Chris Galloway is the latest Sports Leisure staff member to fall in love with The Windy City. Join him on this “city adventure.” Stay 4 nights at the Embassy Suites, just off The Magnificent Mile downtown. From the views atop the Hancock Building to the Polish Museum and the Polish dinner that goes with it, to the magnificent collection at the Art Institute and the 32,000 “friends in residence” at Shedd Aquarium, you won’t run out of great things to do. (Plus, Chris knows all the important secrets, like where the Magnolia Bakery is and how to get that famous Garrett’s Popcorn).

  • Day 1

    Arrive in Chicago around noon and head to lunch at The O’Hare Gaslight Club, a “Speakeasy” inspired by the nostalgia of the zany 20s. A perfect way to kick off your time in Chicago! Check into your hotel to relax. After complimentary cocktails and appetizers, ascend 1000’ to the 94th floor of the iconic Hancock Tower for the 360° Chicago Observation Deck as the sun sets and the city lights twinkle. Make a quick stop for a little sweet treat before returning to your hotel. Dinner is on your own. Embassy Suites Downtown Magnificent Mile – 4 nights (L)

  • Day 2

    Learn about the impressive skyline at the Chicago Architecture Foundation where you’ll see a to-scale model of the city. Next, cruise right through the heart of the city on the Chicago River on a narrated tour. From the water the buildings take on a whole new scale! Lunch is own your own at The French Market, an eclectic mix of food vendors and specialty products all under one roof. This afternoon, you have the option to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo or browse the many upscale boutiques along the Magnificent Mile. Ever tried Chicago-style popcorn? You will! At Garrett’s Gourmet Popcorn everyone will get a tin of the addictive cheese and caramel mix. Dinner tonight is at The Berghoff, a local fine dining institution. (FB,D)

  • Day 3

    Today you choose your own attraction! Take in the vast collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, view over 32,000 marine animals at the famed Shedd Aquarium or visit the Museum of Science and Industry with exhibits ranging from WWII submarines to space exploration. Lunch is on your own. Make a visit to Millennium Park stopping at Cloud Gate, lovingly referred to as “The Bean”. The curves of its reflective surface make for some very entertaining pictures! After some time back at the hotel to kick your feet up and enjoy a complimentary cocktail, head to dinner at Starpolska. This beautifully decorated Polish restaurant serving up an expansive buffet is a hidden gem in an immigrant neighborhood. (FB,D)

  • Day 4

    Chicago is a city of many neighborhoods, and each has its own unique style. With our local guide the immigration story to Chicago will come alive with visits to an ethnic church, a Mexican bakery, Chinatown, and a Polish museum. At the Jane Adams Hull House, the exhibits tell the history of the immigrants that have passed through. You’ll even have a, extravagant Sunday Brunch at an Irish pub! Return to your hotel in the early evening. Dinner is on your own. (FB,BR)

  • Day 5

    Navy Pier is a must see on any trip to Chicago! Take a spin around the brand new Centennial Wheel. Enjoy one final taste of Chi-town with a Chicago-style hotdog. Learn of its interesting yet practical origin. Afterwards, go to the airport to catch a late afternoon flight home. (FB)

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38th Annual SLV Anniversary Tour – Portland Roses and Oregon’s Coast

Featuring covered, reserved seating for the Grand Floral Parade

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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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Alaska: Wildlife and Glaciers

Two nights inside Denali National Park and the coastal town of Valdez

5 Days · 8 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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September 21st - 25th
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