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Take A Load Off On National Relaxation Day

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Looking to celebrate the end of summer? This weekend is the perfect time to do so with August 15th being National Relaxation Day?

TMH Sunset PoolWe all need a little break now and then, so  whether you opt to take the kids along or make it a romantic weekend there are a plethora of options to choose from for your relaxation staycation!

For Those in Need of Pampering

Arizona Biltmore

2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix


The Arizona Biltmore has become synonymous with class and elegance. This “Jewel of the Desert” has welcomed a laundry list of Presidents, celebrities and world travelers. Experience your own indulgent stay with the resorts All-Inclusive Ocatilla package. Noted at the resorts “hotel within a hotel” offers exclusive accommodations and the best dining the resort has available. This package includes lunch for two, dinner for two, 20% off Spa a la carte services, free self parking and the resort charge is included in the price of the package. There are specific limitations included, so be sure to call for more information.

Girls Getaway

Arizona Grand Resort & Spa

8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy., Phoenix


Grab your favorite ladies for a Grand Getaway at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa. You’ll receive a total of 4 50 minute spa treatments, freshly made margaritas delivered to your suite along with homemade chips and salsa, guaranteed late check out of 4 pm and a $100 dining credit.

Romantic Getaway

L’Auberge de Sedona

301 Little Ln., Sedona


One of the Southwest’s foremost luxury retreats, nestled on the banks of Oak Creek in Sedona’s renowned Red Rock region, L’Auberge features 62 luxury cottages and 25 traditional lodge-style guestrooms. Vista Cottages and Suites offer panoramic views of Sedona’s spectacular Red Rocks. Guests can sit back, and relax in celebration of the holiday with the Feet in the Creek Treatment. Feet in the Creek is a playful spa treatment that allows you to reconnect with the earth, nature and yourself. Guests will be guided to step into the ankle-deep water of Oak Creek, a spring-fed clear-water creek that runs through the property, to enjoy wading in the water, breathing fresh Sedona air followed by lounging creekside with bare feet resting on the earth. Earthing is an emerging science that promotes direct, conductive contact with the earth to balance mind and body. While seated creekside, guests will receive a head, neck and shoulder massage followed by a foot reflexology treatment with the new signature L’Apothecary flower essence serum. This serum includes a blend of rose, rosemary and lemon blossoms, which are designed to support guests in feeling cared for, having clarity and in allowing a pure childlike perspective. 

For the Food Obsessed

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

5700 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley


Sanctuary not only has some of the best mountain views in the Valley, it also home to celebrity Chef Beau MacMillan and the highly sought after Summer Lunch and Learn Series. Throughout the month of August a different personality is paired up with Chef Beau to provide an education as well as an unparalleled lunch experience. This weekend Chef Beau will be paired up with Chef Edward Sylvia, the owner of one of New York City’s busiest catering operations, Certe. The Chefs will work together preparing the dishes that you will be enjoying, providing tips, tricks and insight all along the way.

For Family Fun

Scottsdale Fairmont Princess

7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale


Come bring the kids to enjoy the resort’s SplashRider X-treme, an un-ending water pipe experience along with 200 foot water-slides, 5 pools with daily games. The whole family can enjoy the dive-in movies, a techno-glo pool party with a live dj, black lights, fog machines and LED hula hoops. They even have fireworks every Saturday night! Mom an d Dad will also get a little relief with the pampering treatments at the spa, championship golfing along with wine, tequila and food tastings at the resort restaurants.

SPA_Treatment RoomFor the Stressed

The Wigwam

300 E. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park


Serene and welcoming, the world-renowned Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at The Wigwam is the ideal, rejuvenating complement to The Wigwam’s vibrant palette of activities. Guests can follow up their tennis or golf game with a soothing Swedish massage. Relax by the spa lap pool after a long day of meetings, or simply let the spa be their activity. Luxurious skincare and body treatments are born of the latest scientific research while incorporating natural ingredients from the earth and sea. Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa at The Wigwam offers a Signature Stress Melter Ritual, an integration of soothing services including an olive oil skin softening scrub, plus a hydrating body wrap and Swedish massage, melting stress and re-balancing spirit.


Copyright © 2014 by Taryn Jeffries

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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