THE BOULDERS, ARIZONA - FLY-FISH IN THE DESERT
The high-altitude Sonoran Desert serves as the backdrop for a 1,300-acre resort. We recommend a professionally guided climb up the face of the intermediate- level rock formations overlooking two lush golf courses ($195 for three hours). Of course, there’s a lot of terrain to explore. When the urge strikes, mount up on bikes, whether on the road or through the single-track mountain paths winding through wildflowers and saguaro cacti. And be sure to check out nearby Club Lake, where you can take advantage of flyfishing lessons from an Orvis-certified instructor ($175 per person for two hours).
WHY SHE'LL LOVE IT: The fresh bread, espresso, and panoramic views from the outdoor courtyard at Bakery Cafe. Also, the Spirit of the Southwest spa package ($715) offers five hours of serious pampering.
WHERE TO FLY: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport