It’s the perfect time of year to recharge and really focus on that certain special someone – YOU! Get away from the everyday grind and try a new adventure close to home. Who says luxury has to be expensive and time consuming? Delve into relaxing activities, revel in local retreats, and live it up like a real-life royal. This month, we encourage you to explore the Valley of the Sun’s best rejuvenating hidden gems. We’re counting down the top five local ways to #TreatYoSelf for #LoveOfReading month!


Indulge in the Spa Treatment

Celebrate the new year, wellness and Wednesdays – that’s right, Wednesdays – at Agave, The Arizona Spa at The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale. This mild-mannered weekday just got a lot more interesting with the launching of Be Well Wednesdays. Enjoy full discounts and complimentary services on each and every Wednesday of the month. With discounts like these, there’s no excuse not to #TreatYoSelf.

Take a Sky Deck Staycation

The Clarendon Hotel is aptly dubbed Midtown’s “Urban Oasis.” Stop by for a quick bite and refreshing drink on the Sky Deck for some of the most beautiful views of Central Phoenix’s midcentury skyline. The Clarendon offers everything from rooftop yoga to a complimentary Arizona Wine Hour. If you just can’t get enough, make a reservation to stay all night! Wake up to free breakfast at Café Tranquilo. ¡Que rico!

Soak Up an Arizona Sunset

Go for a soak in the naturally therapeutic waters of El Dorado Hot Springs. Located just 45 minutes West of Downtown Phoenix, El Dorado lives up to its fabled moniker. Call ahead for reservations and relax in a private outdoor tub overlooking Saddle Mountain and the Sonoran Desert. Time your visit to magic hour for a most spectacular sunset experience.

Splurge on a Local Shopping Spree

Local First Arizona’s “Localist” program is a dynamic way to experience all that Arizona has to offer. Being a Localist means that members receive exclusive discounts, free giveaways and access to VIP shindigs. Even better, Localists are part of a movement that supports local businesses while having a blast. Who knows when you might win a coveted Bookmans gift card at a Localist soiree – another reason to join!

YOU spend all year helping out friends, supporting family and working hard. Capture your joie de vivre this #LoveOfReading month and #TreatYoSelf! Be sure to check out all the awesome displays at each Bookmans location featuring rejuvenating books, movies, music and more. Free events take place at your fave Bookmans each weekend, for all the details, visit our Events Calendar.