Hotel At a Glance: Best Western InnSuites Tucson Foothills
Tucked between the Tucson suburbs of Casas Adobes and the Catalina Foothills, Best Western InnSuites Tucson Foothills offers a central location near many attractions. Start you day exploring with the free hot breakfast buffet, and be sure to visit the free evening social hour. Or go shopping at Tucson Mall, just a short drive away, where you'll find Sephora, Macy's, and other shops.
- Visit the campus: The University of Arizona is just about 7 miles south of the hotel.
- Get some rest Two-room executive suites feature a Pillowtop Cloud 9 bed, flat-screen TV, and free high-speed Internet access.
- Work up a sweat on the hotel's tennis courts.
- Must-see attractions: Visit Kartchner Caverns State Park, where you can explore massive limestone caves and Arizona's tallest below-ground natural column formation; or take your picture with the cacti in Saguaro National Park.
- Take a dip: in the heated pool
Tucson, Arizona: Southwestern History and Culture Amid the Cacti
Tucson—or the Old Pueblo—is a bastion of southwestern culture surrounded by mountains and desert. Over the city’s long history, it's absorbed elements from the many peoples who have lived or passed through here: Native Americans, Europeans, Latinos, and Asians to name a few. Today, this unique blend is especially evident in the downtown restaurant scene, where you can get authentic chilies rellenos, sushi, and upscale bistro fare with fine wines from nearby vintners.
Those willing to make the short trip outside of downtown can soak up the area's gorgeous natural landscape at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a combined botanical garden and zoo. Here, mountain lions, gila monsters, and more than 1,200 kinds of plants inhabit 21 acres of desert scenery.
Mission San Xavier del Bac, the "White Dove of the Desert," is one of the oldest intact European structures in Arizona. This sprawling white adobe church, located about 10 miles south of downtown, was built in the 1700s. It's a striking example of the area's Spanish colonial architecture, with an interior adorned with frescoes and sculptures.