September

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Santa Cruzin’ at
 the Dream Inn

3 Days, September 12th - 14th Sold Out / Waitlist

Come with us down to the beach for two blissful nights at the beloved Dream Inn on the historic Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz. Awake each morning in your ocean view room overlooking the Santa Cruz wharf… isn’t that what you’ve always dreamed about???

The Santa Cruz Follies has been entertaining us for over sixty years. This year the cast (all over 50 years of age) will present Broadway, Then and Now. Also included is lunch at Sports Leisure favorites Porter’s Restaurant at the Poppy Ridge Golf Club in Livermore and The Crow’s Nest in Santa Cruz with dinner at a local restaurant.

We’ll get a tour of Santa Cruz by a local guide, head to Bear Mountain and Roaring Camp Railroad for a train ride into the redwoods, have time for shopping in nearby Capitola, and perhaps feel like a kid again riding the carousel on the Beach Boardwalk.

$1,299
$1,099
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Flower Power

Tue, September 19th

In celebration of San Francisco’s 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, the Asian Museum presents a special exhibit of the meaning and significance of flowers in the Asian culture. During the “Summer of Love,” flowers became the recognized symbol of peace. This concept of botanical imagery prevalent in Buddhist art is thousands of years old and still significant in paintings, scrolls, screens, porcelains, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture. A private docent tour is included to learn the unspoken language of favorite flowers and the message they convey. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore galleries of the permanent collection and lunch on your own in the museum café.

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An American in Paris

Wed, September 20th

Winner of 4 Tony Awards this new musical is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and the magic of Paris. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” and “But Not for Me.” Wednesday trips include a snack-sized box lunch, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee and dinner on your own at Pier 39 after the show. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square before the 2pm matinee and return to Sacramento after the show.

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Wed, September 27th
Space Available
Sat, October 7th
Space Available
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Degas, Impressionism and the Paris Millinery Trade

Thu, September 21st

Legion of Honor and de Young Museums in San Francisco

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Man of La Mancha

Sat, September 23rd Sold Out / Waitlist

In this Tony Award-winning musical, the character of Cervantes impersonates Don Quixote who dreams impossible dreams, fights windmills with faithful Sancho Panza, and woos the fiery Aldonza. The 2pm matinee offers an afternoon of fun and great music, preceded by lunch at the historic City Hotel in Columbia.

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Turandot

Sun, September 24th

Puccini’s brilliant score and story of a beautiful princess who challenges her suitors to a deadly game of wits provides another memorable afternoon of grand opera. With one of opera’s most familiar arias “Nessun Dorma” and production by Davis Hockney, be transported to a world of spectacle, myth, and majestic music. Your choice of seating is in side sections of the Orchestra or the first balcony of the Dress Circle. Be advised that Dress Circle seating requires the use of steep stairs with no availability of handrails. Also note group ticketing and price changes by San Francisco Opera this season has provided for a reduced cost of seating. A stop is included in Union Square for a no-host lunch prior to the 2pm matinee.

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Comeback to Copia

Tue, September 26th

After several years of closure, this beautiful facility in downtown Napa has reopened to the delight of all who love food and dining. Like a playground for “foodies,” enjoy a full day of culinary pleasures as we begin with a tour followed by a cooking demonstration by one of their master chefs. Considered the premier cooking school in the USA, Copia is part of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and the best in preparation and presentation of fine dining. After the class, enjoy a three-course lunch of “chef’s choice” tastings served family style. Linger in the ambiance of the dining room or take some time to browse their gift shop of cookbooks, foods, wine, and selection of cookware and tools for the kitchen and entertaining. There will also be free time to shop Napa’s famous Oxbow Market adjacent to Copia before departing to Sacramento. Truly a special day for anyone who enjoys good food and a fun day close to home.

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An American in Paris

Wed, September 27th

Winner of 4 Tony Awards this new musical is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and the magic of Paris. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” and “But Not for Me.” Wednesday trips include a snack-sized box lunch, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee and dinner on your own at Pier 39 after the show. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square before the 2pm matinee and return to Sacramento after the show.

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Wed, September 20th
Space Available
Sat, October 7th
Space Available
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Edvard Munch at MOMA

Thu, September 28th

Considered a master by the age of 30, famed Norwegian painter Edvard Munch was among the most celebrated artists of his generation. Feeling that his true breakthrough came later in his career, this special exhibit Edvard Munch; Between the Clock and the Bed uses his last self-portrait as a starting point to assess a lifetime of painting. Organized by SFMOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Munch Museum, Oslo, the exhibition features 45 landmark compositions as well as paintings from the artist’s own collection. Enjoy an included private docent tour of the exhibit followed by free time to explore other galleries and lunch on your own in one of its cafes

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Traveling The Lincoln Highway, America’s First Transcontinental Highway

Sat, September 30th Sold Out / Waitlist

Join Mark and Paul Gilger (a renowned Lincoln Highway expert) for a trip to San Francisco on the old road. We’ll travel through Davis and Vacaville, finding original parts of the Lincoln. We’ll enjoy lunch in San Francisco (included) and stop at the highway’s western terminus, in Lincoln Park in The City. For one day, get off the interstate and travel the old road.

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October

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Catalina Island Getaway

4 Days, October 1st - 4th Sold Out / Waitlist

Catalina Island isn’t a destination; it’s a state of mind. And October is the perfect time to visit, with mild temperatures and long after the summer crowds are gone. Our annual escape to the island “26 miles across the sea” features three nights at the Pavilion Lodge, in the heart of Avalon, right on the harbor and within walking distance of countless shops and restaurants. Begin with a short flight to Southern California. Enjoy a tour and spectacular Sunday Brunch aboard the Queen Mary, moored in Long Beach Harbor. Travel aboard the high-speed Catalina Express ferry to the island. At your hotel, enjoy a wine reception each night and a continental breakfast each morning.

The itinerary includes several adventures on the island as well as plenty of free time to enjoy additional activities or time to relax on your own. Included in the package is a behind-the-scenes tour of Catalina’s famous ballroom and Casino Building. Catch a glimpse of the underwater world surrounding the island on board a semi-submersible vehicle. Additionally, view Avalon and its beautiful harbor from high above on the Inland Motor Tour; the tour follows the island’s original stagecoach route aboard a specially designed bus and visits the Native Plant Nursery, the Bald Eagle Habitat, the Airport in the Sky, and Conservancy Nature Center. A final night dinner is just steps from your hotel. A mid-morning return to the mainland by ferry allows you time for lunch in Long Beach at Parker’s Lighthouse prior to your late afternoon flight home.

$1,990
$1,740
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The Champagne Express to Apple Hill

Tue, October 3rd Sold Out / Waitlist

Our popular Champagne Express to Harvey’s at Lake Tahoe and
Apple Hill returns. Stop at High Hill Ranch for an apple treat before
your 6-hour stay at Harvey’s, which includes a $20 slot credit and
$7 food credit. You must be a member of Harvey’s Total Rewards
Program to receive the bonus!

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An American in Paris

Sat, October 7th

Winner of 4 Tony Awards this new musical is about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and the magic of Paris. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin including “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” and “But Not for Me.” Wednesday trips include a snack-sized box lunch, orchestra seating for the 2pm matinee and dinner on your own at Pier 39 after the show. The Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square before the 2pm matinee and return to Sacramento after the show.

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Wed, September 20th
Space Available
Wed, September 27th
Space Available
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Fleet Day on the Bay

Sun, October 8th Sold Out / Waitlist

Enjoy a sumptuous luncheon buffet and cruise aboard Hornblower’s San Francisco Belle. The two-hour cruise is timed to be on the bay during the performance of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels air acrobatic team. This said, we cannot be responsible for any change in the Fleet Week schedule, including the performance time of the Blue Angles, due to weather or other circumstances. But still, it’s a great day on the bay with free flowing champagne on board the Belle and musical entertainment!

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Fall in the Sierra

Fri, October 20th Sold Out / Waitlist

Enjoy the beautiful fall scenery as we drive along picturesque Highway 88 through Hope Valley, looking for the shimmering aspens. Lunch is included at JT’s Basque Restaurant, a Gardnerville landmark; then drive home along Highway 50 and the American River, passing through the Tahoe Basin, in hopes of sneaking a peak at some fall color along the way.

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What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Sun, October 22nd

The Santa Rosa Symphony is joined by powerhouse trumpeter Byron Stripling for a tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong that is both electrifying and heartfelt. Musical hits from the Armstrong songbook “What a Wonderful World,” “Hello Dolly,” and, of course, his signature hit “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In” are sure to leave you humming on your way home. Lunch is included in Petaluma prior to the 3pm performance.

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A Day at the Races

Thu, October 26th Sold Out / Waitlist

Our always popular Day at the Races includes a sumptuous buffet lunch and seating in the enclosed Turf Club at Golden Gate Fields by beautiful San Francisco Bay in Berkeley. Enjoy the races from a comfortable table with betting windows conveniently nearby and television monitors throughout the dining room. We’ll arrive to get settled before post time and the first race.

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November

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Aladdin, The Musical

Thu, November 2nd Sold Out / Waitlist

Discover a whole new world at Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes another timeless story. The thrilling new production is filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, music and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

The show features all your favorite songs from the animated film as well as new music. Pricing for each show is based on the day of the week and seating location as determined by the theater.

Our Wednesday and Thursday trips include a snack size box lunch onboard the coach, the 2pm matinee show, and dinner on your own at Pier 39. Our Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square and the 2pm matinee show. Seating for Wednesday is in the mezzanine with no access to an elevator. Seating for the Thursday and Saturday shows are in the orchestra.

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Wed, November 15th
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Sat, December 2nd
Space Available
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All Around California by Rail

6 Days, November 7th - 12th

Featuring five scenic Amtrak routes through the Golden State

$2,545
$2,240
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Aladdin, The Musical

Wed, November 15th

Discover a whole new world at Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes another timeless story. The thrilling new production is filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, music and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

The show features all your favorite songs from the animated film as well as new music. Pricing for each show is based on the day of the week and seating location as determined by the theater.

Our Wednesday and Thursday trips include a snack size box lunch onboard the coach, the 2pm matinee show, and dinner on your own at Pier 39. Our Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square and the 2pm matinee show. Seating for Wednesday is in the mezzanine with no access to an elevator. Seating for the Thursday and Saturday shows are in the orchestra.

Additional Departures
Thu, November 2nd
Sold Out / Waitlist
Sat, December 2nd
Space Available
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Beach Blanket Babylon Holidays

Sun, November 19th

There’s nothing quite like Beach Blanket Babylon, especially for the holidays! San Francisco’s longest-running staged comedy show pokes fun at everyone – politicians, celebrities and other folks in the public eye. The songs are hilarious, the dancing wonderful, and the hats are really, really big!

Reserved seats are upstairs (no elevator) in this historic theater in the center balcony. Enjoy an included late lunch at Sports Leisure’s new favorite, Trattoria Pinocchio in North Beach, prior to the 5pm show.

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Sun, December 10th
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Thanksgiving at the National Hotel in Jackson

2 Days, November 23rd - 24th

Enjoy a holiday dinner at the historic National Hotel in Jackson. The following day, the town has a special Christmas celebration we will be a part of. Explore the shops of Jackson and Sutter Creek, in search of the perfect gift. The package includes Thanksgiving Dinner, breakfast and a special entertainment surprise. Leave mid-day on Thanksgiving, return at 4pm the next afternoon.

Note: The National Hotel offers only rooms with one queen bed. Those wishing two-bedded rooms will be accommodated at the Best Western Amador Inn, two blocks away. Transportation will be provided. The National Hotel is haunted. Big time. Single guests wishing to avoid the ghosts may also stay at the BW.

$395
$345
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Puttin’ on The Ritz for Christmas

3 Days, November 26th - 28th

Featuring two nights at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

$1,440
$1,195
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December

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Aladdin, The Musical

Sat, December 2nd

Discover a whole new world at Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes another timeless story. The thrilling new production is filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, music and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

The show features all your favorite songs from the animated film as well as new music. Pricing for each show is based on the day of the week and seating location as determined by the theater.

Our Wednesday and Thursday trips include a snack size box lunch onboard the coach, the 2pm matinee show, and dinner on your own at Pier 39. Our Saturday trip includes lunch on your own in Union Square and the 2pm matinee show. Seating for Wednesday is in the mezzanine with no access to an elevator. Seating for the Thursday and Saturday shows are in the orchestra.

Additional Departures
Thu, November 2nd
Sold Out / Waitlist
Wed, November 15th
Space Available
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An Apple Farm Christmas

3 Days, December 6th - 8th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring Hearst Castle all decked out for Christmas

$1,070
$920
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Beach Blanket Babylon Holidays

Sun, December 10th

There’s nothing quite like Beach Blanket Babylon, especially for the holidays! San Francisco’s longest-running staged comedy show pokes fun at everyone – politicians, celebrities and other folks in the public eye. The songs are hilarious, the dancing wonderful, and the hats are really, really big!

Reserved seats are upstairs (no elevator) in this historic theater in the center balcony. Enjoy an included late lunch at Sports Leisure’s new favorite, Trattoria Pinocchio in North Beach, prior to the 5pm show.

Additional Departures
Sun, November 19th
Space Available
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January 2018

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U.S. Figure Skating Championships

5 Days, January 4th - 8th

Only Sports Leisure has exclusive access to ticket locations to offer you right now! This is the event at which the U.S. Olympic Team will be chosen. Your ticket allows you to see not only the evening programs, but the daily skating events at the SAP Center in San Jose. Friday morning you’ll have the opportunity to visit one of San Jose’s museums, including the Tech Museum of Innovation or the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. We will provide a sightseeing tour of Silicon Valley on Saturday morning, and enjoy a great brunch on Sunday. In the afternoons and evenings, you can enjoy the country’s best skaters in action.
Your accommodations are at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Milpitas, where you will enjoy a full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and complimentary cocktails if you are onsite in the evenings. Shuttle transportation to/from the arena will be provided on a daily basis. There will also be a guest skating speaker one morning at the hotel, to give you an insider’s look.

$2,679
$2,449
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February 2018

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Winter at the Majestic Ahwahnee

2 Days, February 11th - 12th Sold Out / Waitlist

This trip is a Sports Leisure Vacations’ favorite! And the focus is all about the Ahwahnee Hotel… recently re-named The Majestic Yosemite Hotel. But for this writer, and many others, it will always be the Ahwahnee!

$870
$695
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Take the Snow Train to Reno

2 Days, February 14th - 15th

Experience a High Sierra winter wonderland as Amtrak’s California Zephyr climbs through the mountains, providing magnificent winter vistas. Your journey begins from one of our convenient pickups and the train departs from Roseville. Don’t worry about your luggage – it will travel on board our motorcoach which will meet you in Reno! Once on board the California Zephyr, enjoy relaxing views from your seat or from the domed observation car. A box lunch is included for you to take on the train so you won’t miss the scenery! Your accommodations are at the Silver Legacy Casino/Resort. Enjoy a free morning at leisure on the second day before returning home by motorcoach.

$299
$269
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February 28th - March 1st
Space Available
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Take the Snow Train to Reno

2 Days, February 28th - March 1st

Experience a High Sierra winter wonderland as Amtrak’s California Zephyr climbs through the mountains, providing magnificent winter vistas. Your journey begins from one of our convenient pickups and the train departs from Roseville. Don’t worry about your luggage – it will travel on board our motorcoach which will meet you in Reno! Once on board the California Zephyr, enjoy relaxing views from your seat or from the domed observation car. A box lunch is included for you to take on the train so you won’t miss the scenery! Your accommodations are at the Silver Legacy Casino/Resort. Enjoy a free morning at leisure on the second day before returning home by motorcoach.

$299
$269
Additional Departures
February 14th - 15th
Space Available
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