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Learn Something New at These Resorts Around the United States

by Mary Melnick

Sep 24, 2021

Laguna Beach, California © Sumikophoto | Dreamstime

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Although a lot of people schedule a vacation to relax and take a break from learning, it is still good to add some educational activities to a trip. Guests staying at the following resorts can take advantage of learning a new skill and taking new knowledge home with them.


At Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, guests can learn how to play or enhance their golf game. The resort is known for its impressive 54 holes of championship golf set within the peaceful Sonora desert. It is now expanding its golf horizon to offer lessons for all levels of golfers. For those looking to fine tune their game, the Warren Schutte Players Academy, located on site, is now offering guests the chance to learn from the best.


Laguna Beach, California, known as an iconic surfing town, is the birthplace of surfing legend Mike Parsons and home to surfing pro Hans Hagen. Montage Laguna Beach is nested on a cliff top overlooking the iconic town and offering fun experiences for guests. Through Montage’s Adventure IO Partnership, guests learn how to ride e-Foils with professional surfer Chuck Glynn, an experience best described as a mix between surfing, flying and snowboarding!


Another Montage property offers the chance for guests to learn how to fly-fish. Montage Deer Valley is settled in a sportsman’s paradise known for its world-renowned blue-ribbon fly-fishing along the Provo, Green and Weber rivers. Through the partnership with Adventure IO, guests can arrange for an all-inclusive, guided fly-fishing experience with the help of expert guide Joe Mitchell.


Guests at Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, can learn the art of bird-watching. Resident naturalist Brian Byrne helps guests find greater connection with the surrounding natural environment. In tandem with Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, Brian offers a series of group and private tours of the resort’s nature viewing areas such as Bird Island and River Road Trail.


In Destin Fort-Walton Beach, Florida, guests can learn any type of watersport they want. From learning how to snorkel and paddleboard to taking e-Foil lessons and catching one’s first fish, there is a plethora of opportunities for travelers to get their feet wet. Destin Fort-Walton Beach features 24 miles of sugar-white beaches and emerald, crystal-clear waters. Standout adventures include dolphin excursions, charter fishing, snorkeling and surfing lessons.


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