Twelve thousand years ago, it was a Native American village by the name of “stukshon.” Loosely translated, it means, “springs from the foot of the black hill.” Which is exactly what Tucson does. Situated along the banks of the Santa Cruz River and bordered by both the Sonoran Desert and the Catalina Mountains, Tucson owes much of its powerful allure to its ancient land, heritage and spirituality. Here at Loews Ventana Canyon, you will discover the beauty of the Sonoran landscape, the complexity of the stars and the sophistication of the city of Tucson. So explore the great outdoors on the resort's beautiful nature trail, or hike Sabino Canyon, just minutes from our hotel. Enjoy one of the University of Arizona’s sporting events, discover a host of museums, and experience endless activities during your Tucson travels. This is fun in Arizona from A to Z. Contact our concierge for even more things to do on your trip.
With 350 days of sunshine and plenty of warm weather, Tucson is the ideal place to escape to during harsh winter months. We reached out to Donna Owens, concierge at Loews Ventana Canyon, to ask for her top reasons to leave even the sunniest, comfiest poolside lounge chair and head out exploring. Here are her Top 5 Places to Visit in Tucson. Think caving, canyons and culture in the form of unique museums… Read more
With year-round warm weather and sunny blue skies, Tucson is a golfer’s paradise. Check out our Top 3 Spots to snap a picture on one of two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses at Loews Ventana Canyon to make your co-workers green with envy. Canyon Course, Hole 8: This hole on the Canyon side of the golf course offers an incredible view of the Catalina Mountains surrounded by lush greenery with Loews Ventana Canyon situated perfectly in the background… Read more
Food fans rejoice! A trip to Tucson isn’t complete without indulging in some of the region’s finest cuisine and here we have Executive Chef Ken Harvey sharing his insight behind three of Loews Ventana Canyon’s most popular and uniquely local culinary events, including the Beer Garden BBQ Dinner. After all, does anything go better together than beer and barbecue? … Read more
The Sonoran Desert landscape (home of Loews Ventana Canyon) comes to life during the spring months in a bounty of vibrant colors. Surrounded by cacti and blossoming desert flowers, Tucson is a great getaway this time of year—or any time you can visit. Our Top 5 things to do include shopping, taking in some history and star-gazing… Read more
My colleagues recommended El Charro Cafe for lunch the day I was going into downtown Tucson and as soon as they started to describe it, I knew I was in for a treat. El Charro opened in 1922 and is thought to be one of the oldest restaurants in the city. It’s on a quiet street close to the city center … Read more