The fun-loving, bold traveler who doesn’t let a little heat spoil a good time and knows that some of the best memories are made on a sizzling summer vacation, is rewarded with hot hotel rates and relaxing spas in Scottsdale. There are also several ways to beat the heat indoors, relax beside the pool, and enjoy the topnotch sunsets.
Catch “Chihuly in the Desert” at Desert Botanical Garden and Taliesin West, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This stunning, large-scale exhibition by Dale Chihuly, activated in two iconic Arizona locations, showcases the American glass sculptor’s masterpieces which draw on color and light from the surrounding desert. Are you overdue for a getaway and a good night’s sleep? The “Bubbles & No Sleep Troubles” package at Hotel Valley Ho is making counting sheep a breeze. It all starts with a luxurious soak enhanced with LUSH’s Sleepy Bubble Bar, before unwinding with “Sleep Meditations,” a book with easy-to-follow relaxation techniques designed to promote sleep. Then, pop on a Sleep, Plz. wellness patch, roll on Candier’s ‘Babygirl, Go To Sleep’ essential oil roller on pulse points, grab the velvet-lined flamingo eye mask and be ready to snooze in no time. When you are hungry, Cory Oppold, former Food Network “Chopped” champion, announces a new Modern American restaurant called the Course is open for your dining pleasure. The seasonal vegetable-driven menu will be changed every two months, according to Oppold. See what’s in store for travelers .
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa will debut Tía Carmen, a new dining destination led by renowned Chef Angelo Sosa along with seasoned restaurant operator Mark Stone in early April 2022. Tía Carmen, named after chef Sosa’s aunt, celebrates the local landscape, farmers, and community of the Southwest while reflecting a mix of tradition and modernity with bold, elemental cooking and a diverse beverage program.
Located in Peoria just west of Lake Pleasant, Quintero Golf Club is one of Arizona’s most challenging and pristine courses, designed by master architect Rees Jones. It has received national attention — earning the ranking of No. 1 Best Public Golf Course by Golf Digest and Golf Weekly Magazine and No. 1 in Arizona by Golf Advisor. Those that wish to stay and play can enjoy one of the new luxury condominiums on property. Each condo is positioned right on the course.