Desert activities are far more pleasant when the summer heat subsides. Perched above the Sonoran’s Paradise Valley, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offers guided hikes and biking up Camelback Mountain, exceptional local dining at elements, and spa services at the award-winning Sanctuary Spa. After taking a break for the summer,
Mixology 101 returns to Sanctuary’s jade bar just in time for fall travelers, offering weekly instruction on cocktail crafting, Saturdays at noon, for $35 per guest. Shoulder season rates start at $529 per night, a nice break from high season’s $679.