Summer is winding to an end, although the heat may not let up until October. Summer resort and spa specials expire August 31. That leaves two adventure filled weekends for the perfect vacation or staycation. Soon the snowbirds will flock temperatures will drop and prices will rise.
The Boulders resort in Scottsdale off Tom Darlington Drive and Carefree Highway has more to offer than stunning views. The Boulders was voted best for golf in travel.azcentral.com’s Best Arizona Hotels poll. Superior views surround the two courses designed by award-winning Jay Morrish. The two courses were carefully designed around the massive boulders to present a rigorous game for newbies and pros alike.
Home to some of the most striking sunset views, El Pedregal is a chic local shopping center, nestled under the boulders. El Pedregal hosts a variety of wine tasting, art shows and live music throughout the year. Cool down with a scoop at Ben and Jerry’s or head upstairs for a gaze at The Spotted Donkey, an extraordinary Mexican restaurant and cantina. Visit www.elpedregal.com for a complete directory and special events calendar.
The Boulders resort has no shortage of dining venues either. The Rolling Stone is The Boulders newest venue, a traveling diner rolling the grounds in a state-of-the-art Airstream Bullet. The Waldorf Astoria Collection is also home to the newly renovated Latilla for a casual dining infused with a fresh regional vibe, also Paolo Verde, Bogey’s, Rusty’s, Bakery Café and the Spa Café at the Golden Door family of Spas.
The hottest summer deals of the season include a residents only Super Twilight Golf Deal for $39. Tee time between noon a close, seven days a week. The ladies can head over to the world-renowned Golden Door Spa for an 80-minute Tranquility Facial or Golden Harvest Facial for only $129 through September 30. And dining at the Boulders newly re-opened signature dining room gives you something to toast to. Through August 31, enjoy a complimentary glass of Boulders Private Label wine with every entrée purchased when you mention this offer.
Start packing and head out and visit the best the Sonoran Desert has to offer. Rooms starting at $99 per night won’t last, so visit www.theboulders.com for reservations and more information. Restrictions may apply.