Great deals for an end-of-summer desert getaway with the family. By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (Marriott )
Looking for a way to stretch your summer a bit longer? Follow the sunshine to the desert Southwest, where a late crop of family-friendly deals tempts with low rates, resort credits and other savings.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa (Phoenix, Arizona)
This luxurious Sonoran Desert resort is a playground for families, with five pools and waterslides, a golf course, tennis courts, hiking trails, and a game room. Early-autumn rates start at just $169 a night and if you scoop up the Endless Summer offer, you’ll also receive a $100 daily resort credit. Book by Sept. 28 and travel by Oct. 31, 2014. Use promo code ZX0.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa (Hyatt )
This luxe pueblo-style resort offers myriad ways to be outdoors having fun, including swimming, golf, tennis, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and more. Book two nights with the Hyatt Free Time offer and get a third night free plus free daily breakfast for two adults. Available through Dec. 30, 2014.
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Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (Tucson, Arizona)
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (Loews)
This upscale oasis-like resort just outside Tucson offers swimming, tennis, golf, hiking, biking, and a beautiful cactus garden trail. With the Third Night’s a Charm offer, save up to 20 percent when you stay a minimum of three nights. Available through Dec. 30, 2014.
Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa (Indian Wells, California)
Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa (Marriott )
This plush property near Palm Springs delights families with its private golf course and zero-depth-entry pool with a beachy sand bottom and dive-in movies. Rates through October start at just $169 a night and you can also snag an extra $100 a day in resort credit. Book by Sept. 28 and travel by Oct. 31, 2014. Use promo code ZX0.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch (Scottsdale, Arizona)
No family could be bored at this swanky resort with its 10 swimming pools and three-story waterslide that sends kids zooming down at 25 mph. The pool area also features a sand beach, dive-in movies, and Wii games on the pool’s big screen. With the Sunshine on Sale offer, pay for three nights and get your fourth night free through Nov. 30, 2014. Use promo code SOS14.