Why Vacation When You Can Staycation?



With the average July temperature in Scottsdale at a 100 degrees Fahrenheit it’s easy to understand why most residents head RUN to cooler locales at some point. But, if  you’re looking to get away for the weekend without the inconvenience of traveling, then check out these awesome staycation packages in our own backyard. With water slides, lazy rivers and sizzling summer deals – you can truly beat the heat!



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1. The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ (866) 540-4495

Two water slides, dive in movies at the pool, and water balloon fights designed with custom-made launchers – it is safe to say the kids will be thoroughly entertained during your stay at the Princess! The popular Sip, Savor and Splash package is $169 per night Sunday-Thursday and $189 per night on weekends, including a $50 daily credit for dining, kids club or spa. For additional savings, you can also purchase the Kids Resort Dining Passport for $29 that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus a snack at the dive in movie. Unique Amenity: The Splash Rider Xtreme… A rolling water ball attraction for both kids and adults, operates on weekends at the Sonoran Splash Pool!

4 seasons2. Four Seasons Resort at Troon Scottsdale 10600 East Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale 85262 (480) 515-5700

With the Four Seasons Resort’s complimentary Kids All Season pass, the whole family will be taken care of with Dive In Movies and poolside Cabanas with smoothie samples and fruit kebabs.  Treat everyone to Sundaes on Sunday with a two for one deal at an old-fashioned ice cream social at the soda jerk station. Moms can take a well deserved break with The Spa’s 25-minute mini services, priced at two for $129. Room weekday rates start at $179 per night. Unique Amenity: Every Thursday night take advantage of the Valley’s scenic views with a complimentary stargazing led by a professional astronomer that should entertain the older kids.

sheraton3. Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa 5594 West Wild Horse Pass, Chandler AZ 85226 (602) 225-0100

Located on the Gila River Indian Community, the Sheraton Resort draws Native American inspiration for some of their resort activities including a “Storytelling and S’mores” around the campfire event that will keep the kids entertained. Their sparkling pool has both a water slide plus a shallow wading pool for your littlest ones. On Saturday evenings, Cinema Splash by the pool is movie fun for the whole family! Check out the You Stay, We Pay summer package at $159 a night which includes a $50 daily resort credit applicable at all resort venues and Aji Spa, and complimentary access for junior guests at the engaging Adventure Club Camp. Mention rate plan: WEPAY15  Unique Amenity: A twisting water slide designed after the ancient Casa Grande Ruins!

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa4. The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 6902 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale 85254 (480) 6244-1000

The Westin’s Adventure Water Park is sure to impress with a 900-foot lazy river, a 110-foot water slide, along with a weekly DJ Aloha family pool party! The activity options abound with S’mores by the Campfire, lawn chess, and Hawaiian themed poolside games.  The Aloha Package is priced at $169 a night with either a $50 per room, per night dining credit OR two FREE sessions on the FlowRider Wave Simulator. Unique Amenity: FlowRider Wave Simulator, the first boardsport simulator at an Arizona resort, allows guests to surf and body board on a continuous wave!