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Program #15551RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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Itinerary for Feb 21 — Feb 26, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel is ideally located just three miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA. Located just minutes from Burlingame's charming downtown shopping and dining district, there are plenty of options for exploration and entertainment in the area. Guests may enjoy a stroll along the scenic walking path overlooking San Francisco Bay or take a trip to downtown San Francisco, which is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms are spacious with a decor of all-white linen with honey sycamore wood accents. The bathrooms are over-sized with dark wood elevated vanities and ample counter and storage space featuring premium bath amenities. Along with windows that open and comfortable, pillow-top mattresses, all rooms are equipped with flat screen 42-inch HDTV with premium channels, high-speed internet access, laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea. All guest rooms are completely smoke free.

Facility amenities: The hotel features a California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay with sweeping views overlooking San Francisco Bay. Guests may enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Other amenities include an ATM, gift shop, laundry service, newsstand, business center and a cocktail bar. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and pet-friendly. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides Road Scholar guests with complimentary in-room high-speed wireless and wired Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: As quoted by hotel
Call the hotel at (650) 340-8500 for the best available rate at the time of the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, February 21 - Independent Arrivals and Introductions
Afternoon: 3pm: Hotel check-in time. Program registration is from 3:00 to 4:30pm followed immediately by an orientation session at 4:30pm.

Dinner: 5:30pm

Evening: 7pm: Social time and introductions

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel is ideally located just three miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA. Located just minutes from Burlingame's charming downtown shopping and dining district, there are plenty of options for exploration and entertainment in the area. Guests may enjoy a stroll along the scenic walking path overlooking San Francisco Bay or take a trip to downtown San Francisco, which is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms are spacious with a decor of all-white linen with honey sycamore wood accents. The bathrooms are over-sized with dark wood elevated vanities and ample counter and storage space featuring premium bath amenities. Along with windows that open and comfortable, pillow-top mattresses, all rooms are equipped with flat screen 42-inch HDTV with premium channels, high-speed internet access, laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea. All guest rooms are completely smoke free.

Facility amenities: The hotel features a California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay with sweeping views overlooking San Francisco Bay. Guests may enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Other amenities include an ATM, gift shop, laundry service, newsstand, business center and a cocktail bar. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and pet-friendly. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides Road Scholar guests with complimentary in-room high-speed wireless and wired Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: As quoted by hotel
Call the hotel at (650) 340-8500 for the best available rate at the time of the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, February 22 - Legendary Pianists/ The Great Religions of the Wo...
Breakfast: 6-9am buffet

Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Legendary Pianists: Paderewski, Rachmaninoff & More

What makes these legendary pianists so great? William Wellborn provides fascinating historical background about these great artists and details about their careers, along with many delightful anecdotes. The major focus is on some truly legendary recordings by these important musicians, who were among the most prominent figures of their day and remain unforgotten by modern audiences.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 1-3pm: Legendary Pianists: Paderewski, Rachmaninoff & More

Dinner: 5:30pm

Evening: 7-9pm: The Great Religions of the World

This program offers the participant an opportunity to learn about some of the important aspects of the great religions of today’s world. Each program will include a discussion of the nature of religious thought, practice and tradition, and then an overview/ history of that particular tradition’s worldview, practices and engagement with the larger world community. Possible traditions include Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. A discussion of some of the major sects of each tradition will be included.

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel is ideally located just three miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA. Located just minutes from Burlingame's charming downtown shopping and dining district, there are plenty of options for exploration and entertainment in the area. Guests may enjoy a stroll along the scenic walking path overlooking San Francisco Bay or take a trip to downtown San Francisco, which is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms are spacious with a decor of all-white linen with honey sycamore wood accents. The bathrooms are over-sized with dark wood elevated vanities and ample counter and storage space featuring premium bath amenities. Along with windows that open and comfortable, pillow-top mattresses, all rooms are equipped with flat screen 42-inch HDTV with premium channels, high-speed internet access, laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea. All guest rooms are completely smoke free.

Facility amenities: The hotel features a California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay with sweeping views overlooking San Francisco Bay. Guests may enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Other amenities include an ATM, gift shop, laundry service, newsstand, business center and a cocktail bar. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and pet-friendly. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides Road Scholar guests with complimentary in-room high-speed wireless and wired Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: As quoted by hotel
Call the hotel at (650) 340-8500 for the best available rate at the time of the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, February 23 - Field trip to Hanna House, Stanford University, P...
Note: The visit at Hanna House lasts about 90 minutes, with easy strolling from room to room.

Breakfast: 6-9:30am buffet

Morning: 10am-2pm: Field Trip to Stanford University in Palo Alto for Docent-led Visit of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House

The Hanna House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936 for Stanford Professor Paul Hanna and his wife, Jean, who were specialists in childhood education. Wright had become interested in designing elegant and affordable homes for the American middle class to create a more harmonious, enlightened society.

The long-term collaboration between the Hannas and Wright resulted in an unprecedented design: a house based on hexagonal geometry, with no right angles in the floor plan. This radical experimentation allowed Wright to explore open spatial planning. Hanna House was a turning point in his career, leading to ideas later evidenced in the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

The Hannas lived in the house until giving it to Stanford in 1975. It housed four university provosts until suffering severe damage in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. It underwent complex restoration, made complicated by its unique design, and reopened to the public in 1999. (Courtesy of the Hanna House)

Lunch: 2:15-3:15

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: 5:30pm

Evening: 7-9pm: Great Religions of the West

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel is ideally located just three miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA. Located just minutes from Burlingame's charming downtown shopping and dining district, there are plenty of options for exploration and entertainment in the area. Guests may enjoy a stroll along the scenic walking path overlooking San Francisco Bay or take a trip to downtown San Francisco, which is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms are spacious with a decor of all-white linen with honey sycamore wood accents. The bathrooms are over-sized with dark wood elevated vanities and ample counter and storage space featuring premium bath amenities. Along with windows that open and comfortable, pillow-top mattresses, all rooms are equipped with flat screen 42-inch HDTV with premium channels, high-speed internet access, laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea. All guest rooms are completely smoke free.

Facility amenities: The hotel features a California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay with sweeping views overlooking San Francisco Bay. Guests may enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Other amenities include an ATM, gift shop, laundry service, newsstand, business center and a cocktail bar. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and pet-friendly. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides Road Scholar guests with complimentary in-room high-speed wireless and wired Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: As quoted by hotel
Call the hotel at (650) 340-8500 for the best available rate at the time of the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, February 24 - The Story of Architecture: From the Pyramids to F...
The Story of Architecture: From the Pyramids to Frank Lloyd Wright/San Francisco History and Neighborhoods

Breakfast: 6-9am buffet

Morning: 9:30-11:30am: The Story of Architecture: From the Pyramids to Frank Lloyd Wright

Architectural styles are determined by the philosophy and culture in which they were made. We will consider Egyptian pyramids; Classical structures; Romanesque and Gothic religious styles; Renaissance palaces and churches; Baroque and Rococo buildings; Neo-classical and Beaux Arts revival; and finally, modern styles with a focus on Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 1:30-3:30pm: San Francisco History and Neighborhoods

Americans have two hometowns: their own and San Francisco. Enjoy an engaging look at the City by the Bay starting with its founding in 1776 through the Gold Rush, 1906 earthquake, and 1967 Summer of Love while discovering its charming neighborhoods.

Dinner: 5:30pm

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel is ideally located just three miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA. Located just minutes from Burlingame's charming downtown shopping and dining district, there are plenty of options for exploration and entertainment in the area. Guests may enjoy a stroll along the scenic walking path overlooking San Francisco Bay or take a trip to downtown San Francisco, which is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms are spacious with a decor of all-white linen with honey sycamore wood accents. The bathrooms are over-sized with dark wood elevated vanities and ample counter and storage space featuring premium bath amenities. Along with windows that open and comfortable, pillow-top mattresses, all rooms are equipped with flat screen 42-inch HDTV with premium channels, high-speed internet access, laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea. All guest rooms are completely smoke free.

Facility amenities: The hotel features a California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay with sweeping views overlooking San Francisco Bay. Guests may enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Other amenities include an ATM, gift shop, laundry service, newsstand, business center and a cocktail bar. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and pet-friendly. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides Road Scholar guests with complimentary in-room high-speed wireless and wired Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: As quoted by hotel
Call the hotel at (650) 340-8500 for the best available rate at the time of the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, February 25 - 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference/The...
20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference/The Story of Architecture/live entertainment

Breakfast: 6-8:30am buffet

Morning: 9am-noon: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference

Look back at the American presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history. These include Woodrow Wilson, FDR, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 1:30-3:30pm: The Story of Architecture: From the Pyramids to Frank Lloyd Wright

Dinner: 5:30pm

Evening: 7:15-8pm: Live entertainment

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Tuesday, February 26 - 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference / I...
Breakfast: 6-8:30am buffet

Morning: 9am-noon: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference

Lunch: Noon: The program is over after lunch. Hotel checkout is noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Burlingame
Bay Front TrailWalk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the hotel. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline.
For additional information, visit: http://baytrail.abag.ca.gov/
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: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Downtown BurlingameDowntown Burlingame is filled with interesting shops and restaurants.
For additional information, visit: http://www.burlingame.org/Index.aspx?page=96
FiloliLocated 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Whether enjoying its beauty or pursuing its educational opportunities, we invite you to explore this cherished community resource. (Courtesy of Filoli.org). Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south. Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29. Right on Edgewood. Right on Canada. Left at 86 Canada Road.
For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
Hiller Aviation MuseumHiller Aviation Museum is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. Open 10-5 daily; six miles south of hotel at 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos; 650-654-0200; take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Museum collection includes aircraft exhibits: vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Extensive gift shop. Museum is adjacent to San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
NASA Ames Exploration CenterExperience 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: http://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: http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/
Stanford UniversityStanford University: 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: http://www.stanford.edu/

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
9 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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