Are you looking for that last summer hurrah at the beach before back to school begins in earnest in just a few weeks? Look no further than Avalon NJ next week when The Golden Inn of Avalon will host renowned sand sculpture Sandman Matt Long Sunday, August 25- Tuesday, August 27, 2013 as part of a unique and affordable VIP family overnight package.
This will be Sandman Matt Long’s second visit to The Golden Inn: last summer he created a sand work of art over a two day period. “Families immediately began asking if Matt would come back again since everyone had such an incredible experience,” said The Golden Inn General Manager Kevin Sterling. “The difference this year is that guests who reserve this package will have two full days of private sand sculpting instruction from Matt and also receive a set of his sand sculpting tools upon arrival.”
The Sandman Package includes: three nights accommodations in a standard room with two queen beds (upgrades are available), two lunches for all participants, two sets of sand tools, expert training, and a contest with cash and other prizes! Guests will have a chance to show off their new talents in a contest for the Best Sandcastle, Most Original Sandcastle and Best Sandcastle fitting the theme of Avalon with cash prizes awarded. All this for only $529.
Monday morning is the first lesson for each group and includes a buffet BBQ lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, cold salads, soda and juices. The afternoon is left for guests to practice and enjoy the beach. Tuesday is another lesson from Sandman Long and includes a Mexican buffet lunch of chicken and beef tacos, Mexican rice, taco salads, soda and juices. Last summer, Long created a 4 by 4 sandcastle incorporating the logo from The Golden Inn, this year he has promised bigger and even better!
Don’t miss out on this unique and fun way to wrap up summer this year with Sandman Matt Long! To reserve your Sandman package, call The Golden Inn at 609.368.5155 or log onto www.goldeninn.com.
About Sandman Matt Long
Matt Long has been sculpting sand for about thirteen years and professionally since 2001. Matt has been commissioned by an array of companies and organizations including, Atlantis Hotels, Nickelodeon, The PGA Tour, W Hotels, and The Curacao Department of Tourism. And like most sand sculptors, he has won numerous sand sculpting awards. In addition, he has sculpted sand in Rockefeller Plaza on three separate occasions leading to appearances on NBC’s ‘Today in New York ‘ and The Today Show’. He has also been seen on Good Morning America, Live With Regis and Kelly and has been a featured guest on NPR’s Creatively Speaking radio program. His work and/or his Can You Dig It Sand Tools have been featured in ‘O’ Magazine, The New Yorker, MAD, Bride, and Parents’ Magazines to name a few. For more information about Matt and to see some of his past sand sculptures, go to http://www.sandsculptor.com/.
About The Golden Inn of Avalon
Open 365 days a year, The Golden Inn of Avalon is the perfect place for a summer vacation or a getaway anytime! Just steps from the beach, The Golden inn features 154 guest rooms equipped with 27-inch color televisions, individual temperature controls and – in many cases – breathtaking ocean views. For more information about The Golden Inn call 609.368.5155 or log onto www.goldeninn.com.
Disclosure: My family will be staying at The Golden Inn of Avalon at a special discounted rate for the Sandman package. As always, all opinions expressed about enjoying every last day of summer possible especially when it’s for such a great price and with such a unique educational and enjoyable experience as learning to build awesome sandcastles are my own.