Tranquil Beauty.

An hour away on any of the frequent Southwest Airlines flights lies a hidden sanctuary, Scottsdale, Arizona. Known for its breathtaking Sonoran Desert, scenery, art galleries and southwestern cultural attractions, it is no wonder it is a perfect weekend getaway. Upon our arrival to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport we hopped in our rental car and drove for twenty minutes to a modern Southwestern resort outside of Scottsdale, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa.

An architectural wonder, the resort is beautifully embedded within the spectacular terrain of Camelback Mountain, providing panoramic views and a feeling of escape. We also experienced fine dining with the only freshest ingredients by renowned Food Network celebrity chef and Sanctuary’s Executive Chef Beau MacMillan while enjoying great views.

Scottsdale has more spas per capita than any other city in the U.S. due to its Sonoran Desert, known to have therapeutic and invigorating powers. Ancient Native American tribes were the first to discover the desert’s curative climate. Today, people enjoy visiting to be recharged and refreshed by the landscape and climate. Enjoying a day of pampering, balance and pure relaxation at the Sanctuary Resort Spa was a must; from ancient healing techniques of reflexology to relaxing with a bright citrus and lavender scrub. During the month of September, Sanctuary Spa will be honoring Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with proceeds donated to help fund early detection tests for ovarian cancer.

With close proximity, serene landscapes, five-star hospitality and infinite spas Scottsdale makes for a perfect ESCAPADITA.