For sunshine, desert landscapes, and Western history, there’s really no place quite like Tucson. Tucson is also a top destination for luxurious vacations filled with spa treatments, golf outings, and wellness activities for the whole family. There are lots of excellent resorts here to stay in and things to do, so be prepared to eat delicious food and kick back to relax. Here are our top picks for resorts in Tucson for your next vacation.
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The Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort is a top resort in Arizona. Founded in 1979, it has since redefined what health means to the mind, body, and spirit. This is a top destination for an Arizona getaway because the resort features programs for personal growth, looking your best, and eating right. There’s a 12,000-square-foot aquatic center here, personal training, outdoor sports opportunities, and a spa for skin care, massage, and a salon. Some specialties here include healthy feet, metaphysical services, maternity, teen services, and creative expression. Come here to learn how to manage stress, establish a better fitness routine, or tap into your creative side with awesome accommodations during your stay.
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is a world-renowned spa resort, which features all-inclusive accommodations with meals, a smoothie bar, and fresh snacks. There are lots of complimentary wellness activities, fitness classes, and lectures each week. As a sanctuary in the Sonoran Desert, this non-tipping resort offers complimentary shared airport shuttles too. This resort is ideal for a girls’ getaway, both overnight and day trip travelers, adventurous couples, and Arizona residents who get special discounts.
There are 50 well-appointed suites at the Lodge at Ventana Canyon, which is nestled near the Santa Catalina Mountains. The perfect spot for golf enthusiasts in Tucson, it has a semi-private golf club with 36 holes of golf on the two 18-hole Tom Fazio championship courses. This is a great resort for travelers looking to have ample space to relax because each suite has a kitchenette, dining area, living area, large bathroom, work station, and private balcony or patio. There are also pet-friendly suites here. The resort has an eight-lane, junior-Olympic-size swimming pool with a snack bar, the newly renovated gym is open from 5am to 10pm, and spa appointments are offered between 9am and 8pm on Mondays through Saturdays. Meanwhile, the Catalina Dining Room serves all meals.
The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort is a historic luxury hotel in Tucson that celebrates the Desert Southwest. This resort has stables that are open for horseback riding year-around with one-hour rides just $40. There’s a dining room and an outdoor patio for dining, as well as live music here. You can book an appointment at the spa, take a dip in the two onsite pools, browse the gift shop, check out the art and sculptures around the property, and work out at the 24-hour fitness center when you stay here. To make your stay special, call the front desk to order specialty popcorn, chocolate-covered strawberries, or other delights.
This is another great Tucson resort for travelers, especially if you enjoy golf, outdoor dining, nightly tequila toasts, and a relaxing lazy river. The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa has a luxury spa and fitness center, a championship golf course, waterslide, multi-level pool, and exquisite event venues if you’re celebrating something special. A breakfast buffet is offered from $25, and there’s a nice trail here for biking and jogging.
We love the El Conquistador for Tucson vacations that include the whole family. There are five outdoor swimming pools here, a championship golf course, lighted tennis courts, lots of weekly activities for guests, and an onsite spa. There’s a kids’ club here for little travelers ages four to 12 that parents can utilize by the hour, for half days, or for full days. Onsite dining options include Southwest-infused menus, Southwestern-style breakfasts, and a poolside bar and grill.
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a luxurious Tucson resort that is in the Sonoran Foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and perfect for business meetings, golf trips, weddings, and vacations. Here you’ll find eight onsite restaurants, a spa, a five-pool oasis, and some of the top tennis courts in the country. The pool complex features a mineral pool and cabanas. Also, there’s a kids’ club here for young travelers ages six months to 12 years.
The history of this ranch dates back to 1868 and is one of the top resorts in the entire U.S. Some of the many activities you can partake in here are horseback riding, watercolor workshops for kids, Jeep adventures, yoga, sand volleyball, fishing, tennis, swimming, hiking, and more. There are lots of programs here for both kids and adults. Three gourmet meals are served in the dining room each day, and there’s also a spa that uses organic Hungarian products to help you relax and rejuvenate yourself.
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, a Tucson resort with 398 luxury guest rooms, including 27 suites. There are two heated pools here, a Jacuzzi, complimentary Wi-Fi, a spa, four lighted tennis courts, and two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses here. Onsite dining options include the Flying V Bar & Grill, Canyon Café, and the Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday Brunch.
The Casino Del Sol also has an award-winning resort with a hotel, dining, golf, a spa, and live entertainment. This resort is just 15 minutes from the airport and has a pool with cabanas, a fitness center, and shops to explore. The casino here has over 1,300 slot machines, as well as live poker, blackjack, bingo, and other games. Check the resort’s website to see who the upcoming headliners are so you can catch a great performance while you stay here.