Planning Your Arizona Staycation: Volume 3, Tucson

In this series of posts, we’ll share some great deals and ideas for “staycationing” in Arizona! A staycation is where you take a vacation, but stay within your state’s borders. Arizona has so many great places to explore, and we’ll share some of our local favorites with you here!  Did you know that on average, Tucson is about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Phoenix? That's a huge difference in the summer time, every degree counts! As the snowbirds head back north for the hot season, take the opportunity to experience the real Tucson. Many hotels and inns are offering summer specials to entice the locals to visit, so take advantage of these unique offers! You have a couple of great options for your stay in Tucson that you can see below.

Before picking where you'll lay your head at night, start planning your fun staycation activities by watching our Tucson WeekendZona video!

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch & Resort - Hacienda del Sol is a historic jewel on 34 acres in the foothills of the Catalina Mountain range. In 1929, John and Helen Murphey created Hacienda Del Sol; a desert retreat, with many personal touches crafted by the Murphey's . The property was originally a school for the daughters of society's elite families. Today it is luxury resort with a Triple A Four Diamond restaurant with an award winning wine list and more. See what spirited Southwestern hospitality is all about. Special: Book 3 nights at the best available rate and get the 4th night free! View other promotions here.

The Inns at El Ranch Merlita - Begin the day at this Tucson, Arizona inn with a piping hot mug of our signature El Rancho Merlita coffee blend – roasted in Tucson and ground fresh daily. Our hearty and varied breakfast menus are inspired by the rich culinary heritage of our region and Southern Arizona’s many artisan food crafters. Cuddle up in our soft Egyptian cotton sheets and luxurious Museum of New Mexico Collection bedding couture. Soak in the whirlpool as you watch the moon rise, or challenge a companion to a game of table tennis or horseshoes. Grab a book or a movie from our extensive Western collection. Schedule a yoga session or a massage in our private studio, a short stroll away through our desert meditation gardens. Or simply relax at the Ranch House under deep shaded porches with panoramic views of the Catalina Mountains. This is one of the best inns in Tucson, AZ. Special: Create your own custom package with exclusive add-ons, see the selection here

The Adobe Rose Inn - Originally built in 1933, the Adobe Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood in Central Tucson, just two blocks east of the University of Arizona (UA). Nestled in this architecturally diverse neighborhood, the Adobe Rose Inn is an ideal stop for vacationers, parents of students, and professional travelers. The Adobe Rose Inn B&B offers 6 unique rooms, all with private baths. Amenities of the B and B include swimming pool, spa, and wireless internet (WiFi). The Adobe Rose Inn is known for its irresistible, 3 course breakfasts. Upon request, we proudly serve delicious vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free breakfasts. Special: The Arizona Experience Package severely discounted for summer, starting at $300 and includes horseback rides or massages! Or plan a "Girlfriends' Getaway" for $180. More info on discounted packages here.

The Inn at Civano - Our Tucson bed and breakfast is located in the heart of Civano, a livable resort-style community complete with two swimming pools, tennis court, walking paths, exercise equipment, meeting room, and retail shops. While within the Tucson city limits, the Inn at Civano is also very close to Saguaro National Park and to the fast-growing town of Vail, Arizona. Special: Buy 2 nights anytime between April 1 and June 30 and get 3 nights! Enter "triple" in the discount code when booking online. 

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