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Loews Vanatana Canyon resort

At Loews Vantana Canyon, you walk out the back doors and step into the natural beauty of the Sonoran desert. Architect John Hill constructed the resort to blend into the southwestern landscape.

If you appreciate the serenity of the outdoors, you'll love spending an afternoon exploring miles of hiking trails. Golf fan? You'll want to play a round of golf on one of two PGA, Tom Fazio-designed courses. 

Rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, plus sitting areas and Keurig coffeemakers. There are four restaurants, plus a lakeside spa, a fitness center and two heated outdoor pools with Jacuzzis. Address:  7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750; Phone: 520-299-2020

Area attractions

 Sabino Canyon: Take a trip up to Seven Falls and enjoy the waterfalls or hike the Phoneline trail and enjoy its breathtaking views of Tucson below. Trails range from 0.8 miles to 10.1 miles. Loews Ventana Canyon offers complimentary shuttle transportation three times per day to Sabino Canyon. 

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum: This desert museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden all in one place. Meet animals native to the Sonoran Desert, including mountain lions, Gila monsters and prairie dogs. Also ask about the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Mineral Display. 

Tucson Botanical Gardens: Tucson Botanical Gardens is a 5½-acre collection of 17 specialty gardens tucked into the heart of the city. Keep cool and learn a thing or two as you stroll through the gardens along intimate paths at this historic Tucson property. 

Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter: Lush green "sky islands" with evergreens that float above the desert landscapes below are just 45 minutes from the resort; guests can drive—or, if they’re up for the challenge, cycle—up the 25-mile steep Catalina Highway and arrive at over 9,000 feet in elevation, where they'll be awed by the breathtaking views from Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.

Biosphere 2: The Biosphere 2 has a unique history, one that led it to its current 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

Area shopping

La Encantada: This upscale outdoor mall is just minutes down the road and features stores including St. John Sport, Anthropologie, Coach, Tiffany & Co., Victoria’s Secret as well as local boutiques for men and women. The Tucson shopping mall also offers a variety of restaurants and nightlife opportunities. 

Old Town Artisans: Stroll through the downtown historical Presidio area through Tucson shops that reflect the area’s cultural arts and history. 

4th Avenue: Enjoy a stroll along this historical Tucson shopping district featuring over 100 restaurants and shops.