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Top 5 Things To Do In And Around The Valley Right Now

With Spring’s arrival there are lots of new and exciting things happening in the Valley.

From Spring Training packages, to wine, and beyond, here are our top 5 picks of things to do in the Valley right now.

#1. Venture to Tucson For The Retreat at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa’s 

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Brand new to one of our favorite Tucson resorts, Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa, are some fabulously beautiful and private accommodations called The Retreat. Featuring 22 suites that boast unparalleled views of the Santa Catalina Mountains, with some stellar wellness amenities to boot, this little getaway is something you must experience.

Choose from four different types of suites:

  1. Reflection – one bedroom
  2. Unity – two bedroom
  3. Gratitude – three bedroom
  4. Solace – studio

Starting at 600 square feet and ranging all the way up to 3,120 square feet, each of The Retreat’s rooms will offer guests a luxurious experience. From a spa bath to an indoor-outdoor shower; a private patio with a hot tub and firepit to the larger suites’ full gourmet kitchen and dining spaces, your stay at The Retreat will be incredibly spacious, comfortable, and grand.

And if the rooms themselves aren’t enough to impress you, just wait until you hear about the exclusive services you’ll have access to while staying at The Retreat. Enjoy an in-room massage menu that features the resort’s Life in Balance services, as well as a custom aromatherapy diffuser to perfectly suit the experience you’re after, and a communal canvas and journal to write about your experience at The Retreat.

To book: www.miravalresorts.com

 

#2. Staycation at the Downtown Phoenix’s New Hilton Embassy Suites

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Located in the heart of downtown with all the excitement of sporting events, the Phoenix Convention Center, museums, and more nearby, the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown is a great spot to stay for anything from a business gathering to a weekend staycation.

The modern and elegant decor of the hotel welcomes guests in immediately upon arrival, and welcomes them with open arms with homages to Arizona’s stunning landscape, including a custom designed waterwall with a color palate that matches that of our state’s fabulous sunsets.

Enjoy the hotel’s complimentary breakfast buffet station in the stunning lobby, featuring breakfast favorites such as customized omelets, pancakes, and much more.

The hotel’s 242 rooms were designed to provide the ultimate comfort with amenities such as Coffee Beach and Tea Leaf products, massive windows with views of the Valley, a sofa bed, a wet bar, and much more.

To book: www.phoenixdowntownnorth.embassysuites.com

 

#3. Experience Spring Training in Luxury at These Resorts

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Spring Training is in full swing and Royal Palms Resort & Spa is a fabulous place to spend it.

With easy access to the San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Colorado Rockies’ stadiums, the resort itself offers up an incredible experience for both locals and travelers alike.

In between games, enjoy a cocktail at the resort’s T.Cook’s restaurant, or book some relaxation tim at the Alvadora Spa.

Plus, the Spring Training package the resort is offering is reason enough to plan a stay.

The Triple Play package includes:

  • Breakfast for 2
  • $50 credit to T.Cook’s
  • $50 credit to Alvadora Spa

Three-night minimum. 

To book: Use promo code TPLAY at www.royalpalmshotel.com

 

You’ll also love staying at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix, a stellar headquarter for all your Spring Training fun.

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When you’re not at one of the nearby stadiums watching a game, be sure you’re at the hotel’s rooftop bar, LUSTRE — known as one of the best rooftop bars.

There’s even more to love with the hotel’s Swing Into Spring package that includes:

  • 20% off best available rate
  • Complimentary resort amenities including
    • daily coffee and tea
    • morning yoga
    • bike rental
    • nightly hosted social hour from 5-6 p.m.

Two-night minimum stay required, and must be an IHG Rewards member. 

To book: www.hotelpalomar-phoenix.com

 

#4. Get Your Wine On at One of T.Cook’s Upcoming Cellar Series Dates

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The only thing better than a night of wine is a night of wine that is paired with a custom menu created by Royal Palms Resort & Spa’s Executive Chef Todd Allison.

Next week is the first night of the series, followed by one in April and another in May.

Each night of the series will feature a winemaker’s craft, perfectly paired with food to create a wonderful experience.

March 15 | Groth Vineyards

Four-course dinner plus hand-passed hors d’oeuvres

Reception at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Price is $160 ++ per person

April 12 | Verite Wines

Four-course dinner plus hand-passed hors d’oeuvres

Reception at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Price is $165 ++ per person

May 17 | Moet Hennessey Portfolio (Moet, Ruinart & Veuve Clicquot)

Four-course dinner plus hand-passed hors d’oeuvres

Reception at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Price is $120 ++ per person

To reserve: www.royalpalmshotel.com

 

#5. Get Into Spring at Westgate Entertainment District

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One of the Valley’s hottest spots to hang, Westgate Entertainment District has some exciting events on its calendar for March.

Here’s the upcoming lineup of excitement happening at Westage that you’re sure to have a blast at!

Kiss Me I’m Irish Run | Saturday, March 17

Put on your finest green wear and head to the Kiss Me I’m Irish 4K, 8K, and half-marathon. You’ll be feeling festive as you run to the sound of live bagpipe music, and participate in a costume contest.

For tickets: www.irishrunaz.com

Official PBR Fan Fest | Saturday, March 24

A springtime favorite, the Professional Bull Riders Ak-Chin Invitational will be happening at Gila River Arena, with the Fan Fest happening at Westgate.

For tickets: www.westgateaz.com

Free Photos With the Easter Bunny | Tuesday, March 20 – Saturday, March 31

Hop on over to Westgate for a free photo shoot with the Easter Bunny.

For more info: www.westgateaz.com

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