From lowering the risk of heart disease and improved moods to better mental resilience and increased creativity, there are some significant benefits to taking regular vacations. Unfortunately, Arizonans leave more than 11 million days of paid vacation unused each year per Arizona Office of Tourism statistics. Sure, vacations can be expensive, but residents don’t always have to leave the state to enjoy their time spent away from work. A growing number of people are opting for budget-friendly staycations that don’t involve many of the drawbacks associated with traditional vacations like extensive travel, flight delays and rental cars. Check out some of these Arizona staycation deals for 2018:
Arizona Bitmore: Commonly referred to as the Jewel of the desert since 1929, this Waldorf Astoria Resort offers guests world-class golf, dining and an array of seasonal events including Happy Hour History Tours, Block Parties, Tennis Camps, Live Music and Picnics. This Phoenix resort has a variety of special offers and packages available starting at $159.
Gila River Hotels & Casinos at Wild Horse Pass: Guests staying here can enjoy a variety of amenities like gaming, refreshed accommodations, delectable dining, a lively nightlife, and poolside entertainment all with no resort fees at their locations in Laveen and Chandler, Arizona.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: It’s a popular destination, especially between Memorial Day to Labor Day, because it offers so many complimentary activities for overnight guests including cool rides down waterslides, sugar white sand at Sunset Beach, Techno Glo pool parties, Dive-In movies, virtual reality roller coasters in the Trailblazers Family Adventure Center, Mermaid University and fishing derbies at the lagoon with Ranger Rick. Vacation Package starts from $179 per night and includes a $50 resort credit and a complimentary photo session with the Princess’ Instagram Concierge.
Some other favored hotspots for staycations are the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, GCU Hotel, Hermosa Inn, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, The Camby and The Scottsdale Plaza Resort.