At the foot of the Phoenix Mountains, this lushly landscaped midline resort makes a big splash with its 4-acre Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch aquatic playground, which features a lazy river, a water slide, a waterfall, a sports pool, and a lagoon pool. Lots of kids programs, too. The resort is done in a Spanish villa style, and most of the accommodations are large two-room suites. For a family vacation, this place is hard to beat. Also check out its sister resort nearby, the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort; guests in each have access to the other’s facilities.