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Decide for yourself if the west coast is the best coast as you discover cities like Seattle and San Diego and learn about National Parks from Denali to Crater Lake. No matter where you choose, the Pacific provides a stunning backdrop for learning as our experts share what they love about their own backyards!

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Pacific Coast and Hawaii Adventure Tours

See what makes the West Coast the best by booking a Pacific Coast or Hawaiian tour for seniors with Road Scholar. From Honolulu to San Diego and Seattle to San Francisco, Road Scholar has Pacific Coast tours for everyone. 

No matter the experiential learning adventure you choose, you will be able to learn about the history, geography, and wildlife of your destination from expert Road Scholar instructors. Ready for your next adventure? Explore our Pacific Coast and Hawaii educational tours below.

 

Tours on the Pacific Coast

America’s Pacific Coast is ripe with adventure. From stunning national parks like Denali, Yosemite, and Olympic National Parks to quaint coastal villages like Monterey, you can explore it all with Road Scholar. Curious to learn what you can see? Here are some of our top trips to Hawaii and the Pacific Coast:

  • National parks: One of America’s key defining traits is its National Park System, and the West Coast is abundant with federally preserved areas for you to explore. At Road Scholar, you can explore national parks across the entire West Coast, including Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, where you can see glacial lakes hidden in the Rocky Mountains, or Yosemite National Park in California, where you can see Half Dome or El Capitan. Other West Coast national parks include Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Death Valley, Olympic, Joshua Tree, Channel Island, and Volcano.
  • Water activities: A trip to the Pacific Coast isn’t complete without admiring the scenery and wildlife from the water. At Road Scholar, we have water-based activities for every comfort level. If you’re on a Hawaiian tour for seniors, you can go snorkeling to spot unique marine life in colorful reefs. If you find yourself in Washington, you can go kayaking on the Columbia River or along the forested coasts of the San Juan Islands.
  • Mountain explorations: North America’s West Coast has one of the most diverse landscapes in the world. Due to major plate tectonic activity eons ago, sprawling mountain ranges have shaped the landscape along the West Coast, which means you can embark on hikes in the Rockies in Alberta, Canada, or the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. With Road Scholar, you will be able to explore these mountain ranges with expert guides who can teach you about the history, geography, and wildlife of the area.
  • Island voyages: As with any coast, there are plenty of islands worth discovering. At Road Scholar, we have plenty of island tours for seniors on the West Coast, such as the Channel Islands, Hawaiian Islands, and San Juan Islands.

These are just some of the Pacific Coast and Hawaii adventure tours Road Scholar offers. If you’re looking for a winter getaway to the warmth of the Pacific Coast, whether it be Hawaii or San Diego, book with Road Scholar today.

 

Learning Opportunities on Hawaiian Tours

Hawaii adventure tours are ripe with unique and one-of-a-kind learning opportunities. The islands of Hawaii are distinct while sharing a common culture, and visitors can explore what each island has to offer to understand the culture, traditions, and history of each island. Below are some of the learning opportunities you can enjoy on Hawaiian tours:

  • Hawaiian culture: Through all of our Hawaii guided tours, you will gain an authentic understanding of its culture. Program participants can learn traditional Hawaiian dance forms, such as hula, and how these dances are incorporated into storytelling and cultural history. You can also learn bits and pieces of the Hawaiian language and how indigenous Hawaiians are working to preserve their heritage.
  • Marine biology: Whether you’re interested in Hawaii solo tours or island tours for seniors, any program will dive into Hawaii’s unique marine ecosystem, where you can study marine life and gain hands-on knowledge through whale watching or dolphin tours, scuba diving, and beach walks.
  • Geology: One of the top highlights of Hawaii excursions is learning about each island’s geology. At Volcano National Park, you can learn about the active volcanoes on the Big Island, such as Kilauea, to learn about volcanology and geosciences.
  • American history: Hawaii has a unique place in American history, and exploring the islands through Hawaii adventure tours can teach you everything from Captain James Cook’s arrival in the late 18th century, the Polynesian voyagers who settled in the Hawaiian Islands before European contact, the impact of American missionaries, Japanese internment, and annexation and statehood. Visitors can also explore the Pearl Harbor National Memorial to learn about World War II and Hawaii’s role on the Pacific Front.

Our Hawaiian tours are some of our most popular travel programs, and for good reason. With the opportunity to gain insightful knowledge, you will better understand the customs, traditions, and geography of the breathtaking islands. Find an adventure to see where you can explore next.

 

Scenic Highlights on Pacific Coast Tours and Hawaii Excursions

Pacific Coast tours and Hawaii excursions offer a plethora of scenic views you can enjoy. Some of the top highlights include:

  • Big Sur: One of the most iconic views on Pacific Coast tours is Big Sur, located along the California coast. It’s known for its dramatic cliffs, rugged coastline, redwood forests, and the world-famous Bixby Bridge.
  • Hana Road: Located in Maui, Hawaii, Hana Road brings you through lush rainforests, waterfalls, and the awe-inspiring coastal vistas that bring you to Hana.
  • Olympic National Park: Situated in Washington, Olympic National Park allows visitors to explore its diverse landscapes, ranging from alpine peaks and lush rainforests to rugged coastlines and quaint seaside villages.
  • Golden Gate Bridge: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the most recognizable global landmarks. Pacific Coast tours can bring you to this iconic bridge, which offers stunning views of the cityscape and the bridge itself.

Our Hawaii adventure tours and Pacific Coast tours bring you to some of the world’s most famous landscapes. Browse our collection of adventure programs to find your next destination on your bucket list.

 

Road Scholar’s Pacific Coast and Hawaiian Tours for Seniors

If you’re looking for a trip to the Pacific Coast, you’re in the right place. At Road Scholar, we have exciting and engaging Pacific Coast and Hawaiian tours for seniors. Led by professional guides who are experts in the area, you will be able to explore new areas with a diverse cohort of like-minded learners.

No matter the adventure you choose, such as an ocean voyage or a national park tour, you will be able to enjoy spirited conversations with your cohort, learn about the Pacific Coast’s rich history, and discover unique wildlife and vegetation. To prepare, review our travel tips for seniors to ensure a memorable and safe Pacific Coast tour.