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With the desert at its doorstep, this resort, which underwent a $14-million renovation in 2009, is a favorite of mine. Built in 1912 as a private estate, Westward Look is the oldest resort in Tucson, and although it doesn’t have a golf course, it has horseback-riding stables, a nature trail, an excellent spa, and plenty of tennis courts. The large guest rooms have a southwestern flavor and private patios or balconies with city views. For the ultimate in Southwest luxury, opt for one of the stargazer spa suites, which have outdoor hot tubs. GOLD, the resort’s main restaurant, utilizes herbs and vegetables grown on-site, and the Lookout Grille is a favorite local hangout for watching sports on big-screen TVs. If you aren’t a golfer but do enjoy resort amenities, this is one of your best bets in Tucson.