Enjoy the sites of Washington, DC from the Potomac. This unforgettable lunch cruise aboard the Odyssey includes a narration of the Washington monuments and affords a breathtaking view of the cherry blossoms. The only vessel designed specifically to travel beneath the historical bridges spanning the Potomac, the Odyssey offers exclusive river views of the nation's greatest monuments from every table. Course fee includes transportation, lunch, cruise, and academic escort.
The Battle of Gettysburg (July 1?3, 1863), fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as part of the Gettysburg Campaign, was the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point. Travel the historic fields of Gettysburg and witness history come alive. For those history buffs who want to know more about the American Civil War, look for the class listed under "History." The trip is facilitated and narrated by Nick Noppinger.
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all. Opening September 24, 2016, the museum is under construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on a five-acre tract adjacent to the Washington Monument. Travel with HCC to the newest of the Smithsonian jewels.
Travel to New York City with HCC. Leave the College at 7 a.m. and spend the day at your leisure. See a show, visit a museum, or take a tour of the city. Bus leaves New York at 5 p.m. for the return trip. Food and drinks permitted on the bus.
Celebrate 125 years of the New York Botanical Garden. This iconic living museum is a National Historic Landmark, with over 250 acres that support over one million living plants in extensive collections. Enjoy a guided walking tour that highlights the seansonal plants, a tram tour to experience even more of the garden, and time to explore on your own. Lunch (on your own) is available in the Garden.
It is the world's oldest and largest indoor flower show featuring large-scale gardens, elaborate landscapes, and over-the-top floral creations. Treat yourself to fabulous designs, live entertainment, gardening "how-to" workshops, and lectures by experts. This year's theme will honor our treasured national parks with acres of themed and floral displays, breathtaking imagery, and heart-pounding adventure experiences to expose the vast beauty of our national parks.
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sample Philadelphia's History, Food, and Other Attractions
Enjoy a day in Philadelphia with a sampling of its historic attractions and a taste of its food from the Revolutionary period. The day starts with a guided tour of Independence Hall and then moves on to the Liberty Bell where we will learn its story. Move on to City Tavern, site of George Washington's pre-Inaugural Ball and site of the first Fourth of July Celebration in 1777 (you may also have seen the restaurant's chef on public TV's Taste of History). There we will enjoy a three course lunch with a glass of wine. Choose either a tavern country salad with raspberry shrub vinaigrette or New England corn chowder for a first course. Main course options are a fillet of salmon with béarnaise or medallions of beef with Burgundy demi glace or escallops of veal; each will be accompanied by mashed potatoes and a seasonal vegetable. Dessert will be chef's selection. Our lunch will also include the history of the tavern and the a bit of Philadelphia history. After lunch enjoy a stroll through Reading Terminal Market, a food market that has existed since 1892 but with much earlier roots. Bus will have coolers for any of your purchases that need refrigeration. Please make lunch entrée choices on the liability form when registering.
The European Union Delegation to the U.S. and the embassies of the EU Member States invite visitors to experience the authentic music, dance, food, film, and art of 28 distinctive nations along with a rare behind-the-scenes look into the European Union embassies. Previous participating embassies include: Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, France and the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Belgium, the Czech Republic, the Delegation of the European Union, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Republic of Poland, Slovakia, and Sweden.
Visit the largest urban zoo in America and get up close to more than 600 species from around the globe. Meet exotic animals, birds, reptiles, and insects from across Asia, Africa, the Americas and more without ever leaving the Bronx. Admission includes the total experience including 4-d movie experience, penguin and sea lion feeding, the Bug Carousel, Zoo Shuttle, and Wild Asia Monorail.
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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