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7 Days | 6 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
Apr 28, 2014
4:30PM in the hotel conference room.
You will be staying at the Radisson Hotel that night.
Location: Austin, Texas
Nearest city or town: Austin, Texas
Nearest highway: Highway IH-35
Nearest airport: Austin Bergstrom International Airport

End of Program
May 4, 2014
Ends after breakfast at the hotel. Check out by 12 PM.
You will be staying at the Drury Plaza Hotel the night before.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Nearest city or town: San Antonio, Texas
Nearest highway: I-10, I-35 and I-37.
Nearest airport: San Antonio International Airport
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Hotel offers Texas hospitality, in a unique lakeside setting, located on Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail, a 10.1-mile trail that runs along the historic Colorado River through the heart of downtown Austin. The hotel occupies a dynamic site in the city's business district, convenient to the entertainment and music districts and Historic 6th Street where you will find the popular restaurants, night clubs and Live Music! It's just a short walk or bus ride to the Capitol, LBJ Library and Museum, The University of Texas, Bullock Texas State History Museum and more. The Radisson's T.G.I. Friday's Patio Deck is the best place to view the Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, which come out most nights at dusk during the spring and summer seasons.

Contact info:
111 Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701 USA
phone: 512-478-9611
web: www.radissonaustin.com

Room amenities: High-speed Internet access for an additional charge, cable television, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and daily complimentary newspaper. Smoking and nonsmoking rooms available.

Facility amenities: Room service, laundry and dry-cleaning service, executive business center, safety-deposit boxes, exercise facility, gift shop, on-site Starbucks Coffee store, outdoor pool, ATM in lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by availability.
Participants must contact hotel directly for additional nights reservations at (512) 478-9611.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Enjoy historical elegance and spectacular views along the famous River Walk. The Drury Plaza Hotel is the restored 1929 Alamo National Bank Building and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Using Art Deco ornamentation and the principles of the Beaux-Arts, the architecture firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst and White designed the twenty-four story skyscraper and incorporated the Texas Stars and southwest patterns. This architectural masterpiece has been a landmark in the San Antonio skyline since its construction. Following a $70 million project the Drury Plaza has returned to its original splendor having retained most of its original historical features including the marble walls, wainscot, baseboards, travertine floors, and bronze and glass entry doors. The lobby soars three stories to a height of 40 feet. In 1975, the mezzanine level was extended across the back three bays of the bank lobby, and a "grand" circular stair was added, cutting into the basement level leading to the River Walk. The ceiling was modified in 1975 and the chandeliers were donated to the Benedictine Sisters in Boerne, Texas. Drury has located six of the eight umbrella style chandeliers now being used in the hotel lobby. The basement still contains three of the original bank vaults. The outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, on the hotel's 24th floor, features city-wide views. Many banks of the 1920's were remodeled to eliminate all traces of luxury, but the 1929 Alamo National Bank Building was able to retain the elegance and style of its heritage and history.

Contact info:
105 South St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 USA
phone: 210-270-7799
web: www.druryhotels.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature a microwave and refrigerator, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, Internet access and cable TV.

Facility amenities: Amenities at the Drury Plaza include a full hot breakfast buffet with scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, juice, fruit, yogurt, cereals, coffee, and tea, complimentary Happy Hour daily, free long distance – one hour every night in every room, complimentary 24-hour business center, fitness room and Guest Pantry, on-site covered parking for an additional charge, free fountain soda and fresh popcorn each afternoon in the lobby, beautiful rooftop pool and Jacuzzi with citywide views, and guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Best seasonal price available.
Please telephone hotel directly (210) 270-7799 for rates and availability.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Performances


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