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Signature City Los Angeles

Program Number: 16962RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/6/2014 - 4/11/2014; 2/8/2015 - 2/13/2015; 3/8/2015 - 3/13/2015; 10/4/2015 - 10/9/2015; 11/1/2015 - 11/6/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Los Angeles, California
Price starting at: $1,249.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Signature Cities Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 12; 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Experience L.A.’s diverse cultural and geographic regions during five days of discovery. Touch the Hollywood stardust on visits to the Walk of Fame and Sony Pictures Studio. Explore L.A.’s multicultural treasures and monumental architecture, and enjoy an evening performance at one of the city’s dynamic entertainment venues. Discover the secrets of the La Brea Tar Pits and the opulence of Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. Marvel at the beauty of Malibu and walk the picturesque streets of Santa Monica.


• Spend time at Griffith Observatory and enjoy its exhibits, grounds and spectacular views of Los Angeles.
• Visit the Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty's first museum with its large collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities, and beautiful Roman-inspired architecture and gardens.
• Learn about the history of Los Angeles in the last Ice Age on an exploration of the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits.

Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile over two hours, standing, stairs. Getting on/off bus, public transportation.

Date Specific Information


LA Philharmonic performance will be on Wednesday April 9 2014: MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: Katia & Marielle Labèque in Recital, Colburn Celebrity Series. Katia Labèque, piano; Marielle Labèque, piano


Walt Disney Concert Hall Performance on: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:00pm Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Los Angeles Philharmonic - Juraj Valčuha, conductor Program includes: BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto, STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration


Walt Disney Concert Hall Performance on: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 8:00pm Tour de Force - Dudamel's "New World", Los Angeles Philharmonic - Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Program includes: ADAMS: City Noir (LAPA commission), DVORÁK: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

10-4-2015, 11-1-2015

Performance details and information to be announced in early 2015.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.

Los Angeles

The cosmopolitan heart of Southern California, L.A. shimmers with diverse cultures and unparalleled glamour, but the “City of Angels” indulges more than fantasy. Its cultural institutions are world-class, from the Getty Museum to the Philharmonic, and top-ranking schools like UCLA and USC contribute to its renown as a first-rate center of learning.

Full-service hotel near Los Angeles destinations.

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

John Daugherty has keen insight into Los Angeles’ architectural, historic, educational and residential treasures. Born and raised in L.A., John has earned great popularity for his “Spectacular Downtown L.A.” walking explorations. He has been involved in a large number of volunteer activities in his many years with the L.A. Conservancy. John enjoys bike riding, meeting people, traveling, and speaking French — which he does fluently.
Eric Bruehl

Eric Bruehl received his bachelor's degree in classical archaeology from the University of Michigan and his master's degree in archaeology from UCLA. During that time, his primary focus was on the funerary customs in the provinces of the Roman empire during the first centuries AD. Eric has been with the Getty Villa's Education Division since 2005 and is currently the project specialist for the docent program, while also assisting in other areas of programming.
Meals and Lodgings
   The L.A. Downtown Hotel
  Los Angeles CA 5 nights
 The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, with room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM daily, and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.
  Contact info: 333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
  Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.
  Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Based upon availability The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Based upon availability The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM

Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration is between 3:30-5:00PM. Please inquire at front desk for location of registration. Program orientation begins at 5:30PM. Dinner will be served at 6:30PM. You will be staying at The L.A. Downtown Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Please make your travel arrangements to allow you to stay for our Friday morning tour of City Hall and view of LA from the 27th floor Observation Deck. The return time to the hotel is about 11:30AM You will be staying at The L.A. Downtown Hotel 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. Also let us know if you are traveling with other individuals and wish to be assigned a room near them. Photo ID
  Parking availability:
Hotel valet parking costs $35/day. Please read the Detailed Parking Instructions under Driving Directions for a less expensive option.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Los Angeles CA
  Nearest city or town:  Los Angeles
  Nearest highway: Freeways 101, 10 and 110 run through LA
  Nearest airport:  Los Angeles International (LAX) and Burbank (BUR)
  From End of Program
  Location: Los Angeles CA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details

Burbank/ (BUR) to The L.A. Downtown Hotel


From Airport




Commercial Van/Shuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required


Per Person/One Way:


$24 for the 1st person; $9 per each additional guest
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


40-60 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day 




16 miles from Burbank airport to the hotel


SuperShuttle provides door-to-door shared van service from Burbank Airport (BUR) to your destination. Advance reservations are required. Call for current rates as prices are subject to change without notice. SuperShuttle local phone: (310) 782-6600 Website: GOOD ALTERNATE: Prime Time Shuttle ~ For online reservations, call 800-733-8267, or go to Visit for further transportation information.


Los Angeles/LAX to The L.A. Downtown Hotel


From Airport




Commercial Van/Shuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required


Per Person/One Way:


Approx. $16 p/p one-way
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


Approximately 24 minutes, depending on traffic/time of day 




18 miles from LAX to the hotel


Door-to-door shared van service from LAX to destination. Shuttle vans pick up passengers on the Lower/Arrival Level islands in front of each terminal under the "Shared Ride Vans". Advance reservations are required. Call for current rates as prices are subject to change without notice. Website: // SuperShuttle local phone: (310) 782-6600 GOOD ALTERNATE: Prime Time Shuttle ~ For online reservations, call 800-733-8267, or go to


Los Angeles Union Station (AMTRAK) to The L.A. Downtown Hotel


From Train Station




Yellow Cab
phone: 877-733-3305


Per Person/One Way:


Around $10+ per ride one-way
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


Approx. 5 to 10 minutes depending on traffic 




Under 2 miles from Union Station to the hotel


Easiest way from Union Station to hotel is by taxi. You may also use DASH public bus. OPT.#1 (M-F 6:30-6:30; Sat-Sun 10-5): Take Red Line train from Union Station to 7th/Figueroa St. & catch DASH F bus; go to 4th/Figueroa St. (hotel on corner) DASH runs every 10-20min. OPT.#2 (M-F Only 5:50AM-6:30PM): Exit Union Station at main entrance. Turn right & cross Alameda St. Catch DASH B at Alameda/Los Angeles St. Get off at 7th/Flower St. Cross 7th St. & catch DASH A. Ride to hotel at 4th/Figueroa St.


Los Angeles/LAX to Union Station LA Downtown


From Airport




Public Transportation
FlyAway Bus
phone: 866-435-9529


Per Person/One Way:


$7 p/p one-way; $14 p/p round trip
Prices are subject to change.


Travel Time:


Approximately 25-30 minutes, depending on traffic/time of day 




18 miles from LAX to the LA Downtown Hotel


LAX FlyAway nonstop bus service available between LAX and Union Station 24 hrs a day. LAX departures arrive for pick-up at Terminal 1, lower level, on the hour, and then stops are made at each terminal thereafter. From Union Station, travel by taxi or DASH bus to hotel. The one-way fare is around $10. If using the DASH (or Red Line train/DASH combo), please read instructions in the Amtrak train section for more details. DASH fare $0.35 one-way. Red Line fare $1.50/adult & $0.55/seniors.

Driving Directions
  DETAILED PARKING INSTRUCTIONS Valet parking is available at the hotel at the rate of $35/day. (See the concierge for further details and current rates.) ALTERNATE PARKING: Less costly overnight parking @ $18/day is available half a block away from the hotel in one particular section of the World Trade Center parking garage. To access this section, one must be careful to enter ONLY at the 3rd St. entrance to the garage, on the south side of 3rd St. Upon entry, bear to the left and follow the signs marked MONTHLY/ VISITORS Parking. Note: The hotel is located at 333 S. Figueroa St., which is a one-way street going north. Participants may want to drop off their luggage first at the hotel front entrance before parking their cars. On exiting the hotel driveway onto S. Figueroa St., pull over to the far right lane and turn immediately onto 3rd St. going east. The garage entrance is on the right, less than halfway down the street. TO AVOID CONFUSION ABOUT THE CORRECT GARAGE ENTRANCE, we strongly encourage you to approach the World Trade Center Garage by going north on Figueroa St. and turning right on 3rd St. (going east) per the instructions above. DO NOT ENTER the parking garage from either the Figueroa or Flower St. entrances because you may be charged up to $36/day or more for parking. PARKING RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. Therefore, please read the garage parking rate sign carefully when entering to verify the maximum daily charge. There is a pedestrian walkway from the WTC parking garage to the hotel.
  From Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena to The L.A. Downtown Hotel Take the 5 Freeway South to the 110 Freeway South. Exit at Wilshire Blvd. and make a left turn on S. Figueroa St. The hotel is on your left-hand side at the corner of 3rd and Figueroa Sts.
  From LAX to The L.A. Downtown Hotel Take Sepulveda Blvd. South to the 105 Freeway East to the 110 Freeway North. Take the 9th St. exit and make a left turn onto S. Figueroa St. The hotel is on your left-hand side at the corner of 3rd and Figueroa Sts.
  From Orange County to The L.A. Downtown Hotel Take the 5 Freeway North to US-101 North toward LA/Civic Center. Take the 110 Harbor Freeway South toward San Pedro. Exit at 6th St/4th St toward Wilshire Blvd/Downtown/3rd St. Take the ramp toward 3rd St. Turn left on S. Beaudry Ave. Turn left onto W. 4th St. Turn left onto S. Figueroa St. The hotel is on your left-hand side on the corner of 3rd and Figueroa Sts.
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
(Sunday, April 6)
 Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into LA Downtown Hotel after 3:00PM

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you get your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and other administrative issues as well as answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

 Dinner: Dinner

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program has only two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. We are unable to customize menus for individuals. However, we have found that by requesting sauces and dressing to be served on the side, we are able to accommodate various food intolerances and allergies. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance on your Participant Information Form. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.

 Evening: Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Downtown Region
(Monday, April 7)

Note: Be prepared to get on/off motorcoach at several stops and to walk up to 0.5-1 mile at a time to various points of interest.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

CLASS: History and Overview of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind destination encompassing an array of unique and exciting regions---each one culturally distinct. With so much to see and do, we'll explore a different region each day to help us experience the city to the fullest.

FIELD TRIP: After class, begin an all day exploration of downtown with John Daugherty, our guide. John has lived in LA for over 50 years, is passionate about the city and eager to share some of his favorite areas with us. From the first settlement at El Pueblo Historical Monument to today's modern urban center with its world-class institutions, we'll see how the downtown area has evolved.

During the day, we'll continue riding through some of downtown's diverse 'districts' such as the Fashion District, Financial District and Little Tokyo, each with its own personality, economics and history. In the Historic Core, we'll visit the 1893 Bradbury Building, the oldest commercial office structure remaining in downtown LA and a popular film location, and view the facades of Vaudeville-era movie houses on Broadway.

In the Bunker Hill District, we'll drive by the Music Center and stop at the Walt Disney Concert Hall gardens and Grand Ave. lobby. In the Civic Center, we'll find Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where we'll visit the sanctuary and mausoleum and view John Nava's tapestries. We'll also make a stop to admire the architectural features of Union Station. Constructed in 1939, it was the last of the nation's great train stations to be built.

 Lunch: Lunch at Philippe's

Enjoy one of LA's original cuisines--the French-dipped sandwich at this historic restaurant.

 Afternoon: After the bus trip with John, spend your free time riding the user-friendly DASH shuttles in downtown LA to new points of interest or re-visit a stop made during the day. A DASH shuttle stop is conveniently located near the hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner at hotel
 Evening: CLASS: An Insider's Perspective of Hollywood
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Westside Region/Sony Studio
(Tuesday, April 8)

Note: Be prepared to get on/off motorcoach and to stand/walk during the 2 hour guided walk at Sony Studio.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Los Angeles's trendy Westside region is the focus of our travels with John Daugherty, our onboard guide.

Step back into a legendary time on a guided walk of Sony Pictures Studios. Located on one of the world's most famous studio lots, our 2 hour guided walk gives you a rare glimpse of old Hollywood's glory days and an insider's view of a state-of-the-art motion picture studio.

 Lunch: Lunch at Farmer's Market
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: On Wilshire Drive, at Museum Row, visit the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of Los Angeles, located at the Page Museum. Rancho La Brea is one of the world’s most famous fossil localities. Learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age. Life-size replicas of several extinct mammals are featured outside the Museum.

Next we'll segue from mammoths to mansions as we travel through Beverly Hills and view the world of fashion on Rodeo Drive. We'll make a stop in this 5-square-mile enclave known for its glamorous lifestyle before traveling back to the hotel.

 Dinner: Dinner on your own
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Hollywood Region/Griffith Observatory/Performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall
(Wednesday, April 9)

Note: Be prepared to ride the DASH shuttle and Metro Red Line, a public rail system, to Hollywood and to stand/walk during a 1.5 to 2 hour guided walk of Hollywood. The amount of walking at Griffith Observatory is based upon your interest level.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: After class, start an all-day adventure to Hollywood with John Daugherty, our guide, by riding the Metro Red Line, part of the public rail transportation system, as a group. Discover many artworks at each station, which are part of the Metro Art program in which commissioned artists create unique works reflective of their transit site.

At the Hollywood & Vine Station, view the 1930 Pantages Theater, a historical landmark and art deco masterpiece, and the Capitol Record Tower. Get your first glimpse of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the famous Hollywood sign.

We'll continue on to Hollywood & Highland, the complex that houses the Dolby Theater, site of the Academy Awards. Look for the Walk of Fame around Grauman's Chinese Theater, famous for its foot and hand prints of the stars.

 Lunch: Lunch at Hollywood restaurant
 Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.

Built in the early 1930s as a gift from silver mine magnate Griffith J. Griffith, the facility opened in 1935. The surrounding park was also given to the city of Los Angeles by Griffith. Enjoy the exhibits, grounds and a spectacular 360 degree view of Los Angeles.

 Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant.
 Evening: PERFORMANCE: 8:00PM Walt Disney Concert Hall

MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: Katia & Marielle Labčque in Recital

Colburn Celebrity Series Artists:

Katia Labčque, piano Marielle Labčque, piano

Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Coastal Communities/Getty Villa
(Thursday, April 10)

Note: Be prepared to get on/off motorcoach. Amount of walking at Getty Villa is based upon interest level.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel by motor coach to the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.

Oil magnate J. Paul Getty used some of his vast wealth to amass an incredible art and antiquities collection, first displayed in his ranch house on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. In the early 70s, he had a Romanesque villa constructed next to his house to be a permanent museum for his collection. The Malibu Villa, modeled after the partially excavated Villa dei Papiri in Italy, became the home of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1974.

In 1997 the Getty Villa was closed and the collection was relocated to the new hill-top Getty Center in Brentwood (Los Angeles). After a nine-year, $275 million renovation and expansion, the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa re-opened as a home to the Museum's Antiquities Collection. The Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities are arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War, housed within Roman-inspired architecture and surrounded by Roman-style gardens.

For your self-exploration, pick up a copy of 'Today at the Getty Villa', which lists the day's programs, in the Entry Pavilion. Enhance your gallery experience with a Getty Guide audio player, available for $5 at the Pick-Up Desk on Floor 1 of the Museum. The player features commentary from curators and conservators on over 150 works from the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.

 Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Getty Villa

The Cafe serves casual Mediterranean fare and has indoor and outdoor seating. An Espresso Cart, located near the Cafe, serves coffee and espresso drinks as well as snacks and sandwiches.

 Afternoon: Enjoy the drive along California's beautiful Pacific Coast Highway and stop briefly in Santa Monica before returning to the hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner at hotel.
Accommodations: The L.A. Downtown Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Independent departures/City Hall
(Friday, April 11)

Note: Be prepared to ride DASH shuttle, a public shuttle bus, from hotel to LA City Hall. At City Hall, group will have a one hour guided walk.and enjoy view of LA from 27th floor Observation Deck.

 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: With the group, ride DASH to City Hall and enjoy the beautiful view of Los Angeles from the 27th floor Observation Deck.

HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Los Angeles Signature City program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
  Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau
Because Los Angeles offers the visitor a wide range of activites, we suggest you contact the the LACVB and request tourism information.

Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau

685 S. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

(213) 689-8822 For additional information, visit

  Music Center
Information and performance schedules for the Music Center, home to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theater, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall are available at

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90012

For ticket sales and information: Call (323) 850-2000

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change. Tickets can be purchased on line at or by calling Audience Services at 323.850.2000 (10:00AM - 6:00PM, daily) Another alternative for tickets is Rush Tickets-Seniors and Students: Senior citizens 65 years of age and older and full-time high school and college students with valid (current date) identification can purchase $20 or $10 tickets (depending on section*), based upon availability, beginning two hours prior to select concerts. Please call 323.850.2000 to speak to an Audience Services Representative after 2:00PM on the day of the performance to confirm availability. Seating is at the discretion of the Box Office. (One ticket per ID, cash only.) Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office Hours Tue – Sun, 12 noon to 6pm, (Closed Monday). The Box Office will be open 2 hours before performances. Box Office will close 30 minutes after concert start time. For additional information, visit

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 Story of Hollywood: An Illustrated History

Author: Gregory Paul Williams

Description: Before the film industry arrived, Hollywood was filled with quaint bungalows, millionaires' estates, and churches dedicated to teetotalism. Movies shattered Hollywood's tranquillity, and brought wealth, fame and glamorous movie stars. The giants of the movie industry invented klieg-lighted movie premieres and the Academy Awards in Hollywood. Go beyond the star-studded surface to the district's days of union busting, gangsters, and scandal, foreshadowing Hollywood's seedy decline. The book concludes with Hollywood's redevelopment that continues today. The book features the famous faces and places that made the town legendary, offering a unique perspective on celebrity nightlife and the behind-the-scenes stories of day-to-day life. Lavishly illustrated with over 800 vintage images from the author's private collection, "The Story of Hollywood" brings new insights to readers with a passion for Hollywood and its place in the history of film, radio, and television.

Wilshire Boulevard: Grand Concourse of Los Angeles

Author: Kevin Roderick and J. Eric Lynxwiler

Description: Wilshire Boulevard details the thoroughfare's crucial part in the emergence of Los Angeles as a world city and relates the fascinating story of Gaylord Wilshire, the turn-of-the-century social gadfly who never experienced his namesake's enduring fame.

The Historic Core of Los Angeles

Author: Curtis C. Roseman, Ruth Wallach, Dace Taube, Linda McCann and Geoffrey DeVerteuil

Description: In the early 20th century, there was no better example of a classic American downtown than Los Angeles. Since World War II, Los Angeles's Historic Core has been passively preserved with most of its historic buildings left intact. Recent renovations of the area for residential use and the construction of Disney Hall and the Staples Center are shining a new spotlight on its many pre-1930s Beaux Arts, Art Deco, and Spanish Baroque buildings.

Los Angeles: An Architectural Guide

Author: David Gebhard and Robert Winter

Description: This book is a great resource for those interested in the architecture of Los Angeles.

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