USA and Canada
Stay at the Oregon Gardens Resort, surrounded by natural beauty. And get the chance to visit Silver Falls State Park.
Celebrate America’s Independence Day where it all began! Visit Minute Man National Park, hear the story of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, and dabble in magic in Salem, MA. Spectacular coastal views, lumberjacks, lobsters, Minutemen, witches, the JFK Museum, 4th of July fireworks in Boston; it’s all here!
Featuring the natural scenic wonder of Southern Oregon
Dine on a covered bridge, ride a dune buggy, enjoy the waves
Leave the heat of the valley with a quick getaway that’s close to home yet a world apart. Your centrally located hotel puts all the attractions and superb restaurants within easy reach. And a relaxed itinerary allows plenty of time for exploration and shopping.
Featuring mossy giants, pristine lakes and the Pacific Northwest coast.
Featuring the culture and cuisine of the West Coast and Comox Valley.
Travel the middle section of Vancouver Island; a land of mountains, fertile valleys and old growth forests. This region offers idyllic beauty and warm hospitality.
Travel along the Avenue of the Giants with a local guide and historian and walk through the ancient groves in Prairie Creek State Park, Redwood National and State Parks, Humboldt State Park.
Flightseeing over the picturesque San Juan Islands.
Visit the villages and towns of Bainbridge, Poulsbo, Port Townsend, Coupeville, Friday Harbor, and Langley as you make your way around the sound
One of the most inclusive, in-depth visits to the Black Hills area in Sport Leisure’s history. Featuring the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial, Deadwood and Mount Rushmore trips.
Featuring reserved upgraded seating in the Chasers Lounge
Welcome to “wild and wonderful” West Virginia, a state abounding with natural beauty, unlimited mineral resources, famous feuds… the list goes on and on. Above all, it is a state of dramatic contrasts that simply must be experienced.
Summer is barely upon us but already we are thinking about the glorious fall days along the coast. October is the best time to visit Mendocino County. This fall vacation includes the spectacular Mendocino Botanical Gardens, the home of Seabiscuit, and a ride on the historic Skunk Train; and time to enjoy the fresh ocean air with two nights at Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg.
A day of thoroughbred racing at Keeneland.
Travel and have fun in Sports Leisure vacation to Tonopah, Laughlin, and Las Vegas!
Leave Sacramento two days ahead of the main group and fly non-stop to Oahu. Stay in a Waikiki Beach Hotel, close to the water and many attractions. On arrival, transfer to downtown Honolulu and the Waikiki district. Dine at Chuck’s Steak House, a longtime Hawaii favorite which was once a Sacramento landmark. (The arrival afternoon is at leisure.)
Day two begins with a trip to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor. Your visit includes the traditional ride to the Arizona Memorial by boat, plus time to explore the many new exhibits on the expanded grounds. The new memorial provides a much better tribute.
After a casual lunch, history unfolds at the Iolani Palace. Built in 1879, it was the royal residence of the Kalakaua Dynasty and is probably the state’s most historic building. Right next door is the capitol, and while it doesn’t lend itself well to tours, we will make a photo and information stop.
The third morning is actually the day the main group leaves Sacramento. Because of the time difference, we can make great use of our day after check out from the hotel. Board the shuttle bus for the ride to Doris Duke’s mansion outside downtown, Shangri La. Shangri La “…isn’t the product of any one person, but of a number of architects and decorators from all over the world, finally put together by me.”
Mark and Chris have created another “you’ve never done this” tour to the beautiful islands of Hawaii. This edition features 4 nights each on Kauai and The Big Island of Hawaii.
If you are a returning visitor to the islands, you will find this trip packed with unique attractions, activities and adventures. If this is your first trip to Hawaii, our itinerary will give you bragging rights among your friends because of the incredible experiences that are a part of your itinerary. Go flightseeing twice in private aircraft, taste local foods and meet local people. Our Hawaii tours are unlike any other. If you want a cookie-cutter tour, you’ll have to go with someone else. Sports Leisure Hawaii tours are the things dreams are made of. (You may also add 2 nights in Oahu at the beginning, featuring the new Pearl Harbor, Doris Duke’s Shangri La and the new Pearl Harbor memorial).
Something fun and different for the holiday season. Relive the first Thanksgiving with a pilgrimage to Plymouth, Massachusetts. It’s living history and you are right in the middle of it. A parade, a traditional feast and, best of all, you are back home in time for the actual holiday.
Visit the Big Apple at the most wonderful time of the year!
As often happens with our very popular holiday mystery tours, this year’s tour sold out very quickly following our Spring Fling Holiday Preview Day. While space is currently unavailable, we are taking names for the waitlist. If you are interested in joining us this year, please contact our office.
Mystery Tours always feature great food. Heck, even the Rockefellers would be impressed with this dinner. A lavish Sunday Brunch you say? Breakfast with a view? Fancy accommodations? Well, of course! (The hotel pattern is 3 nights, 1 night, 1 night.) Oh, and the chocolate is free. Who doesn’t like FREE chocolate at Christmas time?
Frank Sinatra, is perhaps one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th Century. “’Ol Blue Eyes” had a singing and acting career that spanned 5 decades… from singing the swing jazz of Harry James, to crooning love songs through the 1990’s. Sinatra was one of the bestselling artists of all time; and a handsome leading man on the silver screen. During this visit to Palm Springs, we’ll visit his private desert home, step back in time with a dinner show with “Frank” performing some of his favorites, and we’ll take a tour about town past some of the homes of his contemporaries.
Featuring Sunday Brunch at the Hayes Mansion and a Christmas visit to Filoli
For several years, Sports Leisure Travelers have enjoyed a trip to the village of La Jolla in early November. This time around, the trip will be offered in early December, allowing us to include a few holiday twists.
Stay three nights at the Embassy Suites Hotel in La Jolla. Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and complimentary adult beverages and snacks each evening.
Your days are filled with fun and fine dining. There’s a neighborhood tour of Little Italy, complete with food tastings. Enjoy Sunday Brunch at the Hotel del Coronado and be treated to a historical tour of the island. We’ll show you around La Jolla and give you a chance to pick up some nice Christmas gifts.
Concerts, lights and more in two all-American cities are guaranteed to put you in the spirit!
Frankie always considered Chicago “his kind of town.” You are cordially invited to celebrate Ol’ Blue Eyes’ 100th birthday (were he still with us) in style. Stay four nights at the Palmer House Hilton, one of Frank’s favorite places.
There’s a host of Christmas activities, but it’s the entertainment that really shines. Besides a great dinner party to celebrate Frank’s birthday (complete with a Sinatra look-alike singing your favorite tunes), you’ll enjoy two Broadway shows.
First, it’s Beautiful, the Tony-award winner about the life of composer/vocalist Carole King. If you loved Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia!, we think you’ll be crazy about Beautiful. Lots of wonderful music from the 60’s and 70’s and a fantastic story about an incredible singer and songwriter.
Also featured is Gotta Dance, a musical making its pre-Broadway stop in Chicago. You will, in fact, see the very first preview production of the show, directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, a Tony-winner in his own right. The show includes some original music by the late Marvin Hamlisch in a story line about an all-senior dance team. Uplifting and fun, it’s certain to be a hit in New York. You’ll see it first!
We mentioned Christmas activities and there are many. See the remarkable display of international Christmas Trees at the Museum of Science and Industry. There’s 75 in all, so bring your camera. On arrival evening, there’s an optional Christmas lights tour. You’ll enjoy lunch in the famous Walnut Room at Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s) and take time to browse an authentic German-style Christmas Market, just blocks from your hotel. Stop for treats at the famous Magnolia Bakery or shop for gifts on the Magnificent Mile! There’s even an authentic Polish dinner in a charmingly beautiful local restaurant, and a luxurious holiday tea at the Drake Hotel, a Chicago landmark. Tour Director(s): Chris and/or Mark.
Featuring dining at the historic Mission Inn and some historical steps back in time.
Featuring the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade.
Featuring Key Largo and 4 nights in Key West.
Discover Rocky Mountain splendor on board the California Zephyr.