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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Casino

Casino Mystery Overnighter

2 Days, September 13th - 14th

It’s been a while since we have offered an overnight mystery tour to a casino. But the requests keep coming so here we are with a visit to a casino which now has an adjacent hotel. Our destination is relatively close (just a couple of hours by motorcoach). We’ll visit a total of three casinos, including one en route to our destination and another on the way home. Casino bonuses will be included, of course.

$265
$225
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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.

Additional Departures
Wed, September 20th
Space Available
Sat, October 7th
Space Available
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October

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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.

Additional Departures
Wed, September 20th
Space Available
Wed, September 27th
Space Available
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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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November

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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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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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