Spacious Radisson Suites with Mountain Views Close to Downtown Tucson
At midday, with the giant cacti thrown into relief against a blue sky, Tucson can still feel like a sleepy desert outpost in some Hollywood western. The Radisson Suites Tucson acts as an oasis—a cool, modern refuge where you can relax in air conditioning. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle that can ferry you to any attraction located within 3 miles of the property.
Each of the hotel’s suites has a spacious living room area. Many have balconies with views of either the Tucson Mountains or the city, and all have flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. The bathrooms come outfitted with two vanities, providing plenty of room for setting up two collections of toiletries.
Downstairs, there’s a business center, fitness center, and the Breeze Patio Bar and Grill, which serves three meals daily. The nearby Breeze Lounge serves lighter fare and cocktails. Feel free to take drinks to the giant outdoor pool area as you stretch out in the sun.
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.