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Eden Roc Miami

From Puppy Yoga to Mermaid Swimming: 8 Unique Classes You Can Take at Hotels


If you get bored after the second day of lounging on the beach, look for a hotel that offers fun classes for guests. These eight resorts offer unique classes that are worth traveling for. Just be warned: You may return home with a new hobby—or even a new pet!

Puppy Yoga: Eden Roc Miami Beach

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Eden Roc Miami

Warning: you may check out of the Eden Roc Miami Beach with some very adorable extra baggage. Every other month the hotel hosts puppy yoga classes in their Spa Garden, where both human and animal participants can engage in some deep downward dog stretches.

Fall in love with a fellow attendee? All of the puppies in the classes are available for adoption from the nonprofit Animal Lovers Rescue.  

Land Rover Driving Experience: Equinox Resort & Spa

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Equinox Resort & Spa

Want to go off-roading but don’t have the right vehicle? (Or just don’t want to wash your car afterwards?) Sign up for the Land Rover Driving Experience at the Equinox Resort & Spa where you can play with someone else’s SUV.

You’ll get to drive a Land Rover through an 11-mile obstacle course in Vermont’s beautiful Green Mountains that includes water crossings, rock crawls, side-tilts, and more.

Falconry: The Broadmoor Resort

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The Broadmoor Resort

Nicknamed “The Sport of Kings”, falconry isn’t a hobby reserved for royalty any longer. Give it a try at Colorado’s Broadmoor Resort, where you can interact with birds of prey including owls, falcons, and hawks. 

If you want to level up, follow up the beginner lesson with an intermediate class, where you’ll actually get to try flying one of the birds. 

Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort: Ukulele Classes

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Learn how to play Hawaii’s official musical instrument at the Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort. The hotel hosts twice-weekly hour-long ukulele classes designed to give guests a good introduction to the tiny music-maker.

Astronomy Class: Chatham Bars Inn

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Take your stargazing to the next level with an astronomy class at Chatham Bars Inn. The evening classes take advantage of the resort’s relatively dark skies location on Cape Cod, and utilize a high-powered telescope to teach guests about constellations. 

Origami Class: Palace Hotel Tokyo

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Palace Hotel Tokyo

Create your own souvenir to take home from Japan at the Palace Hotel Tokyo’s Introduction to Origami class, where guests can learn the Japanese art of paper-folding every Wednesday afternoon.

The hotel will provide all participants with a personal set of special brightly colored origami paper, along with instructions for creating paper cranes, floral bouquets, and even Hello Kitties. 

Mermaid Experience: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Calling all mermaids and mermen! Make your underwater fantasies come true at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s Mermaid Experience. Every Thursday, participants can strap on a mermaid tail and take to the pool.

Classes will teach mermaid swimming techniques and also include a storytelling session, ocean conservation lesson, and digital photos of the experience. 

Wine Blending Experience: The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte

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The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte

If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own vineyard and making your own wine, you’ll love the Wine Blending Experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Although you won’t be growing your own grapes, you’ll get to create a custom bottle of wine to take home with you.

The hotel’s wine steward will walk you through the different flavor profiles of grape varietals and help you make a unique vino that perfectly suits your palate.

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