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Island Hopping on Three of Washington's San Juan Islands

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7 Days | 6 Nights
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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.
Start of Program
Sep 20, 2014
Your Road Scholar program will begin with an orientation at 5:00 pm in hotel conference room.
You will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Seattle/Renton that night.
Location: Seattle
Nearest city or town: Seattle
Nearest highway: Interstate 5
Nearest airport: Sea-Tac Intl Airport

End of Program
Sep 26, 2014
Your Road Scholar Program ends with Charter Coach drops at SeaTac Airport (approx. 12:30 pm) or Hilton Garden Inn Seattle (approx. 1:30pm),on final program day. *Schedule outbound flights after 2:30.
You will be staying at the Earthbox Inn & Spa the night before.
Location: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Nearest city or town: Friday Harbor
Nearest highway: Interstate 5, 30 miles
Nearest airport: Major: SeaTac Airport, Seattle. Small: Friday Harbor Airport
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1801 E. Valley Road
Renton, WA 98057 USA
phone: 425-430-1414 xor8777829444
web: www.hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/washington/hilton-garden-inn-seattle-renton-SEARHGI/index.html?WT.srch=1

Room amenities: Rooms feature a spacious work desk with Mirra® ergonomic chair; secure in-room printing to the business center and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Enjoy a 32" LCD flat-panel TV with premium cable channels – plus a microwave, coffeemaker, refrigerator, clock radio with MP3 connection, iron, hairdryer and laundry services.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include: complimentary internet access; indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa; 24-hour fitness center; on -site restaurant; Business Center; automated teller (ATM); baggage storage; coin laundry; elevators; laundry/valet service; local area transportation; on-site Convenience Store; • Pavilion Lounge; room service; complimentary parking and safety deposit box.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: *Contact Hotel directly
When booking an extended stay, please ask for the AAA rate. This will give the best available rate for Road Scholar guests.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Inn

Description: You will stay in a stylishly renovated local Inn, proudly preserving the comfortable simplicity of its classic motor inn structure completely renovated with natural design choices and a full complement of modern, more upscale features and amenities. Inn amenities include heated indoor pool and jacuzzi, dry sauna, and limited exercise facilities open year round. The Spa at Earthbox is on site and available for massage, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Rooms at the Inn have 2 queen sized beds, a mini-fridge, complimentary WiFi, and private baths. The Inn is easy walking distance (1-3 blocks) from all of the Friday Harbor amenities and just 3 blocks from the waterfront. Earthbox Inn & Spa provides complimentary courtesy shuttle from the ferry landing. To reserve a space on the courtesy shuttle, please call 1-800-793-4756. Reservations for the Inn shuttle will be accepted between 30 days – 7 days prior to your program start date. (Please note that courtesy shuttle is available only at limited day times (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) and may not be available when Inn staff is limited. For other ferry arrivals and when courtesy shuttle is not available, taxis are readily available at the ferry landing for the short ride to the inn (approx $5-8).

Contact info:
410 Spring Street
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 800-793-4756
web: www.earthboxinn.com

Room amenities: All rooms include private bathroom, telephone, cable TV, free WiFi, coffee maker, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hair dryer, and free off-street parking. Note: second floor accommodations at the Earthbox Inn & Spa are accessible by stairs only. If you require a ground floor room, please contact our Friday Harbor office approximately 30 days prior to the start of your program. We can be reached at 360-378-3265 or at roadscholar@skagit.edu and are available M-F (8am-5pm PST). All ground floor requests will be accommodated based on availability.

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool, jacuzzi / sauna, full-service day spa, conference room, coin-op self-laundry on-site, free beach cruiser bicycle rentals, and limited exercise facility on-site. Courtesy shuttle from ferry dock, seaplane dock, or local airport upon request. *Please note: courtesy shuttle is only available during limited times of the day (8:30 am - 5 pm) and may not be available when hotel staffing is limited. Taxi cabs are also available for approximately $5-$8.

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

Additional nights after: Varies by season.
Please call Earthbox Inn & Spa directly at 1-800-793-4756 for extended stay reservations and rates.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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


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