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PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

Tennis! Tennis and the BNP Paribas Open

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Program #8134RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Equipment Requirements
Tennis racket.

Itinerary for Mar 11 — Mar 15, 2013

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Type: Resort

Description: Perfectly located on the border of Palm Springs in Cathedral City, Doral Desert Princess Resort offers convenient access to popular Palm Springs attractions and exciting things to do. Downtown Palm Springs shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and Palm Springs International Airport are minutes from our door. Free shuttle service to downtown Palm Springs and Palm Springs International Airport. Stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains complement the captivating desert landscape that surrounds the hotel. Experience a desert haven of tranquility at Doral Desert Princess Resort where all of your needs are met.

Contact info:
67967 Vista Chino
Cathedral City, CA 92234 USA
phone: 760-322-7000
web: www.doralpalmsprings.com

Room amenities: Rooms have balcony/patio, blackout drapes, Cable/premium TV & HBO, clock radio, coffee/tea maker, down pillows, electronic/magnetic room keys, free local telephone calls, hair dryer, housekeeping, WIFI, iron/ironing board, pay movies, and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Our beautifully-appointed guestrooms offer a tranquil escape with an oversized floor plan, plush furnishings, two double beds, expansive vanity space with professional-grade lighting, make-up mirror, and patio or balcony seating. Complimentary, high-speed Internet access in the public areas, premium cable and HBO, telephone with private voicemail are among the many lifestyle amenities featured in our standard accommodations. More features include: on site tennis and golf, an Olympic size pool, free airport shuttle, complimentary self & valet parking, ATM, Fairway Café, Cabana Pool Bar, and Lounge, 24-hour front desk service, room service, free daily newspaper in the lobby

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 hotel for current prices.
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: Monday, March 11 - Registration and Orientation.
Afternoon: Check in with front desk after 4PM for room. CELS Registration is at 3:30pm. Look for sign in the Lobby. Late aftenoon - Wine Social & Introductions

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Orientation follows dinner

Lodging: Doral Desert Princess Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Perfectly located on the border of Palm Springs in Cathedral City, Doral Desert Princess Resort offers convenient access to popular Palm Springs attractions and exciting things to do. Downtown Palm Springs shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and Palm Springs International Airport are minutes from our door. Free shuttle service to downtown Palm Springs and Palm Springs International Airport. Stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains complement the captivating desert landscape that surrounds the hotel. Experience a desert haven of tranquility at Doral Desert Princess Resort where all of your needs are met.

Contact info:
67967 Vista Chino
Cathedral City, CA 92234 USA
phone: 760-322-7000
web: www.doralpalmsprings.com

Room amenities: Rooms have balcony/patio, blackout drapes, Cable/premium TV & HBO, clock radio, coffee/tea maker, down pillows, electronic/magnetic room keys, free local telephone calls, hair dryer, housekeeping, WIFI, iron/ironing board, pay movies, and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Our beautifully-appointed guestrooms offer a tranquil escape with an oversized floor plan, plush furnishings, two double beds, expansive vanity space with professional-grade lighting, make-up mirror, and patio or balcony seating. Complimentary, high-speed Internet access in the public areas, premium cable and HBO, telephone with private voicemail are among the many lifestyle amenities featured in our standard accommodations. More features include: on site tennis and golf, an Olympic size pool, free airport shuttle, complimentary self & valet parking, ATM, Fairway Café, Cabana Pool Bar, and Lounge, 24-hour front desk service, room service, free daily newspaper in the lobby

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 hotel for current prices.
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: Tuesday, March 12 - Tennis lessons. BNP Women's 4th Round and Men's 3...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Tennis lessons at on site tennis courts. Time to practice before and/or after your lesson.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Round Robin Social Tournament; an opportunity to play tennis with and to get to know your fellow tennis buffs.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to try one of 400 area restaurants.

Evening: Musical Entertainment.

Lodging: Doral Desert Princess Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: Perfectly located on the border of Palm Springs in Cathedral City, Doral Desert Princess Resort offers convenient access to popular Palm Springs attractions and exciting things to do. Downtown Palm Springs shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and Palm Springs International Airport are minutes from our door. Free shuttle service to downtown Palm Springs and Palm Springs International Airport. Stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains complement the captivating desert landscape that surrounds the hotel. Experience a desert haven of tranquility at Doral Desert Princess Resort where all of your needs are met.

Contact info:
67967 Vista Chino
Cathedral City, CA 92234 USA
phone: 760-322-7000
web: www.doralpalmsprings.com

Room amenities: Rooms have balcony/patio, blackout drapes, Cable/premium TV & HBO, clock radio, coffee/tea maker, down pillows, electronic/magnetic room keys, free local telephone calls, hair dryer, housekeeping, WIFI, iron/ironing board, pay movies, and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Our beautifully-appointed guestrooms offer a tranquil escape with an oversized floor plan, plush furnishings, two double beds, expansive vanity space with professional-grade lighting, make-up mirror, and patio or balcony seating. Complimentary, high-speed Internet access in the public areas, premium cable and HBO, telephone with private voicemail are among the many lifestyle amenities featured in our standard accommodations. More features include: on site tennis and golf, an Olympic size pool, free airport shuttle, complimentary self & valet parking, ATM, Fairway Café, Cabana Pool Bar, and Lounge, 24-hour front desk service, room service, free daily newspaper in the lobby

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 hotel for current prices.
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: Wednesday, March 13 - Tennis Lessons. BNP Women's Quarter Finals and Me...
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Tennis lessons at on site tennis courts. Time to practice before and/or after your lessons.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Leave for the BNP Paribas Open. As we get closer to the date...the days may differ as to when we will go to the BNP Paribus Open. (afternoon or evening)

Dinner: Dinner

Evening: Evening open to practice tennis, take a lesson, work out, enjoy the lounge. Just socialize!

Lodging: Doral Desert Princess Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Perfectly located on the border of Palm Springs in Cathedral City, Doral Desert Princess Resort offers convenient access to popular Palm Springs attractions and exciting things to do. Downtown Palm Springs shopping, restaurants and entertainment, and Palm Springs International Airport are minutes from our door. Free shuttle service to downtown Palm Springs and Palm Springs International Airport. Stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains complement the captivating desert landscape that surrounds the hotel. Experience a desert haven of tranquility at Doral Desert Princess Resort where all of your needs are met.

Contact info:
67967 Vista Chino
Cathedral City, CA 92234 USA
phone: 760-322-7000
web: www.doralpalmsprings.com

Room amenities: Rooms have balcony/patio, blackout drapes, Cable/premium TV & HBO, clock radio, coffee/tea maker, down pillows, electronic/magnetic room keys, free local telephone calls, hair dryer, housekeeping, WIFI, iron/ironing board, pay movies, and refrigerator.

Facility amenities: Our beautifully-appointed guestrooms offer a tranquil escape with an oversized floor plan, plush furnishings, two double beds, expansive vanity space with professional-grade lighting, make-up mirror, and patio or balcony seating. Complimentary, high-speed Internet access in the public areas, premium cable and HBO, telephone with private voicemail are among the many lifestyle amenities featured in our standard accommodations. More features include: on site tennis and golf, an Olympic size pool, free airport shuttle, complimentary self & valet parking, ATM, Fairway Café, Cabana Pool Bar, and Lounge, 24-hour front desk service, room service, free daily newspaper in the lobby

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 hotel for current prices.
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: Thursday, March 14 - Tennis tournament and plenty of free time to atte...
Tennis tournament and plenty of free time to attend the BNP, or the Street Fair, or the Follies on your own (not included in program cost).

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Tennis lessons at on site tennis courts. Time to practice before and/or after your tennis lessons.

Lunch: Lunch on your own while at the BNP tournament.

Afternoon: Leave for the BNP Paribas Open. As we get closer to the date...the days may differ as to when we will go to the BNP Paribus Open. (afternoon or evening)

Dinner: Dinner on your own. Try one of 400 area restuarants. Have dinner with friends!

Evening: Evening open/on your own to attend the Palm Springs Village Fest from 6-10PM; over 100 vendors, art, produce, 1-of-a-kind gift items, food booths - great photo opportunities. The Palm Springs Art Museum is free from 4-8PM. Or see more of the Paribas Open. (at your own expense).

Lodging: Doral Desert Princess Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Five: Friday, March 15 - End your program with lots of fun and a little h...
End your program with lots of fun and a little healthy competition - your chance to show off the tennis skills you learned this week.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Tennis Tournament

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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