When it comes to the perfect getaway to take with girlfriends, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your healthy lifestyle to indulge in the fun and abundance a vacation often brings. Enter Canyon Ranch.

Recognized as a leader in healthy living and luxury spa vacations, this sprawling Tucson retreat has won several awards for its innovative approach to health and fitness all set amidst a serene, relaxing and inspiring spa environment.

The ideal staycation for ladies often includes relaxation and escaping the everyday stresses of work and home life. Finding a sanctuary for girl time is key in balancing it all, and Canyon Ranch allows for an immersive exploration of mind-body wellness in a relaxed setting of casual elegance and unsurpassed personal service. You can savor each moment, bonding with friends and creating lasting memories you can revisit each time you stay at Canyon Ranch.

Begin your stay with the challenge of 35 fitness and outdoor activities, even daring each other to take the High Ropes Course Challenge on-site. For the outdoor enthusiasts, continue the day with a guided walk, or make it a hike through nearby Sabino Canyon or on pine-topped Mount Lemmon. Later, pamper your body with classic and exotic spa treatments, including advanced aesthetics with consults available for skin care with an expert. Take home a fresh look using AquaGold, Botox, Juvéderm, Latisse or SkinPen. And don’t forget to nourish your soul in the serene Sonoran Desert, creating the ideal backdrop for all that Canyon Ranch has to offer. The Meditation Garden at the Spirituality Center will help you leave the last ounce of stress behind. Rejuvenate with a lunch, learning from the Canyon Ranch demo chef; it will be both entertaining and educational, as you relax with friends and learn new skills in a laid-back setting. The afternoon can bring guided bike rides, tennis and a visit to the Aquatic Center for a water massage.

Photos opportunities are aplenty with an array of spring flowers arriving early and staying late at the resort. Extravagant cactus blooms and vibrant wildflowers flourish at Canyon Ranch, especially after a rainy winter. If summer is the timing that works best for that getaway with friends, the heat is no factor. Early-morning outdoor adventures; indoor afternoon classes, consultations and spa treatments; and evenings under spectacular desert skies with night vision goggles or a guided meditation in the pool are all provided at the resort. Canyon Ranch makes it simple to plan a stay around one of its signature events such as Gotta Dance at the Ranch led by visiting Broadway veterans and choreographers in August or the upcoming ACHIEVE: Reach your Healthy Weight event in May. Women’s Wellness Week is also a special time at Canyon Ranch. Held in October, this is a high-level gathering of Canyon Ranch experts, special guests and women focused on health issues, lifestyle and creating a balanced, fulfilled life.

Whatever the occasion, or for no occasion at all, a girlfriends’ getaway to Canyon Ranch will be far from daily routine and distractions and allow you to truly recharge with those you cherish.