Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:59

Tucson Recommendations

RESORTS:
Wyndham Rancho Vistoso (Oro Valley)
1 mile to golf club at Vistoso
20 miles from Tucson
Gas fireplaces in units
Huge units
Outdoor pool & 4 hot tubs
Pool area not real nice
Worldmark Rancho Vistoso (Club Pass Resort) (Oro Valley)
1 mile to golf club at Vistoso
20 miles from Tucson
Outdoor pool & 4 hot tubs
Starr Pass Golf Suites (Associate Resort) (Tucson)
Golf course (27 hole Arnold Palmer golf facility)
Pool & hot tub
Restaurant on site

RESTAURANTS/FOOD:
Boca Tacos Y Tequila (was on Ginormous Food)
Lindy’s on 4th (was on Ginormous Food)
Stray Dogs (was on Ginormous Food)
BARS:

ATTRACTIONS/ACTIVITIES:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Biosphere 2
Coronado National Forest
Day trip to Tombstone, AZ* (72 miles from Tucson)
El Presidio Historic District*
Golfing
Hohokam Archeological Excavations
Honey Bee Canyon Park (hiking trails)
International Wildlife Museum*
Mission San Xavier Del Bac*
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenters Telescopes
Old Tucson Studios*
Pima Air & Space Museum
Presidio San Agustin Del Tucson*
Saguaro National Park*

GROCERY STORES:

OTHER INFO:

ADDRESSES:

Wyndham Rancho Vistoso & Worldmark Rancho Vistoso
13355 North Hidden Springs Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Phone: 520-498-6406

Starr Pass Golf Suites
3645 West Starr Pass Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-670-0500

NOTE: This is information I have compiled from comments posted on this site and other timeshare Facebook sites. I have been to some of these places (bold with * at end of name) and the others are recommendations from other people. Items in red are places that had bad reviews by people.

Published in Recommendations
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:58

Sedona Recommendations

RESORTS:
Wyndham Sedona
3 miles to Uptown Sedona
Have a welcome breakfast (give information on attractions in the area) (not a sales things)
Huge units
Pool, hot tub, sauna

RESTAURANTS/FOOD:
Café Jose
Coffee Pot Restaurant (home of the 101 omelets)
Elote Café
Sound Bites Grill
Cameron Trading Post (Indian fry bread)
Dahl & Deluca Restaurant
Sedona Memories Café
Airport Restaurant (good food) (great views especially at sunset)
Haunted Hamburger (great experience & Yummy Food) (Jerome, AZ)

BARS:
Spirit Room Saloon (for frosty beverages)

ATTRACTIONS/ACTIVITIES:
Airport Overlook (to watch sunset)
Antelope canyon
Canyon De Chelly (native dwellings)
Canyon Road (very scenic)
Chapel of the Holy Cross (build in existing rock formations)
Cliff House Casino (Campe Verde, AZ)
Cottonwood
Day trip to Flagstaff
Day trip to Grand Canyon
Day trip to Jerome, AZ (old Copper mining town) (30 miles west of Sedona) (don’t go on Sunday)
Day trip to Winslow
Devil’s Bridge
Drive from Sedona to Flagstaff is beautiful
First Friday Art Walk
Gold King Mine & Ghost Town (Jerome, AZ)
Grand Canyon Railway (in Williams, AZ) (30 miles west of Flagstaff) (thetrain.com) (Grand Canyon)
Guided tour around Sedona
Havasu Falls
Hiking
Historic Route 66 attractions
Honanki
Hopi Tour of the Three Mesas
Hot air balloon ride
House of Apache Fires
Hummingbird Festival
Montezuma Castle National Monument (near Campe Verde, AZ) (Indian ruins)
Montezuma Well (near Campe Verde, AZ) (Indian ruins)
Monument Valley
Oak Creek Canyon (drive to top of scenic view)
Oak Creek Canyon Drive (at top left turn to beautiful lookout)
Oak Creek Vineyards & Winery
Out of Africa (Campe Verde, AZ)
Painted Desert
Palatki Indian Ruins
Petrified Forest
Petroglyphs (east of Oak Creek)
Pink Jeep Tour
Red Rock State Park
Sedona City Tour (aguidetosedona.com)
Sedona’s Energy Vortexes (swirling centers of subtle energy coming out from the surface of the earth)
Airport Mesa
Bell Rock
Boynton Canyon
Cathedral Rock
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Slide Rock State Park
Slippery Rock State Park
Sunset Jeep Tour
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village
Tour of Hopi Reservation
Tour of Navajo Reservation
Tuzigoot National Monument (Indian ruins)
V-Bar-V Ranch (great petroglyphs)
Verde Canyon Railroad (in Clarksdale, AZ) (65 miles southwest of Flagstaff) (very pretty)
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki

GROCERY STORES:

OTHER INFO:
aguidetosedona.com
Also see Flagstaff list (one hour away)
Best time to visit (Feb., Mar., Apr., May, Sept., Oct., or Nov.)
nice Christmas lights festival
Nights can get quite cold
Sedona Trolley (hop on hop off free transportation)
sedonatours.com
visitsedona.com

ADDRESSES:

Wyndham Sedona
1500 Kestrel Circle
Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: 928-203-1026

NOTE: This is information I have compiled from comments posted on this site and other timeshare Facebook sites. I have not been to these places personally, so all these recommendations are from other people.

Published in Recommendations
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:58

Pinetop Recommendations

RESORTS:
Wyndham Pinetop
Great units
Nestled in the woods
Quite & nice
Seasonal pool & 2 hot tubs
Ski storage available
Worldmark Pinetop (Club Pass Resort)
Seasonal pool & 2 hot tubs
Ski storage available

RESTAURANTS/FOOD:

BARS:

ATTRACTIONS/ACTIVITIES:
Fort Apache (40-minute drive)
High Country Art Gallery
Mount Baldy (1-1/2-hour drive)
Painted Desert (2-hour drive)
Petrified Forest National Park (1-1/2-hour drive)
The Center of the Arts
White Mountain Nature Center

GROCERY STORES:
Safeway (not far from resort)
Walmart (not far from resort)

OTHER INFO:

ADDRESSES:

Wyndham Pinetop & Worldmark Pinetop
2000 South Worldmark Drive
Pinetop, AZ 85935
Phone: 928-369-3980

NOTE: This is information I have compiled from comments posted on this site and other timeshare Facebook sites. I have not been to these places personally, so all these recommendations are from other people.

Published in Recommendations
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:56

Lake Havasu Recommendations

RESORTS:
Worldmark Havasu Dunes (Club Pass Resort)
3 Pool & 3 hot tubs

RESTAURANTS/FOOD:

BARS:

ATTRACTIONS/ACTIVITIES:
London Bridge* (1.7 miles from resort)
Oatman, AZ (mining town) (staged gunfights)

GROCERY STORES:

OTHER INFO:

ADDRESSES:

Worldmark Havasu Dunes
620 Lake Havasu Avenue South Coronado Drive
Lake Havasu, AZ 86406
Phone: 928-855-6626

NOTE: This is information I have compiled from comments posted on this site and other timeshare Facebook sites. I have not been to these places personally, so all these recommendations are from other people.

Published in Recommendations
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:55

Phoenix-Scottsdale Recommendations

RESORTS:
Worldmark Phoenix – South Mountain Preserve (Club Pass Resort)
2 pools & a hot tub
11 miles to Phoenix
51 desert trails near resort
Worldmark Scottsdale
4.5 miles to downtown Scottsdale
Pool & hot tub
Recreational center
Orange Tree Golf Resort (Associate Resort) (Scottsdale)
8 miles to Old Town Scottsdale
Championship golf course
Pool & hot tub
The Legacy Golf Resort (Associate Resort) (Phoenix)
9 miles to Phoenix
Golf course
Hiking trails
Pool & hot tub
Restaurant on site

RESTAURANTS/FOOD:
Andreoli Italian Grocer (Scottsdale, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Barrio Café (Phoenix, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Compie’s (Tempe, AZ) (was on Ginormous Food)
Curry Corner (Pakistani food) (Tempe, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
DeFalco’s Italian Deli & Groceries (Scottsdale, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
El Palacio (Chandler, AZ) (was on Ginormous Food)
Elements (at The Sanctuary Resort) (Scottsdale, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Haus Murphy’s (Glendale, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
La Piazza Al Forno (Glendale, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Matts Big Breakfast (open only for breakfast & lunch) (Phoenix, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Over Easy (open only for breakfast & lunch) (Phoenix, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Paradise Valley Burger Company (Phoenix, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Perk Eatery (open only for breakfast & lunch) (Scottsdale, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Porkopolis (Scottsdale, AZ) (was on Ginormous Food)
The Wild Thaiger (Phoenix, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Thee Pitt’s Again (Glendale, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Tom’s Thumb Market (in The Thumb Truck Stop) (Scottsdale, AZ) (was on Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives)
Z-Tejas (2 phoenix locations & 1 Scottsdale location)

BARS:

ATTRACTIONS/ACTIVITIES:
Arizona Science Museum
Casa Grande Ruins (in Coolidge, AZ)
Desert Botanical Gardens
Golfing
Heard Museum (American Indian art)
McDowell Sonoran Reserve
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
Pueblo Grande Ruins
Scottsdale Museum of the West
Taliesin West (Frank Lloyd Wright’s home)

GROCERY STORES:

OTHER INFO:
Lot of Christmas festivities around the area in December

ADDRESSES:

Worldmark Phoenix – South Mountain Preserve
4647 East Francisco Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 602-386-1900

Worldmark Scottsdale
8235 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Phone: ?

Orange Tree Golf Resort
10601 North 56th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone: 480-948-6100

The Legacy Golf Resort
6808 South 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone: 602-305-5500

NOTE: This is information I have compiled from comments posted on this site and other timeshare Facebook sites. I have not been to these places personally, so all these recommendations are from other people.

Published in Recommendations
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:53

Overgaard Recommendations

RESORTS:
Wyndham Bison Ranch
Cowboy style resort
Small but lovely units
Quiet & very little to do
Pool & hot tub
Worldmark Bison Ranch (Club Pass Resort)
Fireplace in every unit
Pool & hot tub

RESTAURANTS/FOOD:
Great Mexican restaurant down the road from the resort

BARS:

ATTRACTIONS/ACTIVITIES:
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
AZ Wildlife Gallery
Kinishba Ruins
Lyman Lake State Park (petroglyphs)
Painted Forest
Petrified Forest National Park (70 miles away)

GROCERY STORES:

OTHER INFO:

ADDRESSES:

Wyndham Bison Ranch & Worldmark Bison Ranch
2361 Bison Ranch Trail Road
Overgaard, AZ 85933
Phone: 928-535-3010

NOTE: This is information I have compiled from comments posted on Facebook groups & pages. I have not been to these places personally, so all these recommendations are from other people.

 

Published in Recommendations
Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:50

Peoria Recommendations

Fees:
• No
• High speed internet may be extra

Rooms:
• For quieter area, ask for near adult pool
• For a better view, ask for upper level or Mountain view

Dining Suggestions:
• Groceries/Target/Restaurants a few blocks south of the resort.

 

Amenities:
• Horseback riding stable across from resort. Great desert rides. Need to do early morning in the heat of the summer.
• Great, large pool for family
• Adult pool for quieter swimming activities

 

Parking/Car: Need a car
• On site.
• Drivable to Scottsdale, Casino

 

Nearby:
Lake Pleasant – boating
Sedona (2 hrs)
Other Western towns with Artists (ask concierge)
Jerome, AZ
Goldfield Ghost town

 

Discount Tickets: Yes, with an update.
Good discounts to Verde Canyon Train Ride, and Balloon Rides
Concierge is very helpful

 

Published in Recommendations
Sunday, 07 October 2018 00:00

Wyndham Sedona

1500 Kestrel Circle Sedona, AZ 86336 928-203-1026 • Includes Inventory in CLUB WYNDHAM® Access • Managed by Wyndham • VIP Benefits Apply Red sandstone bluffs complement the bluest of skies. Nature’s paintbrush paid special attention to this beautifully crafted landscape. Sedona will captivate you with its unique business district, nature-made water slides and outback Jeep tours. Make Wyndham Sedona your home base when you relax and recharge. You’ll be surrounded by beauty, cradled in comfort and cared for with warm Western smiles.

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 00:00

Wyndham Rancho Vistoso

13355 North Hidden Springs Drive Oro Valley, AZ 85755 520-498-6406 • Includes Inventory in CLUB WYNDHAM® Access • Managed by Wyndham • VIP Benefits Apply Some of the cacti grow up to 40 feet and live nearly 200 years. The rest of the fun is on a similar scale. Ignite your inner explorer beneath endless sunshine at Wyndham Rancho Vistoso — the ideal catalyst for your desert exploits. Go rock climbing to test your courage, then tour Biosphere II to test life on another planet. Finally, claim your spot by the pool and bask in the sun’s rewarding rays.

Published in Wyndham
Sunday, 07 October 2018 00:00

Wyndham Pinetop

2000 South WorldMark Drive Pinetop, AZ 85935 928-369-3980 • Includes Inventory in CLUB WYNDHAM® Access • Managed by Wyndham • VIP Benefits Apply Cross over to a simpler time and enter the threshold to Arizona’s highlands. Set the scene with a “howdy-do” at the corner mom ’n’ pop. Just beyond the tree line of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Wyndham Pinetop puts woodland pleasures at your fingertips. Mountain air hikes, high-altitude golf and downhill skiing are just the start. And yes, you’ll find plenty of recreation right on site.

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