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As we enjoy the summer, even locals need a little respite in the heat. Read on to learn about four Valley resorts perfect for a summer staycation.

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix
Set on 316 acres of scenic desert landscape, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa embodies all things luxury, recreation, and rejuvenation. Embark on the perfect desert staycation with the resort’s Splash Into Summer Package, offering $50 resort credit good for food and beverage, spa, golf, pool or pickleball, plus a waived resort fee (value of $198). Splash into the five glistening pools, float down the adult-friendly Lazy River, dive down the 89-foot Serpentine Water Slide, or stretch out in a private poolside cabana.

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 E Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa embodies the spirit of the Southwest with its peaceful desert setting, private grounds for hiking and meditation, and more. While the summer heats up, cool down with the resort’s Casitas and Ritas Package, featuring overnight accommodations in a resort casita – boasting a private garden patio or balcony to rejuvenate under the desert sun – two specialty hand-crafted margaritas per night, and $50 resort credit per night to be used toward dining, spa, golf, tennis, and resort shops.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 N. 3rd St., Phoenix
Explore the heart of Phoenix with Sheraton Phoenix Downtown’s Discover Downtown Package, complete with $20 daily dining credit, complimentary self-parking, and 4 p.m. late check-out. Arizona’s largest hotel offers guests a contemporary destination featuring thoughtful amenities, modern lodging, and first-rate location. After a busy day, retreat to the hotel’s pool terrace to soak in the sunshine and downtown views, please your taste buds at the part-bar, part-coffee shop, part-grab-and-go market &More by Sheraton, or indulge in an unforgettable dining experience at recently opened signature restaurant Carcara.

Great Wolf Lodge Arizona
7333 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
Beat the summer heat at Great Wolf Lodge Arizona, which offers fun for the entire family. The centerpiece of the resort is its 85,000-square-foot indoor waterpark, equipped with a variety of slides, a lazy river, and more. The Great Wolf Adventure Park includes a bowling alley, Northern Lights arcade, miniature golf course and MagiQuest, which is a live action-adventure game where kids can discover relics and runes needed to assist pixies and defeat a fierce dragon. Enjoy the nostalgic fun of summer camp without tents, bugs, or the risk of rainouts during Great Wolf Lodge Arizona’s Summer Camp-In celebration. Endless summer experiences include a family trivia and corn hole challenge, fitness activities like Wolfercise or YogaTails, DIY Bug Jars, s’mores, pool parties, and more.