Golf, Phoenix + Scottsdale, Arizona
Concierge.com's insider take:
With more golf courses per capita than any state west of the Mississippi, the Valley of the Sun has become a golfing mecca. Greens fees range from $40 on a public course to $500-plus at some of the most exclusive courses. Plan your golf vacation in advance. Companies like Arizona Golf Adventures can help in setting up a perfect trip by arranging tee times and making sure you get to try a variety of courses (800-398-8100; www.azteetimes.com). But for those who are a little less serious about it (or have nonduffers who won't stand to be widowed), just stay at the Fairmont, Arizona Biltmore, or one of the other properties in town that have their own golf courses.