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BEGINS IN: BURLINGAME, CALIFORNIA

An American Icon: Majestic Yosemite National Park

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Program #19237RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
Meals: 15 total, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport: Burlingame, California, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Enjoy contemporary rooms, waterfront views of the San Francisco Bay, and easy access to downtown San Francisco at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport. The hotel is located just two miles south of San Francisco Airport (SFO) and provides a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service. Guests can experience scenic bayside views from their room or from the adjacent jogging and walking trails, and enjoy an invigorating work out in the complimentary fitness center. Head into downtown San Francisco and avoid traffic by taking the complimentary shuttle bus to the nearby Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station.

Contact info:
835 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010-9949 USA
phone: 650-344-5500
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-san-francisco-airport-SFOAODT/index.html

Room amenities: Rooms are equipped with plush top beds and hypoallergenic down pillows; 27-inch TV with cable, premium channels and video games; large desk with high-speed internet access (only $9.95 per day); clock radio with MP3 connectivity; hair dryer; iron/ironing board; and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: Guest rooms feature contemporary European decor and comfortable bedding. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, which specializes in sustainable fresh local foods, as well as room service. For coffee lovers, there’s a Starbucks® cart in lobby. The hotel offers valet dry cleaning service (but not same-day service). However, there is no on-site guest laundry. For those who arrive early and wish to explore the area, you can catch a complimentary trolley from the hotel to the charming town of Burlingame, or take a shuttle bus to the nearest BART station for a trip north to San Francisco. PARKING: There is no charge for Road Scholar participants who drive to the program and wish to leave their cars in the hotel parking lot (for up to 14 days). WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service in the lobby area and the 24-hour business center. If you wish to have high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access in your guest room, there is a daily charge of $9.95/day. This may be arranged at the front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Limited special rate
Call the hotel directly at (650) 344-5500 to make a reservation for additional nights prior to the start of the program. The hotel only has 3 rooms available for pre-program stays, so first come first served. Be sure to mention the special ROAD SCHOLAR NATIONAL PARKS #1 GROUP CODE C-NP1 to get a preferred rate. NOTE: After these rooms are taken, any additional reservation requests are based on room availability at the prevailing rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Yosemite View Lodge: El Portal, 4 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Yosemite View Lodge is a two-story motor inn that is situated along the Merced River, 2 ½ miles from the west entrance to Yosemite National Park. The Lodge provides guests with a beautiful and tranquil natural setting overlooking the wild Merced River. This location is a great location for touring some of the most popular sites in the park. It is a mile east of El Portal, 12 miles from Bridal Veil Falls and El Capitan; 14 miles from Lower Yosemite Falls and Upper Yosemite Falls, and 15 miles from Glacier Point and Yosemite Village.

Contact info:
11136 Highway 140
El Portal, CA 95318 USA
phone: 209-379-2681
web: http://www.stayyosemiteviewlodge.com/

Room amenities: All guest rooms include a private bathroom with shower/tub combination, hair dryer, and complimentary toiletries; kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker and dishware; clock radio; and iron/ironing board. Rollaway beds are available. Other amenities include cable/satellite TV with premium channels; direct-dial phone; and climate-control. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

Facility amenities: All of the 278 air-conditioned guestrooms are equipped with kitchenettes. The hotel offers a range of amenities including a bar/lounge and the on-site Yosemite View restaurant; 24-hour front desk service; a gift shop and convenience store; coin-op laundry facilities; and a central safe-deposit box at the front desk. Yosemite View Lodge amenities also include an indoor heated pool, two outdoor pools (open seasonally), five spa tubs and a patio area. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: There is a fee of $9.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary) for high-speed in-room Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 11:00 AM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
1 Performances

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