No trip to Tucson would be complete without experiencing the flavor of the West by horseback. Pantano Riding Stables, a reputable family owned business, caters to riders on all skill levels. A large variety of horses are available to accommodate every type of rider. Reservations required.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: To get the most out of a ride, you should be well-rested and hydrated.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Go on a mission with our historic tour.
Winemaking and viticulture shaped much of the young lives of Flying Leap Vineyards' founding partners: Mark Beres grew up and worked his first vineyard jobs in the wine-growing region of southeastern Washington, and Marc Moeller is the product of generations of Swiss winemakers. Their experiences make for a potent combination of artistry and science when it comes to crafting their own wine. They use only grapes that are lab certified, well adjusted for planting in the Arizona loam, and able to sit patiently for still lifes. This sophisticated fusion is evident at the winery's two tasting rooms, where guests can purchase their favorite vintages and excite their palates with sampler flights.
Balloon America's professional ballooners are all FAA-certified pilots and only fly when dressed in pressed uniforms and freshly groomed epaulets. During the mountain tour (a $349 value), which lasts up to two hours, ride-alongs will soar toward Sabino Canyon and hover above the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, where the keys to the city of Tucson were forged long ago. Mid-flight, an on-board Nikon camera will snap a wide-angle photo of the loaded passenger basket, then email the 8x12 result to your the digital mail service provider of your choosing. To seal the experience deep within your soul, the excursion concludes with a mimosa toast served in crystal flutes chilled by the breath of penguins. A one-week health club membership to the La Mariposa Resort gives you access to lighted tennis courts, a junior Olympic pool, driving range, fitness classes, strength and cardio equipment, and more.
Crafting wines culled from the fertile fields of southern Arizona, Charron Vineyards has a penchant for producing quality whites and reds thanks to its high altitude, cool night temperatures, and lush fields of wine-bottle plants. Guests visit the welcoming, pet-friendly estate to walk along the 4 acres of mature grapevines and learn the intricate details of making fine wines such as their signature white merlot and smooth French-style ros?. The staff also hosts tastings on the scenic open deck and in the glass-enclosed tasting room, during which guests sip fruity whites and complex reds as they gaze at the breathtaking Santa Rita and Empire mountain ranges. Located about a half hour south of Tucson, guests are always welcome to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the extensive tasting menu of wines offered by the bottle or glass.