Phoenix for girls

One mom, two teen daughters, and three manicures equals vacation happiness

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2. Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
The spa at the august Arizona Biltmore Resort now offers a Teen Spa Menu that includes facials and pedicures, allowing mothers and daughters to bond in pursuit of beauty. We splurged with 30-minute manicures, given to us side by side in the subdued elegance of the spa's salon. Afterward, we let our nails dry as we rambled through the resort's manicured gardens and the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired buildings. Spa open daily; treatments from $45. 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix; 602/381-7632.

Natalia: B+ "The manicure was okay, and the place is really pretty."
Anjelica: A+ "I liked the natural stuff they put on my hands."

3. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
SMoCA, as the museum is called, is the last place on Earth that I'd take young kids. But I figured it just might reel in aching-to-be-artsy adolescents. When we visited, we viewed a photography exhibition and architect-designed coffee sets. Through May 28, look for an Andy Warhol show. 10-5 Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat, 10-8 Thu, 12-5 Sun; $7 adults, $5 students, ages 15 and under free. 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale; 480/994-2787.

Natalia: B "I liked the photography, but the best part is that we didn't stay in there too long."
Anjelica: C "You know I think museums are kinda boring."




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