Boulders Tennis Resort & Spa, Arizona

Whether you drive the coast, head inland or explore the Hawaiian Islands, there’s sure to be a picturesque court with your name on it—and plenty of outdoor adventure nearby. Here are some of the best places to sneak in a game as you explore the country’s western states.

Arizona’s natural beauty is as much of a calling card as its glorious weather. It’s no wonder Sedona and Scottsdale are filled with resorts, which overflow with luxurious amenities and connect with the gorgeous surrounding desert.


Boulders Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

  • The Boulders Resort & Spa is one such getaway in Scottsdale, with an impressive spa, golf course—and tennis club, with eight courts (a mix of hard and Premier cushioned, plus one clay). Even better, you reach the courts by a nature trail lined with cactus and vivid desert flowers. Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert is the perfect place to try more adventurous pursuits, from hot air ballooning and horseback riding to off-road ATV tours and river-rafting. For serious hikes, check out Pinnacle Peak, Sunrise Peak and Black Mountain.For a tamer daytime activity, try Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. The UNESCO World Heritage Site now has a self-guided audio-tour for safely exploring the legendary architect’s home and “desert laboratory.”

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