The Age of Aquarius is dawning in the desert. No matter what your sign, it’s time to pack your bags for a memorable and watery getaway at a splashy Tucson resort. Your thirst for a summer oasis will be quenched in Tucson.
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Beach Party themes change weekly beginning May 25 thru Sept 1, 2014: Margaritaville, Hawaiian Heat, Under The Sea, Survivor Skills Challenge, Surf and Safari, Life’s a Beach, Fifties Flashback, Beach Patrol plus a spectacular July 4th All American Barbecue!
* Two night minimum required for food and beverage credit.
EVERYTHING BUT THE SAND YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR SUMMER BEACH PARTY WITH BBQ WEEKENDS The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa gives you lots of ways to make the most of vacation time—close to home. This summer we’re bringing everything but the sand to eight uniquely themed ‘beach parties’ all summer long! Relax during the week with specialty drinks and beach party give-a-ways, or join us in our pool oasis for barbeque weekends featuring fun activities for the kids, live music, contests and more!
Summer Getaway rates including a $50 food & beverage credit* start at
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.WESTINLAPALOMARESORT.COM AND SELECT BEACH PARTY PACKAGES OR CALL 1.888.677.6338
Dive Into Summer Dive into Summer at our fabulous Omni Tucson National Resort. Explore what Omni has to offer to beat the heat. Receive a cocktail & cuisine credit of $100 to spend at any dining outlet or bar on property. Before you arrive, allow our Concierge to assist in making your stay even better by arranging all the details and suggesting activities. For more information, call 800-THE-OMNI or visit omnitucsonnational.com
Subject to availability. Minimum 2 night stay. Applicable for new reservations only, booked as the Dive Into Summer package. See participating property for details. Not applicable to groups, conventions or in combination with other savings or discounts. Cuisine and cocktail credit is based on double occupancy and will appear as a statement credit upon checkout and applies to room service and dining outlets on property (some exclusions may apply, see participating property for details); includes alcohol, tax and gratuity.
get wet! Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign — or budget — the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of nature’s most spectacular sound-and-light shows. Unless otherwise noted, activities begin in late May and run through August.
First Resorts When the temperatures rise in Tucson, room rates dip, and many top resorts pump up their poolside action. The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s multiple pools and 177-foot-long water slide serve as the backdrop for a series of beach parties with weekly
the vast pool complex at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa becomes the stage for playing cowboys, courtesy of nearby Old Tucson. Other themed weekends are less bellicose, if no less lively.
Desert Springs Oasis at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador all the resorts offer bar service at quiet adults-only pools.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort It’s tough to drag kids away from the Desert Springs Oasis at the The Westin La Paloma Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, with its mega water changing themes — Hawaiian Heat, say, slide and shallow fish-shaped pool. Summer adds water aerobics to the or Fifties Flashback. Expect matching exercise roster and poolside DJs to activities like hula hoop contests and the entertainment mix. classic The koi in the lake at Loews Ventana rock bands. Canyon are real kid magnets, as are the Call it the showdown at the Lazy summer dive-in movies. The Hilton and River. This Father’s Day weekend,
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Westward Look Resort & Spa the Westin also screen family-friendly films by the pool on the weekends. Not to worry if you prefer a frozen margarita to a screening of “Frozen” —
Moisturizing is raised to an art form — and a lifestyle enhancement at Miraval Resort & Spa. Himalayan Sound Bath puts you in harmony with the universe as you float in a pool resonating with the tones of ancient healing bowls. You might have a near-birth experience with Aqua Zen, as the therapist moves your limbs gently in water heated almost to body temperature.
Family Fun & Education Famous for re-creating the Earth’s ecosystems in a giant dome, the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 is looking to turn its 676,000-gallon ocean into a mini version of the Sea of Cortez, which covers half the surface of the Sonoran Desert when it reaches California. To that end, researchers recently brought in 5,000 red-tipped hermit crabs to dine on invader algae. Watch them and other ocean dwellers from the gallery, which hosts an exhibition on the history of the Sea of Cortez created by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Reid Park Zoo, Kenya Get Wet The sea is also explored at the and other exhibits stay open until 10 p.m. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, on summer Saturdays, and one of the where the touch tank in the Warden themed evenings is devoted to World Aquarium lets visitors get hands-on Oceans. A friendly otter is among the with marine invertebrates like serpent other water dwellers you can visit at stars and turbo snails. The aquarium
the Desert Museum, which — name notwithstanding — is a delightful botanical garden and zoo. At the more globaloriented Reid Park Zoo, ducks and flamingos do it, along with elephants, bears and tigers — that is, get wet. When the kids are ready to Biosphere 2 cool off after watching the critters take dips in their enclosures, head for the African-themed Kenya Get Wet area, where pushing a button makes water spritz from the mouths of multiple creatures, while an artificial tree waters visitors. Many municipal pools around town can help you get into the swim with low-cost lessons, but top facilities can be enjoyed at the state-of-the-art Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Oro Valley Aquatic Center. Watch Warden Aquarium national swim competitions at the
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professional Olympic-size pool or, when it’s free, practice for your own gold medal achievements. Less competitive? Take a class in the recreation pool — everything from SCUBA certification to water reiki — or just splash around on the huge waterslide.
Nature’s Waterworks One of Arizona’s most spectacular spots to take a dip, Seven Falls in Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, adds cascading water to the striking desert-meet-mountains-and-forest landscape. Cut two miles off the moderately difficult eight-mile hike to the falls by catching a tram to the Bear Canyon trailhead. The soaring Santa Catalina Mountains serve as a backdrop to Agua Caliente Park, lush with palm and mesquite trees. A onetime (1873) guest ranch and hot springs resort — its restored main
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building now hosts an art gallery — this desert oasis offers frequent naturalist-led programs. Several of them feature flying creatures, from wetland birds and butterflies to dragonflies and bats. At Christopher Columbus Park, your pup can work off steam at an off-leash dog park and then rest quietly at your feet as you fish for trout at the stocked
Silverbell Lake (OK, you can dream about the quiet resting part). Model boat fans flock to the adjoining Archer Lake to float their mini-watercraft. Nature’s most electrifying performance in Tucson is the lightning show that accompanies the monsoon rains; they usually arrive in early July. According to the University of Arizona’s Institute of Atmospheric Physics, which helped design the National Lightning Detection Network’s advanced geo-location instruments, Tucson’s unusually high cloud base and unobstructed vistas create some of the Southwest’s most dramatic storm displays. For many, the preferred perch for watching the show is a barstool. Consider sitting out the rain at one of downtown’s new hot spots, Saint House, which specializes in rum cocktails. They make a mean Dark and Stormy.
starting at Experience the Baja coast in Tucson this summer with Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa’s “Baja Bound” summer getaway.
Relax in a beach-like atmosphere with margaritas poolside, a menu of Baja-influenced specialty creations, music and activities. Fun for the entire family all summer long! Rates starting at $99/night with no resort fee. Guests will also receive a passbook of savings to use at Lookout Bar & Grill, GOLD and Oasis restaurants, Sonoran Spa, and for tennis, horseback riding and more!
Baja Bound begins May 18 through September 18, 2014.
Book your esca pe today. (800) 722-2500 or visit WestwardLook.com.
transcend LIFE IN BALANCE TOOLS ARE YOUR TAKE-HOME SOUVENIR. Somewhere between the innovative treatments at our award-winning spa and the life-affirming activities designed to bring you a series of Aha! moments, you’ll find what you need to help you transcend all your daily stresses. Receive extra resort credit all summer long. For details, visit MiravalResorts.com | 800.651.3796 | Tucson AZ
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Enjoy a heightened sense of luxury at Arizona’s premier entertainment destination. Entice your palate at the award-winning PY Steakhouse. Or look for excitement with Tucson’s hottest gaming or play a round of golf at the new Sewailo Golf Club. Afterwards, energize your soul with the best live entertainment at AVA Amphitheater. One stay and you’ll see why Casino Del Sol Resort is Arizona’s only Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star and AAA Four-Diamond casino resort. Make sure to ask about our Sky Level suites and pool side cabanas for even more fun under the sun.
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Summer Unlimited Golf Specials
Visit Tucson this summer for a relaxing and enjoyable getaway with the Unlimited golf package starting at $99 per person based on double occupancy per day. Plus resort fee and taxes. Not a golfer, then be sure to ask about our Stay More, Save More Summer promotion where the more you stay, the more you save! Receive 10% off a one night stay, 15% off a two night stay, and 20% off a 3 night stay or more along with a resort credit of $25! TheLodgeAtVentanaCanyon.com or reservations at 800-828-5701
JW Marriott® Starr Pass Resort & Spa invites you to escape to cool and comfortable elegance, exciting adventures and delicious dining this summer.
Make a splash at the Starr Pass Water Collection, featuring a lazy river, twisting water slide and refreshing pools. Relax, rejuvenate and revive at Hashani Spa. Swing into action on the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. Experience the high-tech Blur Lounge, just for teens. Play games and activities at Rising Starr Kids Club. Indulge in fresh and flavorful fare at one of five restaurants. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the summer of a lifetime.
PLAY YOUR WAY PACKAGE – FROM $169 PER NIGHT Includes a luxurious resort room and a $100 daily resort credit. For more information or reservations, visit jwmarriottstarrpass.com or call 520-792-3500 and mention rate code PKG when booking.
© 2014 Marriott International. Offer is valid May 16-September 14, 2014. Resort credit cannot be applied to room rate, tax or resort fee and may not be redeemed for cash. A limited number of rooms is available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 20 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. Other restrictions apply. Rate is per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservation.
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Published on May 3, 2014
It’s time to pack your bags for a memorable and watery getaway at a splashy Tucson resort. Your thirst for a summer oasis will be quenched i...