|Day 1 ||Tues., Aug. 8th Travel to Costa Mesa/ Newport Area (L) |
Travel to Southern California, stopping for lunch en route. Arrive in the early evening for a
three night stay at the Ayers Hotel in the Costa Mesa/Newport area.
|Day 2 ||Wed., Aug. 9th Huntington Library & Gardens (Br, D) |
Visit the elegant Huntington Library and Gardens with a docent led tour. You’ll learn how Henry and Arabella Huntington turned their San Marino Ranch into a world famous cultural landmark.
An elegant buffet brunch is served at the Huntington’s Rose Garden Tea Room. This evening, choose to relax at the hotel or take a short drive to Newport Harbor and an independent dinner on the water.
|Day 3 ||Thurs., Aug. 10th Festival of the Arts & Pageant of the Masters (B, D) |
Cruise Newport Beach’s opulent harbor, passing the homes of the rich and famous, including George Burns, Shirley Temple and William Wrigley. Return to the hotel to relax in the afternoon before departing for the Art-A-Fair art show, and dinner on its grounds. Explore the Festival Arts before the spectacular Pageant of the Masters.
|Day 4 ||Fri., Aug. 11th Autry Center (B, L) |
Enjoy the outstanding collection of western art at the Autry Museum before traveling home, stopping for lunch en route.