Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade

  • Overnight in Portland with tours designed to experience the city like a local
  • Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade and Rose Show
  • 3 nights oceanfront at Newport’s Elizabeth Street Inn
  • Marine cruise, lighthouse and the Oregon Aquarium in/around Newport
  • Buggy ride over the sand dunes in Florence
  • Lincoln City and Tillamook
  • Day 1

    Fly away on a morning flight to Portland, then hit the ground running. Lloyd Center is your first stop for lunch and a chance to enjoy the colorful sights and sweet fragrances of the Rose Society’s 129th Annual Spring Rose Show. In the afternoon, visit downtown for two very special experiences. With our expert local guide (and former Sports Leisure employee Merrill Mixer) enjoy a multi-modal look at the city by streetcar and aerial tram. Discover the flavors of Portland – tea, spirits and salts to be exact – on our exclusive Forktown Tour with samples at each stop along the way. In the evening we’ll toast a great day of touring with dinner served at the trendy restored Kennedy School. Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport (D)

  • Day 2

    The Grand Floral Parade is both the Rose Festival and Portland’s premier event. Don’t worry about the city’s frequent rainfall. You’ll view the parade from reserved seating inside Memorial Coliseum with “creature comforts” (restrooms and concessions) only steps away. As a special treat, the Queen’s Coronation precedes the parade. Oregon’s Capital City of Salem is your next stop for lunch (McGrath’s Fish House) and a whirl around the historic carousel. Then you’re bound for the coastal community of Newport where quaint accommodations boast all ocean-view rooms! Elizabeth Street Inn – 3 nights (FB,L,D)

  • Day 3

    Newport has so much to offer! Take an educational marine cruise on the bay, to learn how crab pots work, and to meet some of the creatures who call Newport Harbor home. Shop and enjoy lunch on the wharf, then have “dinner with the creatures” at the Oregon Aquarium, a truly unique experience. Of course there will be leisure time for a walk along the beach! (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Your destination today is just south of the coastal town of Florence for a buggy ride on the giant dunes. You’ll have a choice of a scenic or a more adventurous ride. For lunch, choose from one of the quaint eateries on the old waterfront in Florence. No visit to the coast would be complete without a trip to a lighthouse, and historic Yaquina Head, c. 1868, fits the bill just north of Newport. (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Take a scenic drive up the coast this morning to Lincoln City for lunch and a bit of sightseeing. In nearby Tillamook, the Blue Heron French Cheese Company is a popular and tasty stop to take home a souvenir or two of the dairy country. Return to Portland in the late afternoon for your return flight. (B,L)


A Day Out in San Francisco

Enjoy a ride to The City for a day of shopping, lunch or just looking around! The coach will drop you at Pier 39/ Fishermens Wharf and Union Square.


A Magical Luncheon

First presented as a mystery daytrip last summer with three departures, this “Magical Luncheon” received rave reviews! Host Gerry Griffin welcomes you to his house of fun and illusion for the afternoon. A very tasty pre-set menu is served with tableside magic and humor. Then sit back and enjoy the show that is filled with laughter and illusion. You will come away mystified.


A Port, A President and The Pageant of the Masters

Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals

5 Days · 10 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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