Do you ever have the desire to pack your bags and grab your friends and head out for a stress-free weekend getaway? Luckily for you, AZ Foothills has picked the 5 top destinations for a weekend getaway within driving distance of Phoenix. These places are the perfect places to take a break, unwind and relax during the day, and hit the streets at night!
1. Malibu, California
Arizona is lucky to have California just a short road trip away. If you’re looking to sport a swimsuit while tanning on some of the most beautiful beaches in the country, you might consider Malibu, Calif. Malibu is a gorgeous beach city located near Los Angeles County, Calif. With 21 miles of coastline, most viewable as you travel down the Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu is a great travel destination. With several tourist-friendly resorts, this is a prime place to spend your weekend getaway surfing, playing beach volleyball or soaking up some rays. At night, you are but a taxi drive away from all that Los Angeles’s nightlife scene has to offer, not to mention all the beachside bars in Malibu.
For a guide to Malibu’s cocktail bars and nightlife scenes, click HERE.
2. Las Vegas, Nevada
Viva Las Vegas! Known for gambling, fine dining, shopping and nightlife, Las Vegas is considered one of the leading financial and cultural cities in the United States, and is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. If you’re looking for a wild weekend away from the realities of your world, visit Las Vegas! While you’re there, be sure to check out AZ Foothills 2014 Best of Our Valley Winners featured below.
Best Las Vegas Casino: Venetian
Best Las Vegas Pool: TIE betweenEncore/Wynn- Encore Beach & Hardrock – Rehab
Best Las Vegas Resort: Wynn
For information on Las Vegan nightclubs and other nightlife scenes, click HERE.
3. Coronado Island, California
For those looking for a relaxed nightlife scene, Coronado Island is the place for you. Offering a small town feel with pristine beaches and a charming community, Coronado Island is the place you want to spend a weekend. Tourists can take a stroll down the beach admiring the shops, galleries, theaters, restaurants, and of course beautiful scenery. The Hotel Del also offers a variety of nightlife options, from smores on the beach to their chic hotel bar.
For all the clubs, bars and lounges in Coronado, click HERE.
4. Aspen, Colorado
Ski away your problems in Aspen, Colorado. With ski resorts galore, you won’t make the wrong decision spending your weekend in Aspen. A ski vacation in Aspen is perfect for the entire family, friends or a trip with your significant other. Aspen also offers a variety of clubs, bars and restaurant, making its nightlife scene a destination for all nightlife lovers. You can’t go wrong with a weekend in Aspen!
For information on all the happenings in the Aspen nightlife scene, click HERE.
5. Salt Lake City, Utah
A trip to Salt Lake City, Utah is but a short road trip away! A visit to the breath-taking capitol of Utah is something you won’t forget. A skiing and snowboarding wonderland, visitors will never have a dull moment. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains and some of the happiest people in America, this is the ultimate weekend getaway. Not to mention, Salt Lake City’s bars and nightclubs are highly rated.
For information on all that is Salt Lake City nightlife, click HERE.