For fantastic and luxurious vacation options, look no further than the desert oasis of Phoenix. Known for its 300-plus days of sunshine each year, Arizona’s capital also boasts a huge variety of upscale resorts that offer something for everyone.
Can’t wait to get out on the links? Consider staying at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in north Phoenix. The resort, which was voted one of “America’s Top Golf Courses” by Zagat; “World’s Best Golf Resorts for Family Trips” and “Best Resort Course in the Southwest” by Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine; and “Best Courses You Can Play” by Golfweek Magazine, features not one but two championship level golf courses. For example, the Palmer Signature Course maintains beautiful and generously-sized fairways, and the Faldo Championship Course offers large greens and fairways. Both courses provide golfers with incredible views of the breathtaking McDowell Mountains and stately Saguaro cacti, which seem to watch over golfers as they make their way through the well-manicured courses.
Let the Games Begin
If the thrilling excitement of casino games is at the top of the Phoenix vacation to do list, consider staying at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa. Located just a stone’s throw south of Phoenix on the Gila River Indian Community, the 100,000 square foot casino features a genuine Las Vegas experience—only without the huge crowds. Wild Horse Pass Casino features 875 slot machines, live poker and blackjack. The casino strives to keep the slot games updated with the most state-of-the-art and exciting games, some of which include dual-screen video, multi-level progressives, and mini games. These innovative features let players become more involved with the slot machines, as opposed to just dropping in their money and pushing a button.
When you’re ready to take a break from all the gaming, head outside to enjoy the heat. The resort offers a plethora of fantastic and fun amenities for its guests, including four pools complete with waterfalls, the Whirlwind Golf Club, tennis courts, a luxurious spa, and an equestrian center.
Relax and Rejuvenate
If some serious pampering is in your future, consider booking your stay at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. This luxury resort is known throughout the area for its relaxing and gorgeous environment. The spa features a wide variety of treatments, including massages, salon services, body treatments and facials. For example, many guests enjoy the hot stone massage, which includes a soothing and therapeutic combination of heat and the healing hands of an expert massage therapist. The heat given off by the stones helps the muscles to relax as much as possible. Guests who have taken advantage of the Arizona Grand’s top-notch golf course may wish to schedule a therapeutic massage, which is a more intense treatment designed to alleviate muscle pain.
If you’re traveling with kids, the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa boasts a 7-acre water park, which includes a lazy river, exhilarating water slides, and a wave pool.