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Program #1168RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Feb 17 — Feb 22, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs where you can enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and casinos, pool, spa, free airport shuttle. 1 block to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.

Contact info:
155 South Belardo
Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
phone: 760-325-1301
web: www.palmmountainresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms have TV, data port, phone, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hair dyer, iron/board. Daily maid service. Local Palm Springs calls are free.

Facility amenities: The hotel's palm tree-lined pool terrace is the resorts focal point and this oasis of sun, fun and color has it all: a refreshing micro-mister system, comfortable sun lounges, a pretty pool, and a Jacuzzi. For the fitness minded, the Palm Mountain Resort offers quests access to a complete health and wellness center. This area of Palm Springs is great for your morning walk or jog.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 3 with roll in shower - upon availability only.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Be sure to ask for CELS discount on extended nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 17 - Site registration and program orientation.
Afternoon: Check in with front desk after 4PM for room. CELS registration is at 4PM. Look for sign in the Lobby.

Dinner: Dinner - Catered

Evening: Orientation follows dinner.

Lodging: Palm Mountain Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs where you can enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and casinos, pool, spa, free airport shuttle. 1 block to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.

Contact info:
155 South Belardo
Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
phone: 760-325-1301
web: www.palmmountainresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms have TV, data port, phone, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hair dyer, iron/board. Daily maid service. Local Palm Springs calls are free.

Facility amenities: The hotel's palm tree-lined pool terrace is the resorts focal point and this oasis of sun, fun and color has it all: a refreshing micro-mister system, comfortable sun lounges, a pretty pool, and a Jacuzzi. For the fitness minded, the Palm Mountain Resort offers quests access to a complete health and wellness center. This area of Palm Springs is great for your morning walk or jog.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 3 with roll in shower - upon availability only.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Be sure to ask for CELS discount on extended nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 18 - Palm Springs Tram - begin your adventure aboard t...
Palm Springs Tram - begin your adventure aboard the world's largest rotating tram cars.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Palm Springs Tram - begin your adventure aboard the world's largest rotating tram cars. Start out at an elevation of 2,643 feet and travel up over 21/2 miles in just 10 minutes to a elevation of 8,516 feet through five unique life zones

Lunch: Lunch while on field trip

Afternoon: ....

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Evening open to explore the area; stroll downtown Palm Springs, shop, try your luck at the casino, dancing in the hotel lounge....just enjoy!

Lodging: Palm Mountain Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs where you can enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and casinos, pool, spa, free airport shuttle. 1 block to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.

Contact info:
155 South Belardo
Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
phone: 760-325-1301
web: www.palmmountainresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms have TV, data port, phone, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hair dyer, iron/board. Daily maid service. Local Palm Springs calls are free.

Facility amenities: The hotel's palm tree-lined pool terrace is the resorts focal point and this oasis of sun, fun and color has it all: a refreshing micro-mister system, comfortable sun lounges, a pretty pool, and a Jacuzzi. For the fitness minded, the Palm Mountain Resort offers quests access to a complete health and wellness center. This area of Palm Springs is great for your morning walk or jog.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 3 with roll in shower - upon availability only.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Be sure to ask for CELS discount on extended nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 19 - History of the Desert Field Trip in the morning. ...
History of the Desert Field Trip in the morning. Afternoon - Get ready to enjoy a truly unique experience- The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies! The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a world-class music, dance and comedy extravaganza.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: History of the Desert Field Trip

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Get ready to enjoy a truly unique experience- The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies! The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a world-class music, dance and comedy extravaganza. The show celebrates the music, dance and comedy of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s with a cast old enough to have lived it! Celebrated guest stars and international vaudeville acts join the Follies’ world-renowned line of Long-Legged Lovelies and Dapper Dans, who range in age from 56 to 86.

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: History of the Area - lecture by local historian.

Lodging: Palm Mountain Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs where you can enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and casinos, pool, spa, free airport shuttle. 1 block to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.

Contact info:
155 South Belardo
Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
phone: 760-325-1301
web: www.palmmountainresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms have TV, data port, phone, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hair dyer, iron/board. Daily maid service. Local Palm Springs calls are free.

Facility amenities: The hotel's palm tree-lined pool terrace is the resorts focal point and this oasis of sun, fun and color has it all: a refreshing micro-mister system, comfortable sun lounges, a pretty pool, and a Jacuzzi. For the fitness minded, the Palm Mountain Resort offers quests access to a complete health and wellness center. This area of Palm Springs is great for your morning walk or jog.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 3 with roll in shower - upon availability only.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Be sure to ask for CELS discount on extended nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 20 - Attend the 66th Annual Riverside County Fair & Na...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Attend the 66th Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival. Enjoy the aquatic antics of the very popular Sea Lion Splash, the action-packed stunts of the cool Canine Show dogs, the ever-popular and entertaining Hypnotist Show, crazy camel and ostrich races, adorable petting zoo and live animals, Arabian themed Nightly Musical Pageant, outrageous Monster Trucks, and much more. And don't forget all the tempting treats from cinnamon rolls to funnel cake and wood-fire pizza to barbeque.

Lunch: Lunch on the field trip

Afternoon: Field trip continued

Dinner: Dinner on your own while at the Date Festival. (at your own expense)

Evening: Evening open to explore the area; stroll downtown Palm Springs, shop, try your luck at the casino, dancing in the hotel lounge....just enjoy!

Lodging: Palm Mountain Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs where you can enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries and casinos, pool, spa, free airport shuttle. 1 block to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.

Contact info:
155 South Belardo
Palm Springs, CA 92264 USA
phone: 760-325-1301
web: www.palmmountainresort.com

Room amenities: Rooms have TV, data port, phone, coffeemaker, refrigerator, hair dyer, iron/board. Daily maid service. Local Palm Springs calls are free.

Facility amenities: The hotel's palm tree-lined pool terrace is the resorts focal point and this oasis of sun, fun and color has it all: a refreshing micro-mister system, comfortable sun lounges, a pretty pool, and a Jacuzzi. For the fitness minded, the Palm Mountain Resort offers quests access to a complete health and wellness center. This area of Palm Springs is great for your morning walk or jog.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: 3 with roll in shower - upon availability only.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for current rates
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense. Be sure to ask for CELS discount on extended nights.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 21 - Field Trip to the Living Desert and Botanical Gar...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Field Trip to the Living Desert and Botanical Gardens.

Lunch: Lunch on Field Trip

Dinner: Dinner on your own. Try any of the 400 area restaurants.

Evening: Evening open to attend the Palm Springs Village Fest from 6-10PM; over 100 vendors, art, produce, 1-of-a-kind gift items, food booths. For those who wish to make a return visit on your own to the Palm Springs Art Museum, it is free from 4-6PM .

Lodging: Palm Mountain Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Six: Friday, February 22 - Itinerary subject to change
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Program ends after breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Palm Springs, CA
CasinosThe Spa Casino Right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs is a player’s paradise called Spa Resort Casino. It is famous for its natural healing waters, fine restaurants and spacious hotel rooms. Experience a unique combination of quiet elegance and non-stop gaming excitement. Directions: The casino is situated on nine acres in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (888) 999-1995
For additional information, visit: www.sparesortcasino.com
College of the Desert Street FairThe Street Fair is located on the beautiful College of the Desert campus, surrounded by date palms and mountain vistas. College of the Desert's Street Fair is a great place to find holiday presents, birthday and anniversary gifts,one-of-a-kind items, produce & art. A must do for stay-overs. -Open every Saturday & Sunday -October through May – 7am – 2pm -June – September – 7am – Noon -Free Parking -Free Admission -Free Entertainment 43-500 Monterey Ave. Palm Desert , CA 92260
Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon Desert Hills Premium Outlets is more than just a great collection of the finest brands. It offers one of the largest collections of designer outlets in the country. Situated near the popular Palm Springs resorts and surrounded by majestic mountains, it's not a mirage; it is a true bargain hunter's haven. 48400 Seminole Drive Cabazon, CA 92230 (951) 849-6641 Directions: Desert Hills Premium Outlets is located just over an hour's drive from Los Angeles and Orange Counties and 20 minutes west of Palm Springs on Interstate 10; exit Fields Road.
For additional information, visit: www.premiumoutlets.com/deserthills
Palm Springs Aerial TramAscend two and a half miles to a pristine wilderness aboard the World’s Largest Rotating Tramcars. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway constructed in rugged Chino Canyon on the north edge of Palm Springs - about two hours by car from Los Angeles and San Diego - did not just happen. It required foresight, planning, financing and, most of all a vision. For years, it was the dream of a young electrical engineer named Francis F. Crocker to "go up there where it's nice and cool". Be sure to see the film they show. Hours of Operation Tram cars depart at least every half hour from 10 a.m., Monday – Friday; 8 a.m. weekends and holiday periods. Last car up is 8 p.m. with the last car down at 9:45 p.m. The Tramway will be closed for Annual Maintenance in September. 888-515-TRAM (8726) (760) 325-1391
For additional information, visit: www.pstramway.com
The Fabulous Palm Springs FolliesThe Fabulous Palm Springs Follies is a world-famous, Broadway-caliber celebration of the music, dance, and comedy of the 30's and 40's, with a cast old enough to have lived it. Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Be sure to mention CELS/Roadscholar for a discount. 128 South Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs, California 92262 (760) 327-0225
For additional information, visit: www.psfollies.com
The Living Desert, Wildlife & Botanical ParkThe Living Desert was established in March, 1970, as a 360 acre wilderness preserve. Today it is one of the most unique institutions in the country and stands out as the only American zoo and garden dedicated solely to interpreting and conserving the deserts of the world. It is the only zoological and botanical park specializing in just one entire ecosystem. 47-900 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 Phone: 760-346-5694 Season Hours: Open every day September 1 – June 15 from 9:00 am to 5:00pm Last admission at 4:00pm. Closed December 25th Directions: From Hwy 111 in Palm Desert, turn south on Portola Ave., go 1 ½ miles, follow signs to main entrance. Plenty of free parking. From Interstate 10 take the Monterey exit and turn south. Go south approximately 6 miles and turn east (left) on Hwy 111. Follow direction above when you reach Portola.
For additional information, visit: www.livingdesert.org
Westfield Shopping Center180 stores – restaurants – movie theater 72-840 Highway 111 Palm Desert, CA 92260 Telephone: (760) 568 0248
For additional information, visit: www.westfield.com/palmdesert

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12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
2 Performances

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