September 17-23 – San Francisco & Sonoma County, CA

Northern California

Alcratraz Island was developed as a lighthouse, military fortification and military prison. It is located 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco.
In the mid-1800’s Italian immigrant fisherman came to the city by the bay to take advantage of the influx of population due to the gold rush. This area is now called ‘Fisherman’s Wharf’.
Sonoma County, CA is the largest producer of California’s Wine Country Region, far outproducing the Napa Valley. In 2004, growers harvest 165,783 tons of wine grapes worth $310 million.
Point Reyes offers some of the finest birdwatching in the United States. It can be very foggy and windy during certain parts of the year at the lighthouse.
The Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is a temperate forest receiving 55 inches of rainfall per year. The Parson Jones Tree is the tallest tree in the grove measuring more than 310 feet in height. The Colonel Armstrong Tree is the oldest tree in the grove estimated to be over 1400 years old.

Jackson Lake-Copyright NPS
Fly into San Francisco.
Our transportation picks you up from the airport.
Fly with a group from Central PA or from anywhere else in the world. We will help coordinate your flight to California.
Enjoy flight discounts through United and Delta.
Lodging, all meals except 1 lunch, non-alcoholic drinks (unless noted i.e. winery tastings included) + tips, ground transportation, park entrance fees and activities included. Restaurants and activities subject to change depending upon availability
Flight not included.
$2300 + tax – Solo
$1700/person + tax – Roomie

Contact Brenda for payment plans
Registration Deadline 8/1/2017 – Register HERE
Yellowstone Lake - Copyright Jim Peaco August 2012 NPS
Day 1
Fly into San Francisco and check into the Hampton Inn San Francisco. Freshen up and then we will leave the hotel together to go to Tommy’s Joynt.
Old Faithful - Copyright Jim Peaco June 2012 NPS
Day 2
After enjoying breakfast and checking out of the hotel, we will depart for Golden Gate Park.. Admission is free and you can purchase tours on your own or explore the park for free. From there, we will head to Pier 39/Fisherman’s Wharf where we will enjoy lunch at Codmother Fish & Chips. After food and shopping, we will take an afternoon tour of Alcatraz. Following the tour we will head north to our accommodations in Santa Rosa at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa. We will stop along the way for dinner at Cafe Del Sol.
Norris Geyser-NPS
Day 3
After breakfast at the hotel we head on a nice long day to wine country with stops at St.  FrancisBalletto and Francis Ford Coppola. Tastings included – walking tour of vineyards on our own at no charge. We will have lunch on our own at Community Market and dinner at Taquieria El Sombrero after Francis Ford Coppola
St. Mary Great Bear Lodge -
Day 4
Another breakfast at the hotel, then we depart for a relaxing day at Point Reyes National Seashore. Box lunches will be provided. We will return to the hotel to fresh up before dinner at Piner Cafe.
Historic Red Bus Tours -
Day 5
Another road trip following breakfast but this time to the fantastic redwoods at Armstrong Redwoods State National Reserve for the day where we will have a Docent/Naturalist led tour. Box lunch is again provided and we will have dinner at  Willow Wood Market Cafe on the way back to resort
St. Mary Great Bear Lodge -
Day 6
Let’s have a leisurely day around town! Following breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Charles M. Shultz Museum, lunch at Gypsy Cafe and then shopping at local artisan shops. Our final dinner together will be at Jack’s Urban Eats
Historic Red Bus Tours -
Day 7
Departure day following breakfast…

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