A Place for Everyone: 5 Arizona Resorts for the Summer

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Too many resorts to choose from? Oh the stresses of summer. But to make choosing slightly easier, we’ve rounded up five resorts right here in our very own state that offer something different for everyone, whether you’re a local or a visitor. From a fun family getaway to a rejuvenating wellness retreat and more, these resorts are also offering special summer deals, making the choice to book as easy as ever.


For Cool Family Fun

The Westin Kierland

Cool down at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa every Saturday this summer with an icy variety of fun. Enjoy the all-new Polar Plunge, a larger-than-life, 300-pound ice cube drop into the resort’s Adventure Pool, choreographed FlowRider shows and igloo-inspired cabanas. There will also be tented chill stations with cooling spa and beauty treatments, arts and craft activities, icy sweet treats, live entertainers and more. And to top off the cool day, there’s the Lazy River, a 110-foot waterslide, a poolside DJ, games, activities, unlimited s’mores and Smokin’ Jack’s BBQ.

Big Chill Package: With rates starting at $159, guests will receive a $50 per room, per night dining credit. Use promo code: BIGDINE. More info here.


For a Restorative Retreat

Mii amo

To disconnect and regroup, head to Sedona to Mii amo, the destination spa that’s just introduced Mii Time, an enhanced version of its transformative Journey program. Choose from three-, four- or seven-day stays for the ultimate wellness retreat. Led by the spa’s therapists, attendees will be guided through different topics including Reiki, Ayurveda, meditative art, nutrition, chakras, sound healing and more. The all-inclusive packages include accommodations, meals, two spa services each day (yes please!), access to fitness facilities and more.

All-Inclusive Packages: 3 nights starting at $$2,454, four nights starting at $3,154, seven nights starting at $5,554. More info here.


For Locals

Mountain Shadows

Paradise Valley’s chic retreat, Mountain Shadows, has something for everyone, including locals! Arizona residents can enjoy a fee-free stay starting from $119 on select dates from May 28 through August 31. Which means you can use that saved cash to do more of what you love — poolside cocktails anyone? The hotel also offers an array of summer activities including four different yoga classes like paddle board and moonlight yoga, Sunday Supper Club, a sunset Champagne toast, live music at Hearth 61′ and a photography essentials class. And for golfers looking to brave the heat, book the unlimited golf package for unlimited rounds on The Short Course plus complimentary Ping rental clubs, use promo code GOLFPKG.

Arizona Residents Fee-Free Staycation: Arizonans can enjoy a fee-free stay starting at $119 on select dates from May 28 through August 31, 2018. Use promo code: AZRFF. More info here.


For Nature-Lovers

L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel

Breathe in fresh air at L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel who’s offering a cooler alternative to the Valley of the Sun this summer for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors. Activities at the Northern resort include creekside dining at the award-winning Cress on Oak Creek and a collaboration with The Hike House where guests can customize their ideal hike with the Sedona Trail Finder. For wellness enthusiasts, guests of L’Apothecary Spa can experience forest bathing with a guided walking meditation session, or a feet-in-the-creek experience which focuses on earth, nature and oneself followed by a reflexology treatment.

Creekside Calm: Includes a two-night stay, complimentary breakfast for two ($40 credit) and $100 L’Apothecary Spa credit for stays between May 1 and August 31, 2018. Package rates start at $499 per night. Use promo code: CREEKSIDECALM. More info here.


For Art-Enthusiasts

The Phoenician

While the newly-renovated Phoenician has lots to see, including new pools, a new spa, athletic club, lounge and more, art-lovers will enjoy feasting their eyes on the new pieces and designs. Curated by Terry Eaton and his Austin-based art-consultancy firm Eaton Fine Art, the art collection reflects the colors and textures of the surrounding desert. Warm hues like browns, gold and brass are featured in a mix of mediums from local Arizona- and Southwestern-based artists.

Return to Summer: Discover the art for yourself with the resort’s Return to Summer package with rates starting at $169 per night, May 29 through August 31, 2018. Use promo code: SUMMER. More info here.

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