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LINCOLN CITY, OREGON

Coastal Catch: A Culinary Adventure Along Oregon's Beautiful Coast

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Program #6945RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Elevation Note
All activities near sea level.

Itinerary for Apr 7 — Apr 12, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 07 - Welcome! Orientation and dinner above the waves.
Arrive To: Check in at hotel front desk beginning at 3 p.m. Reception and orientation in the El Toro Room on the 4th Floor at 5 p.m.

Dinner: Dine in the hotel restaurant high above the waves.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 08 - Cooking Demonstration, Geology Lesson, Beach Walk
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel restaurant.

Morning: Geology lecture followed by a naturalist-lead beach walk in front of the hotel.

Lunch: Lunch is served in the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Engaging cooking demonstration with hotel executive chef. Sample resulting seafood delicacies and additional culinary goodies.

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Natural History of the Oregon Coast slide show

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 09 - Newport Excursion, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina...
Newport Excursion, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Head Lighthouse,Marine Discovery Boat Tour

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Visit the spectacular Oregon Coast Aquarium and learn about the coast's amazing creatures.

Lunch: Lunch at a Newport restaurant.

Afternoon: Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Natural Scenic Area is home to the coast's tallest lighthouse, and the headland surrounding it is home to countless seabirds, sea lions and seals. This outstanding location is one of the most pristine on the west coast. Then board the 65- foot educational/vessel Marine Discovery for a 2-hour boat tour of either the Yaquina Bay estuary, or cruise offshore, depending on weather and seas. Gray Whales will be migrating; sea birds will be coming on shore to nest. There will also be a hands-on crabbing demonstration during the tour. Dungeness crab are in season.

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 10 - Lincoln City Culinary Center, Estuary Studies and...
Note: Estuary walk of less than one mile on gravel road.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Watch fascinating video "Estuaries, Treasures of the Oregon Coast". This is an award-winning, locally produced video that explains the importance of our estuaries and explores the industry and natural history of our oysters, clams, crabs and other seafood.

Lunch: Lunch and cooking lesson at the Lincoln City Culinary Center. Chef Sharon Weist is a wonderful teacher as well as superb chef. Sample Oregon wine as you witness a seafood feast created before your eyes in a comfortable setting with magnificent views.

Afternoon: Visit a wilderness estuary and learn about the habitat that fosters much of the coast's life. A short walk amongst massive Sitka Spruce trees will soothe you. A simply beautiful spot!

Dinner: Dine high above the waves in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: A local expert will provide an engaging lecture.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: incredible 10-story hotel is built into the cliff right on the beach at Lincoln City; spectacular ocean views from every room

Contact info:
4009 SW Highway 101
Lincoln City, OR 97367 USA
phone: 800-452-8127
web: www.spanishhead.com

Room amenities: all rooms have frig and microwave; some have kitchettes with full stove. some rooms, but not all, have balcony, must call & request if you need something specific.

Facility amenities: ocean-view dining and lounge, heated pool, exercise and recreation rooms, saunas and enclosed ocean view spa. Miles of walking beach right outside your hotel room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check with hotel.
This resort is popular with Portland weekenders, so before and after additional nights fill up fast. Make arrangements early and make sure to mention you are with Road Scholar program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 11 - NW Commercial Fisheries Discussions, Oregon Wine...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: First presenter of the day will be the Director of the Albacore Tuna and Salmon Commissions to update the state of those industries Next, a presentation by a former Northwest fisherman on Commercial Fisheries, from the fisherman's perspective. Also, fresh Dungeness crab will be served up for each participant to crack and enjoy!

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Some free time. Then, learn about Oregon's growing wine industry. Discover local wines and taste for yourself what all of the fuss is about.

Dinner: A huge seafood buffet dinner is served in the Fathoms Restaurant. Salmon, halibut, squid, shellfish, crab plus salads and breads and great desserts! Complimentary glass of wine served with your meal.

Evening: Wrap up your time on the coast with your fellow travelers.

Lodging: Inn at Spanish Head

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 12 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Have a safe voyage home!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Lincoln City, OR
Chinook Windscasino is run by the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians, the local native people.
For additional information, visit: www.chinookwindscasino.com/
Factory Outlet StoresVariety of stores, including Coldwater Creek, Lands End, Oshkosh Begosh, Pendleton, Columbia, etc
Lincoln CityThe town is located right on the Pacific Ocean and has miles and miles of accessible beaches, shops, market places, crabbing and fishing opportunities as well as the Lincoln County Historical Museum. lots of recreational activities
Lincoln City Public LibraryModern facility with internet access

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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