Let the Wine and Creativity Flow at Classes Offered Near Destin, Florida Hotels

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Adventure Past the Usual to Learn Wine Tasting and Art Techniques

DESTIN, FL–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) – Adventure past the usual and engage in exciting learning opportunities with wine and art classes conveniently offered near popular Destin, Florida beach hotels for an added twist to Florida fun. Two of Grand Boulevard’s finest establishments are offering classes that are sure to intrigue the senses of anyone interested in learning more about wine tasting, the techniques of watercolor or the adventures of acrylic.

Snowbirds, locals and vacationing guests of Destin, Florida hotels are all welcome to take part in any of the classes which will provide a great opportunity for enticing the senses and expanding artistic understanding and abilities. Grand Boulevard’s Wine World is host for informal wine classes which emphasize learning about wine through tasting in an informal and fun setting. Classes are held once a month and feature “Wines for the Holidays” on Wednesday, Nov. 10 and “Champagne and Sparkling Wines” on Wednesday, Dec. 8. The class meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Wine World and participants must register in advance and may do so at any Northwest Florida State College campus or online at www.nwfsc.edu. Class fee is $15. For more information contact the NWFSC South Walton Center at 850-200-4160.

Artisans may explore their creativity through two classes provided weekly by Donna Burgess at her studio, also located in Grand Boulevard, just steps away from the Donna Burgess Gallery. Watercolor Wednesdays provide beginner-advanced training in watercolor techniques while Thirsty Thursdays focus on new techniques and mediums for acrylic. To satisfy the class title, the flow of creativity is enhanced by the availability of wine! Classes are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. weekly at a cost of $75 for those who bring their own supplies or $95 if supplies are provided by the studio. A supply list and additional information is available at www.artzbydonnaburgess.com or by calling 850-837-1887.

For snowbirds retreating to beach hotels, Destin businesses and attractions provide a full array of fun and lively activities to distinguish the area as an exciting travel destination. The Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard Hotel offers guests a variety of home-like amenities, including complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, a free daily hot breakfast buffet, game room, library, outdoor pool, hot tub and on-site fitness center. Duffers will delight in a wealth of Destin area golf courses that supply plenty of golfing opportunities; while shopping, dining and entertainment are easy and exciting at the nearby Grand Boulevard.

About the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard Hotel

The Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard Hotel is located just outside the gates of the exquisite Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and offers guests all the privileges of the 2,400-acre resort including access to its private beaches and marina, spa services, tennis courts and golf courses. Tram service is also available for the convenience of hotel guests. The Residence Inn offers impeccable studios and suites with separate living and sleeping areas along with fully-equipped kitchens and well-designed living areas.