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May 01-07, 2022
Double Occupancy: $2600 per person
Single Occupancy: $3380 per person
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Daily Itinerary

Sunday, May 1

Cpaitol DomeArrive in the Nation’s Capital! Check-in and get comfortable at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC located near Capitol Hill. Evening meeting at the hotel with Tim and Cathy for overview, discussion, and orientation.

Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Meals: Happy Hour

Monday, May 2

NPR StudiosAfter a good night’s rest and breakfast at the hotel, we begin our first day with a visit to National Public Radio’s (NPR) headquarters. We will have a tour of the spectacular studios, followed by a Q&A session with an NPR reporter. We’ll continue our media exploration with a trip just down the street to C-SPAN’s broadcasting headquarters for a tour of the broadcasting center and meeting with management, followed by a catered lunch on-site. Our final activity of the day takes us to the true focal point of the Washington D.C. political world: Capitol Hill. Today we plan to meet with Utah’s U.S. Senators. Once we’ve concluded here, the rest of the day is yours to explore museums, attractions, local cuisine, and much more.

Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Meals: B, L

Tuesday, May 3

capitol BuildingAfter a short ride on the metro, we arrive on Capitol Hill for a VIP tour of the U.S. Capitol Building. At your leisure, enjoy lunch in the cafeteria and visit the gift shops. We’ll return to the House of Representatives Offices for meetings with Utah’s U.S. House members. We can pick up passes for admission to the House and Senate galleries if some want to watch “floor action” later that day or week. The rest of the day is free to explore around Capitol Hill. We will re-group at the hotel in the evening for a de-briefing.

Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Meals: B

Wednesday, May 4

Library of CongressWith a little extra well-deserved rest, we embark on a full day of exploration beginning with the largest library in the world: The Library of Congress. Situated inside the Thomas Jefferson Building, Tim and Cathy will bring the historical significance to life, as well as immerse us in the archival treasures that reside here. Later on, we’ll visit the all-important United States Supreme Court, and view the chambers of our nation’s most powerful court. We’ll eat lunch in the cafeteria on-site, and have ample time to visit the gift shops and discuss what we’ve seen. As part of our visit to the Supreme Court, we have the option of accessing the House and Senate galleries, where voting is in session. We will meet later this evening for dinner.

Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Meals: B, D

Thursday, May 5

Declaration of IndependenceToday we’ll depart the hotel to visit the National Education Association, where we’ll meet with Lily Eskelen Garcia, President of the NEA. Lily is a former Utah Teacher of the Year, and has advocated on behalf of underserved students and union leadership for over 20 years. Next, we will visit the Atlantic Council, the non-partisan foreign policy think tank, where we’ll have the opportunity to meet with an analyst who can provide us with insights into current world events. Mid-day, we will walk nearby to the historic National Press Club where we will have lunch with Salt Lake Tribune reporter Thomas Burr, Utah’s only full-time Washington-based reporter and former president of the National Press Club. After lunch you’re free for the rest of the afternoon. Please join us this evening back at the hotel for a de-briefing and happy hour.

Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Meals: B, L, Happy Hour

Friday, May 6

African American History MuseumBy now, we’re living, breathing and embracing the fast-paced, politically charged atmosphere of the Nation’s Capital. This morning we’ll slow down the pace, and shift gears into exploring the history and culture of African Americans in U.S.; the day is ours to spend at the unparalleled National Museum of African American History and Culture (NAAMHC). Established by Congress in 2003, the museum is the newest member of the Smithsonian Institution. We will obtain advance tickets to get in. You can spend the entire day in the NAAMHC or visit other attractive museums nearby in the afternoon. Tonight we’ll celebrate with an unforgettable final dinner commemorating our week in D.C.

Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Meals: B, D

Saturday, May 7

DC NeighborhoodToday is departure day, and you’ll check out of the Kimpton Hotel after breakfast.

A Saturday morning self-guided tour of the east wing of the White House may be arranged for those who are interested. Please know that the Secret Service does require a background check in which personal information must be submitted in advance. We can try to arrange this for trip participants, if desired.

Safe travels back home, or stick around the east coast for Memorial Day Weekend. Our group will reunite in around a month to share stories and memories over great food and even better company!

Meals: B