Hotel at a Glance: The Wigwam
The Wigwam sprawls across a swath of Sonoran Desert less than half an hour's drive from downtown Phoenix. You'll discover championship golf, locally sourced Southwestern cuisine, and a wealth of family-friendly entertainment and recreation options spread across the resort's 440 manicured acres.
- Take a dip: There are four pools on the property, including one with 25-foot twin water slides.
- Tee off: You'll have three championship golf courses to choose from.
- Chow down: Onsite dining options include an upscale farm-to-table restaurant and hearty fare at the bar and grill.
- Spa day: The full-service Red Door Spa provides nourishing treatments in a refined atmosphere.
- Private terraces: Each Adobe Traditional room features a private patio or terrace overlooking a golf course, rose garden, or pool.
Phoenix: Bustling Metropolis and Native American Culture Surrounded by Desert
Phoenix enjoys about 300 days of sunshine a year, which has helped it balloon into the sixth-largest city by population in the United States. Though the topography of the area is all desert, it's by no means desolate. White Tank Mountain Regional Park offers a plethora of hiking trails and campgrounds. Those looking for indoor fun can enjoy the nearby Tanger Outlet mall in Glendale.
For an in-depth look at the cultures of Arizona’s indigenous population, browse the galleries and sculpture garden at the Heard Museum.The collection’s nearly 40,000 works of art range from Hopi katsina dolls to a full-size Pueblo oven. In nearby Litchfield Park, the Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium boasts a campus-like design with three buildings, and another on the way. Guests can see fish, mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles across its roughly 75 exhibits.