Palm Springs has long been an adored summer escape for Valley dwellers. But just a few miles outside of Palm Springs–and a four-hour drive from Phoenix–is Rancho Mirage, home to the family-friendly retreat of Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa.
As the school year comes to an end in Arizona, it’s time to start thinking about your family’s summer beach retreat. Our recommendation: Ocean Park Inn, the recently refreshed San Diego mainstay.
Go to The Garland because of its proximity to Universal Studios; stay because it is one of North Hollywood’s coolest family-friendly spots to stay and play.
A beach day in San Diego is on the annual summer to-do list of many Arizona families. Here are three kid-friendly stays in Southern California that are close to the sand, have fab pools and offer just as much excitement for moms and dads as they do tots and teens.
Hidden in the Sonoran desert, the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel offering guests the perfect desert getaway. From suites with private jacuzzis to waterslides, there is a fun vacation in store for every traveler’s style.
We’ve all earned a break to enjoy a few vices at Viceroy Los Cabos, an ultra-modern, avant-garde San José Del Cabo retreat less than two hours via plane from the Valley (thanks to daily flights on both American and Southwest Airlines as well as several private providers in Scottsdale).
Hacienda Del Sol, a Forbes four-star resort in Tucson, has completed its year-long expansion and is welcoming guests to a luxury stay steeped in historic charm.
The Omni Tucson National Resort is located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, offering beautiful mountain views alongside its highly acclaimed golf courses.
Located on a private peninsula just north of Puerto Vallarta and surrounded by ocean on three sides is the community of Punta Mita, the Beverly Hills of Nayarit. The 1,500-acre enclave, hidden behind a massive gate, is like nothing you’ve seen or experienced before.
We’re all clamoring for a summer of fun, so why not spend time this season poolside with a cocktail in hand during an Arizona staycation? Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly adventure, a couple’s retreat, a weekend with girlfriends or even a solo escape, here are 30-plus Arizona resorts–from down in Tucson to the tippy top of the state in Page–offering fabulous deals, packages and more for summer staycationing.