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In August I'm visiting some friends who live in Mesa. I'll be there almost a full week.

I've pretty much left it up to them as to what we see and do with a few ideas thrown in.

I know Arizona is known for spas and I think I'd like to do that while I'm there.

From my research it looks like a lot of these spas are located inside a hotel. Is that standard? Unfortunately I don't see a 'spa rating' on this site to give me some idea and/or names of different ones so that I can read about them.

Got any suggestions on how to research? I don't want the most expensive, fanciest one in town, but neither do I want the cheapest option either. Today's Phoenix Groupon is a Hotel Valley Ho spa and it sounds cool with the retro decor but I found only one review on here.

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1. Re: trip advice

I would also try and go to the Heard Museum in PHX. I think the Light Rail actually stops quite near there.

http://www.heard.org/

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2. Re: trip advice

The majority of the higher-end spas are at the resorts and hotels.

For ratings and reviews, I would use Yelp (http://yelp.com/). TripAdvisor isn't really good for reviews for anything except hotels.

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Use one morning to wander the Scottsdale Old Town shops and galleries. Then maybe an indoor afternoon over at Fashion Square. Heard Museum is excellent. A drive out to Saguaro Lake and breakfast at the Lakeshore Diner.

Yes, most of our local spas are in the resorts. When you book a one hour service though you typically get to spend your day there, including the pool area. I love the Camelback Inn for that. The Valley Ho is new in town and they have some good deals and get good reviews. So when you call, ask if your spa service will include day use there, ask if there is a cafe or pool service as well? An inside lounge to cool off or nap?

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