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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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
While on the Channel Islands, 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 Island National Park.
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John Pendleton
A social, cultural and political historian, John teaches at Ventura College and Cal State University at Channel Islands. John has lectured for Road Scholar since 1990, and has taught courses related to Presidential political history and modern cultural history. He has worked with PBS as both a consultant and participant for a six-part series on Eisenhower, a documentary on “The War Years,” and the series, “They Made America.” John is co-author of “Popular Culture: Mirror of American Life.”
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