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Night Lights

Guests get starry-eyed at these luxury resorts.


With yoga sessions illuminated by the glow of desert sunsets, golf at the legendary championship Troon North courses and vigorous hikes through a jagged, dramatic landscape, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North is unquestionably a sun worshipper’s paradise. But come nightfall, it’s the other stars in the sky that command all the attention.

Although some suites are outfitted with their own ’scopes, making any night good for stargazing, the real treat is on Fridays, when professional astronomer Richard Allen sets up shop. You may not remember everything he teaches you about, say, the difference between a pulsar and a quasar, but as you sprawl out on a blanket underneath the canopy of stars with a soft breeze easing the residual aches from the day’s hike, one thing is for certain: The desert does get cool at night. www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale

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