Health & Wellness
Edward Abby once said, “Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”
Tucson’s lush surroundings are where the idea of luxury health and wellness were invented. There is no better place to feed your spirit and open your mind than with the unparalleled natural splendor of the world’s most biodiverse desert. Relax and recharge amid tranquil alpine mountains, healing desert air, and world-class spas. Free yourself in the open air and desert vistas of Tucson.
Read on to start your journey through the world-class, award-winning destination spas, outdoor escapes, and culinary delights of Tucson.
Transformative destination spas
Canyon Ranch and Miraval
Canyon Ranch and Miraval are synonymous with healthy living, and in Tucson, these getaways go beyond skin deep. These two world-renowned health and wellness brands started in Tucson, and the healing powers of the Sonoran Desert transformed them from small independent operators into household names with relaxation destinations across the country.
Canyon Ranch embraces the surroundings, creating healthy living with top health experts, energetic outdoor experiences, and talented therapists. These destination spas are the vacation your soul is craving. Miraval is passionate about helping you balance the many layers of your life. Whether you are strengthening your mind, body, or soul, treatments embrace the healing powers of the Sonoran Desert landscape.
Only-here destination and resort spa treatments
Relaxation in the Sonoran Desert
Relaxing in the Sonoran Desert means more than just watching the sun set in stunning pink and gold across the mountains. Tucson’s destination and resort spas take advantage of the healing properties of their surroundings, using indigenous ingredients like Arizona copper, blue corn, and aloe to create one-of-a-kind spa treatments. These treatments are designed to help soothe your body and spirit, encourage mindful living, and are available only here in Tucson.
Surroundings that surround you
Expand your horizons
Hiking in the Sonoran Desert energizes your body with trails that expand your horizons. Journey through breathtaking purple canyons and catch saguaros in their motionless ballet across the mountaintops. Or see the desert from horseback on a trail ride through one of the area’s picturesque ranches. Tucson is surrounded by five mountain ranges and two separate districts of Saguaro National Park, so there are limitless ways to renew and reconnect.
The urban core
Nestled in these surroundings is Tucson’s urban core, where modern experiences take you further. Stretch and drink at Pints and Poses, a yoga class held in local craft brewery Pueblo Vida. Get your adrenaline going with a climbing session at Rocks and Ropes or a Tucson Bike Tour. Or visit one of the many rejuvenating yoga studios in the Fourth Avenue and Downtown area. As you walk (and eat) your way through the sights, smells, and tastes of Tucson, your senses will be invigorated.
Feed your soul
Explore Tucson’s culinary landscape
Like the surrounding mountain-scape, Tucson's culinary landscape is diverse and wide.
Tucson is the country’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy because of its rich culinary heritage that’s more than 4,000 years old.
Browse through the city’s countless farmer’s markets, or sit down at one of downtown’s nationally acclaimed restaurants, and let your taste buds explore the desert’s startling bounty.
Local, award-winning chefs are busy wowing guests with locally sourced ingredients like chiltepins, cholla buds, mesquite flour (which is gluten-free and has a low glycemic index), and drought-resistant tepary beans.
Health conscious eaters will find plenty of options in the rich culinary landscape of Tucson with health food havens like Tumerico, Tasteful Kitchen, Welcome Diner, 5 Points, and Café Desta.