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Two nights in Death Valley, be a part of an authentic ghost hunt

• 2 nights Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley
• 2 nights in the haunted Mizpah Hotel in
Death Valley
• Overnight Golden Nugget Las Vegas
• The Goodsprings Ghost Hunt – Walk the
ghost town and sit in the Pioneer Saloon,
“speak” to the ghosts that inhabit the old
mining town
• Belmont – A “semi-abandoned” ghost town to
explore near Tonopah
• Ghost stories at the Mizpah; visits to the ghost
towns of Goldfield, Gold Point, and Rhyolite,
all with ghosts of their own
• Travel the Extraterrestrial Highway and stop
at Little Ale-ee-Inn for refreshment and unique
souvenirs
• Full day of Death Valley touring, featuring
the Amargosa Opera House, Zabrinski Point,
Badwater Salt Flats and the Devil’s Golf
Course

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    Day 1

    Arrive in Las Vegas on a morning
    flight and head off towards Death Valley
    National Park. Pause for lunch in Pahrump,
    sort of the opposite of a ghost town.
    Pahrump didn’t get its first paved road from
    Las Vegas until 1960, and as late as 1980
    the population, now 36,000, was a scant
    2,000 people.
    The Amargosa Opera House is a great first
    introduction to the region. Hear the story of
    Marta and the Opera House. Frozen in time
    like a capsule from decades past, it is a
    gem of the desert. Arrive in Death Valley in
    late afternoon. Furnace Creek Ranch – 2
    nights (L,D)

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    Day 2

    Despite a name that tends to scare
    people away, Death Valley is really the most
    incredible desert canvas. Today, you paint
    your own picture, as you visit unique valley
    “attractions” like the Devil’s Golf Course, the
    Badwater Salt Flats (the lowest point in the
    U.S. at 282 feet below sea level), the Borax
    Works and Ubehebe Crater. (Scotty’s Castle
    is closed due to flooding until 2021, but you
    will still hear the story of Death Valley Scotty
    and see the castle. (FB,L)

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    Day 3

    Depart Death Valley this morning in search of ghosts and ghost towns. First stop is Rhyolite. Within the park boundaries, right next to Bullfrog, another ghost town. The train depot is still standing and there’s a lot of history here. No people to speak of, just history. Pause for lunch in Beatty, and then continue on to Goldfield and Gold Point. These are entirely different stories. One town was the site of a world championship boxing match a hundred years ago. The other is headed up by a man who once managed McDonald’s restaurants and now has escaped to the desert. Characters, the desert is full of characters, and they are all part of our canvas. Mizpah Hotel – 2 nights (FB,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Your home in Tonopah is the Mizpah
    Hotel. Once the jewel of the desert, she fell
    into disrepair before her rebirth a half dozen
    years ago. Now the Mizpah has returned
    to being a haven for travelers, and also a
    home to a number of spirits. Tonight, you’ll
    hear the stories of the ghosts of the Mizpah.
    But first, a morning trip to a true ghost
    town, Belmont. Founded after a silver strike
    in 1865, it’s mostly deserted now. From
    1867-1905 it was the county seat. The old
    courthouse is still standing, awaiting an
    angel to fund its restoration. (FB,L,D)

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    Day 5

    Another adventure awaits on the journey
    back to Las Vegas. Nevada State Highway
    375 stretches for 98 miles, and except for a
    couple of ranches, the town of Rachel is the
    only settlement along what is known as the
    Extraterrestrial Highway. It’s the home of the
    Ale-ee-Inn (read that slowly twice and you’ll
    get it…), and we will stop for refreshments.
    Tonight, come with us to Goodsprings,
    for an authentic Ghost Hunt. Each person
    will have a ghost meter, so you can
    communicate directly with the spirit world.
    Hear the story of Clark Gable, and how
    he burned a hole in the bar of the Pioneer
    Saloon waiting for word on his wife, Carole
    Lombard. Alas, her plane had crashed in
    the nearby mountains. Ms. Lombard’s ghost
    is known to speak to people from time to
    time. It’s fun and educational. Believe it
    or don’t, the point is, you have a lot more
    information on which to base your beliefs!
    Golden Nugget (FB,L,D)

  • Day 6

    This morning, there Is an optional
    (included) visit to the Mob Museum. Learn
    the story of how Las Vegas started, and
    the mobsters who ran the town. (Many
    people say the mob bosses were more
    compassionate and a bigger part of the
    community than the corporate owners who
    run the casino/hotels today.) Your flight back
    to Sacramento departs in mid-afternoon.
    (FB)

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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.

6 Days · 14 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.

Departures
November 7th - 12th
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