Jessica and I went away for a girls weekend to Miraval in Arizona.  She needed some rest and relaxation and I can always use some rest and relaxation myself.  What we liked about Miraval is it is all about the spa. No golf, no kids, but purely a place to try new things and that includes new ways to pamper yourself.

Located in the desert of Arizona outside of Tuscon and the setting is absolutely beautiful.  We took a two-hour hike the first morning we got there.  The scenery is breathtaking.

Loved the cactus

The views

And the workout.

We hit up the zipline afterward.  You climb up a 50 foot pole so for some that is a big thing.  It is definitely not an easy jaunt.  Then they strap you in and off you go.  It was really fantastic.

The food at the resort is better than I expected.  There is a juice bar opened all day but there is also alcohol for the evening activities which is a nice bonus.  You deserve a drink after a day of rest.

All and all, loved this place.  I’d definitely go back.  We got there on Friday night and left Monday morning.  Perfect amount of time.



Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Lucky you!

    1. Gotham Gal

      it was pretty sweet.

      1. awaldstein

        Looks like it and I love the desert.Need to find a vaca spot for Lianna to get away but I know that wherever I suggest she will invariably simple go rent a cottage in Tulum and chill and disconnect.

        1. Gotham Gal

          that’s not a bad place either.

          1. awaldstein

            Each to their own and each to define their own sense of what it takes to unwind and get moving again.

        2. pointsnfigures

          Le Toiny, St Barts

          1. awaldstein

            dunnaour best vacations are renting a big house down near the biosphere in tulum, shipping in wine from the jura and savoie and ribeira sacra, never puting on shoes, shopping at the fish market and just hanging out.gonna take his model i think to another part of the world potentially like maybe indonesia or even croatia.

          2. Gotham Gal

            somewhere in italy could be quite sweet too…

          3. awaldstein

            considering that.i’ve been making more wine trips to europe but need to start brining the family

          4. pointsnfigures

            Europe would work. My friend just did it in Paris. My experience in Indonesia says it would not work, but my experience is limited

          5. awaldstein

            each family to their own.ours does skiing and beaches well.cities i don’t know.

  2. Pointsandfigures

    Love AZ. Headed to St Barts end of May. Cantcwait

  3. Erin

    Sigh… Palm trees.