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LOOK OUT TUCSON by Westward Look Resort

There’s nowhere in the world like our desert home, whose warmth and beauty keep visitors returning year after year. Find out about Tucson events, attractions and discoveries to help you make the most of your stay here at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.

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Thanksgiving in Tucson with a View

Posted on November 14, 2013

Late November in Tucson is always popular for those seeking a dose of winter sunshine, glorious hiking, cycling (at events such as El Tour de Tucson, Nov. 23), Mexican food as only Tucson can make it – and of course, Thanksgiving meals that somehow keep going ALL day.

The latter is the inspiration for Thanksgiving 2013 here at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. Our popular Grand Brunch Buffet is back, served as always in the Sonoran Ballroom. But different families have different holiday rhythms. So anytime you come by, you can be sure some great food will be ready and waiting. (Just like home, but without the dishes.)

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Besides sun, Tucson has plenty of stars

Posted on November 8, 2013
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Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

It’s not news that Tucson has the sun. In addition to a solar energy industry, the city also hosts the country’s only solar-powered bookstore, pizza parlor and, yes, organic ice cream truck.

But did you know that we’re also big on stars? Amateur astronomers regularly visit, to make pilgrimages to observatories around the city and surrounding area. The University of Arizona is a key participant in Mars exploration, most recently via the Curiosity mission of 2012. We even have a bar in town that boasts high-level telescopes on the roof.

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Saddle Up

Posted on September 30, 2013

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Most of Tucson doesn’t look particularly old West. Depending on the part of the city you’re in, either pickup trucks or high-tech cycles rule the streets.

But horseback riding lives on. You can still find stables well within city limits, and “horse crossing” signs even on some fast-moving, high-traffic roads. Western workwear – spotlessly clean but showing wear in the right places, not box-fresh – remains an everyday sight, especially on older gentlemen.

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Tennis vacations in Tucson

Posted on September 17, 2013

The world of tennis vacations is a funny thing. Dedicated tennis lovers visit lush tropical islands, laid-back beach towns, etc., in search of the perfect location for a court that, after all, looks much the same anywhere you go.

But if you want to keep on serving long after summer has left most of the country, Tucson is the place. With plenty of sunny days, many of us can wear tennis whites year-round. But with daily temperatures averaging a pleasant 84 degrees, autumn is a particularly nice time. So if you’re coming this way, make sure to pack that racket!

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Get Centered in Tucson

Posted on August 30, 2013

One of the more distinctive features of our Sonoran Spa is the Labyrinth, blessed by an Elder of Tohono O’odham. The spiral is based on a traditional Tohono O’odham motif, known as “The Man in the Maze,” which you may recognize from hand-woven baskets, silverwork and pottery.

One interpretation of the “Man in the Maze” involves I’itoi, the ancestral founder of Arizona’s Tohono O’odham and Pima tribes. I’itoi’s spirit lives at the top of Baboquivari Peak, a 7,730-foot monolith southwest of Tucson. As the story goes, the spiral is Iitoi leading his followers on a merry chase back to the mountain, tracing and retracing his steps.

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A picture-perfect Tucson wedding

Posted on August 23, 2013

While we love hosting individual visitors and groups, weddings are a huge part of life at Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. Check out our other wedding posts, including tips for your out-of-town guests and our different packages to help pop the question, get engaged, or turn your wedding into either a simple celebration or an epic event.

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Monsoon Sunsets, a Tucson Treasure

Posted on July 30, 2013

Photo by Sean Parker

Of all the photos we post on our Facebook page, sunset photos are far and away the most popular.

Tucson sunsets are outstanding year-round, but monsoon sunsets are spectacular. The warm, moist air from the Sea of Cortez meets dry desert air, creating a high-pressure area that keeps dust, salt, and smoke particles closer to the ground. The particles mute the blues in the color spectrum and intensify the red and pink, while winds sweep up dust particles and big thunderclouds bounce back the light, saturating the colors even more. (As beautiful as the photos are, our sunsets are even better in person!)

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