Fantasy and science fiction writer Ray Bradbury may have only lived in Tucson for a few short years as a young child, but some of his thoughts as an adult are wise words of advice for anyone about to visit the city…or anywhere, for that matter: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’ll drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” Take heart, wise wanderer: When you stay at one of the many resorts or hotels in Tucson, you won’t be lacking in wonder.
A stroll around town offers the opportunity to explore world-class museums, drop by a unique art gallery, or marvel at a massive public mural. The muse of the creative mind turns to natural wonder as you venture out of town for a day hike on a challenging mountain trail, a horseback ride though a scenic canyon, or a bird-watching expedition along the banks of a seasonal wash. “We’re all dreamers,” as Bradbury said.
After a full day of taking in the wonder stuff in and around the Old Pueblo, a well-deserved night’s sleep at one of the colorful Tucson hotels is sure to conjure kaleidoscopic dreams of tawny and mocha mountains dwarfing juniper and sage chaparral.
With ample Tucson lodging options throughout the area, you won’t have to look very far to find your perfect spot. Hotels in the downtown area allow you to walk to the many shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. But when you are deciding where to stay in Tucson, we recommend booking a resort on the outskirts of town, where you can be close to the beauty that beckons you to the Sonoran Shangri La.
From the washes in Sabino Canyon to the peak of Mt. Lemmon, the trails that run throughout the Santa Catalina Mountains offer picturesque possibilities at every turn. Whether you take a springtime walk through the blooming desert or a strenuous hike through the stoic cacti, your eyes will surely be rewarded with welcomed wonder. At the end of a long day, find solace at one of our mountainside Tucson hotels. To stay right in the middle of these rustic summits, consider Tucson Mountain Park. With equestrian areas, the Desert Discovery Center, picnic grounds, an observation overlook, and a web of hiking trails, you won’t be lacking for attractions in this outdoor adventure land.
When you’re ready to feast your eyes on more than your share of natural and cultural wonders, plan your stay in the Old Pueblo. You’ll have a wide assortment of accommodations to select from, including cheap hotels in Tucson, luxury resorts, and family-friendly accommodation across the city. Before you book, meditate on this nugget of wisdom from Ray Bradbury: “If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.” In that spirit, a trip to Tucson will certainly serve to add a world of wonder to your already enjoyable life.