Tucson, Arizona

Family fun and sun in Tucson

Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona

Arizona, particularly Tucson, has always been one of our family’s favorite vacation destinations. The dramatic rocky landscapes of America’s southwest, deep blue skies, and majestic saguaro cactus are worlds away from our typical scenery at home and with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, a sunny vacation is virtually guaranteed

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Family Travel | Pointe Hilton, Phoenix

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort

For parents traveling with kids, the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort offers many attractive amenities. An all-suite resort, guests at Squaw Peak can choose from a standard two-room suite, one- or two- bedroom casita, Grande Suite or mountainside Palacio, a 3-bedroom fully furnished home overlooking the resort. The resort’s Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch features four acres of cascading waterfalls, secluded waterways, three swimming pools, and a 130-foot waterslide. Located on 27-acres the property is surrounded by the Sonoran Desert and bordered by the 3,000-acre Phoenix Mountain Preserve offering immediate access to hiking, jogging and biking trails. The Coyote Camp children’s program, available for children ages 4-12 and teens, offers a full schedule of sports and activities. 800.876.4683

Outdoors | Grand Canyon Expeditions

Colorado River Rafting

Grand Canyon Expeditions offers all-inclusive 8- and 14-day adventures through the Grand Canyon, including special-interest excursions that focus on archaeology, history, ecology, geology and photography. Guests ride the Colorado’s River’s rapids, explore side canyons and camp on the river’s beaches. Tours are all-inclusive including meals, beverages, sleeping gear, dry bags, tents, personal storage boxes and transportation to and from Las Vegas, the point of origin. Trips are scheduled May-August and are recommended for ages 8 and up. 800.544.2691

Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson

Family escape to a Tucson ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson, AZWhen the last dreary days of winter linger, there’s nothing better than a trip that promises warm sun and clear blue skies. Tucson, Arizona, is renowned for its superb weather, boasting over 300 days of sunshine a year, more than any city in the U.S.

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