Scottsdale, Arizona

Last month, my Chicago/Denver/West Virginia based family flew into Arizona for a few days of sunshine and relaxation.  We stayed at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa situated on a beautiful golf course with impeccable grounds in the Phoenix Scottsdale area.  From a beautifully kept spa to a lazy river to lounge in, this vacation had a little something for everyone. There were loads of restaurants, bars, and shops within walking distance of it, too.

The first day the guys went on a private ATV tour through Arizona Outdoor Fun and rode four wheelers on trails through the desert for the day.  The girls hit the spa and pool, and everyone regrouped for dinner at Eddie V’s. We ended the night by the fire pits at the Westin with cards, cocktails, and a live music duo.


The next day a few of us hit a spring training game to watch the White Sox (you’re welcome Dan).  We stayed for a few innings but AZ is just so. dang. hot.  We were in need of a body of water to float in.  That night we visited Tommy Bahama’s restaurant and had a nice open air dinner.

On our last day we hung out poolside once again, couldn’t get enough of the sunshine and cold beers.

On our last night of vaycay, we had dinner at North Italia. This was our favorite restaurant of the trip. We went on a Sunday and took advantage of their happy hour menu – great salads, wine, and of course company.

AZ was a great destination for a family gathering, and the Westin Kierland met our needs perfectly. Already looking forward to our next family vacation!


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