LAKE WORTH, Fla., June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Palm Beach County, a region so dense in arts and culture that it has the world's first Cultural Concierge to help travelers plan their cultural experiences, is leading a new trend in travel — "summer camp" adventures for grown-ups. As baby boomers and sophisticated travelers shift their focus from collecting "things" to collecting "experiences," they are rediscovering The Palm Beaches as a beautiful and enriching summer destination for cultural tourism.
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is encouraging travelers to get away from it all this summer with learning, exploration and memorable adventures surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of The Palm Beaches, curated especially for them by the Cultural Concierge.
"From photography classes to film appreciation, to birding by kayak and surfing lessons, The Palm Beaches offer so many fun and educational experiences for adults," said Bama Lutes Deal, Cultural Concierge at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. "What better time than summer to get away from it all in a tropical paradise that offers so many cultural adventures?"
Shutterbugs will enjoy classes at Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach, including Learning to Use Your Point & Shoot Digital Camera, Creating Professional Video with iPhone Cinema, Photography 101, a FOTOcamp series and more.
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach provides guided kayak birdwatching along the mangrove shore, underwater photography, educational reef workshops, kayaking and surfing lessons, nature photography workshops, butterfly walks and daily nature walks.
Activities at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton include film screenings and discussions, a course on writing children's books, a drawing class using various techniques of famous artists and more.
Improv U offers drop-in improvisational acting classes at Arts Garage in Delray Beach.
Delray Beach's Old School Square offers Canvas & Cocktails art lessons in addition to photography, art and writing classes.
Environmental and historical programs at Riverbend Park in Jupiter include riding, naturalist-guided park walks, canoe and kayak explorations of Old Florida, day and evening cycling tours on nature trails, archery lessons, canoeing adventures and more.
These and other activities can be part of your personally customized summer itinerary in The Palm Beaches. Contact the Cultural Concierge at (561) 214-8082 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit palmbeachculture.com/concierge.
Photos are available for download at tinyurl.com/PalmBeachSummerActivities.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts. The Cultural Council administers $4.5 million in grants annually, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity-building training, and advocates for arts funding and arts-friendly policies. The Council promotes Palm Beach County's cultural experiences to visitors and residents through multi-platform marketing and public information programs, including its one-of-a-kind Cultural Concierge service.
The Cultural Council presents exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, an iconic Streamline Moderne former movie theater in Downtown Lake Worth. Also at the Cultural Council headquarters are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring products by Palm Beach County artists and the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center.
The Cultural Council galleries, visitor information center and store are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches, connect with the Council at palmbeachculture.com or (561) 471-2901. To plan a personalized cultural itinerary, connect with the Cultural Concierge at palmbeachculture.com/concierge.
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SOURCE The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County