Arizona Family Resorts

Arizona Family Resorts
Arizona offers great outdoor adventures such as hiking or biking in Grand Canyon National Park, or white water rafting trips down the Colorado River. Or hike trails in the Sonora desert to see cactus hundreds of years old along with unique birds, wildlife and wildflowers. Most of these activities are accessible from one of the family-oriented hotels listed below, making the trip a memory your family never forgets.

The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

This luxury resort features full spa facilities and eight pools for the whole family to enjoy. Children ages 4 through 12 love the Kids Korral with activities such as swimming, biking, tennis, nature walks, crafts and golf. Oversized rooms offer views and all amenities with some suites offering kitchens, separate indoor and outdoor dining areas, fireplaces or oversized patios or balconies. Hike nearby Camelback Mountain for fabulous city views. Or rent bikes and head for the popular South Mountain Park for paved and unpaved trails for all ages. Choose from fine dining or casual cafes on-site, or head into Phoenix for a wide variety of options.

The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 East Missouri
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-6600

Enchantment Resort

Built in Sedona's famed red rock canyons, this luxury family resort makes day trips to Grand Canyon National Park possible. Then again, you may not want to leave the premises thanks to the hiking trails, swimming, mountain biking, golfing and other outdoor activities the resort offers. Children love Camp Coyote, featuring nature walks, star gazing, and Native American arts and crafts. Parents may want to head to the spa for fitness classes including yoga or dance, or enjoy the pool and spa facilities. Rooms feature all the amenities, including in-room movies and Nintendo. Suites also offer combinations of full kitchens, living areas, fireplaces, soaking tubs, private-covered parking, gas grills and decks. Enjoy fine or casual dining at several restaurants and cafes on-site.

Enchantment Resort
525 Boynton Canyon Road
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-2900

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch

Situated close to beautiful Saguaro National Park and the city of Tucson, this resort sits on 60,000 acres, offering plenty of room for all the activities you can imagine. Choose from 76 rooms featuring all amenities--some rooms feature fireplaces and patios. Room rates include three meals and snacks daily. Get the family involved in this working dude ranch's activities, or hike and bike trails that start on the premises. Try catch-and-release fishing at Lake Cochran, cool off at the indoor and outdoor pools, or relax in the whirlpools or saunas after a workout in the equipment-laden exercise room. You may be tempted to never leave the premises, but make sure to visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum with its famous zoo, natural history museum, and botanical garden. Plus, get on one of the museum's hiking trails to get up close and personal with the desert's unique plants and wildlife.

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch
14301 East Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85748
(800) 234-3833

Article Written By Nancy Wagner

Nancy Wagner is a marketing strategist and speaker who started writing in 1998. She writes business plans for startups and established companies and teaches marketing and promotional tactics at local workshops. Wagner's business and marketing articles have appeared in "Home Business Journal," "Nation’s Business," "Emerging Business" and "The Mortgage Press," among others. She holds a B.S. from Eastern Illinois University.

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