HOTEL CHECK OUT: Please check out of the Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel at the end of the Tournament of Roses program. The group will depart by bus after lunch for Hollywood.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Hollywood
After lunch, board the motorcoach for Hollywood where we'll meet our guide, John Daugherty. The first stop is Hollywood & Highland, the complex that houses the site of the Academy Awards. Walk along the Walk of Fame to Grauman's Chinese Theater, famous for its foot and hand prints of the stars.
On the way to the LA Downtown Hotel, view the 1930 Pantages Theater, a historical landmark and art deco masterpiece, and the Capitol Record Tower. Get a glimpse of the famous Hollywood sign
HOTEL GROUP CHECK-IN: Check into the LA Downtown Hotel after 3:00PMDinner: Dinner at LA Downtown 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: ORIENTATION: Brief orientation begins after 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.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Lunch, Dinner
From the first settlement at El Pueblo Historical Monument to today's modern urban center with its world-class institutions, we'll see how the downtown area has evolved.
FIELD TRIP: Exploration of Downtown Los Angeles
After class, ride the motorcoach to the first destination to begin an all day exploration of downtown with John Daugherty, our guide. John has lived in LA for over 50 years, is passionate about the city and eager to share some of his favorite areas with us.
During the day, our stops will include the 1893 Bradbury Building, the oldest commercial office structure remaining in downtown LA and a popular film location; the facades of Vaudeville-era movie houses on Broadway; and the Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels where we'll visit the sanctuary and mausoleum and admire John Nava's tapestries. Later we'll view LA City Hall, the Richard J. Riordan Central Library and Union Station - the last of the nation's great train stations. Built in 1939, it features a grand combination of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco designs.Lunch: Lunch at Philippe's
Enjoy one of Los Angeles's original cuisines--the French Dip sandwich--at this historic restaurant.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: CLASS: The Getty Villa
This session introduces the highlights of the Getty Villa antiquities collection by gallery theme.Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Oil magnate J. Paul Getty used some of his vast wealth to amass an incredible art and antiquities collection, first displayed in his ranch house on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. In the early 70s, he had a Romanesque Villa constructed next to his house to be a permanent museum for his collection. The Malibu Villa, modeled after the partially excavated Villa dei Papiri in Italy, became the home of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1974.
In 1997 the Getty Villa was closed and the collection was relocated to the new hill-top Getty Center in Brentwood (Los Angeles). After a nine-year, $275 million renovation and expansion, the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa re-opened as a home to the museum's Antiquities Collection.
The Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities are arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos, and the Theater and Stories of the Trojan War, housed within Roman-inspired architecture and surrounded by Roman-style gardens.
Explore the museum on your own or join one of the public tours.Lunch: Lunch at the Getty Villa will be on your own to give you greater flexibility in viewing the Villa collection at your leisure.
The Cafe at the Getty Villa serves casual Mediterranean fare and has indoor and outdoor seating. Menu choices include salads, soups, panini, pizzas, pastas, vegetables and desserts.
The Coffee Kiosk near the Cafe entrance offers coffee, hot tea, espresso drinks, lemonade, and bottled beverages, as well as grab-and-go items including home-made soup, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and a selection of baked goods, deserts, and ice cream.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: PERFORMANCE: To Be Announced
Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Guided walk to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to explore the gardens, architecture and lobby area. This Frank Gehry designed home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic opened in October 2003 and is a noteworthy part of downtown Los Angeles landscape.
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Los Angeles program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Meals Included: Breakfast
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone (310) 440-7300
The Getty Villa houses the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection of approximately 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities. Over 1,200 works are on view in 23 galleries devoted to the permanent collection, with five additional galleries for changing exhibitions. With objects dating from 6,500 B.C. to A.D. 400, the collection contains monumental sculptures as well as artifacts of everyday life.For additional information, visit: http://www.getty.edu/visit/
Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
(877) 506-3780For additional information, visit: www.discoverlosangeles.com