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Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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.
Susan from Kansas City, KS Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/20/15 - 09/25/15
This program offers great information about San Diego. Perfect for the first-time visitor like me. Each day is jam-packed with lectures and activities with little free time on your own except at the venues. Food at the hotel was good, room was fine. Leader was detail-oriented and hand-outs were numerous.

Bernadette from Roanoke, IN Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 04/12/15 - 04/17/15
I would highly recommend this program. The leaders were a delight. Very knowledgeable and wanted us all to have fun. The program was well organized and informative about the things of interest in the area. The speakers were the best, knowledgeable and capable and talented. Last but not least was the fabulous accommodations at Courtyard Marriott Mission Valley. Staying at this Hotel really added to the comfort, fun and enjoyment of the program. I would like to do this program again.

Hildy from Santa Barbara, CA Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/27/15
This program is a must for both Californians and folks from around the country. There's no better way to experience San Diego than with Road Scholar. The educational and field experiences are both informative and fun. This is a must on everyone's to-do list!

Steve from Niceville, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/27/15
While this program provides the highlights in San Diego, it was the leadership and the social's that made the trip great! Kathy and the supporting staff were the best. Meals at the hotel were better than I had come to expect/experienced I'm my past trips. Good job Road Scholar!

Carolyn from Park City, UT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/27/15
It was a nice introduction to different areas of San Diego. The hotel was on a very busy street with little or no walkability. The activities followed the descriptions in the brochure.

Murray from New Haven, CT Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 02/22/15 - 02/27/15
Join the program. It was well organized and well presented.

Christella from Las Vegas, NV Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 04/20/14 - 04/25/14
This program is an interesting introduction to the San Diego area if one hasn't seen it before, and always nice to revisit if one has. I especially like going to the Hotel del Coronado for its history and picturesqueness, and to the San Diego Zoo, for the animals and people. The convenience of seeing a variety of animals of and having a nice lunch or snack is revitalizing!

Roberta from Cranford, NJ Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/21/14
This is my nineteenth Road Scholar/Elderhostel trip. This tri[p was exactly as described.........A get away, no stress, beautiful environment.....and an easy way of learning about this beautiful part of our country.

Cecelia from Timonium, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/16/14 - 03/21/14
This trip provides a wonderful overview of some of the highlights of San Diego. Our group leaders and local guides/instructors were most professional and I learned so much about the area. The listening devices made the commentary throughout the trip audible to all. Our group got along very well and we had a wonderful time sharing experiences and prior travel experiences. I highly recommend this trip. It is in a beautiful part of CA and the weather was gorgeous the whole time!

Carolyn from Wichita, KS Number of programs attended: 41
Date attended: 02/23/14 - 02/28/14
We were busy! Had a great time learning things about San Diego. The weather took me out of our cold climate and was a wonder change!

Janice from Mount Laurel, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/02/14 - 02/07/14
This was a fantastic tour; good group leaders and packed with a great balance of active & aesthetic activities - as well as some nice surprises all wrapped in San Diego weather! Great experience & great value (even with single $ surcharge)!

Isabel from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 02/02/14 - 02/07/14
This is a great overview of the San Diego area - exactly what I have come to expect from a "signature cities" program. I find them a great way to become familiar with a city that is new to me.

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