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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.
Dolores from Dublin, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/24/16 - 01/29/16
Wonderful lecturers. Well paced schedule. Very conscientious program leaders

Barbara from Bala Cynwyd, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/24/16 - 01/29/16
Agree with Linda's review. A terrific program and Norton Simon exceptional. Had opportunity to visit The Broad and lunch at adjacent restaurant, Otium. Both are well worth it, but reservations for both well in advance are necessary.

Linda from Fayetteville, AR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/24/16 - 01/29/16
Top-notch program. Well-organized. Great lecturers. Excellent hotel. Four museums in four days. Each day provides a good balance of information and time to explore on your own. The one museum that I hadn't heard of before, the Norton Simon, turned out to be the best. What an eye Simon had! If you like contemporary art, allow time before or after the RS program to see The Broad (rhymes with toad), a short walk from the hotel.

Robert from Strongsville, OH Number of programs attended: 36
Date attended: 01/24/16 - 01/29/16
This was among the best programs of over 35 that I have attended. If you appreciate or wish to learn more about art and those who assembled some of the largest or best collections, this is for you.

Ruth from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
This was my first Road Scholar program and it was terrific! If you plan to attend and have extra time in Los Angeles you should try to get tickets to the Broad Museum which is maybe four blocks from the hotel.

Judith from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 11/08/15 - 11/13/15
Exhausting but exhilarating. Great accommodations. Good speakers. Need a second program to include more museums.

Joan from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 11/08/15 - 11/13/15
Superb! Including The art collections and the Road Scholar participants. We really bonded and it made for a terrific week. The sunshine & palm trees didn't hurt a bit.

Richard from Reinholds, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/19/15 - 04/24/15
A great, packed four days. One could never hit all these outstanding museums and gardens alone. Lectures were very effective in preparing one visiting collections. Peg Steel, the leader, was accessible, well-informed, and perpetually cheerful. I thought the hotel was rather pretentious but the staff was friendly and the vegetarian meals exceptional. Over my protest the front desk insisted on swiping my charge card despite everything being pre-paid by RS and fraudulent charges were placed in the area the same day with the resulting need to cancel/change my account.

Hedvika from Kennett Square, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/15/15 - 03/20/15
It was the best Road Scholar I have attended. Granted it was only my 5th. Loved the museums, the lecturers, the leaders, and the hotel. The rooms were fabulous with great views of the city, and it was superb location. I fell in love with downtown LA. Many fascinating places were within easy walking distance, e.g. the historic Central Library, The Walt Disney Concert Hall and many more. I loved having an in-room safe, coffee maker, and refrigerator. An excellent buffet breakfast was included.

Jacqueline from McMinnville, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/15/15 - 02/20/15
Although I have visited other world class art museums in the US and overseas, I was surprised and delighted to experience and learn about the outstanding offerings found in Los Angeles. Lecturers not only discussed the works of art, but set these museums and collectors in their historical context.

Helen from Minnetonka, MN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/15/15 - 02/20/15
The four art museums that we visited were delightful and instructive. It was a wonderful learning experience.

Gerald from McMinnville, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/15/15 - 02/20/15
If one has any interest in art, attend this program

Joyce from Isle Of Palms, SC Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 01/18/15 - 01/23/15
Los Angeles has many great art museums and the Walt Disney performance hall is one of the great buildings in the world. This program makes it easy to visit and learn about the Norton Simon, the Getty, the Huntington museum and gardens, and the Los Angeles County museum of art collections of masterpieces with guidance by local experts, and sharing the company of other art lovers. A great bargain.

Janet from Davis, CA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 11/09/14 - 11/14/14
The "Art collectors and Their Collections" tour in Los Angeles was well organized and planned, the group leader was experienced, calm and helpful. I enjoyed the museums and gardens at the Huntington the most. Here I am enjoying the waterfall in the Japanese garden. I would not hesitate to join another adventure through Road Scholar.

jane from Henderson, NV Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 11/09/14 - 11/14/14
This was my first trip with RS; I was a bit hesitant about doing a group tour. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed every part of this trip; the people, the museums visited, the food and hotel,the service was excellent. Jill ,the tour leader was wonderful the bus driver was also very good. I will sign up for more trips!

Susan Margaret from Vancouver, BC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/24/14
I took the "Art Collectors + Their Collections" tour in L.A. recently and absolutely loved it! Good hotel, wonderful venues and great people. The Getty Center must be seen to be believed; ditto for the Huntington Library + Botanical Gardens. I highly recommend this tour.

Rosalie from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14

Phyllis from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/09/14 - 03/14/14
My first outing with Road Scholar and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Very nice hotel with terrific breakfast buffet included. Downtown LA more interesting than I expected although eateries near the hotel are limited. Liked the ability to roam at will in the museums after a brief introduction tour. Never enough time to see it all but just right for not being overtired at day's end. Really appreciated the bus driver in the LA traffic so I could relax & enjoy. Wish there was time to include a another day to visit Getty Villa and travel home on Saturday. Excellent RS rate from hotel to hold-over another night. Saved enough airfare by flying Saturday to cover the extra hotel night.

Bill from Broomfield, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/18/14
What they say is what you'll get. Hit the road and become a scholar.

Jessie from Napa, CA Number of programs attended: 64
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/24/14
This was a very interesting and organized program. Visiting different art museums in LA each of 4 days was possible and enjoyable with Road Scholar. The hotel was very comfortable. The meals were fine, though we had to buy lunches 3 of the 4 days spent at the museums. ( I would prefer to pay enough registration to cover all meals.) But I would certainly recommend this very popular and available program to anyone who loves art museums.

Joanne from Carmel By The Sea, CA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 02/16/14 - 02/21/14
This was a wonderful introduction to the Road Scholar Travel Program. I will likely plan another adventure.

Deborah from Kettering, OH Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/16/14 - 02/21/14
If you are an art lover, sign up for this trip. All the museums are astounding, particularly the Norton Simon and the Getty Center. The speakers were very informative and gave much context to the visit overall.

Barbara from Mount Kisco, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/16/14 - 02/21/14
This program rates a '10'. It was informative, entertaining, very enlightening & stimulating. Anyone who likes museums will love this program.

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