Key Tucson Attractions
See the Best of the Area
Be sure to take advantage of the unique things to do around the resort including the ½ mile Window Walk Nature Trail, stargazing, grounds tours, visit to the spa or round of golf. If you are up for visiting more of Tucson’s sites, here are a few we recommend:
For thrilling Tucson activities just minutes from the resort, explore an intricate trail system with adventures for all skill levels. Take a trip up to Seven Falls and enjoy the waterfalls or hike the Phoneline trail with breathtaking views of the city below. Trails range from .8 miles to 10.1 miles. Loews Ventana Canyon offers complimentary shuttle transportation three times per day to Sabino Canyon. More info
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
This desert museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all in one place. Meet the animals native to the Sonoran Desert, including mountain lions, Gila monsters and prairie dogs and take in the beauty of a variety of cacti. Also ask about the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Mineral Display. More info
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Designated America’s Best Secret Garden by Reader’s Digest, Tucson Botanical Gardens is a 5½ acre collection of 17 specialty gardens tucked in the heart of the city. Stroll through a myriad of specialty gardens by way of the intimate paths at this historic Tucson property. More info
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
Within 45 minutes of the resort guests can drive or cycle up the 25-mile steep Catalina Highway and arrive at over 9,000 feet in elevation, where they'll be awed these lush green "sky islands" with evergreens that float above the desert landscapes below. Check out the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter and take a tour of their large-scale research telescope, or stop for a piece of pie at the famous Mt. Lemmon Café in Summerhaven. Be sure to ride the ski lift up to Ski Valley, whether the ground is covered in snow in the winter or blooming with grasses and wildflowers in the spring. More info
This stunning “live” limestone cave offers unique mineral formations. Stalactites drip down like icicles and stalagmites tower up from the ground. In-depth guided tours reveal the wonder of this natural phenomenon, which is one of Southern Arizona’s most prized state parks. More info
The Biosphere 2 has a unique history, which has now led it to its current purpose and mission to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and life-long learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. The facility is made of 7.2 million cubic feet of sealed glass, has 6,500 windows and sits on a 40-acre campus. More info
Pull on your favorite jeans and come experience the real Sonoran Desert. From tree-lined creeks to majestic mountains, you'll enjoy a rugged trip into the Old West. Sense the excitement as our knowledgeable guides point our open-air vehicles toward a trail of adventure. Contact the concierge for details.
Horseback riding is as much a part of the American West as sunsets and saguaros. Horsemanship lessons and wrangler-guided trips (with trailside breakfast or picnic lunch) are available for both individuals and groups of all skill levels. Specialty rides, such as sunrise, sunset, and moonlight rides, are especially delightful. Whether you choose a half-day jaunt, a longer trail ride, a group or solo journey, riding horseback is the real Western way to explore the Tucson landscape. Contact the concierge for details.