Getaway Guide to Phoenix, AZOne of the best reasons to escape to the desert this summer is to take advantage of coveted five-star resorts at three and four-star rates. Because many Phoenix hotels and resorts offer impressive rates during their off-peak summer season, this desert oasis makes for a perfect haven, offering a vibrant landscape that cannot be found in Southern California. Picture endless miles of remote, cactus-inspired panorama amidst a sanctuary of world-renowned resorts, golf and spa retreats. Adding to the sizzle, some of the best dining and nightlife takes a no-nonsense attitude void of Hollywood’s fastidious rules.
Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To Angeles National Forest For BikingAngeles National Forest is filled with trails of all sorts which, traditionally, have been enjoyed by hikers and equestrians. These trail blazers who, along with hunters and pack trains, started to study the area a century ago are no longer alone. Today mountain bikers roam these areas as well, especially so given the degree of difficulty on some runs and the chance to discover awesome flora and fauna when peddling along others. That said, Angelenos looking for a day away from the fray of city life will enjoy hitching their two-wheeler ride to their vehicle for a one-tank trip that won't be forgotten in this wilderness area on the fringe of the City of Angels.