With year round sunshine and average temperatures ranging between highs of 20 - 37°C its not a surprise the area is known as the 'Valley of the Sun'. This desert oasis offers upscale resorts, shopping and dining, nearly 200 golf courses and endless outdoor adventures.

Scottsdale, Phoenix and Mesa are in what is often referred to as the Valley of the Sun. A collection of sophisticated cities in a desert oasis offering adventure, luxury day spas, upscale shopping and dining and a mecca for the serious golfer.

The area is home to resort and day spas, nearly 200 golf courses and great shopping at Biltmore Fashion Park, Fashion Square, South Bridge and the Scottsdale Waterfront. The Valley of the Sun is well known for its galleries and museums as well as delicious food and the Scottsdale Culinary Festival takes place every April or you can follow Mesa's 'Fresh Foodie Trail™' visiting farmers markets and organic or gourmet eateries along the way.

The Sonoran Desert and mountain ranges offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. At the McDowell Sonoran Preserve there are 60 miles of marked trails and also hiking opportunities at Camelback Mountain as well as Lost Dutchman State Park and Tonto National Forest. You'll see desert plants in the Sonoran Desert such as agave and the prickly pear as well as animals such as jackrabbits and cactus wrens. Visit between March to late May when the desert landscape is alive with Spring blossoms.

There is a vast range of accommodation on offer from luxury golf and spa resorts, stylish boutique hotels and desert retreats. Summers in the 'Valley of the Sun' can reach 40 degrees Celsius whilst January and December are the coolest months at 19 degrees Celsius.

Situated only four hours south of the Grand Canyon, you can visit this natural wonder of the world on a full day tour or it can be included in a tailor-made Arizona holiday.

To plan your holiday to Scottsdale, Phoenix and Mesa, call our North America specialists today for more information.

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Mountain Shadows
Hotel

Mountain Shadows

USA
Arizona
Scottsdale, Phoenix & Mesa

If you’re looking for an indulgent Arizona holiday amid spectacular scenery with the option of both outdoor pursuits and city sights, look no further than the sumptuous resort of Mountain Shadows. Set within the welcome shade of Camelback Mountain, this reclaimed mid-century hotel is surrounded by the landscapes of the Sonoran Desert with fabulous golf courses and the sights of Scottsdale and Phoe...

Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Hotel

Royal Palms Resort & Spa

USA
Arizona
Scottsdale, Phoenix & Mesa

Although the Royal Palms Resort & Spa has always been a glam mansion here in the Sonoran Desert, protected by Camelback Mountain and with easy access to both Scottsdale and Downtown Phoenix, today’s five-star incarnation of the property takes luxury levels up a notch, compared with a relatively more modest beginning. The original Spanish colonial-style architecture actually remains, as do the muc...

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
Hotel

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

USA
Arizona
Scottsdale, Phoenix & Mesa

The unique and eclectic design of Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Arizona, is inspired by mid-20th-century modern art and reflects the creativity and style of its artistic neighbourhood; Paradise Valley. Perfect for a wholly unique USA holiday, here 201 guestrooms are clustered in casita-style bungalows, scattered throughout the 23-acre oasis. Bright and individually appointed with folk artwork, ea...

Discover Arizona's Canyon, Deserts & Ranches
Self-Drive

Discover Arizona's Canyon, Deserts & Ranches

USA
Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park
+2 others
14 nights from £4,429 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • Discover Arizona's diverse landscapes from deserts filled with cacti, ponderosa pine forests, vast lakes and breath-taking canyons
  • Live your dream of being a cowboy or cowgirl at the authentic dude ranch, White Stallion Guest Ranch
  • Relax and be pampered at one of Scottsdale premium resorts, the Phoenician. Play golf, indulge at the spa or bask in the sunshine poolside
  • We can add-on endless experiences to your Arizona Adventure, including flightseeing tours over lakes and canyons, mountain biking, guided hikes and historic rail journeys
Grand Tour of America’s West
Self-Drive

Grand Tour of America’s West

USA
Arizona
Grand Canyon National Park
+11 others
20 nights from £5,399 per person
Itinerary Highlights
  • In Palm Springs relax by the pool, play a round of golf or discover the nightlife of this desert oasis
  • Take to the skies on a helicopter flight for a bird's eye view of the breathtaking Grand Canyon
  • Be surrounded in the outstanding natural beauty of Yosemite National Park
  • Take a self guided tour of Alcatraz, the former federal penitentiary for America's most notorious criminals
The Scott Resort & Spa
Hotel

The Scott Resort & Spa

USA
Arizona
Scottsdale, Phoenix & Mesa

Situated in the centre of Old Town Scottsdale within walking distance of Fashion Square, museums, galleries, restaurants and more is the upscale The Scott Resort & Spa, the perfect location to explore the city and the surrounding area. Decorated in a modern and tropical design, The Scott Resort & Spa is home to 204 rooms and suites, with a variety of outlooks including the Patio, Courtyard, Lagoon...

The upscale Phoenician Scottsdale resort is located in Scottsdale, Arizona on over 250 lush acres and surrounded by the stunning Sonoran Desert and Camelback Mountain. There are 645 rooms at the Phoenician, including 107 casita suites that are set on the lawn next to the resorts tropical Necklace Lake, only a short stroll from the main lobby and 60 exclusive suites at Canyon Suites at The Phoenici...

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