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11 Days | 10 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Aug 15, 2015
Program registration is in the hotel foyer from 3:30-5:00 PM. Orientation begins at 5:30PM, dinner at 6:00PM, and introductions after dinner.
You will be staying at the Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station that night.
Location: San Diego, CA
Nearest city or town: Chula Vista
Nearest highway: Interstate 5
Nearest airport: San Diego International Airport

End of Program
Aug 25, 2015
The program ends after breakfast on Day 11. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to the airport or next destination.
You will be staying at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway the night before.
Location: San Francisco, California
Nearest city or town: Oakland, California
Nearest highway: US Hwy 101
Nearest airport: San Francisco International
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The waterfront Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport hotel at Liberty Station is nestled along the water and located just minutes from SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and the historic Gaslamp district. The hotel is nestled along the waterfront in the heart of Liberty Station, an urban re-development of the historic Naval Training Center. Surrounded by restaurants, shops, spa facilities and museums, the hotel is also adjacent to a beautiful 46-acre waterfront park that offers bike & kayak rentals. The hotel features an on-site restaurant, bar and delicatessen. There are 5,000 sq ft of meeting space and 200 guest rooms.

Contact info:
2592 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106 USA
phone: 619-221-1900
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sanal-courtyard-san-diego-airport-liberty-station/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are luxuriously appointed and include cotton-rich linens; iHome docking stations and 32" HDTVs. In addition to the general amenities, guest rooms are also furnished with a hair dryer, iron/ironing board, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: This four-story hotel provides stunning waterfront views of downtown San Diego; complimentary on-site parking and airport shuttle service for its guests; an on-site Fitness Center; a Business Center; coffee in the Lobby; outdoor swimming pool with a waterside deli and fire pit; and safe deposit boxes. Guests may relax at one of the hotel's stylish on-site restaurants, bars or waterside deli, and choose between indoor or outdoor seating. Airport shuttle available for guests. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is available in guest rooms and public areas. PARKING: Complimentary on-site parking for guests.

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 the hotel directly for early arrival availability and rates, which will be based upon room availability. The Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station hotel is the starting point for this On The Road moving program.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The 26-story Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel, just steps away from the historic California Cable Car turnaround, offers fantastic city views. The newly-renovated guest rooms begin on the 6th floor. Located in the lower Nob Hill / Pacific Heights neighborhood, the hotel is near all major attractions: the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown, North Beach and Union Square. The hotel has a gym and rooftop outdoor heated pool.

Contact info:
1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 USA
phone: 415-441-4000
web: www.GoldenGatewayHotel.com

Room amenities: The standard guestrooms are configured with two double beds, one queen, or one king bed. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access and a 37-inch flat-screen television with pay-per-view and premium cable channels as well as an in-room refrigerator and coffeemaker. Other amenities include an iron/ironing board, hair dryer, private in-suite bathrooms, premium cable TV channels, pay-per-view movies, in-room Wii video gaming, blackout drapes, clock radio, spacious desk, and complimentary newspaper. All rooms are smoke-free.

Facility amenities: Guests of the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway hotel enjoy a number of advantages including comfortable, spacious hotel rooms, two onsite restaurants, and an outdoor, heated swimming pool boasting views of the city. The hotel provides fitness and business centers that are open 24 hours-a-day. Other amenities include: car rental desk, tour desk in the gift shop, ATM, concierge services, newsstand, bellman, dry cleaning/laundry service, room service, and a safety deposit box at the front desk. All guest rooms are non-smoking; however, smoking is allowed in the pool area. PARKING: A large, indoor, self-park garage is available at the hotel for a fee of $20 per day, tax included. WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi Internet service in all guest rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for current rates.
Road Scholar rate is a discount on the best available rate.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences


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