1. The Wigwam
The Wigwam is a local favorite. This resort opened 1929, and welcomed their first guests! Not only does the Wigwam offer a choice of four pools, water slides, cabanas, fine dining, tennis, and golf (to name a few), but it is also a short drive to the World Wildlife Zoo (wildlifeworld.com). For some adult fun, make sure to stop by Red’s Bar & Grill! This bar and grill provides live music on occasion, and is said to serve food that is “meant to be remembered!” The restaurant also had a reputation for making the “best burger of your life!” All fruits are organic and grown locally! The 25 foot water slide, is sure to be remembered by all members of your party.
To book your staycation visit their website:
300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park wigwamarizona.com
2. Arizona Grand Resort and Spa
This resort was actually rated as the #1 Staycation spot in Arizona! With LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium close by, you’ll find plenty to do and see in the immediate area. Hungry? Choose from 1 of the 6 unique dining venues! Or, stay on site and rent a private cabana at the Oasis Water Park for a tropical escape. This resort offers 4 different packages. Choose from the golf package, which was awarded “Best Places to Play” and Top 50 Service Facility by Golf Digest. The resort credit package offers a $50 nightly credit toward dining, spa or golf! The breakfast package includes a $28 daily breakfast credit. Lastly, there is the spa sense package, where guests go to rejuvenate their mind’s and bodies during a relaxing massage.
8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway Phoenix arizonagrandresort.com
3. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
The Pointe lies along the the Phoenix North mountain and is one of Arizona’s most popular resort spots! and This resort and water park offers four acres of pools, waterfalls, a lazy river, and a water slide. Fun camp opportunities are available for the kids, and with tennis, mini-golf, a fitness center, a spa, and three restaurants, you may never want to leave! Not to mention, they just opened a brand new restaurant called “Hole in the Wall.” This resort in particular has a lot of activities for couples and family! Take your kids to their “Coyote Camp” which is an award winning learning experience that is for children from ages 4-12. Do you have pets in the family? Bring them along too! Don’t forget to stop by Rodeo Drive to shop from a selection of unique western souvenirs!
7677 N. 16th St., Phoenix squawpeakhilton.com
4. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
Come and enjoy a trip with this quality filled, and high rated resort. Did you know your trip here can help contribute to the world and it’s poverty!? The Marriott donates and supports their local community and global diversity all around the globe! This resort began in 1927 as an A&W root beer stand. It is safe to say that this successful, local franchise literally worked their way from the ground up! Spend time with or without the kids; this resort offers a Family Escape Center where they will enjoy fun activities and desert adventures. Rent bikes, swim, play tennis, and hang out in the lounge where small bites are served throughout the day. It is said you will have the “best sleep of your life” at this hotel, and to ensure this, you are able to purchase their merchandise online! This customer based hotel and resort is guaranteed to ensure your family a relaxing, rewarding vacation.
5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix marriott.com
5. Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa
The Wild Horse Pass Resort is uniquely designed to give their guests a most cultural experience. This resort offers an on-site daycare program for children ages 4 to 12, so drop off the kiddos and enjoy a day at the spa followed by a romantic dinner at Kai, Arizona’s only eight-time AAA Five-Diamond restaurant serving a Native American fusion menu you’ll adore. If it’s family time you are looking for, the Sheraton Adventure Club and the SPG Kids Pass Program is a great way to get in some family bonding time! Unlike most resorts, here you can hike, jog, get horse riding lessons and hop on some adventurous trail rides. Adults will have a great, heart racing experience at the casino located on the first floor of the resort! This resort has a huge advantage over any other because of the location. Feel free to stop by the Phoenix Premium Outlets, the Desert Botanical Garden, the Phoenix Zoo, the Firebird International Raceway and the HuHugam Heritage Center! You will never run out of things to do or places to go if this is the lucky resort of your choice!
5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler wildhorsepassresort.com