David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition marks the return to California of the best-known British artist of this generation with a comprehensive survey of his work including portraits, landscapes, oils, drawings, and watercolors. With more than 300 works, it is the largest show in the museum’s history. In the afternoon, an optional shuttle is offered to the Legion of Honor for Matisse from SFMOMA. On loan from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the exhibition features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes from the acclaimed artist Henri Matisse.
*Lunch is on your own at either of the museum cafes.
Since pick up times vary from trip to trip, please consult the trip-specific timed itinerary that is sent to you when you book. A detailed description of where each stop is located is also included with those documents. The motorcoach will make stops at all the locations, and upon returning to Sacramento, will drop you off in reverse order.Day Trips Headed Westbound from Sacramento (SF, Napa, Etc...) and Eastbound on I-80 (Reno):
- Roseville (near Saugstad Park)
- Madison & I-80
- Fruitridge & I-5
- Fruitridge and I-5
- Sports Leisure Office at 9812 Old Winery Place (near Hwy 50 & Bradshaw)
We do not share specific pick-up information on our web site, as we have found over the years that other travel groups tend to use our pick-up points without ours or the property owner's permission, which reflects poorly on our company and hurts our ability to offer convenient pick-up points to our clients. Accordingly, we ask that you not suggest our pick-up points to other groups you travel with, as "the more the merrier" does not often apply to parking lots. Your understanding is appreciated.
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 mossy giants, pristine lakes and the Pacific Northwest coast.
A sellout every summer, our annual trip to escape the heat of the valley to enjoy the cooler weather up at “The Lake” is back. Start with a luncheon cruise on board the paddlewheeler MS Dixie II as she plies the waters of the southern edge of Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay. From the water, we step back in time with a visit to the Baldwin Museum and Pope Mansion at the Tallac Historic Site. See how the “other half” lived at their summer “cabins” on the lake.
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