Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade

  • Overnight in Portland with tours designed to experience the city like a local
  • Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade and Rose Show
  • 3 nights oceanfront at Newport’s Elizabeth Street Inn
  • Marine cruise, lighthouse and the Oregon Aquarium in/around Newport
  • Buggy ride over the sand dunes in Florence
  • Lincoln City and Tillamook
  • Day 1

    Fly away on a morning flight to Portland, then hit the ground running. Lloyd Center is your first stop for lunch and a chance to enjoy the colorful sights and sweet fragrances of the Rose Society’s 129th Annual Spring Rose Show. In the afternoon, visit downtown for two very special experiences. With our expert local guide (and former Sports Leisure employee Merrill Mixer) enjoy a multi-modal look at the city by streetcar and aerial tram. Discover the flavors of Portland – tea, spirits and salts to be exact – on our exclusive Forktown Tour with samples at each stop along the way. In the evening we’ll toast a great day of touring with dinner served at the trendy restored Kennedy School. Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport (D)

  • Day 2

    The Grand Floral Parade is both the Rose Festival and Portland’s premier event. Don’t worry about the city’s frequent rainfall. You’ll view the parade from reserved seating inside Memorial Coliseum with “creature comforts” (restrooms and concessions) only steps away. As a special treat, the Queen’s Coronation precedes the parade. Oregon’s Capital City of Salem is your next stop for lunch (McGrath’s Fish House) and a whirl around the historic carousel. Then you’re bound for the coastal community of Newport where quaint accommodations boast all ocean-view rooms! Elizabeth Street Inn – 3 nights (FB,L,D)

  • Day 3

    Newport has so much to offer! Take an educational marine cruise on the bay, to learn how crab pots work, and to meet some of the creatures who call Newport Harbor home. Shop and enjoy lunch on the wharf, then have “dinner with the creatures” at the Oregon Aquarium, a truly unique experience. Of course there will be leisure time for a walk along the beach! (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Your destination today is just south of the coastal town of Florence for a buggy ride on the giant dunes. You’ll have a choice of a scenic or a more adventurous ride. For lunch, choose from one of the quaint eateries on the old waterfront in Florence. No visit to the coast would be complete without a trip to a lighthouse, and historic Yaquina Head, c. 1868, fits the bill just north of Newport. (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Take a scenic drive up the coast this morning to Lincoln City for lunch and a bit of sightseeing. In nearby Tillamook, the Blue Heron French Cheese Company is a popular and tasty stop to take home a souvenir or two of the dairy country. Return to Portland in the late afternoon for your return flight. (B,L)

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25th Annual Spring Training in Arizona

4 nights in a luxurious Marriott Hotel, ballgames every day

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A Coos Bay Christmas

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.

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A Magical Luncheon

First presented as a mystery daytrip last summer with three departures, this “Magical Luncheon” received rave reviews! Host Gerry Griffin welcomes you to his house of fun and illusion for the afternoon. A very tasty pre-set menu is served with tableside magic and humor. Then sit back and enjoy the show that is filled with laughter and illusion. You will come away mystified.

5 Days · 10 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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