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Program #15551RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for Dec 12 — Dec 17, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is ideally located just four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

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

Room amenities: Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. All rooms are equipped with a coffee maker and tea service, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, curved shower rod, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Guests may plug in their iPod, camera or laptop to an in-room system. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in the lobby and guest rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call the hotel for current room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, December 12 - Registration/Orientation/Introductions
Afternoon: REGISTRATION takes place in the hallway outside of the meeting room. Check in to the hotel at the lobby desk; you will be directed to the meeting room where the Road Scholar program is being held.

ORIENTATION begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.

Evening: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is ideally located just four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

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

Room amenities: Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. All rooms are equipped with a coffee maker and tea service, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, curved shower rod, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Guests may plug in their iPod, camera or laptop to an in-room system. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in the lobby and guest rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call the hotel for current room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, December 13 - American Artists Abroad: The Lure of Paris 1830-1...
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: American Artists Abroad: The Lure of Paris 1830-1900

Paris was the cultural capital of the world in the 19th century and proved an irresistible magnet for Americans who flocked to the City of Light. In the decades preceding and following the Civil War, hundreds of Americans joined the throngs headed to Paris. This course examines the history of Paris and its lure for expatriates who thrived in the stimulating environment Paris offered and whose experience in Paris transformed the world of art.

The class includes the following Americans:

Samuel F. B. Morse

Elizabeth Jane Gardner

William Morris Hunt

David Jefferson Chalfant

Thomas Hovenden

Mary Cassatt

Willard Metcalf

Theodore Robinson

Theodore Earl Butler

Frederick William MacMonnies

Enid Yandell

Mary Fairchild MacMonnie Low

Lilla Cabot Perry

Robert Vonnoh

Frederic Porter Vinton

John Singer Sargent

James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Cecilia Beaux

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke

Henry Ossawa Turner

Elizabeth Nourse

Nelson Norris Bickford

Charles Courtney Curran

Frederick Childe Hassam

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: CLASS: Aging is Amazing

We all have a picture in our heads of growing old. We see people who have lost their ability to remember, who are too tired to begin new and exciting projects, who are bolted to their television sets, unable to walk without walkers or accept a new idea. This picture bears no relation to modern reality yet many seniors let the specter of physical disintegration haunt them. They waste fruitless hours working on their appearance and their diet habits to look younger when, in reality, the latter years of life can be the best and most exhilarating of their lives.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: Time to socialize with fellow participants

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is ideally located just four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

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

Room amenities: Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. All rooms are equipped with a coffee maker and tea service, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, curved shower rod, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Guests may plug in their iPod, camera or laptop to an in-room system. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in the lobby and guest rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call the hotel for current room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, December 14 - American Artists Abroad: The Lure of Paris 1830-1...
American Artists Abroad: The Lure of Paris 1830-1900/Intriguing Politics Of The Supreme Court

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: American Artists Abroad: The Lure of Paris 1830-1900

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: Time to take the complimentary shuttle and explore charming downtown Burlingame which has many shops, restaurants, a historic train station and library. It is also home to the Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia which is actually three museums in one. In addition to a Pez collection in which includes one of each ever made, the museum is also home to the Classic Toy Museum and the Banned Toy Museum.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: CLASS: The Intriguing Politics Of The Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. Examine the role of the high court in our political process, discuss the power of the court and how it goes about making its key decisions.

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is ideally located just four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

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

Room amenities: Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. All rooms are equipped with a coffee maker and tea service, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, curved shower rod, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Guests may plug in their iPod, camera or laptop to an in-room system. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in the lobby and guest rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call the hotel for current room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, December 15 - The Symphony from Beethoven to the Present/The In...
The Symphony from Beethoven to the Present/The Intriguing Politics Of The Supreme Court

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: The Symphony from Beethoven to the Present

At the turn of the 19th century, Ludwig van Beethoven established the symphony as the leading genre of orchestral music. Composers since that time have made their boldest, most innovative musical ideas in the symphony genre. A symphonic journey will be undertaken from Beethoven’s masterpieces to present day symphonies, with stops along the way including Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Shostakovich among others.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: CLASS: The Symphony from Beethoven to the Present

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: CLASS: The Intriguing Politics Of The Supreme Court

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton SFO Bayfront is ideally located just four miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA, a short drive from downtown San Francisco. The hotel offers inspiring views overlooking San Francisco Bay and nearby there's a scenic walking path where guests can enjoy a stroll along the Bay. The charming downtown section of Burlingame is filled with plenty of shopping and dining options.

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

Room amenities: Each guest room contains a 42 inch flat screen HDTV with complimentary HBO(R), in-room movie channels, on-demand movies, cable, CNN and ESPN. All rooms are equipped with a coffee maker and tea service, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, arm chair with ottoman, clock radio with MP3 connection, curved shower rod, non-allergenic feather pillows, safe, visual strobe for the hearing-impaired, bathroom amenities and telephone featuring auto wakeup, voicemail, and a dataport. 24-hour housekeeping is standard and evening room service is available. Guests receive USA Today daily, Monday through Friday. Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: The Hilton SFO Bayfront is a 100% smoke-free hotel. It offers guests many fine amenities including the California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay, which provides sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. Guests can also enjoy their favorite cocktail in the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel's Lobby Lounge. The hotel features an indoor heated pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as a 24-hour business center. Guests may plug in their iPod, camera or laptop to an in-room system. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from SFO and to downtown Burlingame. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary WiFi internet access is available in the lobby and guest rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based on availability
Call the hotel for current room rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, December 16 - Middle East at the Crossroads/San Francisco/Live ...
Note: Four hour narrated bus trip to highlights of San Francisco. There will be stops for bathroom breaks and picture taking.

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: Middle East at the Crossroads

Israel, the Palestinians and the U.S.are the key players in the Middle East peace process. This course looks at the changing relations between the three parties, and how it all fits in with the rising call for democracy in the Arab world.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Narrated bus trip to highlights of San Francisco

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: Live entertainment

Lodging: Hilton SFO Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Tuesday, December 17 - Middle East at the Crossroads
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: Middle East at the Crossroads

Lunch: Lunch in hotel. 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 the intersection; museum is on the 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) Open 11-3:30 Tuesday through Saturday

650-364-8300

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. 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. 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.
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 and the Cantor Arts Center

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/


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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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