Your Guide To a Desert Getaway, An Easy Flight from Sonoma County Airport STS

Just in time for spring training - and maybe to escape the rain - here's our take on how to do the desert in style in Scottsdale.

Some travelers think the best airports in the world are shiny and big with amenities like yoga rooms and luxury department stores. They’ve obviously never flown out of Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS).

Traveling from STS is a breeze compared to SFO and Oakland International Airport. Leave the car at home, take Uber/Lyft or SMART train to the airport, and be greeted by Lucy’s colorful help desk along with some of the shortest security lines you’ll ever see. Daily nonstop flights take off to destinations like Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Denver (beginning March 8) and Phoenix. There are seasonal flights to Minnesota and Las Vegas and in June, Dallas gets added to the departure list.

With so many options, where should you jet to next? To help you decide, we’re putting together getaway guides on where to eat, sleep, and play at each destination.

Just in time for spring training (and maybe to escape the rain), here’s our take on how to do the desert in style in Scottsdale, Arizona. From hot air ballooning to kayaking in the company of wild mustangs, there’s so much to do here even die hard baseball fans might find themselves thinking about skipping a game.