Whether you are planning to have an Arizoan getaway either at a resort, go on a shopping spree for arts and crafts, or just delighting in its natural landscape beauty, Arizona’s outdoors lifestyle would leave you regenerated.
The Westward Look Resort, situated on 80 acres in Tucson, Arizona’ s lavish Sonoran Desert, is perfect for those searching for a tranquil escape. This fresh and clean region has an amazing assortment of plants, birds and wildlife. Delight in horseback riding, bird observing, hiking, and swimming on the resort, plus enjoy golf and mountain biking around. The resort’s suite-sized lodgings, with design cuesinspired by the bordering Sonoran desert, provide spectacular panoramas of the mountain ranges, desert, the city, and some suite extend private outside hot tubs. Therapeutic healing spa feature regional desert botanicals.
When you are in Tucson, Arizaona be sure to pass by at the Lost Barrio Shopping District, situated about 2 miles from downtown. This once industrial strip was translated into a crisp, Southwestern shopping zone by a group of artists, cafe owners and antiques dealers. Stores sell a global variety of merchandise— anything from Chinese slippers to Tibetan gates to Nigerian masks. Do not miss out on Rustica (for custom furniture), Bohemia (specializing in hand-crafted ceramics by artistic locals) and People’s Imports (if you like rugs and kilims as well as tribal fine art and exotic musical instruments),
Your tour of Arizona will not be complete without staying in Red Rocks Country, a well known concert venue among various music artists, and the sophisticated chic Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. Its building design and interiors are heavily inspired by 11th century Andalusia, Spain architecture. The resort givesa wide range of spa amenities and treatments, 6 exclusive spa guest rooms complete with soaking tubs, and an exclusive suite that can hold a private spa celebration or reception.
Don’t miss out on a visit to the Tlaquepaque Arts & Craft Village upon the banks of serene Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona. Designed after a traditional Mexican small town, Tlaquepaque stands for the "best of everything" and is full of one-of-a-kind artistic creation, from Western and eclectic bronze carvings to traditional ceramics, Southwestern paintings, weavings, decorative arts, blown glass and photography.
The Buttes Resort within Tempe is a 4 story, twenty-five-acre resort having a breathtaking desert landscape gardening, a free-form pool, 4 spa tubs, a water system slide, and a thirty -foot waterfall splashing onto a koi pond. The resort is stacked around the rocky outcrops of a little mountain and gives prime indulgence at the Narande Spa. Close by Mill Avenue District is a springy strip of bars, restaurants, and clothing shops just a few steps from Arizona State University. Whether you are shopping or just people watching, you will love the young and vibrant atmosphere. For a real getaway, Arizona’s regenerating open-air life style will afford you the chance to refresh, relax, and reinvigorate.
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