If you’re looking for a way to escape the hectic grind in true style you might want to consider a visit to the Phoenician Scottsdale Resort either for an afternoon of golf and spa pampering, a breathtakingly colored sunset dinner, or a spectacularly elegant Sunday brunch; all while being hugged by the lovely scent of the Sonoran Desert air. Being so close a resort of this caliber (5-star rated) is one of the many perks to Phoenix living. The resort is situated on 250 extremely lush acres right at the base of Camelback Mountain (a local landmark) and offers amenities such as ten restaurants and lounges, a championship golf course, a world-renowned spa, nine sparkling pools, a 25 million art collection and a wide array of shopping opportunities. And hidden within the resort is the Canyon Suites, an enchanting boutique resort nestled in the enclave of the larger. The Phoenician has been rated in the top five of all resorts across the country; and it’s easy to see why once you enter the property’s immaculate and manicured lush grounds and catch a glimpse of its nine pools just beckoning visitors to join the fun. We think one of the nicest bonuses to living in the Valley of the Sun is its close proximity to such stellar resorts, and the best thing is that as a resident you can benefit from the many perks they offer without having to get on a plane to get there!