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Desert Resorts in Summer

Gold Canyon, whose Mediterranean look belies its locale east of Phoenix, lures visitors with its golf courses. (Gold Canyon Golf Resort)
The Westin La Paloma in Tucson boasts a highly regarded restaurant and a Jack Nicklaus golf course. (The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa)
The Marriott resort in Palm Desert has swans in the lake, art on the grounds and a redone spa and atrium. (Marriott)
Loews Lake Las Vegas, actually in Henderson, Nev., is about ease. (OK, a casino is nearby too.) (Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort)
Life at Enchantment draws significantly on the resort’s Sedona, Ariz., surroundings. (Enchantment Resort)