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PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

The Complete Watercolor Course: The Joy of Painting

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Program #6145RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Start of Program
Mar 3, 2013
Check in with front desk after 3PM for room. CELS registration begins at 4PM. Look for sign in lobby.
You will be staying at the SPA Resort Hotel that night.
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Nearest city or town: Cathedral City (7 miles)
Nearest highway: Interstate 10
Nearest airport: Palm Springs International Airport (3 miles)

End of Program
Mar 8, 2013
Program ends after class on last day; approximately 11AM.
You will be staying at the SPA Resort Hotel the night before.
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Resort

Description: The site of the present day Palm Springs Spa Hotel and Mineral Springs ls located on a Cahuilla Indian hot spring. There was first a rough-planked structure in this location, followed years later by a building containing private bathing cubicles (see photo's in the hotel lobby). Today's spa and hotel is noted throughout the world. Located in downtown Palm Springs, this resort is famous for its natural healing mineral waters, spacious guest rooms and Casino that covers an entire city block. Enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries, pool, and spa. Free airport shuttle for hotel guests. Just blocks to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.The 228-room hotel at Spa Resort offers a quaint, boutique feel to its guests. The earthy tones and clean lines of this historic hotel create a warm, comfortable atmosphere with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The relaxing swimming pool complex features an Olympic size pool, plus two smaller pools brimming with the legendary mineral waters for which the Agua Caliente tribe is known. No visit to Spa Resort or to Palm Springs is complete without the Spa's signature experience. This relaxing therapy combines steam, sauna, eucalyptus inhalation and the power of the Spas very own mineral waters to help remove toxins, increase circulation and reduce muscle tension. This is a contemporary take on what has drawn people from far and wide to this particular hot spring since the late 1800s. For Gaming and Entertainment, the Casino located across the street from the hotel, is the place to go for fun. The action is hot, around the clock. With more than 1,000 slots to choose from, a variety of table games, poker and a beautiful, high-limit room you will not be disappointed. Check out the Cascade Lounge for live music, or dancing.

Contact info:
100 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-778-1579
web: www.sparesortcasino.com

Room amenities: Rooms have alarm clock, hair dryer, mini-fridge, A/C & heating controls, movie channels, remote control TV, radio, Iron & ironing board, and free WIFI. Daily maid service, concierge services, free valet parking short term luggage storage and dry cleaning services are available in addition to complementary valet service, Bellhop, and a small cafe.

Facility amenities: Swim in the Olympic size pool and then relax in one of two outdoor natural springs whirlpool tubs (one in the sun and one covered). Have a drink and a snack from the poolside cabana while you take in some sun on the comfortable lounge chairs. This outstanding hotel has it all; a restaurant on site in addition to the buffet and restaurants in the hotel casino, a refreshing micro-mister system, a fabulous Fitness Center and a beautiful Health and Wellness Spa.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call resort for current rates.
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Resort

Description: The site of the present day Palm Springs Spa Hotel and Mineral Springs ls located on a Cahuilla Indian hot spring. There was first a rough-planked structure in this location, followed years later by a building containing private bathing cubicles (see photo's in the hotel lobby). Today's spa and hotel is noted throughout the world. Located in downtown Palm Springs, this resort is famous for its natural healing mineral waters, spacious guest rooms and Casino that covers an entire city block. Enjoy the exciting nightlife, great restaurants, quaint shops, boutiques, galleries, pool, and spa. Free airport shuttle for hotel guests. Just blocks to the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.The 228-room hotel at Spa Resort offers a quaint, boutique feel to its guests. The earthy tones and clean lines of this historic hotel create a warm, comfortable atmosphere with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The relaxing swimming pool complex features an Olympic size pool, plus two smaller pools brimming with the legendary mineral waters for which the Agua Caliente tribe is known. No visit to Spa Resort or to Palm Springs is complete without the Spa's signature experience. This relaxing therapy combines steam, sauna, eucalyptus inhalation and the power of the Spas very own mineral waters to help remove toxins, increase circulation and reduce muscle tension. This is a contemporary take on what has drawn people from far and wide to this particular hot spring since the late 1800s. For Gaming and Entertainment, the Casino located across the street from the hotel, is the place to go for fun. The action is hot, around the clock. With more than 1,000 slots to choose from, a variety of table games, poker and a beautiful, high-limit room you will not be disappointed. Check out the Cascade Lounge for live music, or dancing.

Contact info:
100 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA
phone: 760-778-1579
web: www.sparesortcasino.com

Room amenities: Rooms have alarm clock, hair dryer, mini-fridge, A/C & heating controls, movie channels, remote control TV, radio, Iron & ironing board, and free WIFI. Daily maid service, concierge services, free valet parking short term luggage storage and dry cleaning services are available in addition to complementary valet service, Bellhop, and a small cafe.

Facility amenities: Swim in the Olympic size pool and then relax in one of two outdoor natural springs whirlpool tubs (one in the sun and one covered). Have a drink and a snack from the poolside cabana while you take in some sun on the comfortable lounge chairs. This outstanding hotel has it all; a restaurant on site in addition to the buffet and restaurants in the hotel casino, a refreshing micro-mister system, a fabulous Fitness Center and a beautiful Health and Wellness Spa.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call resort for current rates.
Book additional nights directly with the hotel at your own expense.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
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