A long holiday weekend is coming your way soon. If a getaway for September 2 has your name on it, these resorts have the rooms, activities and dining to keep you entertained all weekend long. This time next weekend you could be soaking up rays poolside, at the lounge or bar enjoying refreshing drinks and food with music and activities from morning till evening. With great deals, escape to one of these resorts for the weekend and take in an added day of relaxation with some Labor Day getaways and fun.
Start your weekend by sipping a frozen rosé with Frosé Friday specials at the OH Pool; enjoy music poolside on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and treat yourself to Recover Sunday activities like build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at ZuZu or a 90-minute massage at VH Spa. Visit hotelvalleyho.com to view special offers, make reservations for your weekend including room, a cabana, spa appointment or dinner.
The Citizens Club-Mountain Shadows’ pools, fitness center and juice bar, has weekend cabana specials with a bottle of rose or a six-pack of beer, fresh fruit platter or bottled waters. Veuve Clicquot happy hour is every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Their Arizona Fee-Free Staycation gives you the chance to enjoy Mountain Shadows starting at $119/night. Their Short Course and Round and Round offer includes golf and two glasses of wine or beer for $44. Visit mountainshadows.com to book.
Celebrate and “Kiss Summer Goodbye” at LUSTRE Rooftop Bar in downtown Phoenix. Friday, Aug. 30 through Mon. Sept. 2, lounge by the pool starting at 11 a.m. each day, listen to live bands from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday; and a DJ from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday and enjoy freshly-made food at the outdoor grill on Saturday through Monday. If you work in the hospitality industry, you can get a discount of 20 percent off your total bill when you present a business card or work I.D. from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Make it a fun weekend by staying at Kimpton Hotel Palomar with their 100 Days of Summer offer which includes 20 percent off your guest room and 20 percent off food & beverage. Book online for best rates at hotelpalomar-phoenix.com.
Spend your Labor Day weekend at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess during their 9th Annual Labor Day Dreamcation Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Say “bon voyage” to summer and sail away on the S.S. Princess to Wonder Woman’s Paradise Island. “Seas the Day” at Mermaid University and become a certified mermaid at Sunset Beach- available to resort guests. Participate in Catch-and-Release fishing derbies, learn on the Hawk Talk and Nature Walk, meet your favorite superheroes at the meet and greet, and many more activities like a watermelon eating contest, ziplining and dive-in movies at Sunset Beach will make this a fun-filled weekend to remember. Their Superhero Summer Package starts at $189 and the End of Summer Escape Package starts at $209. Book at scottsdaleprincess.com.
Available Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, the Wigwam Arizona is offering an array of family friendly activities including a poolside DJ, snowmen races, snowball toss, water relay, snowfall and poolside movies. Their End of Summer sale rates start at $129 and include a $25 nightly resort credit and bonus offers, and their Summer Scapes offer rates start from $129 with a $50 resort credit for each night of your stay to be used towards dining, LeMonds Aveda Salon-Spa or one of their three golf courses. Visit wigwamarizona.com for booking.
Celebrate Labor Day Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 with special events and activities such as a treasure hunt, frozen t-shirt and watermelon eating contests, relay races, dive-in movies and don’t miss their “On the Boardwalk” carnival on Sat. Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the East Lawn with large inflatables, face painters, balloon artists, kids crafts, a beer garden for adults and more. Visit thephoenician.com for rates and booking.
Enjoy the majestic red rocks at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona with activities all weekend long including encounters with wildlife, Arizona Raptors, Saturday Sundaes, a poolside BBQ and a Native American flute experience. They are also a dog-friendly resort, so you can bring your dog with you on your weekend getaway.
Their Summer Escapes package includes a $50 daily resort credit and is available through Aug. 31. They also offer Arizona resident rates, which are 20 percent off their best available rates, use promo code LOCAL when booking.
Escape to the Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel in Tucson this Labor Day. Relax at their Lakeside Spa and enjoy deals including a $75 resort credit when you stay two nights through September 2, $5 margaritas and $3 street tacos, get outdoors with a morning guided hike, dive-in movie or stargazing, and enjoy outdoor and pool games for adults and kids with a DJ at the pool and evening entertainment in the Cascade Lounge. Visit loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon to book and to see offers.
The Biltmore has plenty of activities to keep you having fun through the entire Labor Day weekend. Kids can swim with mermaids on August 31, watch dive-in movies, get glitter tattoos, and participate in a foam party. The entire family can enjoy playing giant Jenga, cornhole, croquet and lawn chess, while adults can enjoy paddleboard yoga, an aqua boot camp or grab a drink and listen to live entertainment at the Wright Bar. And be sure to try out one of the Biltmore’s dining options including Frank & Albert’s, Wright’s at the Biltmore and the Wright Bar. Visit arizonabiltmore.com for rates and to book.
JW Marriott resorts
This Labor Day, enjoy a variety of activities like pizza making with the chefs, a donut eating contest, make-your-own stuffed animals, water wars, duck races and more. Prices start at $199 and is available through Sept. 7, 2019. Use promo code SPU when booking.
Their “Splash Into Summer” package includes a $50 resort credit toward food and beverage, spa or golf, a $10 donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and resort fee.
Relax at JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa with their “Casitas and Rita’s” offer which includes an overnight stay in a casita, two specialty margaritas per night and a $50 resort credit per night toward food and beverage, spa or golf. Prices start at $199 per night and are available through Sept. 2, 2019. Use promo code ES1 when booking.
Golf-lovers rejoice! With JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa’s “Fling & Swing” offer, you can play unlimited golf for two per day beginning at 1 p.m. day of arrival, plus overnight accomodations, a $50 resort credit towards food and beverage, spa or golf. Rates start at $189 and are available through Sept. 7, 2019. Use promo code 33G when booking.