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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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Tucson really goes “green” for St. Paddy’s

Posted on March 5, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and you might not think that it would get much notice in Tucson, right? After all, this is a town that lets its schools out for the annual rodeo! But the Irish influence is steeped in Tucson’s history. The man who is called the “Father of Tucson,” Hugo O’Conor, was an Irishman raised in Spain who became a military governor in Mexico. As governor, he established Presidio San Agustín in what is downtown Tucson as part of a trade route for the Spanish.

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5 things to know about driving in Tucson

Posted on February 13, 2013

Chances are, when you visit Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, you’ll be renting a car or obtaining other transportation to make your way around Tucson. Like most cities, Tucson has its own traffic quirks. Unless you live here or visit regularly, you might not know these things, so we thought we’d clue you in on five things that will help you navigate our streets.

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Tips to keep fit while traveling

Posted on January 30, 2013

Just because you’re hitting the road doesn’t mean you have to let your fitness routine go flying out the window! These days, everybody knows how important it is to stay healthy and what a big role fitness plays. Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa has top-notch fitness and recreation facilities, but keeping fit on the road starts at home.

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Tucson Winters Explained – Even the Locals will Learn Something New

Posted on December 19, 2012

In other places, April showers bring May flowers, but this is Tucson, where winter rains bring glorious spring wildflowers. Our winter days are mostly sunny with mild temperatures and clear skies. Many of our Sonoran Desert critters have gone south or are hibernating, though we do get the real kind of snowbirds escaping icy northern climes. As Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa is in the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills, we do get frost on the plants. Occasionally, it has been known to snow in Tucson! (Blink and you’ll miss it.)

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The History of Christmas Gingerbread Houses

Posted on November 7, 2012

Did you ever wonder where the gingerbread house tradition came from? Sure, it was popularized in the famous Brothers Grimm “Hansel and Gretel” fable, in which the witch’s name, Frau Pfefferkuchenhaus, is derived from the earliest form of gingerbread from Franconian monks (Pfefferkuchen, which literally translates to “pepper bread”) and the German word for house (haus). Gingerbread is also known as Lebkuchen, whose word origin isn’t clear. The German city of Nürnberg, called Nuremberg outside of Germany, is famous for its gingerbread. In fact, the oldest known recipe for gingerbread, written in the 16th century, is housed in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (German National Museum) in Nürnberg. The city likely developed its taste for gingerbread thanks to its location along ancient trading and spice routes.

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The Sonoran Desert is ready for you and its close-up!

Posted on October 3, 2012

Now that the desert heat is cooling down, the Sonoran Desert becomes a haven for nature lovers from all over the world. October is a great month to visit Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa. During the day, you can hike or play tennis to your heart’s content under vividly blue skies and at night, stroll beneath a dazzling canopy of sparkling stars. If you didn’t know it already, Arizona is famous for its sunsets with streaks and puffs of purple, orange, red, white, blue and yellow challenging most of us mere mortals to describe the beauty in words.

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