Arizona Staycation Guide | 4 Local Resorts for Your Family



Summer getaways don’t always mean you have to travel long distances when you live in the Valley of The Sun, because we have Staycations!! I’m sure when you are traveling back to the midwest or out east and you use the word staycation other people look at you like you’re crazy, but here in Arizona we all know what it means! It means you pack the kids in the car with your swimsuits and head to one of our amazing local resorts to vacation for a night or two.

We have some of the most beautiful resorts right in our own back yard, so when it heats up and the resort prices drop – it’s time to do an Arizona staycation. Here are four of my favorite locations for a staycation in our town – and check back tomorrow for Jess’s picks!

Fairmont Princess Scottsdale Princess

The Fairmont Princess Scottsdale is my family’s go-to Staycation location. They have a fantastic “Splash Pool” that is a large kids pool with two large slides – just right for babies on up to big kids.

25th Anniversary Silver Summer Celebration Package – May 24th – Sept 2nd, 2013

  • Fairmont accommodations
  • Customized surprised gift at check-in
  • Rates starting at $125

Summertime Sip, Savor & Splash Package – May 24th – Sept 2nd, 2013

  • Fairmont room accommodations
  • $50 daily resort credit
  • Rates starting at $169 per night

Hyatt Gainey Ranch

Hyatt Gainey Ranch is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a staycation this summer. They have a new 3-story waterslide and a great sand beach for the kids.

Splash into Summer Package – May 24st to Sep 09, 2013

  • Guest room accommodations
  • Free dinner and free golf for kids under 15
  • Free Camp Hyatt and free parking
  • 2nd room for kids 18 and under is 50% off

The Phoenician Resort and Spa

Funicians Family Package – May 30th – Sept 2nd, 2013

  • Rates from $169 per night
  • Kids eat free with each adult entrée purchased
  • One full-day pass for one child at Funicians Club
  • Rate plan FUNFAM13

Arizona Grand Resort and Spa

Arizona Grand has an expansive Oasis Water Park which include water slides, wave pool, lazy river and kids play area.

Advance Purchase Package – book 14 days in advance

  • Receive 20% off room

Here are some other great properties to check out when making plans to do a Staycation this summer!

JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Arizona Biltmore

 Happy Staycationing!

PS – Nothing sponsored here – just my thoughts on local resorts. 🙂

*Photograph was taken by Session Nine Photographers.


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