Here are the long-awaited details on our trip to see the very best gymnasts in the United States compete for an opportunity to represent our country in London only a few weeks later at the Olympics. Our package includes all four days of competition and beautiful accommodations at the Embassy Suites Hotel in nearby Milpitas. Add in a bit of sightseeing around San Jose and the mountains of Santa Cruz and you’ve got an outstanding getaway. We’ll even pick you up at your front door!
Ticket Locations for all events: Please note that the tickets we have purchased for the events are at the top of the lower bowl of the arena. This means fewer steps to climb when going to/from concessions/rest rooms, and also allows for an overview of the entire arena floor. Those with mobility concerns should find it very convenient. Should you have any questions regarding ticket locations, please contact Kevin or Mark at our office (M-F, 9am – 4:30pm)
Special Note: As of today, we have not confirmed our speaker for Sunday morning. It is a Sports Leisure tradition to invite a coach, athlete or broadcaster to speak to our group, to give us a little bit of inside knowledge on the competition. There are several opportunities in our schedule, but until the athletes and coaches get their schedules ironed out, we can’t confirm a speaker and a time. We’ll update you closer to the trip departure on this exciting Sports Leisure exclusive. For those of you who like to use your computer or iPad to explore, go to www.usagym.org for more information on the team, the trials and the sport in general.
The package includes door-to-door service, 3 nights accommodations, tickets to 4 events, 7 meals – 2 brunches, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner, transportation on board SuperCoach III, sightseeing as listed in the itinerary and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director.
From your home you are transferred to the Sports Leisure office this morning for an 8am departure. Upon arrival in San Jose, enjoy a lovely brunch, then head to the “Shark Tank” (so named because the San Jose Sharks hockey team plays in the arena) for the first competition involving the men. At the conclusion of the matinee session, head for your hotel, where complimentary cocktails are offered each evening, and breakfast is cooked to order every morning of your stay.
- Embassy Suites Milpitas – 3 nights
- Brunch is included this day.
Today’s competition doesn’t begin until 5:30pm, so we’ll fill part of the day with a trip to the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains, home of the Roaring Camp Railroad. Ride among the redwood trees and enjoy an outdoor barbecue lunch. We’ll return to the hotel to give you a couple of hours off before the start of the women’s competition this evening. Return to your hotel approximately 10-11pm.
- Breakfast and lunch are included this day.
The finals of the men’s competition begins today at 11am. After the awards ceremony, we’ll return to the hotel for cocktail hour, then a nice dinner.
- Breakfast and dinner are included this day.
Once again, the competition today begins at 5:30pm. We’ll depart the hotel around 11am this morning for a city tour of San Jose. Learn how the Silicon Valley got its name, and visit some of the sites where the age of technology was born. Brunch is at the Hayes Mansion, a Sports Leisure favorite, in mid-afternoon. Arrive at the arena in time for the last competition, the women’s finals. After the awards ceremony, the coach will depart for Sacramento. Approximate return time is 11pm. Our fleet of Carey vehicles will be on hand at the Sports Leisure office to return you safely to your home at the late hour. Think about it. In just a few short weeks, the young men and women who performed so well for you will be representing our country in front of the world in London.
- Breakfast and brunch are included this day.
If you enjoy wonderful dining and nostalgic Christmas experiences then this is the trip for you! Discover the lights of Christmas tree lane at night, an old fashioned community parade where everyone comes out to watch, and small towns that have Main Streets decorated for Santa. And did we mention dining… at several of the Valley’s best restaurants? And there will be time for picking up a few unique gifts too in the shops along the main streets of the valley’s finest communities.
Explore the Golden State by scenic rail adventure! Featuring four trips by train including a stretch of the Coast Starlight route by private railcar, SuperCoach III follows you throughout the tour so no need to worry about getting your luggage on or off the train! Limited to 32 passengers.
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