy diet since the beginning. Take Aristophanes, please. Over 2400 years ago, his plays were filled with comedy about the genders. And those cave drawings in France? What do you think they were talking about? How she won't take out the garbage and how he put on a couple of extra pounds. Beginning with a short history of how gender has played out in humor, we will discuss the following questions: In what ways do the genders continue to battle out their differences through humor? What is the difference between women's humor and men's humor? Why does comedy tend to be so dominated by men? How do things change when a male or female say the same joke? How does gendered comedy challenge or uphold the values of the status quo? Employing audio and video examples and lots of jokes, this workshop, promises a lively, provocative and fun discussion.

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 3-5: Classic Cinema: The Greatest Films Ever: From Birth of a Nation to The Artist, going to the movies has been a treasured and shared experience for over a hundred years. We'll sample clips from some of the most famous films from then and now, and re-live those golden moments of the silver screen.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: 7-9: TV or Not TV? The Tube and Popular Culture. From talk shows to reality shows, educational to MTV, sitcoms to soap operas, the box has engaged, enraged, enlightened, and delighted us for 60 plus years. We'll see and discuss clips from shows over the decades that have entertained us and influenced our societal values as well.

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 hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 23 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Post Impressionism: There is art after French Impressionism. See how painters like Van Gogh, Seurat, 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 the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 3-5: American Masters: Here is a class that will 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; & Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and selected Broadway shows. It’s all true Americana!

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining area.

Evening: 7-9: American Masters

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 hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 24 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Men, Women and Comedy

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 12:45-5: Bus trip to Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford University

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.

Evening: Free time

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 hotel at 650-292-7387.
Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 25 - Closing ceremony
Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Classic Cinema: The Greatest Films Ever

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: 3-5: TV or Not TV? The Tube and Popular Culture

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Evening: 7:15-8: Live musical entertainment

Lodging: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 26 - Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast in atrium.

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Post Impressionism

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.

Afternoon: Program over after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Burlingame, CA
Bay Front trailWalk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the Embassy Suites. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline.
Downtown BurlingameDowntown Burlingame is a charming retail area filled with interesting shops and restaurants. There are two different sections of the downtown area to stroll through as you window gaze. By Car: Take Anza Boulevard west, turn right onto Airport Blvd., left onto Broadway Ave. You will see a Caltrain station. This begins the Broadway Ave. retail area. To continue on to the Burlingame Ave. retail area, take a left on California Dr., and go 12-15 blocks. There will be a second Caltrain station at Washington Park; turn left or right onto Burlingame Avenue. The shopping district is filled with interesting shops and restaurants. By Trolley: The City of Burlingame sponsors a free trolley which stops at the hotel and takes you to downtown Burlingame every day except Sunday. The hotel has a map of the trolley route and timetables. The Burlingame Avenue CalTrain Station, located on California Drive, is a historic landmark. You may board trains to San Francisco here.
For additional information, visit: www.burlingame.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.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org
NASA Ames Research CenterNASA Ames Exploration Center: Experience NASA technology and missions first hand; open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4, free admission; 650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497; Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, 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: www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
San FranciscoSome of the main attractions in America's favorite city include Chinatown, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Ferry Building and downtown Market Street, the Asian Art Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park with the Japanese Tea Garden and deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Bridge, Mission Dolores, Nob Hill and Grace Cathedral, the Presidio with the Walt Disney Family Museum, Union Square, Yerba Buena Center with the SF Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Cliff House and the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum.
For additional information, visit: www6.sfgov.org/index.aspx?page=5
Stanford 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, Cantor Arts Center and the Hanna Honeycomb House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. 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: www.stanford.edu/
The Computer History MuseumThe 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. Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5; 650-810-1010; 1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right.
For additional information, visit: www.computerhistory.org/

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