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Program #17302RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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: 44 total, 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinner

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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Club Quarters: Chicago, Illinois, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Club Quarters, Central Loop, is located in the center of Chicago's downtown Loop, among the skyscrapers of Frank Lloyd Wright, Burnham and Rood, and Mies van der Rohe. Just a short walk away from the hotel, you'll find Symphony Center, the Art Institute, Sears Tower, and more.

Contact info:
111 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603 USA
phone: 312-214-6400
web: www.clubquarters.com

Room amenities: Cable television with pay-by-view movies. Room service offers 24-hour multi menu delivery. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, automated wake-up calls, radio/alarm clock, individual controlled thermostat, hair dryer, make-up mirror

Facility amenities: Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant on premises. Free wireless and wired Internet access, business center, access to swimming pool at nearby private health club, valet services, self-parking service, launderetty, Club Room with complimentary coffee and reading materials.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: request Road Scholar rate
Pre-program nights available. To book additional nights, please call the Club Quarters national reservations office at 212-575-0006. Specify proper Club Quarters location.

This is an itinerary program, and group departs after third night in hotel

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hilton Springfield: Springfield, Illinois, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historic downtown area of Springfield, IL, the newly remodeled Hilton is the closest hotel to most of the Abraham Lincoln sites. Other attractions are nearby, and hotel is surrounded by many quaint shops, bistros and shopping.

Contact info:
700 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1601 USA
phone: 217-789-1530
web: www1.hilton.com/en+US/hi/hotel/SPFSHHF

Room amenities: air conditioning, clock radio, HBO, non-smoking, 24-hour housekeeping, coffee maker, Crabtree and Evelyn amenities, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, high speed Internet access, double locking doors

Facility amenities: State-of-the-art fitness center, business center, Notary Public, photo copying service, automated teller, baggage storage, barber shop, clothing store, concierge desk, florist, gift shop, local area transportation, lounge, safety deposit box

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Kirkwood Inn: Kirkwood, Missouri, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Newly renovated, two-diamond hotel situated in one of St. Louis' most popular areas, Kirkwood. Close to many attractions, the hotel has good reviews and is comfortable and welcoming

Contact info:
1200 S. Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-7225 USA
phone: 314-821-3950
web: book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/productInfo.do?propertyCode=26140

Room amenities: Cable or satellite television with HBO, AM/FM alarm clock, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, voice mail, each room has a balcony or patio with sliding glass door, free wireless high-speed Internet

Facility amenities: Fitness center, pool, restaurant onsite, room service, business center, high speed Internet

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

Elevator: Yes

Clarion Hotel: Springfield, Missouri, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is located in the heart of the retail and entertainment district. This hotel has been awarded the Choice Hotel's gold award for the quality of its accommodations.

Contact info:
3333 S. Glenstone
Springfield, MO 65804 USA
phone: 417-883-6550
web: www.hotel-rates.com/us/missouri/springfield/clarion-hotel-springfield.html

Room amenities: Air conditioning, free newspaper, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, coffee/tea maker, in-room high speed Internet access, cable TV

Facility amenities: Full sized restaurant on premises with room service available. Pool, exercise room, game room, laundry room, 24-hour business center.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Waterford Marriott: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Four-diamond Oklahoma City hotel near Bricktown, Nichols Hills shopping and the business district.

Five golf courses nearby, a variety of spa treatments available.

Contact info:
6300 Waterford Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73118 USA
phone: 140-584-8781 x0
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/okcwa-waterford-marriott/

Room amenities: Coffee maker/tea service, individual climate control, iron and ironing board, luxury bedding, hair dryer, cable TV, movies/videos/pay-per-view, air conditioning, alarm clock

Facility amenities: Concierge desk, full-service business center, room service, safe deposit boxes at front desk, coffee in lobby, BlueFire Lounge, heated pool, whirlpool

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

Elevator: Yes

Comfort Inn & Suites: Amarillo, Texas, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
2300 Soncy Road
Amarillo, TX 79121 USA
phone: 806-457-9100
web: www.comfortinn.com/hotel-amarillo-texas-TX576

Room amenities: cable TV, free local calls, computer hook-up, hair dryer, hi-speed Internet access, coffee maker, individual air conditioning and heat, iron and ironing board, microwave, refrigerator, voice mail, wake-up service

Facility amenities: Business center, exercise room, free local calls, meeting room, guest laundry, indoor heated pool, indoor whirlpool/hot tub, interior corridors

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

MCM Elegante: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking

Contact info:
2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
web: www.mcmelegante.com

Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request, new pillow-top mattresses

Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, gift shop, restaurant and lounge on premises

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

Elevator: Yes

El Rancho Hotel and Motel: Gallup, New Mexico, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This hotel, opened in 1937, drew many film stars while Wild West movies were being made in the area.

Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Kirk Douglas were among the many who stayed at El Rancho.

The hotel is decorated and furnished throughout in an Old West rustic style; autographed movie star photos, Navajo rugs, and other period decorations adorn its magnificent 2-story open lobby with circular staircase.

The hotel was and is located on Route 66.

Contact info:
1000 East Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301 USA
phone: 800-543-6351
web: www.elranchohotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, HBO. The rooms are individually decorated and fully restored.

Facility amenities: New furnishings complement the refurbished antique furniture.

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

Elevator: Yes

La Quinta Inn & Suites Flagstaff: Flagstaff, AZ, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located three miles from the historic downtown area and is centrally located for easy access to Flagstaff's many attractions.

Contact info:
2015 S. Beulah Boulevard
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 USA
phone: 180-044-7413
web: www.laquinta.com/flagstaff

Room amenities: Working windows that actually open (!), high-speed Internet access, cable TV, pay-per-view movies, air conditioning, complimentary newspaper, free local calls, voice mail, coffee/tea maker, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: The hotel offers fresh, contemporary decor, wake-up service, fitness room, hot tub, outdoor heated pool.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Grand Canyon Hotel: Williams, Arizona, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: European style boutique hotel is the oldest hotel in Arizona, with individually decorated rooms.

Contact info:
145 W. Route 66
Williams, AZ 86046-2528 USA
phone: 928-635-1419
web: thegrandcanyonhotel.com

Room amenities: Ceiling fan, hair dryer, free wi-fi

Facility amenities: Free wi-fi; bar/lounge; smoke free; coffee, tea, microwave and television in lobby.

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

Hilton Garden Inn Victorville: Victorville, California, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the heart of the high desert just two hours from Los Angeles International Airport and the beach, and three hours from Las Vegas, NV

Contact info:
12603 Mariposa Road
Victoville, CA 92395 USA
phone: 760-952-1200
web: hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=VCVGIGI

Room amenities: Garden Sleep System beds, ergonomic desk chair, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, two telephones with data port and voice mail, high speed Internet, hair dryer, iron and ironing board

Facility amenities: 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, automated teller, bar area, coin-op laundry, elevators, lounge, news stand, room service, safety deposit box, business center, photo copying service, fitness center, whirlpool, swimming pool, restaurant

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

Elevator: Yes

Los Angeles Marriott Downtown: Los Angeles, California, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in downtown Los Angeles, this lovely hotel is near the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles Zoo, Music Center of Los Angeles, Dodger Stadium, Beverly Hills, NBC Studios Tours, Universal Studios Hollywood/City Walk

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/laxdt-los-angeles-marriott-downtown

Room amenities: air conditioning, alarm clock, individual climate control, iron and ironing board, luxurious down bedding, Cable TV, down/feather pillows or foam pillows, safe, voice mail, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, in-room coffee, toll free phone calls

Facility amenities: High speed Internet access, lobby bar and lounge, restaurant, 13 floors, 400 rooms, 2-story lobby, pool, concierge desk, business center, room service, safe deposit boxes, express check-out

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: request quote from hotel
Adding a night after would be fine; as this program is on the move, a night before would not be appropriate

Check out time: 12:00 PM


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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15 nights of accommodations
44 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 15 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
27 Field trips
2 Performances

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