San Diego Journey Information: March 2023 | The Journal


Spring break, spring coaching, a bit of R&R, or all three—looks as if the Grand Canyon state’s dialed up the attract. Want extra coaxing? How about a few intellectual cultural occasions, a Nordic spa below the celebrities, and a dreamy new lodge? Okay, Arizona, we hear you.


Trying to catch a Manny Machado homer at Cactus League spring coaching? On March 26, the Padres play on the intimate Peoria ballpark, which is within the better Phoenix space. On the finish of the month in one other Phoenix ’burb, the spring Competition of the Arts in Tempe takes over the energetic Mill Avenue District with 350 artists from across the globe hawking every thing from turquoise bracelets to summary, found-material sculptures.

Afterward, seize a Crowd-Surfer Mexican Lager at Tempe’s latest female-owned brewery, Hundred Mile Brewing Co. (FYI, these brewers perfected their hops proper right here in San Diego.) The most recent lodge within the space, Westin Tempe, could be identified globally for its model’s marshmallowy smooth beds, however on this school city, sipping a spritz on a poolside daybed on the lodge’s Skysill Rooftop Lounge is the declare to fame.


Sedona’s bringing some severe luxurious with the February opening of the long-awaited Ambiente, A Panorama Resort. Nestled into three acres overlooking the Verde Valley’s iconic pink rocks and vortexes are forty glass dice domains that value $1,800 an evening.

Apart from a swanky, sustainable design that features a kitchen stocked with native goodies like Northern Arizona wine, a deep-black soaking tub, a personal rooftop lounge to look at capturing stars, and a seat at its unique restaurant, Forty1, the hefty price ticket foots the invoice for regenerating the traditional waterway flowing by the property and restoring the panorama.

For folk eager to discover Sedona’s vibrant native historical past, the newly reimagined Path of the Indigenous Peoples supplies guests with a curated hike to seven notable Native American heritage websites.


Arizona’s first Nordic-inspired spa, Excessive Nation Motor Lodge, is prepared for its close-up. Kitschy enjoyable touches at Flagstaff’s revamped lodge embody mixtapes (and OG cassette gamers) in cosmic cottages, a sport room stocked with a pool desk, and a restaurant, The Basic Retailer, serving mudwater cocktails (Guinness and Jameson) and Roman-style pizza. All of this enhances the Nordic expertise of rotating by the sauna, chilly plunge, and heat pool, greatest loved below the darkish sky.

When the fingers and toes get too pruny, head over to superstar chef Rochelle Daniel’s Atria, the place you’re in luck if the Two- Fisted Fried Rooster Sandwich graces the menu. The vibe right here may appear like an upscale botox studio ready room (suppose understated decor highlighted with hanging greenery), however don’t fret—the coolness vibe permits the artistic seasonal delicacies to dazzle.