Under the Tucson Sun - NBC Chicago

Vacations are great for catching up on sleep and lounging by the pool. But they're also an opportunity to rejuvenate your body and restore your spirit with activities that bring you joy. From golfing to stargazing, dining to ziplining, here's how to connect to your best self on a wellness stay in Tucson.

GO BEYOND

Hang from a zipline. Push through a hike to a hidden waterfall. Escape your comfort zone and uncover new strengths in the awe-inspiring outdoors.

GO WITHIN

The Sonoran region has been a source of healing since long before settlers came west. Let the timeless landscape clear your thoughts and lift your spirits.

GROUND YOURSELF

With nearly 3500 species of plants—not to mention 1,000 species of bees—the Sonoran is the most biodiverse desert on earth. Deepen your sense of belonging as you connect to the richness of nature.

LIFT YOUR GAZE

When the night sky is truly pitch-black, there's so much more you can see. Ponder the constellations and watch for shooting stars at one of the best dark sky sites in the country.

SPOT BIRDS

Over 500 species of birds can be seen in the Tucson area. Feel the distractions of everyday life melt away as you look and listen for fluttering wings.

SCORE BIRDIES

With an average temperature of 70º and sunny skies 350 days a year, golf and Tucson are a perfect pair. Find your bliss on more than 40 world-class courses, set against lush saguaro forests and awe-inspiring mountains.

TAKE A TASTE

Birthplace of the chimichanga and home to the country's oldest Mexican restaurant, Tucson's culinary scene ranges from fine to funky. Indulge your senses with desert-to-table dining that blends heritage ingredients and contemporary artistry.

JUMP IN

We are all born with the instinct to play. Reconnect to your innate curiosity, nourish your ability to find joy in small moments and satisfy your hard-wired craving for fun at Tucson's amazing family-friendly attractions.