The Best of California: The Reagan Library to the Channel Islands

Experience it all on this comprehensive exploration of California. Savor great cuisine, explore National Parks, visit renowned museums and enjoy insightful lectures along the way!
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Program No. 14491RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience California’s diverse cultural and natural wonders. View J. Paul Getty’s extensive art collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum, go hiking on the Channel Islands and sit in the peaceful courtyards at the historic missions of Santa Barbara and Ventura. Insights gained through lectures and visits will give you a full picture of California culture.
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On Your Feet
Walk up to one mile on mostly flat, hard-packed terrain; stand for two hours.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the history of the Santa Barbara and Ventura missions during docent-led explorations of these landmarks.
  • Board Air Force One at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.
  • Enjoy a leisurely hike on one of the islands that is part of the Channel Islands National Park.
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Susan Morris
Susan Morris has been conducting historical research involving the Channel Islands since 1987. With a bachelor’s in journalism and a certificate in archaeology, she has participated in field studies on seven of the eight Channel Islands. She was the principal investigator of a cave-associated archaeology survey on Santa Rosa Island. Passionate about solving historical mysteries, her focus of the past eight years has been historical research for the Island of the Blue Dolphins website hosted by Channel Islands National Park.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Margery Spielman
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