Breakaway from holiday stress and embark on a getaway you and your friends will never forget. Rest, relax and enjoy the view, because Arizona is where memories are made.
You were looking for rejuvenation and the Grand Canyon State is the place to find it. Condé Nast Traveler and Travel and Leisure magazine praise Arizona for its world-renowned spas offering everything from European ambiance and contemporary retreats to Zen-like oases.
Indulge in exotic treatments utilizing local ingredients, such as the Sun-Kissed Aloe Wrap at Hashani Spa at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson. Or get pampered in a luxurious creek-side cabana among stunning red rock vistas at the spectacular Spa at L’Auberge de Sedona.
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s time to shop just for you. Arizona boasts hundreds of upscale malls, antique stores, clothing boutiques, gift shops, art galleries and old-fashioned trading posts.
Grab the girls and stroll specialty shops at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, explore retailers and dine al fresco at Mesa Riverview, hunt for bargains at the Outlets at Anthem or discover authentic Native American art at the Heard Museum Shops in Phoenix.
Wine and conversation
Arizona boasts three primary grape-growing regions as scenic as they are unexpected. Head to Northern Arizona’s Verde Valley to sample musician Maynard James Keenan’s earthy Cabernet Sauvignon at Caduceus Cellars. Or travel south to Sonoita and Elgin for full-bodied reds and lean whites. Then tour the heart of it all — the greater Willcox region of Cochise County in southeastern Arizona.
Music to your ears
You came to Arizona for harmony, and that’s what the internationally recognized Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix provides. Spacious and bright, the museum offers guests a warm, relaxing environment to explore the history of musical instruments from almost every country in the world. Later, visit the Orpheum Theatre for a magical opera or ballet performance, or attend an enchanting concert at the Phoenix Symphony.
Find your next adventure at 866.236.1445 or www.arizonaguide.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times