5 Top Family Resorts for Spring Break: Arizona, USA

Jocelyn Murray February 10, 2012 No Comments


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Arizona is a treasure trove when it comes to family resorts and gorgeous spring weather. With spring break around the corner, many are already looking to chase the sun and some outdoor fun.  Each of the following resorts is an oasis in the desert that will melt your winter woes into a delightful spring holiday.


Arizona Grand Resort – Phoenix

Arizona Grand - Oasis Park

The water park at the Arizona Grand Resort is fantastic (courtesy of Arizona Grand Resort)

The Arizona Grand Resort boasts an amazing seven acre water park with swimming pools, a wave pool, 83-foot high tower with three exciting water slides, lazy river for floating with inner tubes, and 800-square foot water playground for children with lots of spray elements to keep younger kids cool and happily entertained. Available seasonally, the Grand Adventures Kids Club offers half-day camps with fun activities, crafts and games for children ages 5-12. All the luxurious accommodations are comfortably appointed with private patios or balconies. Enjoy golfing, pampering spa treatments, fitness classes at their onsite Athletic Club, a variety of outdoor recreation activities, and family-friendly dining at this fantastic all-season resort.  For more information about the Phoenix Arizona Grand Resort read about our family experiences:

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Driving to the Arizona Grand Resort
Kicking off our Arizona Grand Resort Vacation
Discovering more of the Arizona Grand Resort
Vacation Flu at the Arizona Grand Resort


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale – Scottsdale

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale sits on 27 lush acres with manicured gardens (courtesy of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale)

Situated on 27 lush acres with manicured gardens and cascading fountains in Scottsdale, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is a fantastic choice for family holidays. It offers a fitness center, golf at the adjacent Gainey Ranch Golf Club, tennis, onsite bicycles, resort shops, soothing spa, 10 shimmering pools, sandy beach, whirlpool spa, waterslide, dining, and spacious accommodations with a balcony or patio. Babysitting services are available, as well as complimentary shuttle to surrounding shopping areas. The location is exceptional, treating guests to gorgeous panoramic vistas, and the service is impeccable. There are many local off-site activities to explore as well, such as horseback riding, balloon rides, hiking, biking, ATV tours and more. For more information on this resort visit their website www.hyattregencyscottsdale.com


JW Marriot Desert Ridge – Phoenix

JW Desert Ridge

The JW Marriot Desert Ridge is an enchanting family retreat (courtesy of JW Marriot Desert Ridge)

Championship golf, an assortment of delicious dining, a luxurious spa, classy accommodations with balcony or patio, and exquisite design elements that incorporate fountains, graceful palm trees and the striking desert are just a few of the things that lure families to this Sonoran Desert retreat. The JW Marriot Desert Ridge in Phoenix Arizona also features four pools, two hot tubs, a waterslide and lazy river for guests to slow down from life’s harried pace. A tennis center, on and off-property walking trails, Segway tours, bike rentals and numerous local activities make for a memorable vacation. For more information on this exclusive resort visit their website www.jwdesertridgeresort.com

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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale

Westin Kierland

Sunset evenings with live bagpipe music on the rolling green are magical at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa (courtesy of Westin Kierland Resort & Spa)

With its rolling green hills and live Scottish bagpipes playing during the evenings with the stunning Arizona sunsets, the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale makes an enchanting family escape for Spring Break. In addition to its breathtaking location offering magnificent views, its lovely accommodations with private balconies or terraces, golf, spa, and dining, there is plenty of fun to be found for the whole family. Its water park features swimming pools, a lazy river, water slide, and a children’s water play area with shallow pool and water play elements. Children ages 4-12 will love the year-round kids club with its endless engaging activities including crafts, story time, games and much more. For more information visit their website www.kierlandresort.com

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Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa – Tucson

Westin La Paloma

The Catalina Mountains are a perfect backdrop to the distinctive Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa (courtesy of Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa)

With five swimming pools, a 177-foot waterslide, a  27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and tennis courts at the La Paloma Country Club, distinctive dining, spa, fitness facility with classes, steam rooms and indoor racquetball court, the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson is a splendid sanctuary. This haven is set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Catalina Mountains with views that inspire tranquility and wonder. Children will enjoy the Westin Kids Club Discovery Room which features crafts, music, games, an outside play area and more for children 6 months to 12 years. The accommodations are elegant and soothing with private balconies. For more information on this distinctive resort visit their website www.westinlapalomaresort.com

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Jocelyn Murray is a travel writer and historical fiction novelist. She holds two university master's degrees in both English and Education, along with a bachelor's degree in Economics and European Studies. She also has a teaching credential and taught at the elementary school level.

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