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6 Days | 5 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.
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Start of Program
May 5, 2013
Program registration is between 3:30-5:00 PM on Sunday in the hotel lobby.
You will be staying at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach that night.
Location: Ventura, California
Nearest city or town: Santa Barbara, California
Nearest highway: Hwy 101 passes through Ventura
Nearest airport: Los Angeles International Airport

End of Program
May 10, 2013
Program concludes when the motor coach returns to Crowne Plaza at approx 11AM, depending upon traffic. Allow adequate travel time from Ventura to the airport.
You will be staying at the Cambria Pines Lodge the night before.
Location: Ventura, California
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Delight in the year-round sunshine of Ventura, California with its miles of clean, uncrowded beaches, spectacular mountainous back country, and the magnificent Channel Islands National Park on the horizon. At the center of it all, right at the water's edge, stands the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel. All of its guest rooms feature magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the mountainous curves of the California coastline. It is ideally situated within walking distance of historic downtown Ventura where you will find the San Buenaventura Mission, museums, antique stores, a wide variety of restaurants, bookstores, cafes, clothing shops, and art galleries.

Contact info:
450 E. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001 USA
phone: 805-648-2100
web: www.cpventura.com

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with Crowne Plaza "Sleep Advantage" bedding; coffee maker; iron/board; hair dryer; high-speed Internet access; 27" TVs; ocean-view balconies; in-room movies. All rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: The ocean-front Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach is a 12-story tower with balcony rooms, all with ocean views. There's a great walking path next to the hotel which stretches for miles up and down the coast. Guests enjoy a host of amenities including convenient parking; restaurants with outdoor patio dining; lobby lounge with ocean-front patio seating; room service; heated ocean-front swimming pool; exercise room; and laundry & dry cleaning with same-day service as well as a coin-op laundry. Wi-Fi Access: Road Scholar participants receive complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access as part of their package. The coverage includes all hotel guest rooms and public areas. Although there is no charge for this service, a password is required. This may be obtained from the front desk staff.

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 Laura Moran at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel at (805) 652-5142 to make a reservation for additional nights before or after the program and to inquire about rates.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Lodge

Description: Cambria Pines Lodge is located just off Highway One and is nestled among 25 acres of pines, set away from the crowds on the central coast of California. Enjoy the comforts of modern conveniences in a country setting. Accommodations, dining facilities and educational programs are located within a short walking distance of each other. Paths are flat and mostly paved. The hotel has a split-level floor plan with approximately 8 stairs to guestrooms and no elevators. There are a limited number of rooms with ramp access. Please contact the program provider as soon as possible if you require such a room.

Contact info:
2905 Burton Drive
Cambria, CA 93428 USA
phone: 805-927-4200
web: www.cambriapineslodge.com/

Room amenities: Amenities include satellite TV with on-demand movies, free wireless Internet, telephone with programmable wake-up call and voice mail, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and AM/FM radio alarm clock.

Facility amenities: The Main Lodge offers an excellent restaurant featuring local wines and the Fireside Lounge (with nightly live entertainment). The certified organic kitchen garden provides home grown organic produce to the restaurant at Cambria Pines Lodge, while other areas of the theme gardens offer spectacular landscaping. Other amenities include room service between 5:00 and 8:45 PM, a gift shop and an outdoor pool and spa. Cambria Pines Lodge offers extensive grounds and gardens. Guests may enjoy the many fountains located throughout the property or a stroll through the woods to Cambria Village or Cambria Nursery and Florist, where many of the plants found in the gardens are available for purchase. The hotel provides dry cleaning and laundry services at a charge. The Lodge is a non-smoking facility with smoking allowed outdoors only. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: The Lodge provides free wireless and wired Internet access in all guest rooms. Wi-Fi access is available in some public areas.

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

Additional nights after:
This is a moving program, so additional nights are excluded.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Performances


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