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11 Days | 10 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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: 25 total, 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 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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Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station: San Diego, CA, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The waterfront Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport hotel at Liberty Station is nestled along the water and located just minutes from SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and the historic Gaslamp district. The hotel is nestled along the waterfront in the heart of Liberty Station, an urban re-development of the historic Naval Training Center. Surrounded by restaurants, shops, spa facilities and museums, the hotel is also adjacent to a beautiful 46-acre waterfront park that offers bike & kayak rentals. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, bar and delicatessen. There are 5,000 sq ft of meeting space and 200 guest rooms.

Contact info:
2592 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106 USA
phone: 619-221-1900
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanal-courtyard-san-diego-airport-liberty-station/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed and include free high-speed Internet access (wired and wireless); cotton-rich linens; iHome docking stations and 32" HDTVs. In addition to the general amenities, guest rooms are also furnished with a hair dryer, iron/ironing board, mini-fridge, and coffee maker.

Facility amenities: This four-story hotel provides stunning waterfront views of downtown San Diego; complimentary on-site parking and airport shuttle service for its guests; an on-site Fitness Center; a Business Center; coffee in the Lobby; outdoor swimming pool with a waterside deli and fire pit; and safe deposit boxes. Guests may relax at one of the hotel's stylish on-site restaurants, bars or waterside deli, and choose between indoor or outdoor seating. WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE: Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available in guest rooms and public areas.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
Call the hotel directly for early arrival availability and rates, which will be based upon room availability. The Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station hotel is the starting point for this On The Road moving program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

The Queen Mary Hotel: Long Beach, CA, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Come aboard the legendary Queen Mary, the historic ocean liner and World War II troopship. A floating city awash in elegance, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, remains one of the most famous ships in history. The Queen Mary features 365 hotel staterooms, award-winning onboard restaurants and dining, a wedding chapel, 16 Art Deco reception salons for private celebrations, and exciting tours.

Contact info:
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802 USA
phone: 562-435-3511
web: www.queenmary.com

Room amenities: The 314 original First-Class Staterooms and nine Suites are situated on three decks and all are above sea level. No two rooms are alike! Many of these Staterooms feature the original artwork found on the ship during her heyday as well as authentic Art Deco built-ins for additional storage. All staterooms are air-conditioned and larger than the average cruise ship cabin. Each room is equipped with a telephone, iPod docking station and alarm clock; 32” LCD flat screen TV with satellite and Pay-Per-View movies; hair dryer; iron/ironing board; Pillow Top Perfect Sleeper Serta Mattress; and Crabtree Evelyn bath products. Room service is available. Bed Configuration: The variety of bed configurations includes 1 king, 1 queen, 1 full or 2 twins.

Facility amenities: Whether it’s the authentic polished wood paneling, the original 1930s artwork, the Art Deco style or the operable portholes, there’s no question that the Queen Mary Hotel is unlike any other Southern California hotel. Each stateroom is unique with its own personality and offers a real glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the 30's, 40’s and 50’s. From historic shipwalk tours and an onboard Art Gallery to paranormal attractions, shops, spa and fitness room, and various events, there is a wide variety of things to do and see while aboard the ship. The Queen Mary is a 100% non-smoking hotel. WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE: Wi-Fi is available on board the Queen Mary in all rooms for a fee per computer of $5.99 for 60 minutes, or $9.99 for 24 hours. You can set up your WiFi access at the hotel front desk. A credit card is required.

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

Elevator: Yes

Harbor View Inn: Santa Barbara, CA, 2 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: The Harbor View Inn is a family friendly, resort-style hotel that provides an ideal location for those wishing to experience the best that Santa Barbara has to offer---from the beautiful Pacific coastline (the Inn sits right across the street from the ocean and a white sandy beach) to the charming shops and restaurants along State Street.

Contact info:
28 W. Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA
phone: 800-755-0222
web: www.harborviewinnsb.com/

Room amenities: All guest rooms feature the same amenities and are as follows: All rooms include a private patio or balcony and added amenities like terry cloth robes, coffeemaker, CD player, personal safe, iron and board, hair dryer, mini-bar, safe and a daily newspaper delivered to your door. Your remote-control flat screen TV has cable service with free HBO and pay per-view movies and games.

Facility amenities: This boutique resort hotel include 102 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms and many amenities. The Harbor View Inn's ocean-view pool is a spectacular place to relax amid blooming colors and tropical palm trees. Or you can soak in the jacuzzi and watch the sunset. The adults-only fitness center features treadmill, elliptical trainers, stationary bike, universal gym and free weights. The gift shop serves as a convenient place to purchase toiletries and other swim/sun essentials. The business center offers 24-hour access to the internet through a desktop computer as well as printer and copier access. WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE: Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available in all guest rooms and public areas. Road Scholar guests should request the password when they check in.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Plus Cavalier Oceanfront Resort: San Simeon, CA, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is located just three miles south of Hearst Castle. It is Cambria and San Simeon's only oceanfront accommodation and affords the traveler spectacular natural beauty, comfortable lodging and gracious hospitality. Situated on California's scenic Highway 1, one of the world's most beautiful roadways, this property is a gateway to viewing migrating Gray Whales (in season), California sea otters and sea lions, and some of California's finest vineyards and wineries.

Contact info:
9415 Hearst Drive
San Simeon, CA 93452-9724 USA
phone: 805-927-4688
web: bestwesterncalifornia.com/hotels/best-western-plus-cavalier-oceanfront-resort

Room amenities: Guest rooms are tastefully appointed and have one king or two queen-size beds. Amenities include cable satellite television with HBO, AM/FM alarm clock, coffee/tea maker, refrigerator, hairdryer and iron/board. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available with 1 king or 2 queen bed configurations. Bathrooms have grab bars and some have roll-in showers. Ground floor rooms are available.

Facility amenities: The BEST WESTERN PLUS Cavalier Oceanfront Resort features an on-site restaurant, outdoor heated pool, spa and exercise facility (open from 9:00AM to 9:00PM), gift shop, and concierge services. It is a 100% smoke free hotel. WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE: Free Wi-Fi high-speed internet access is available in all guest rooms and throughout the hotel. Guest rooms are also hard-wired with Ethernet cables.

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

Best Western Victorian Inn Hotel: Monterey, 2 nights
Type: Inn

Description: The Best Western Victorian Inn Hotel offers its guests the pleasures of a seaside vacation and close proximity to the major attractions of the Monterey Bay area such as the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium and the unique shops and restaurants along Cannery Row. There's a nearby recreation trail, which is great for scenic runs, walks or bike rides.

Contact info:
487 Foam Street
Monterey, CA 93940 USA
phone: 831-373-8000
web: www.victorianinn.com/

Room amenities: Each guest room features a marble gas fireplace, spacious bathroom, armoire and either a private balcony, patio or window seat from which to soak up the sea air. Additional amenities include dual sinks, in-room refrigerators and coffee makers, honor bars, free local calls, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Each guest room is furnished with a 42 inch high-definition TV.

Facility amenities: Distinctive features of this boutique hotel include spacious accommodations, in-room marble fireplaces, private patios, balconies or window seats where guests can soak up ocean breezes, and an evening wine and cheese reception featuring award-winning Ventana Vineyards wines. Guests may also enjoy the outdoor hot tub on the property. There are no laundry facilities on the premises, although the front desk staff will facilitate guests in locating a nearby laundromat. WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE: Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available in guest rooms and throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf: San Francisco, California, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Fisherman's Wharf Hotel is located on beautiful Fisherman's Wharf overlooking breathtaking San Francisco Bay. You'll find popular San Francisco attractions just steps from the front door, including Pier 39, Alcatraz Island, Ghirardelli Square and the world famous San Francisco cable cars.

Contact info:
250 Beach St
San Francisco, CA 94133 USA
phone: 415-392-6700
web: www.radisson.com/san-francisco-hotel-ca-94133/cafisher

Room amenities: Guest rooms include a 25" TV with pay-per-view movies; clock radio; high-speed, wireless Internet (complimentary); in-room coffee maker; In-room safe; iron/ironing board; the Radisson's Sleep Number bed; executive work desk; and a two-line phone with voicemail.

Facility amenities: The hotel provides its guests with a concierge desk located in the lobby; Fitness Center (open 24 hours); outdoor heated pool open year-round; same-day laundry/dry cleaning service (six days a week); self-service parking ($37 plus tax per night); and a Business Center with desktop, high-speed Internet, fax and copier services (available for nominal fee). WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE: Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available in guest rooms and public areas.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: See Additional Nights Comments
Participants who wish to extend their stay at the Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf, for up to 2 days after the program ends, may get a preferred rate based upon room availability. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (415) 392-6700. It is important to identify yourself as part of a Road Scholar and to mention the specific name of the RS program you are enrolled in, in order to request a preferred rate.

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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10 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences


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