Saturday, January 31, 2015

All-Terrain Hall Pass

The best resorts in the mountains, desert, and oceanside


You and Dallas need a break.

Take your hall pass and bolt for the border for out-of-town getaways that'll renew your love of home.

Mountains: Montage Deer Valley
Swap our flat landscape for the hills of Utah. Once you check in, you won't even need a car thanks to ski-in/ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, ranked the #1 North American resort the past five years. When not on the slopes, indulge in on-site spa treatments, heated pools, hot tubs, and world-class dining in four restaurants. There's even a lively après ski scene and a bowling alley in the basement.
From $495/night. (888-604-1301)

Desert: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
Spring is one of the best times to visit Scottsdale, where it's already warm but nowhere near the 110-plus days of summer. Hit the 2.5-acre water park with 10 pools, hot tubs, and a high-speed waterslide. Soak up more sun via 27 holes of championship golf and tennis. Afterwards, relax at the spa before retiring to your room with private balcony. You'll need your rest for six on-property bars and restaurants.
From $399/night. (800-492-8804)

The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL
This Florida resort is the next evolution from the beer-bong beach party days of yore. Combine stunning ocean views, golf course, fitness center and poolside cabanas, and you've got a reminder why spring break and sand go so well together. But don't leave out water: chartered fishing boats and jet skis await.
From $285/night. (888-627-9057)

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