Expand your horizons with Tucson’s world-class resorts
Whether you want to ride off into the sunset, trek into the Santa Catalinas, sip margaritas poolside, tee off, spa down, unplug, or all of the above—Tucson's world-class resorts have your number. And did we mention the abundant sunshine that smiles down on outdoor activities during the day? Come nightfall, you can even experience the endless canopy of stars known to restore a sense of wonder to even the most world-weary. Book a stay and prepare to be rejuvenated, refreshed, and spellbound.
According to many ancient traditions, the desert is a spiritual, purifying place. It's no wonder, then, that our state-of-the-art spas have a bead on the latest treatments, many of which incorporate local ingredients. Some skin masks, for example, draw on the healing properties of aloe vera and jojoba, plants that thrive in the Sonoran Desert, as do botanicals like lavender and sage, known for their calming effects. And spas now turn to copper, a key component of Arizona's historic growth, for its anti-oxidant and anti-aging attributes.
Since 1945, when Tucson debuted its first PGA tournament, the city's superb golf courses—and excellent weather—have grabbed the public's attention. As more and more desert-style layouts arrived on the scene, complementing those featuring traditional rolling greens, more duffers came to town for the challenge of target-style play, or for a chance to sample both varieties during the same visit. Resort guests get first dibs—and prime tee times—at some of the top courses in town, many designed by celebrity golf architects ranging from Jack Nicklaus to Notah Begay III.
Steakhouses with a Southwest spin, sophisticated Mexican dining venues, brunches highlighting local brews and barbecue...Tucson's resorts cater to every taste while celebrating local flavors. You might hand-select the fruit for your morning OJ at an on-site citrus orchard, savor a salad with tomatillos and arugula plucked from an organic chef's garden, or sip award-winning wines from Southern Arizona's two thriving grape-growing regions. Al fresco dining, from casual poolside snacks to candlelit repasts on intimate patios, is an experience you can’t miss, while window-side tables with panoramic city or mountain vistas are perennial favorites.
Looking to Southern Arizona's rich cultural heritage and spectacular landscape, Tucson's resorts offer experiences that guests won’t be able to find anywhere else. At one, you can find a hummingbird-attracting garden, which posts a hummer identification chart next to an observation window. Another resort offers more than 100 types of tequila and hosts a tequila toast around a fire circle every day at 5:30 p.m. Guided horseback rides, nature hikes, mountain bike excursions, and stargazing parties are on the roster at several resorts. The on-site concierge can also help suggest additional activities if there’s something you’re interested in that is not featured at one of the resorts.