“Hello, Dolly!” It’s Thanksgiving in New York

6 Days, November 19th - 24th Sold Out / Waitlist

New itinerary! New experiences! Isn’t it time to visit again?


Thanksgiving at the National Hotel in Jackson

2 Days, November 23rd - 24th Sold Out / Waitlist

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.


Puttin’ on The Ritz in the Half Moon Bay for Christmas

3 Days, November 26th - 28th Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring two nights at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay




Christmas in Leavenworth & Spokane

5 Days, December 2nd - 6th Sold Out / Waitlist

Many of you have traveled with us to the Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle, in the summer months. Some have stayed in the elegant Davenport Hotel in Spokane. Now, we offer you the opportunity to return and see the town and the hotel in all its Christmas grandeur. Fly to Spokane via Seattle, arriving in time for a late lunch at a beautiful spot, overlooking the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene.

The Davenport Hotel is your home for two nights. Recently added to the Marriott Autograph Collection of Classic Hotels, the Davenport is one of the most historic and to this day, finest accommodations in the Pacific Northwest. The Davenport hosts a magnificent display of Christmas Tree Elegance, something that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. We’ve also included a guided historical tour of the property; so many wonderful nooks and crannies, all over the hotel. You’ll enjoy beautiful accommodations, with a treat on your pillow at night. Sunday Brunch at the Davenport is a special occasion and it is part of our itinerary. During our full day in the Spokane area, we’ll visit a Christmas festival and nearby Green Bluff (similar to our Apple Hill) for some seasonal treats. Also on the agenda: A horse and carriage ride through downtown Spokane. Those registering early have an option to include a performance of The Nutcracker (additional charge of $56).

Travel by coach to Leavenworth on Day 3. It’s a 4-hour ride, with a stop for lunch at Moses Lake, arriving at the Bavarian Village in mid-afternoon. Stay two nights at the Bavarian Inn and take in the sights, lights and sounds of Christmas. At night, the entire town turns into a holiday wonderland, with over a half million lights. During the day, we’ll take you to a very special candy store where Applets and Cotlets are made, and give you the chance to learn more about Leavenworth, and of course, time to explore the shops.


An Apple Farm Christmas

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

Featuring Hearst Castle all decked out for Christmas


A Coos Bay Christmas

5 Days, December 23rd - 27th Sold Out / Waitlist

First offered as a holiday excursion in 2013, it has been often requested by our Christmas crowd ever since, so we are pleased to bring A Coos Bay Christmas back for a return engagement.

This is an all-coach trip. Travel north to Ashland/Medford the first day. There’s a lunch break in Redding and tonight you’ll partake in the annual Christmas Feast at the Winchester Inn. The six-course meal comes with carolers and costumed staff.

The next morning (Christmas Eve), before departing for the coast, make an early morning visit to Harry & David’s. As is our Christmas shopping tradition, we have negotiated a little gift card to get you started on your expedition. Travel to the coast, stopping in Bandon at Washed Ashore, a most unique place that makes art out of ocean trash. At Cranberry Sweets, your sponsored-shopping activities continue. Finish the day at The Mill Casino/Hotel in Coos Bay. Dinner tonight is a Crab Fest (other options available), as the Dungeness season will have just started.

Christmas Day brings our legendary White Elephant Gift Exchange, an ecological tour of the area and a visit to Shore Acres State Park. Not only is there an interesting story, there is a wonderful display of Christmas lights. A holiday feast is planned.

The trip home takes you down the Oregon Coast, with shopping stops at Misty Meadows Jams and the House of Myrtlewood. Spend the night in Eureka and head home through the redwoods.


January 2018


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.


Ice Magic Festival in the Canadian Rockies

6 Days, January 18th - 23rd Sold Out / Waitlist

Featuring Lake Louise and Banff Nat’l Park


Key West, Miami and The Everglades 2018

7 Days, January 20th - 26th

Key West has become one of our most popular destinations with our annual tour selling out every year, months ahead of departure. Key West is a pedestrian-friendly destination, and because of that we walk to many attractions. During your extended stay in Key West, your accommodations are in the very best location in town, at the historic La Concha Crowne Plaza. The hotel is a landmarked building and it’s right in the middle of famous Duval Street, allowing you to make the most of your free time in town, because you can walk to just about everything. Restaurants and shops are close and best of all, your breakfast is included every morning! We do not recommend this tour for travelers with serious mobility issues.


Eagles, Owls & Agriculture

3 Days, January 26th - 28th

Unique birds of prey viewing and agricultural education experience


February 2018


It’s All About The Water

6 Days, February 4th - 9th Sold Out / Waitlist

A title like this one sorta narrows down the options for where you might be going. For the more inquisitive in the audience, the water will not be frozen, so eliminate that thought right away. It’s All About the Water could mean a lot of things. You could be on the water, or looking at the water, or playing in the water… it’s a mystery! Look, don’t get all crabby on us. As my good friend Sandy used to say, “Life is a beach.” I know some of this sounds a bit fishy, but really, if you think about it, it could be fun. I mean, when have you ever had not one but TWO oceans, right outside your door (major clue alert). Only two hotels are involved, a 3 night and a 2-night stay, so you have time to enjoy your surroundings. Don’t worry, we won’t have to invent cool things to do, because we have found a ton of neat stuff.


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!


March 2018


Take the Sunset Limited to New Orleans

4 Days, March 9th - 12th

Skipping across the Southwest by rail


The Oregon Chocolate Festival in Ashland

3 Days, March 9th - 11th Sold Out / Waitlist

The return of The Sweetest Weekend Ever!


New Orleans… And All That Jazz

5 Days, March 11th - 15th

Featuring the Best of the Crescent City and the Bayou.

Enjoy these special treats:
•4 nights at the Sheraton Hotel, right on Canal Street, on the edge of the French Quarter
•Experience the National World War II Museum including a luncheon show at the BB Canteen
•Fantastic dining experiences including beignets at Café du Monde, breakfast at Brennan’s, dinner at the Court of Two Sisters, and a dinner class at the New Orleans School of Cooking
•Historic walking tour of the French Quarter
•Enjoy a daytrip to Houma to tour an oyster factory, gator farm and plantation


25th Annual Spring Training in Arizona

5 Days, March 15th - 19th

4 nights in a luxurious Marriott Hotel, ballgames every day


Alaska’s Aurora Borealis

7 Days, March 16th - 22nd

Three sold out trips to Alaska to witness the amazing Northern Lights in as many years. What’s more amazing, is these tours are continually filled from our Priority Notification List or waiting lists! Highlights include charming accommodations in lodges, travel aboard the Alaskan Railroad and a glacier cruise on Prince William Sound, not to mention the chance to see one of nature’s wonders!

Please Note: You must be prepared for cold weather from 0 to 35 degrees. Boots and jackets may be rented (extra cost) if you do not own them.


Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal

2 Days, March 29th - 30th

Crystal is not just an ice show…it is the very rst experience on ice from Cirque du Soleil. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their new frozen playground with speed and uidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. This is a new kind of performance as Cirque du Soleil meets the ice to defy all expectations. Please note: stairs are required to access your seat.

Travel to San Jose and check into the Embassy Suites in Milpitas. Enjoy an early dinner at Original Joe’s Restaurant prior to the 7:30pm show at San Jose’s SAP Arena. Enjoy a full, cooked-to-order breakfast at your hotel prior to returning to Sacramento.


April 2018


San Antonio: Deep in the Heart

5 Days, April 3rd - 7th Sold Out / Waitlist

An “unpack-once” tour featuring the best little city in Texas


Route 66, The Main Street of America – Part I

11 Days, April 13th - 23rd

A journey down Route 66 is like cutting yourself a slice of All-American Pie. You’ll discover people and places you didn’t know existed – like the murals that line the walls of Pontiac, IL and Cuba, MO; Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis and the magnificent Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield, IL. Meet published Route 66 authors and experts, roadies and characters. If you love “off-the-beaten- track,” you’ve found your trip!


NYC – Behind Broadway and The Bronx

6 Days, April 29th - May 4th

Two nights of Broadway theatre and a pops concert at Carnegie Hall


Beautiful Bodega Bay, Tiburon and The Coast

3 Days, April 29th - May 1st

Featuring the Sonoma and Marin Coastlines


May 2018


It’s All About The Ballparks - 8 Day Trip

8 Days, May 5th - 12th

Three different options on this trip. Take the entire trip, or leave off Cooperstown and Fenway, or just see those two, plus a game in Pittsburgh.

Based on input from those fans on our roadtrip earlier this year, we have put together a schedule featuring several ballparks on the East Coast including Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and PNC Park in Pittsburgh.


It’s All About The Ballparks - 11 Day Trip

11 Days, May 5th - 15th

Three different options on this trip. Take the entire trip, or leave off Cooperstown and Fenway, or just see those two, plus a game in Pittsburgh.

Based on input from those fans on our roadtrip earlier this year, we have put together a schedule featuring several ballparks on the East Coast including Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and PNC Park in Pittsburgh.


Moab, Gateway to Arches National Park

5 Days, May 5th - 9th

Featuring 3 nights at the spectacular Red Cliffs Lodge on the banks of the Colorado River

Additional Departures
October 1st - 5th
Space Available

It’s All About The Ballparks - 5 Days

5 Days, May 11th - 15th

Three different options on this trip. Take the entire trip, or leave off Cooperstown and Fenway, or just see those two, plus a game in Pittsburgh.

Based on input from those fans on our roadtrip earlier this year, we have put together a schedule featuring several ballparks on the East Coast including Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and PNC Park in Pittsburgh.


Springtime in Yosemite

3 Days, May 15th - 17th

Featuring the best of Mother Nature: waterfalls and spring flowers


Philadelphia Freedom!

6 Days, May 19th - 24th

Featuring the new Museum of the American Revolution


Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.

6 Days, May 24th - 29th

Our nation’s capital is yours to explore from top to bottom


Stories of Santa Fe and Taos Vol. II

5 Days, May 28th - June 1st

The views, the food, the people… a city truly unlike any other.

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