If you find yourself longing for the ocean in the middle of the Sonoran Desert, head to one of Scottsdale’s signature resorts or beach clubs to quench your thirst for salt water. Ride the waves at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa with their August debut of the $2.4 million Adventure Water Park, featuring the Kierland FlowRider. The boardsport simulator combines the thrills of surfing, snowboarding, and skateboarding into one technique called flowboarding. With energy absorbing technology that softens wipeouts, the FlowRider is the perfect activity for those of all ages and skill levels.
Feel the sand in between your toes this fall when the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch finalizes a $3.7 million dollar renovation of its 2.5-acre “water playground.” In addition to resurfacing the pools and pool decks, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is adding an all-new white sand beach with a “beachside” rinsing shower. Relax in a poolside cabana or splash down the new exhilarating three-story water slide. After a long day in the water, reboot with tasty fare from the Water Garden Café, also getting a fresh look.
Experience Cinco de Mayo every day at the all-new El Santo Cantina, where you can enjoy a Mexican resort style pool without having to trek south of the border. This pool, cantina and patio bar debuted in May 2012, the latest brainchild of Old Town Group, behind Scottsdale favorites such as Stingray Sushi, Jimmy Woo’s, Geisha A Go Go and Spanish Fly. Sip on one of El Santo’s nine types of margaritas or oversized cocktail bowls while chomping on tacos and ceviche poolside. With events and specials cropping up every day, your next visit to El Santo Cantina is a guaranteed fiesta.
Visit www.scottsdalecvb.com for more summer fun and info.