Whether you are looking for a small romantic inn or a full-service resort, Arizona offers many great places to stay.

Vacation activities in Arizona include spas, golf, hiking, mountain biking, hot air ballooning and horseback riding.

Check into at a golf and spa resort with many on-site activities, or stay at an inn with a more intimate atmosphere. Popular Arizona vacation destinations to visit include Tucson, Phoenix and Sedona. Here are the best Arizona vacations.

1. Loews Ventana Canyon - 1 hour 45 minutes from Phoenix, Arizona

Loews Ventana Canyon - 1 hour 45 minutes from Phoenix, Arizona
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Located in Tucson, Loews Ventana Canyon Resortoffers panoramic city views, two great golf courses and a spa. During the day, relax next to two swimming pools, work out in the fitness center or take a yoga class to find your inner zen.

In the evening, celebrate with champagne and delicious food at one of the resort restaurants.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is ideal for couples who like a choice of many activities and luxurious accommodations. Take advantage of large private balconies to have a breakfast outdoors in the morning and evening drinks while enjoying the desert ambiance. More info

7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750, Phone: 520-299-2020

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2. Miraval Resort & Spa

Miraval Resort & Spa
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Miraval Resort & Spa is a five-star luxury hotel located on 400 picturesque acres at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The resort is an all-inclusive spa resort for couples that is perfectly geared for relaxation and escape. The rooms are welcoming and comfortable with elegant and luxurious touches. With features like soaking tubs, private pools in the villas, and more you won’t want to leave your room.

The all-inclusive fee includes all meals and a variety of fitness classes and wellness services. The on-site spa offers a variety of treatments and rituals for renewing and relaxing both body and mind, making this an all-around great resort for a relaxing spa getaway.

5000 E. Via, Estancia, AZ 85739, Phone: 855-234-1672

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3. Briar Patch Inn - 2 hours from Phoenix, Arizona

Briar Patch Inn - 2 hours from Phoenix, Arizona
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The Briar Patch Inn in Sedona offers 19 guest cabins set on 9 lush acres where you will be surrounded by majestic canyon oaks. The cottages are furnished in Southwestern style with Native American touches.

Relax next to your fireplace and on the patio, surrounded by nature. Start your weekend with a massage in the privacy of your guest cottage or in the creek side gazebo.

During the summer months, the inn hosts Phoenix musicians playing Bach, Vivaldi and jazz outdoors while you enjoy your breakfast of home-baked breads and muffins. Things to Do in Sedona

3190 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336, Phone: 928-282-2342

4. Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, Arizona

Boulders Resort & Spa, Curio Collection by Hilton, Arizona
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Located in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert north of Scottsdale on 1,300 acres, Boulders Resort and Spa is a high-end luxury resort.

It features colorful Southwestern accents in its common spaces, rooms, suites, studios, villas, and houses. All rooms have fireplaces, fridges, lavish stone showers, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs, and some have patios, kitchens, and washer/dryers. The guests enjoy six restaurants including a bakery, two world-class 18-hole golf courses, four swimming pools, several tennis courts, a spa, and a gym. Out of respect for the native lands on which the resort was built, there is a shamanic tipi in the hotel garden.

There is also an organic garden and a labyrinth. The surrounding desert offers plenty of opportunities for exercise and exploration, from hiking and climbing unusual rock formations to fishing and horseback riding. Things to Do in Scottsdale

34631 N Tom Darlington Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, Phone: 480-488-9009

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5. The Royal Palms for Couples

The Royal Palms for Couples
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At the Royal Palms in Phoenix, you can choose from a wide variety of activities, ranging from golf and hiking to relaxing at the resort's beautiful spa. Or you can simply spend your days next to the swimming pool which offers private cabanas, chaise lounges and dining tables. The resort has a fitness center, a full-service salon and ten spa treatment areas, all housed in a two-level open air facility.

T. Cook's is one of the top restaurants in the area, featuring high-vaulted ceilings, romantic atmosphere and panoramic views. The restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Things to do in Phoenix

5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phone: 602-840-3610

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6. Grand Canyon Caverns Inn - 5 hours from Tucson

Grand Canyon Caverns Inn - 5 hours from Tucson
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The Grand Canyon Caverns Inn is a weekend getaway for couples who like adventure. The inn sits at the entrance of the Grand Canyon Caverns, the largest dry caverns in the United States.

The caverns are accessible via an elevator as well as on foot along paved walkways with handrails. Ask about the Underground Cave Suite located 220 feet below the surface in 65-million-year-old caverns.

This unique suite is 200 feet wide, 400 feet long and has a 70 foot ceiling.

115 Mile Marker AZ-66, Peach Springs, AZ 86434, Phone: 928-422-3223

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7. Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain - 20 minutes from Phoenix

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain - 20 minutes from Phoenix
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Enjoy dramatic Arizona landscape surroundings at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. The resort spa offers Asian-inspired treatments, meditation garden, movement studio and fitness center. Relax next to the outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and open vistas. Choose from 105 Casitas and seven private estate homes featuring spectacular views of Paradise Valley and the mountains.

If you are looking for luxury vacation spots with beautiful natural surroundings, at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain you will feel pampered from head to toe. When you book your treatment, choose from twelve indoor & outdoor treatment rooms.

The resort offers a variety of spa packages and signature experiences. Satori Wellness Retreats are 4-day wellness journeys complete with personalized fitness activities, facial and body treatments, delicious meals and follow-up care from your personal trainer after you leave. More ideas: Romantic Weekend Getaways from Phoenix

5700 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, Phone: 855-245-2051

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8. The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale

The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale
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Get away to The Scott Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona for a relaxing romantic vacation. The hotel is located near Fashion Square, Old Town Scottsdale museums and numerous golf courses in the area. There are two luxurious pools, a hot tub and a sandy beach. Guests can work out at the 24-hour fitness center. Relax by the pool in one of the luxury poolside cabanas. Choose from 204 guest rooms and suites, 3,500 square-foot Jurlique spa and an Italian restaurant Taggia. Dine inside or outdoors on the patio under the Sonoran sky.

The 3,500 square foot Jurlique spa offers a menu of relaxing treatments. This is a pet-friendly hotel, so your dog will feel welcome there. The hotel offers plush amenities for your pet, including a welcome board with your pet's name on the day of arrival, bed, food and water bowls delivered to your room, exercise area within walking distance of the hotel, and other perks. The hotels accepts any number of pets without size or weight restrictions.

4925 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, Phone: 800-528-7867

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9. The Hermosa Inn

The Hermosa Inn
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The Hermosa Inn, located between Phoenix and Scottsdale, is a stylish, fun getaway with newly redesigned guest casitas and a beautiful outdoor pool deck. LON's restaurant has received the highest praise and serves delicious American Cuisine in a romantic setting next to an outdoor fireplace. Ask for the Grand Casita which has two private patios and a luxurious bathroom with an antique pedestal tub. When you stay at The Hermosa Inn, you will be close to both Phoenix and Scottsdale where you can visit some of the top art galleries, museums and shops in Arizona.

5532 North Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, Phone: 602-955-8614

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10. Arizona Inn in Tucson

Arizona Inn in Tucson
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Arizona Inn is a cool romantic place to stay in the heart of Tucson near art galleries, shops and restaurants. The inn is set on 14 acres of gardens, offering a quiet outdoor space in the heart of the city. Stroll through the gardens, lounge next to the outdoor pool and have a romantic dinner at the gourmet restaurant. The inn has 95 individually decorated guest rooms and suites with complimentary internet access. Ask for a Deluxe Room with a sitting area in the room and a private patio.

You can lounge next to the 60-foot heated outdoor pool, play tennis, work out at the gym and read a book in the library. The inn is popular with weddings because of its romantic gardens. You can get married surrounded by fragrant flowers and hold your reception in the garden. Several function rooms are also available if you prefer to host your guests indoors. Arizona Inn features an award-winning restaurant and a bar with live piano music.

2200 E. Elm Street, Tucson, AZ 85719, Phone: 800-933-1093

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11. The Westin Kierland

The Westin Kierland
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Located in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is a vacation getaway with a spa and 27 holes of scenic golf. The spa has 21 treatment rooms, a movement studio and a juice bar. Some of the most popular treatments utilize the healing properties of the indigenous agave plant. The spa uses many organic products in its treatments, organic aromatherapy oils and massage oils, as well as vegan nail polish.

The resort recently opened a special water park that lets you surf in the desert. FlowRider is only open to guests of the hotel. For families the resort offers the Family Fun Program with a Kids Club, a 110-foot waterslide and inner tube floating river. More info

6902 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, Phone: 480-624-1000

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12. W Scottsdale - 30 minutes

W Scottsdale - 30 minutes
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At W Scottsdale, you will be surrounded by great nightlife, restaurants, shopping and top art galleries in town. The AAA Four Diamond hotel offers stylish accommodations, romantic dining at Sushi Roku and the elegant Living Room lounge, perfect for sipping cocktails. Thursday through Sunday, the pool hosts fun events and live music. Rent a luxury poolside cabana and spend your day sunbathing, people watching and cooling off in the pool. Poolside service and dining ensure that you don't have to leave your comfy spot. Saturday and Sunday pool parties at Wet are open to the public and are popular with visitors and locals alike.

For the ultimate indulgence on your romantic weekend trip, rent one of the VIP suites on the 6th floor which feature a separate living room, kitchen, large balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. Don't forget to book a massage at Bliss Scottsdale Spa which offers seven treatment rooms, Bliss products and the legendary brownie buffet.

7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, Phone: 480-970-2100

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13. Kayak Powell, Arizona

Kayak Powell, Arizona
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Explore Lake Powell and the Colorado River from the water with a guided tour from Kayak Powell. Hire kayaks or canoes and experience a world like no other with stunning scenery and the unique geology of Glen Canyon and Lake Powell. Visit the Colorado River where Kayak Powell can offer you Stand Up Paddleboard lessons and tours or even rent you a canoe!

Try out the Lone Rock Canyon Sunset or Morning Tour, where you will paddle beneath breathtaking cliffs and float into the canyon. Hike up to the lookout point and enjoy a swim during the summer. The tour is suitable for children and is the perfect introduction to exploring off the beaten track. Phone: 928-660-0778

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14. Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters
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Take to the skies of the western United States with a helicopter tour from Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. Flying over 600,000 passengers each year to the Grand Canyon, they are one of the largest and oldest sightseeing companies in the world. Fly over popular and famous sites such as Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and, of course, the Grand Canyon.

Papillon offers over 40 unique adventures that are not limited to just the skies, but include horseback rides, river rafting, and 4-wheel driving. A day out with Papillon will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. If you are looking for unique vacation ideas to celebrate your birthday, anniversary and other occasions, this is a great tour.

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15. Pleasant Harbor Boat Rentals

Pleasant Harbor Boat Rentals
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Head to Lake Arizona and have a calm day out, or if you’re more of the daredevil type, a day filled with extreme fun. Whatever your preference, Pleasant Harbor Boat Rentals has something for everyone. Hire a boat and take to the waters, where you can enjoy activities such as swimming, water skiing, knee boarding, and tubing.

If you have a bit more daredevil in you, try Flyboarding, the latest in extreme sports. Shoot up to 50 feet in the air on a FlyBoard and see the lake from the air. The instructors are not only dedicated to your safety but also ensuring that you have a fantastic day out. Make sure a trip to Lake Arizona is on your family’s bucket list.

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16. L'Auberge de Sedona - 2 hours from Phoenix

L'Auberge de Sedona - 2 hours from Phoenix
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L'Auberge de Sedona is a romantic getaway in Arizona where you can spend your days relaxing by the pool, strolling through the gardens and hiking in the Red Rock Canyon, the Coconino National Forest and Magenta Cliffs. The hotel offers in-room spa services - try the Couples Spa Package which includes a Tai Chi lesson and a 90-minute massage. There are 33 secluded cottages and a 21-room Lodge with panoramic views of the famous Red Rocks. The cottages are decorated in elegant Country European style and feature covered porches and wood-burning fireplaces. The hotel has two restaurants: L'Auberge Restaurant and Terrace on the Creek which offers outdoor seating. Outdoor activities include fly fishing, horseback riding, cattle drives and Hopi Indian Village Tours. The hotel has a staff of wedding and catering specialists which can arrange receptions, dinner parties and romantic wedding ceremonies. VacationIdea.com Vacation Tip: Book your spa services and activities before you go to make sure that you can get what you want. The resort is a 2-hour drive from Phoenix and Scottsdale.

301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336, Phone: 855-905-5745

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17. Sonder The Monarch - 1 hour 45 minutes from Tucson

Sonder The Monarch - 1 hour 45 minutes from Tucson
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Located near shops, art and nightlife of Old Town Scottsdale, Sonder The Monarch (formerly the Saguaro) is a unique hotel for couples who like colorful decor and lively outdoor pools. Rent a cabana next to one of the two pools and have fun in the sun, complete with live music and DJ entertainment. The hotel has a spa, fitness center and a modern Mexican restaurant & bar serving over 100 varieties of tequila. The Sagurao guests get to use complimentary desert cruiser bikes to explore the city.

4000 North Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, Phone: 480-308-1100

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18. Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
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Surrounded by massive red rocks in Sedona’s Bell Rock neighborhood, Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is a chic, modern resort less than 12 miles from Oak Creek Canyon. The hotel’s traditionally decorated rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable, with custom-designed beds, incredibly soft goose down comforters, mini-fridges, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, gas fireplaces, and private patios or balconies. Guests enjoy a range of amenities, such as a full-service luxury spa, the Southwestern grill restaurant The Grille, a fitness center, a large outdoor swimming pool with a poolside cafe, tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, and extensive event spaces.

90 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, AZ 86351, 928-284-4040

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19. Hotel Congress

Hotel Congress
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Guests can expect to find themselves surrounded by unique Southwestern rock ‘n roll charm and history when they check into Hotel Congress in Downtown Tucson. While you will not find a TV in your room, you will find an iron bed frame, a vintage radio and other historic artifacts to remind you of where you are. Be warned, none of the rooms can be considered quiet – and there could be all-night music, so the best solution is to join in the fun. Several of the guestrooms are said to be haunted – book one at your peril. Guests can enjoy meals at the Cup Café (delicious breakfasts and lunches) or Maynards Restaurant, which serves seasonal, locally sourced cuisine.

400 N. Toole Ave A, Tucson, AZ 85701, 520 622 8848

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Driving Distances from Phoenix

From Phoenix To Driving Time
Tucson1 hour 45 minutes
Sedona1 hour 50 minutes
Pearce3 hours 10 minutes
Cottonwood1 hour 45 minutes
Peach Springs3 hours 10 minutes
Carefree45 minutes
Paradise Valley20 minutes
Scottsdale30 minutes
Page4 hours 30 minutes