Staycation

Resorts Redefine Rest, Relaxation With Resort Activities

Resorts redefine rest and relaxation with increased amenities and resort activities.


Turn that cell phone off, and pack your bags — it’s time to get away. Whether it’s the mountains, ocean or somewhere in-between, a summer vacation usually means leaving the stressors in life behind and enjoying the luxurious accommodations and fun amenities resorts have to offer.

Today’s resorts are creating a whole new meaning to rest and relaxation. From indulging spa treatments to family adventure activities, resorts provide a little something for everyone and allow guests to set aside responsibilities and surrender to the meandering spirit of exploration.

At Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort in Maricopa, resort guests can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and have enough activities and entertainment to keep everyone in the family happy during a vacation. Enjoy music? Harrah’s offers some of the best in live entertainment weekly in its Oasis Lounge.

With other resorts sporting similar trends, today’s guests can expect to have an unforgettable experience the next time they get away.

So tear up the itinerary and check out what resort activities, thrills and action — or rest and relaxation — you can expect during your next getaway.

Tee time

Ready to hit the links? With great weather, Arizona golf courses have become a premier destination for players and vacationers from all over who are looking to relax and get out on the green. Before your next vacation, ask about available golf packages at your resort. Many resorts offer to set up everything from the tee times to transportation to and from the golf course, often at a discounted rate.

Summer swim

Resort pools are no longer just for lounging. Today’s resorts have made pools their own attraction offering everything from water-park features to lap pools, and, yes, the pools just for lounging as well. The unique designs have guests ready to dive in while on vacation. The corkscrew pool and swim-up bar at the pool at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort give a twist to the traditional pool experience.

Arizona adventures

Immerse yourself in all Arizona has to offer. Whether on a family vacation or a couple’s getaway, Arizona’s landscape and scenery offer adventurous activities for all ages. Try hiking around the canyons and mountains of Central Arizona, travel north for wine tasting, or check out the infamous ghost towns in the southern part of the state. Many resorts today are even hosting kid-friendly excursions and regular on-site adventure activities to take part in while they are on vacation.

Go gaming!

For the thrill seekers, casinos offer an exciting experience day or night. The stay-and-play option for guests makes them a prime location for adult vacationers everywhere. Nestled in the town of Maricopa is the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Resort Casino, a choice destination for gamblers throughout the Southwest. Jump on the fast-action slots, or try your hand at some poker for an exciting experience guaranteed to make you feel a rush.

Shop ‘til you drop

Shopping has always been a drawing point for travelers and a huge part of leisure activities while on vacation. The resort gift shop is no longer the only retail option for hotel guests. Today’s resorts may offer boutiques featuring art, retail centers or themed shopping to appeal to vacationers of all ages.

Spa bliss

Needing a little rest and relaxation? Increased interest in spa and wellness has hotels adding more unique amenities and activities. On your next vacation, check out the various spa packages and/or health offerings at your resort. If you and your partner are looking for a nice, stress-relieving way to spend an hour or so, try a couple’s massage. Or try unwinding with yoga or Pilates classes.

Resort guests no longer want to simply escape for rest and relaxation. They now want to be engaged in interactive activities, adventures and activities. On your next vacation, be swept away by first-class amenities and an unforgettable experience. Look for resorts offering activities and excitement for every member of the family so everyone can be involved.