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Academic Adventures on San Francisco Bay

Program Number: 15551RJ
Start and End Dates:
2/21/2013 - 2/26/2013; 8/14/2014 - 8/19/2014; 10/16/2014 - 10/21/2014; 10/23/2014 - 10/28/2014; 3/12/2015 - 3/17/2015; 4/23/2015 - 4/28/2015; 5/7/2015 - 5/12/2015; 8/13/2015 - 8/18/2015; 8/20/2015 - 8/25/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Burlingame, California
Price starting at: $899.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; History & Culture; Music Appreciation
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Spend five days immersed in five courses covering a broad range of topics. From the serious to the sublime, you will leave this program enlightened and enriched. See date-specific notes for course topics.




Highlights

• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Take an excursion by bus to learn about notable landmarks and locations around the Bay Area.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal standing and walking.




Date Specific Information

2-21-2013

20th-Century Presidents Who Made a Difference. The Great Religions of the World. The Story of Architecture: From the Pyramids to Frank Lloyd Wright. Legendary Pianists: Paderewski, Rachmaninoff & More. San Francisco History & Neighborhoods.
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8-14-2014

"Middle East Crisis." "Film Noir." "American Masters: Copland, Gershwin and Bernstein." "Italian Art Tour." "World's Great Religions."
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10-16-2014

"20th Century Presidents." "Music of Mozart." "U.S. Constitution." "As American as Baseball." "Nature and Us." Two field trips: docent-led visit of Filoli, a century old country estate featuring a 16 acre English Renaissance Garden; narrated bus trip to highlights of San Francisco.



10-23-2014

"Presidential Inaugural Addresses." "Music of Beethoven and Bach." "French Impressionism." "Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court." Two field trips: docent-led visit of the Legion of Honor art museum in San Francisco; narrated bus trip to highlights of San Francisco.



3-12-2015

"Rothmann: Great Speeches of the 20th Century." "The Supreme Court." "Life Was Not Just a Cabaret: Revisiting Weimar Germany." "The Golden Roaring Twenties of Berlin and Chicago." "The Vietnam War and Its Legacy."



4-23-2015

"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "Music of Beethoven and Bach." "U.S. Constitution." "Famous Photographers." "The Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.



5-7-2015

"Rothmann: 20th Century Presidents." "The World’s Most Important Archaeological Sites." "Ballets of Stravinsky." "San Francisco History." "World War Two: 70 Years Later."



8-13-2015

"Rothmann: The President and Foreign Policy." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "Great American Free Speech Cases." "Great Moments in Photojournalism." "The Cold War: 1946-1989."



8-20-2015

"Middle East Conflict." "Music of Mozart." "Inside the Supreme Court." "History of Art & Architecture." "Protest Movements of the 60s."



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Burlingame

A bustling suburb set between San Francisco Bay and the foothills of the Pacific Coast Range, Burlingame affords great views of San Francisco to the north from the walking paths along the bay.



Accommodations
Hotel overlooking San Francisco Bay. Indoor pool, gym, walking path, free airport shuttle and City of Burlingame shuttle to charming downtown Burlingame.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Joe Corso

Joe Corso has been sharing his love for Shakespeare and musical theater on Road Scholar programs since 1998. Joined by his wife Barbara for these courses in New York and California, they share their insights into opera and Hollywood operetta, Verdi and Shakespeare, Broadway, the Gershwins and more. Joe wrote librettos for “A shadow of Her Own and Washington: A Man and His Country,” musical plays produced by the New Hyde Park Players in June 1982 and June, 1976, respectively. He was also a member of the “Writing for the Musical Theater" class and workshops for New School for Social Research in New York City from 1976 to 1981.
 
Michael Graham

A professor of political science at San Francisco State University, Dr. Michael Graham has taught at numerous educational institutions including Oklahoma State University, U.C. Santa Barbara, Northwestern University and Loyola University of Chicago. His major research and teaching interests are in the fields of public law and American political institutions. Dr. Graham holds a Ph.D. in political science from U.S. Santa Barbara.
 
Richard Aldag

Richard Aldag is an active composer whose works have been commissioned and performed by numerous symphonies, including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. He served as executive director of the Napa Valley Symphony from 2006-2012, and prior to this, served as executive director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. As an educator, Richard has served on the faculties of several schools, including Fordham University and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
 
Maureen O'Brien

Maureen O'Brien earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at Dominican University in San Rafael, California. She has taught art history courses at Sonoma State University, Dominican University and the College of Marin. Currently, she guest lectures at Dominican University and the College of Marin.
 
John Rothmann

Regarded as a scholar or modern Republicanism, John Rothmann is a political and foreign policy consultant who specializes in issues of the U.S., Middle East and former Soviet Union. Among his many roles, he has served as director of the Nixon Collection at Whittier College, as chief of staff to Senator Milton Marks and as field representative to Senator Quentin Kopp. John has spoken at numerous campuses in the U.S., Canada and Israel, and taught at the University of San Francisco. He is the co-author of the books “Harold E. Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican” and “Icon Of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam.”
 
Jerry Frohmader

Jerry Frohmader is a composer, performer, teacher and arts administrator, whose compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. As assistant dean in the School of Music at the California Institute of Arts, Jerry composed a musical score for the opera "Victory Over the Sun" by Malevich. As a musician, he has performed with the New Jersey Symphony and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and has been featured on the ABC News, CNN Travel and the PBS program SPARK.
 
Sue Lombardi

Susanna Lombardi is an art historian and educator whose career in college teaching spanned over 25 years. In addition to her role as a faculty member at Dominican College, she served as the associate director of the graduate humanities program. She completed her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of the book, "Behold!"
 
James Dalessandro

James Dalessandro has written more than 20 feature film and television scripts, including the movie adaptation of his best selling novel, “1906,” for Warner Brothers, and the Hallmark movie, “Citizen Jane,” based on his true crime book. He is the writer and director of the award- winning documentary film, “The Damnedest Finest Ruins,” and the writer and executive producer of, “Petrosino,” an upcoming 10-hour mini series based on his Playboy article and upcoming book. He is the principal Road Scholar lecturer in his adopted home of San Francisco where he screens, “The Damnedest Finest Ruins,” and lectures on subjects ranging from the founding of San Francisco the Transcontinental Railroad, Old Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge to the history of its artists: Mark Twain, Jack London, Isadora Duncan and the Beat Generation.
 
Bruce Bramlett

Rev. Bruce Bramlett is an ordained Episcopal priest, Christian scholar and activist on several social issues. He received his theological education at Union Theological Seminary in New York and his Masters of Divinity degree at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. Rev. Bramlett has also pursued advanced studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Holocaust Studies, Jewish-Christian history and Post-Holocaust Christian theology. Rev. Bramlett has been a frequent lecturer in synagogues and churches on issues of Jewish history, Christian theology, Holocaust studies, Jewish and Christian history, antisemitism and Israeli and Palestinian relations. He was the Program Coordinator for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Critical Thinking for the Silicon Valley FACES in San Jose, and is now the Associate Director for the Helen and Joe Farkas Holocaust Studies Center at Mercy High School in San Francisco.
 
Leslie Friedman

A scholar of history and the arts, Dr. Leslie Friedman is as well known for her academic achievements as she is for being an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. After receiving her Ph.D. in history from Stanford and her A.B. from Vassar, she was named a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of London. Dr. Friedman has taught history at schools including Stanford and Vassar, and her writing has been published world wide. Dr. Friedman also received the first Selma Jeanne Cohen Award for International Dance Scholarship, and was a Fellow at The Alden Dow Creativity Center. She was selected by The State Department as the first American to perform with joint U.S./host country sponsorship in many nations, including the USSR and China. She is artistic director of San Francisco’s The Lively Foundation, and co-editor of The Hedgehog, the international arts review.
 
Marty Carcieri

Marty Carcieri is a tenured associate professor of political science, specializing in constitutional law and political theory. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Cal State Los Angeles, a J.D. from UC Hastings, and a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara. He taught previously at the University of North Florida and the University of Tennessee. Marty teaches undergraduate courses in American political theory, legal issues, constitutional law, and jurisprudence, as well as graduate seminars on the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the judicial process, the U.S. drug war, and John Rawls. His work has been cited in four state appellate court decisions and in amicus curiae briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in four landmark cases.
 
David Large

Having earned his Ph.D. in history from UC Berkeley in 1974, David Clay Large has taught at Berkeley, Smith College, Montana State University, and Yale University, where he was also college dean. Presently he is a visiting scholar at the Institute of European Studies at Berkeley. A specialist in the history of modern Germany, he is the author of a dozen books, including "Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third Reich," "Berlin," "Nazi Games: The Olympics of 1936," and "Munich 1972: Tragedy, Terror, and Triumph at the Olympic Games." His current project is a narrative history of the great spa-towns of Central Europe.
 
Larry Prud'homme

Larry Prud’homme was born in Berkeley and raised in the east bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science at U.C. Berkeley and his M.A.and Ph.D. in European history at U.C. Davis. For most of his career, Larry taught history and political science at the college level. Since retiring from full-time teaching at Mendocino College, he continues to teach history part-time to older adults Santa Rosa Junior College and CSU East Bay in Concord. Larry enjoys traveling with his wife, hiking in the Sierra Nevada, running, and foreign films. He is the president of the Rossmoor Trails Club, a hiking club in Walnut Creek.
 
Doug Bailey

Doug Bailey earned his Ph.D. in archaeology from Cambridge University, following a degree in classical archaeology at Dartmouth College. Doug has taught in the UK and the U.S., including a decade at Cardiff University in Wales where he held a personal chair in European prehistory. His primary fieldwork includes excavations of 8000-year old villages of Neolithic Romania, for which the Romanian Ministry of Culture awarded their 2002 Adrian Radulescu Prize for outstanding contribution to Romanian archaeology. Doug has written key works on prehistoric archaeology including “Prehistoric Figurines: Representation and Corporeality,” “Balkan Prehistory,” and “Living Well Together: Sedentism and Mobility.” Doug is a professor of anthropology at San Francisco State University and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Doug has lectured in Europe, America and Asia on topics ranging from his fieldwork to the origins of art and representation.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
  Burlingame 5 nights
 Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: The Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront hotel is ideally located just three miles from San Francisco Airport in the contemporary neighborhood of Burlingame, CA. Located just minutes from Burlingame's charming downtown shopping and dining district, there are plenty of options for exploration and entertainment in the area. Guests may enjoy a stroll along the scenic walking path overlooking San Francisco Bay or take a trip to downtown San Francisco, which is just 30 minutes away.
  Contact info: 600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html
  Room amenities: Guest rooms are spacious with a decor of all-white linen with honey sycamore wood accents. The bathrooms are over-sized with dark wood elevated vanities and ample counter and storage space featuring premium bath amenities. Along with windows that open and comfortable, pillow-top mattresses, all rooms are equipped with flat screen 42-inch HDTV with premium channels, high-speed internet access, laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea. All guest rooms are completely smoke free.
  Facility amenities: The hotel features a California culinary-inspired restaurant, Windows on the Bay with sweeping views overlooking San Francisco Bay. Guests may enjoy a swim in the indoor heated pool or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Other amenities include an ATM, gift shop, laundry service, newsstand, business center and a cocktail bar. The hotel is 100% smoke-free and pet-friendly. WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides Road Scholar guests with complimentary in-room high-speed wireless and wired Internet access.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: As quoted by hotel Call the hotel at (650) 340-8500 for the best available rate at the time of the program.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: As quoted by hotel Call the hotel at (650) 340-8500 for the best available rate at the time of the program.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
The hotel check-in time is 3pm. The Road Scholar registration begins also begins at 3pm. You will be staying at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront that night.
  End of Program:
The program ends at 1pm after lunch. You will be staying at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. On the enclosed Participant Information Form, please indicate to us the name of your roommate/traveling companion. Photo ID
  Parking availability:
Parking is complimentary.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Burlingame
  Nearest city or town:  Burlingame
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International
  From End of Program
  Location: Burlingame
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

San Francisco International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Look for "Hilton/Embassy Suites" on the side of the shuttle.
phone: 650-340-8500

 
Driving Directions
  From the north Take Highway 101 south. Take the Broadway exit, EXIT 419B. Keep left to take the ramp toward Airport Blvd/Old Bayshore Hwy. Keep right to turn right on Rollins Rd. Make sharp right on Broadway and go over the freeway. Turn right onto Old Bayshore Hwy/Bayshore Hwy. Turn left onto Airport Blvd. Go through intersection of Airport and Anza Blvds. Hilton Hotel is on the left at 600 Airport Blvd.
  From the south and east Take Highway 101 north. Take the Peninsula Ave exit, EXIT 417B. Turn left onto Airport Blvd. Turn slightly right to stay on Airport Blvd. Hilton Hotel is on the right at 600 Airport Blvd.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Independent Arrivals and Introductions
(Thursday, February 21)
   
 Afternoon: 3pm: Hotel check-in time. Program registration is from 3:00 to 4:30pm followed immediately by an orientation session at 4:30pm.
 Dinner: 5:30pm
 Evening: 7pm: Social time and introductions
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Legendary Pianists/ The Great Religions of the World
(Friday, February 22)
   
 Breakfast: 6-9am buffet
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Legendary Pianists: Paderewski, Rachmaninoff & More

What makes these legendary pianists so great? William Wellborn provides fascinating historical background about these great artists and details about their careers, along with many delightful anecdotes. The major focus is on some truly legendary recordings by these important musicians, who were among the most prominent figures of their day and remain unforgotten by modern audiences.

 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: 1-3pm: Legendary Pianists: Paderewski, Rachmaninoff & More
 Dinner: 5:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: The Great Religions of the World

This program offers the participant an opportunity to learn about some of the important aspects of the great religions of today’s world. Each program will include a discussion of the nature of religious thought, practice and tradition, and then an overview/ history of that particular tradition’s worldview, practices and engagement with the larger world community. Possible traditions include Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. A discussion of some of the major sects of each tradition will be included.

   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Field trip to Hanna House, Stanford University, Palo Alto
(Saturday, February 23)

Note: The visit at Hanna House lasts about 90 minutes, with easy strolling from room to room.



   
 Breakfast: 6-9:30am buffet
 Morning: 10am-2pm: Field Trip to Stanford University in Palo Alto for Docent-led Visit of Frank Lloyd Wright's Hanna House

The Hanna House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936 for Stanford Professor Paul Hanna and his wife, Jean, who were specialists in childhood education. Wright had become interested in designing elegant and affordable homes for the American middle class to create a more harmonious, enlightened society.

The long-term collaboration between the Hannas and Wright resulted in an unprecedented design: a house based on hexagonal geometry, with no right angles in the floor plan. This radical experimentation allowed Wright to explore open spatial planning. Hanna House was a turning point in his career, leading to ideas later evidenced in the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

The Hannas lived in the house until giving it to Stanford in 1975. It housed four university provosts until suffering severe damage in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. It underwent complex restoration, made complicated by its unique design, and reopened to the public in 1999. (Courtesy of the Hanna House)

 Lunch: 2:15-3:15
 Afternoon: Free Time
 Dinner: 5:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: Great Religions of the West
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: The Story of Architecture: From the Pyramids to Frank Lloyd Wright/San Francisco History and Neighborhoods
(Sunday, February 24)
   
 Breakfast: 6-9am buffet
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: The Story of Architecture: From the Pyramids to Frank Lloyd Wright

Architectural styles are determined by the philosophy and culture in which they were made. We will consider Egyptian pyramids; Classical structures; Romanesque and Gothic religious styles; Renaissance palaces and churches; Baroque and Rococo buildings; Neo-classical and Beaux Arts revival; and finally, modern styles with a focus on Frank Lloyd Wright.

 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:30pm: San Francisco History and Neighborhoods

Americans have two hometowns: their own and San Francisco. Enjoy an engaging look at the City by the Bay starting with its founding in 1776 through the Gold Rush, 1906 earthquake, and 1967 Summer of Love while discovering its charming neighborhoods.

 Dinner: 5:30pm
 Evening: Free Time
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference/The Story of Architecture/live entertainment
(Monday, February 25)
   
 Breakfast: 6-8:30am buffet
 Morning: 9am-noon: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference

Look back at the American presidents of the 20th century and their effect on history. These include Woodrow Wilson, FDR, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.

 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:30pm: The Story of Architecture: From the Pyramids to Frank Lloyd Wright
 Dinner: 5:30pm
 Evening: 7:15-8pm: Live entertainment
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference / Independent Departures
(Tuesday, February 26)
   
 Breakfast: 6-8:30am buffet
 Morning: 9am-noon: 20th Century Presidents Who Made A Difference
 Lunch: Noon: The program is over after lunch. Hotel checkout is noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Burlingame Bay Front Trail
Walk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the hotel. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline. For additional information, visit http://baytrail.abag.ca.gov/
  Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5; 650-810-1010; 1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right. For additional information, visit http://www.computerhistory.org/
  Downtown Burlingame
Downtown Burlingame is filled with interesting shops and restaurants. For additional information, visit http://www.burlingame.org/Index.aspx?page=96
  Filoli
Located 30 miles south of San Francisco, Filoli is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. Whether enjoying its beauty or pursuing its educational opportunities, we invite you to explore this cherished community resource. (Courtesy of Filoli.org). Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south. Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29. Right on Edgewood. Right on Canada. Left at 86 Canada Road. For additional information, visit http://filoli.org/
  Hiller Aviation Museum
Hiller Aviation Museum is dedicated to the dreams of flight, looking back into aviation’s history while exploring its future. Open 10-5 daily; six miles south of hotel at 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos; 650-654-0200; take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Museum collection includes aircraft exhibits: vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Extensive gift shop. Museum is adjacent to San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land. For additional information, visit www.hiller.org/
  NASA Ames Exploration Center
Experience NASA technology and missions first hand; open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4, free admission; 650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497; Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, as you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate, The center is on the right, proceed behind the dome for parking. For additional information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
  San Francisco
Some of the main attractions in America's favorite city include Chinatown, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Ferry Building and downtown Market Street, the Asian Art Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park with the Japanese Tea Garden and deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Bridge, Mission Dolores, Nob Hill and Grace Cathedral, the Presidio with the Walt Disney Family Museum, Union Square, Yerba Buena Center with the SF Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Cliff House and the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum. For additional information, visit http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/
  Stanford University
Stanford University: Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm. Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center and the Hanna Honeycomb House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road. For additional information, visit http://www.stanford.edu/
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog, Updated 3rd Edition


Author: William Allin Storrer


The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity


Author: Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy


Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide


Author: Rand Richards


Historic Walks in San Francisco: 18 Trails Through the City's Past


Author: Rand Richards


Mud, Blood, and Gold: San Francisco in 1849


Author: Rand Richards


Haunted San Francisco: Ghost Stories From the City's Past


Author: Rand Richards




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