The Kierland Resort and Villas are a star in the Westin properties. This spa and golf mecca is a soothing balm after a day of adventure in the wilds of Scottsdale Arizona and it’s surrounding desert. A stone’s throw from your doorstep will bring you face to face a myriad of America’s true treasures.

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Arizona is graced with some the the USA’s best National Parks and the best of the best, are right outside your accommodations. You will find adventure whether you’re an extreme hiker, a gentle stroller or if you prefer to experience the terrain on four wheels, encapsulated in air conditioning. You may want to challenge yourself by climbing the 7,400 foot peaks of Tonto National Forest. Perhaps a day drive is more your style for visiting the parks Mogollon Rim. Tonto boasts the most diverse terrain of all the national parks, from dessert settings to pine clad wilderness. Visit Prescott National forest to experience Granite Mountain for its spectacular vistas and invigoration hikes. Plan a day for the Apache-Sitgreaves National forest, the jewel of all of Arizona’s parks. Motor along the Coronado Trail across the White Mountains and adventure to the sandstone cliffs or splash in the endless rivers and lakes at scenic stop offs.

Top off this amazing trip by staying a truly spectacular resort, The Westin Kierland Villas. Beautiful gardens and a meticulously manicured golf course create an oasis amidst this Arizona desert. Lounge beneath canopied hideaways poolside or take a turn at the water slide. Relax with a book on your private balcony or book a revitalizing day at the spa. Treat yourself to this memorable experience.