With a property like the Rancho Bernardo Inn and a location like San Diego, the opportunities for memorable excursions are endless. San Diego is one of America’s top tour destinations and at Upscale we don’t leave the planning to you. We offer multiple trips and tours daily, geared to adults and kids of all ages. There is no program on earth that offers as much to their guests in terms of trips and tours as we do…and that is a fact! From the obvious like the San Diego Zoo and Sea World to the obscure like the Glen Ivy Hot Springs (known as the Disneyland of Spas) to Skysurfing Hot Air Balloons, we offer it all to our guests.
Scholars in residence
Our 2022 Lineup is currently being finalized.
below is a sample of previous years scholars.
Ben Shapiro is editor-in-chief of DailyWire.com, as well as editor-at-large of Breitbart News. Shapiro is the author of six books, including The New York Times bestseller, "Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America" (2012). Shapiro is also a nationally syndicated columnist since age 17, a graduate of UCLA and Harvard Law School, and the host of The Morning Answer on KRLA 870 in Los Angeles and KTIE 590 in Orange County. Shapiro has led the fight against boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel on America's campus, famously crashing UCLA's BDS hearing to singlehandedly stop the vote against Jew-hatred.
Glenn Beck calls Shapiro a “warrior for conservatism, against those who use fear and intimidation to stifle honest debate. I’ve never known him to back down from a fight.” Sarah Palin says that Americans should “consider Ben’s advice about how we must stand up and push back twice as hard against this bullying.” Sean Hannity says to join Ben Shapiro and “fight back!” against liberal bullying. And Michelle Malkin says Shapiro is “infused with the indomitable spirit of his friend and mentor Andrew Breitbart.” Even the liberal Washington Post, in the aftermath of Shapiro’s devastating destruction of Piers Morgan on national television, conceded that Shapiro is a “foe of extraordinary polemical agility.”
Dennis Prager is one of America’s most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999 and airs live, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to Noon (Pacific Time) from his home station, KRLA. Widely sought after by television shows for his opinions, he’s appeared on Fox and Friends, Red Eye, Hardball, Hannity, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many others.
In 2011, Dennis co-founded with Allen Estrin, Prager University, an institution of higher learning on the Internet with a unique difference – all the courses are five minutes long. The courses distill the best ideas of the best minds in the world and cover the disciplines of Political Science, History, Philosophy/Religion, Economics and Psychology. The faculty includes Paul Johnson, George Gilder, Arthur Brooks, Peter Kreeft and many others.
rabbi elchanan shoff
Rabbi Elchanan Shoff is one of the dynamic young Orthodox Rabbis of our age. He combines a brilliant intellect, a great breadth of knowledge, and a deep understanding of people with his wit, humor, and engaging demeanor. A sought-after lecturer and prolific author, Rabbi Shoff is the founding Rabbi of Beis Knesses at Faircrest Heights in Los Angeles. His Torah teachings can be heard today in the vibrant, youthful, and friendly community he created. Rabbi Shoff studied in Yeshiva Ateres Shmuel of Waterbury, Connecticut, for many years, as well as the the Mir Yeshiva in Israel.
Rabbi Shoff has servied as a shoel u-meishiv in the Mir Yeshiva, as lecturer for Aish HaTorah, as well as for Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis’ Hineni International, and a Rebbi in Rabbi Shmuel Brazil’s Yeshiva in Jerusalem, Zeev HaTorah. He is the author of seven books of Torah scholarship, in both English and Hebrew.
A PESACH PROGRAM IS NOTHING WITHOUT A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE.
We understand this better than anyone. Of course, staying in a great resort and having great programming is important, but we realize that a great dining experience is where a Pesach program needs to begin and end. This is our foremost goal.
We bring you a dining experience that is not only delicious, but also unique and creative. We appreciate the importance of offering a high end dining experience, while never forgetting to include the heimish dishes we all love, as well.
We also feature an incredible 24 hour tea room with too many items to possibly mention, from pastries that just can’t be Pesachdik to slushy machines with brand name flavors, we have it all. Of course, we have kids options at all meals and early kids dinner, whenever dinner is late. All this and much more, go into the Upscale dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you to it.
• Non-Gebrokts • Glatt Kosher
• Cholov Yisroel • Shemura Matzah Only
We understand that your kids enjoyment can make or break your Pesach experience. We take this responsibility very seriously. Our kids program, whether it is for our day care (ages 0-3) or day camp (ages 4-12), is a major focus of Pesach. We hire a professional company for our day care, so in addition to the level of professionalism and safety they bring, they also have the ability to bring in a private babysitter for anyone that needs it at any time!
When it comes to our day camp (ages 4-12), no one offers a program like we do. A tremendous amount of thought and planning goes into our day camp. It runs every day of Pesach (on Yom Tov and Chol Hamoed) and includes events and prizes for all ages. Every day of Chol Hamoed features an offsite daycamp excursion to one of San Diego's famous attractions. We keep the kids busy from morning to night. We also have nightly events at the hotel that may include movies by the pool, sumo suit wrestling (Its very safe and hilarious!), carnivals and more.
When your kids are having a great time, you'll have a great time!
• Professionally run day care program
• Ability to bring in a private babysitter for any family that needs
• Day care for ages 0-3 that runs every day of Pesach
• Day Camp for ages 4-12 that runs every day of Pesach
• More prizes and themed events for kids than any program
• Day Camp trips every day of Chol Hamoed to incredible attractions
• Day Camp features nightly events including carnivals, movies by the pool etc.
• Early kids dinner whenever dinner is late and kids options always available
• Teen program that helps people meet and features incredible trips
• There is no extra charge for our day care or day camp programs
We consistently hire only the best counselors and take the kids on more trips than any other program.
For more details, just give us a call and we would love to go through it all with you!