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8 Days | 7 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: 18 total, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Low Salt.

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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Holiday Inn New York: New York City, NY, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Locted just 5 blocks from historic Penn Station. Just a short distance to the Empire State Building.

Contact info:
125 West 26th Street at 6th Ave
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-430-8500
web: www.hi-nyc.com

Room amenities: Our downtown Manhattan accommodations feature fresh rooms with bright, contemporary styling. These rooms boast either one king or two double beds, a convenient work desk with an ergonomic chair, plentiful electrical outlets, and a 32-inch flat screen TV with hundreds of cable channels, many in HD. All rooms are equipped with free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Local and toll free calls are also complimentary. Each alarm clock radio has an MP3 connection so you can listen to your own music. Individual coffeemakers with gourmet coffee will help you start your day the right way. Holiday Inn NYC/Manhattan was the first Holiday Inn in New York City with all the hallmarks of the refreshed Holiday Inn. Bathrooms feature new amenities from Bath and Body Works, hairdryer with nightlight, the Holiday Inn Shower Curtain and curved shower curtain rods. Each room has fresh, new bedding with a choice of Soft or Firm pillows. Holiday Inn NYC/Manhattan also offers rooms with an Empire State Building View for a nominal upgrade fee

Facility amenities: Holiday Inn NYC/Manhattan provides state of the art facilities to help make your stay in the heart of Manhattan the most comfortable and convenient possible. Our New York City accommodations include restaurant bar and lounge (Prime Café), 24 Hour Complimentary Business Center and 24 Hour Complimentary Fitness Center. Prime Café and Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Offering a true New York experience, Prime Cafe is owned and operated by a local family serving a menu with a focus on the Italian cuisine New York has made famous. Specials change daily at this Chelsea eatery, and the Happy Hour specials are very popular with locals. Enjoy delicious food in the comfort of your room, as Prime Café provides Room Service throughout the day to our guests. Prime Café partners with Holiday Inn NYC/Manhattan to offer the Best -4-Breakfast and Dinner packages.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $249 - $269
Please contact the provider for rates and information.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express Poughkeepsie: Poughkeepsie, NY, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: While vacationing in the Hudson Valley, NY our hotel's guests should make plans to see sights like the Vanderbilt Mansion and FDR Presidential Library, which are just a short drive away. Don't miss Locust Grove, the birthplace of Morse Code inventor, Samuel B. Morse, which is located just across the street from us. Since it's a 90-minute train ride to Grand Central Station in New York City, you can make an easy trip into the Big Apple for a day of fun.

Contact info:
2750 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 USA
phone: 845-743-1151
web: www.hiexpress.com

Room amenities: Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV In Room Movies - Pay Per View In Room Movies - Premium Cable, In Room Video Check-out Workspace / Desk, Work Desk w/ Lamp, Desk Level Electrical Outlet, Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk Bathtub, Hairdryer Refreshment / Kitchen Coffee Maker, Microwave Oven, Mini Refrigerator

Facility amenities: Business Center Copying, E-mail & Internet, Facsimile, PC available, Unstaffed Business Center, High-speed Internet Access, Wireless Data Connection Health and Fitness Center (On-site) The Fitness room at the Holiday Inn Express Poughkeepsie hotel features everything you'll need to stay on track with your fitness routine. We offer a treadmill, lifecycle, stairmaster, recumbent bicycle, free weights, and a two-stage universal gym. Health/Fitness Center On-Site, Fitness Center Type: LIMITED The Fitness Center Times: 24 hours Outdoor Pool Housekeeping and Laundry Services, On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Hours Of Operation: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Daily Housekeeping

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

Elevator: Yes

Inn at Saratoga: Saratoga, NY, 2 nights
Type: Inn

Description: The historic Inn at Saratoga is the perfect marriage of past and present. The oldest operating hotel in Saratoga, The Inn features an array of modern amenities close to the Saratoga Race Course and within walking distance of downtown attractions including Congress Park. Smoke-free accommodations in our well-appointed guestrooms, complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet service, cable television, Serta pillow-top mattresses, coffee maker, a spacious work desk with speaker phone, and data port are featured in all of our finely styled, smoke-free Saratoga, NY accommodations. When you stay here, you are experiencing part of Saratoga’s colorful history.

Contact info:
231 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 USA
phone: 800-274-3573
web: www.theinnatsaratoga.com

Room amenities: Complimentary use of the YMCA located 1/2 block from The Inn Complimentary wired and wireless high speed internet access Hair dryer Full size iron and board Use of the Victoria Swimming Pool, located in Saratoga Spa State Park.

Facility amenities: Complimentary use of the Victoria Swimming Pool, located in Saratoga Spa Park. (Memorial Day - Labor Day) Complimentary use of our classic Roadmaster bicycles for up to two hours per day. Complimentary use of our lobby computer for internet and email access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Adirondack Inn: Lake Placid, NY, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Nestled in the natural beauty of the Adirondack Mountains, the family-owned Best Western Adirondack Inn is perfectly situated on Main Street in Lake Placid, New York—just across the street from the Olympic Center and next to Mirror Lake Beach. For travelers to the Adirondacks and the Best Western Adirondack Inn, this is a truly picturesque setting for a family vacation or romantic weekend escape in upstate New York.

Contact info:
2625 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946 USA
phone: 518-523-2424
web: www.adirondack-inn.com

Room amenities: The recently renovated Standard rooms are available with one king-size bed or two queen-size beds. All the amenities found in our Deluxe rooms are also provided for in our Standard rooms. An ADA accessible room and connecting rooms are available in this category. Most of our Standard rooms have an exterior entry accessible, without stairs, and a patio right outside your door complete with deck chairs. Rooms equipped with refrigerator, clock radio, satellite TV, coffeemaker with complimentary coffee and tea, telephone, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and complimentary, high-speed Internet access.

Facility amenities: Take a dip in our indoor, heated pool or hot tub; relax in the sauna; or work out those kinks in our fitness center.

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

Additional nights after: Upon Request
Availability upon request.

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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