If you’re anything like us, around the official end of winter you start to get a bit impatient for a little warmth and sunshine in your life. It seems like ages since you last enjoyed an infusion of Vitamin D from the center or our solar system. In Europe, a quick Spain getaway usually does the trick. And in Spain, along with the sunshine and warmth, comes wonderful architecture, culture, and don’t forget the food! Much better than just sitting on a beach for a few days.
But Europe is a bit of a long haul for a short getaway. And we’ve found that for many of the things we love in Europe, there is a pretty good facsimile somewhere between sea and shining sea. So we went looking; and found a little bit of southern Spain neatly tucked away at the Omni Resort, “Montelucia” in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“Throughout the resort, there are many antique touches that really bring a Spain getaway feeling to your stay.”
Inspired by the white-washed villages and sun-drenched hills of Andalusia in southern Spain, the resort was built in the lush Sonoran Desert to take advantage of the area’s more than 300 days of sunshine a year. There are amazing views of the nearby Camelback mountains, so close that you can take a quick hike in the morning or just before sunset.