With its colorful Southwest styling, historical character, mature cactus gardens, and ridge-top setting, Hacienda del Sol is one of Tucson’s most distinctive getaways. The lodge’s basic rooms, set around flower-filled courtyards, are evocative of old Mexican inns, with a rustic, colorful character and decidedly artistic flair. If you prefer more modern, spacious accommodations, ask for a suite; if you want loads of space and the chance to stay where Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy may have stayed, ask for the casita grande. With large terraces for alfresco dining, The Grill is one of Tucson’s best restaurants. During the day, you can lounge by the small pool, get a spa treatment, or go for a horseback ride.