Every year more and more of our clients decide to give up that big home somewhere else and make Arizona their primary residence. They are finding that while the summers are hot, life is more relaxed and there is still lots to do. Plus, there are countless Summer Specials to make this time of year even more enjoyable.
Luxury “Staycations” with all the thrills – You don’t have to be an out-of-towner to enjoy a luxurious Scottsdale or Phoenix resort this summer! Luxury at The Royal Palms begins with their summer “Spa and Dine package”, starting at $189 per night and including a $50 spa credit and a $25 food and beverage credit. Rates are as low as $139 per night in August at The Andaz, one of the hottest new hotels around. The Westin Kierland’s “Big Chill” package starts at $149 per night and will get you a $50 dining credit or 2 sessions on their FlowRider simulator – a great way to cool off. And the JW Marriott Desert Ridge “Come to Life Package” starts at $179 per night and includes a $50 resort credit and unlimited golf for up to 4 people in the room. That is hard to beat! There are plenty more to choose from, making summer in the desert a real treat.
Summer Spa Time – The area’s most luxurious spas boast summer specials for those who choose to stick around. Westin Kierland’s Agave spa incorporates cooling cucumber into some of their services – and AZ residents can get 30% off on spa treatments on Wednesdays. There are great deals at the Boulders with their Mid-Week Meltaway and 20% discount for local residents. The Hyatt Regency builds their summer spa specials around watermelons with watermelon massages, facials and body wraps. Even the Village Health club offers special summer packages for their Margarita facials, massages and body treatments. Learn more
Summer Golf is a Deal – In the summer, golf courses are much less crowded and conditions are still good. Take a lot of water and sunscreen and some cool towels and you can enjoy a great day on the course. Troon North’s highly rated courses command $259 green fees during the season. During the summer, it’s $69 and $39 during twilight. The Boulders can cost as much as $250 in the winter but as little as $55 to $75 in the summer. The Westin Kierland charges only $39 to $69 in the summer, And the fabled Phoenician is only $25 to $80. Learn more
So Much to Do! Get out and try something new this summer with some enticing summer specials. Spend a summer day on the Desert Belle for a beautiful tour of Saguaro Lake, with $3 off each adult ticket. You won’t soon forget the scenery! This summer Arizona residents can get a 50% discount on tours of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s school and laboratory, with prior reservations. If you haven’t toured it yet this is a great opportunity, but wear sunscreen! Enjoy the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum with Two-for-One Admissions on Wednesdays during the summer. Get 10% off culinary tours of Downtown Scottsdale this summer from JoyRidesAZ which offers three-hour progressive lunch or dinner tours where they will teach you about as you experience world-class food and drinks. They also offers 45-minute Historic Urban Tours or 25-minute JoyRides through four of the downtown districts all on golf carts. And if photography is your thing, see Scottsdale’s best photo op locations at a special summer price of $35 for a 90-minute walking photo tour….sunrise or sunset, with Mimi Paris photography.If you are up for a ride to cooler climates, enjoy a summer day tour with Detours of AZ. Walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon, take in the red rocks of Sedona, go back in time at the Apache Trail, or relax in your first-class seat on Verde Canyon Railroad all at 10% off this summer.