Staycations Arizona Style

1956 Entrance
1956 Entrance

It's that time of year again! Get to know where you live. No need to battle security at the airport, crying babies (you don't know) in the seat next to you and the pesky summer surcharges! (what's up with those anyway??) Stay and play where you live! Visitors pay thousands of dollars to travel here to do what you can do for much less!

Let's start with one of my favorites, Hotel Valley Ho. This mid-century property is one of the best examples of preserved mid-century architecture in a hotel property in the country! Home of the original Pool Party their OH Pool was voted "One of the World's Coolest" by Travel and Leisure magazine! They have mid-week rates starting at $99 and weekend rates from $129. Check back often for specials!

Be sure to indulge in an wonderful meal at Cafe Zu Zu. Executive Chef Chuck Wiley has taken comfort food to the next level! His beef stroganoff is beyond amazing!

While you are at the Valley Ho explore the it in depth on the "Magical History Tour", a fascinating 90 minute walking tour of the hotel. You'll go up on the roof, into a condo, into Trader Vic's (they have one of the happiest happy hours around!! ) and learn about the stars who have stayed and played there!

At the "Ho" you are within walking distance of Scottsdale's famous arts districthistoric Old Town and  DownTown where you will find great local shopping. If you don't feel like walking the free downtown trolley stops right in front of the hotel and will take you all around downtown!

Remember if you want to get a group together Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours will custom design a art event to your specifications!

So come on!! Start vacationing and exploring where you live!!

We'll be back with more!

Ace Bailey, President Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours LLC