Out & About
The ultimate in privacy and convenience, Hacienda Del Sol resides on 34 scenic acres in the panoramic foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Hiking trails and horseback riding are at your doorstep, and spectacular golf is within minutes. You’ll find the best of both worlds, with close proximity to Tucson’s vibrant cultural scene offering the finest in art galleries, restaurants, and upscale shopping… and a mere 25 minute’s drive and 16 miles from Tucson International Airport.
The natural beauty, rich history and endless bounds of activities under the Tucson sun can all be found at visittucson.org, a host to everything Tucson!
Hacienda del Sol is perched on 34 scenic acres in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains; hiking trails are at your doorstep. From a casual stroll around the beautiful gardens to a more rugged hike up Finger Rock Canyon, there are countless spectacular trails for every level of experience. Need gear? Our local outfitter, Summit Hut, has everything you need.
Shopping & Galleries
- With its north central location, Hacienda Del Sol is an excellent place to begin your shopping and gallery hopping in Tucson. The shops at La Encantada as well as St. Philip’s Plaza are a few short minutes away, with galleries on the way!
- La Encantada: from Tiffany & Co. to Coach, you’ll find upscale shopping in a beautiful foothills setting. Enjoy a visit to Settler’s West, the galleries at Gallery Row, and Skyline Gallery right across the street.
- Lost Barrio: located in an old warehouse section of Tucson, the barrio contains a row of importers and manufacturers of custom furnishings. A real find for the lover of ethnic and exotic styles.
- Old Town Artisans: housed in the El Presidio Historic District, the 150-year-old building has six distinctive shops and galleries featuring fine art and craft from regional artists. Enjoy lunch or a beverage on the Spanish-style courtyard and patio.
- Casas Adobes: stylish shops, galleries, and restaurants wrapped in charm that is distinctly Tucson.
- St.Philip’s Plaza: home to boutiques, galleries and restaurants surrounded by gardens and mission-style architecture, St. Philip’s Plaza is a picturesque shopping destination and hosts Tucson’s Farmers Market on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the open courtyard.
- Zona 78 : Casual dining at its’ best. These innovative and eclectic eateries provide fresh and local ingredients paired with inspired wine lists to create a memorable dining experience.
- Zona 78 has two locations; 78 W. River Road (520.888.7878) and 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road (520.296.7878).
- La Encantada: a variety of restaurants from Armitage Wine Lounge to RA Sushi Bar, the restaurants offer dining diversity just six minutes from the resort.
- The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum: world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place!
- Colossal Cave Mountain Park: stalactites, stalagmites, bats, and a cool 70 degrees year round, a great day trip.
- DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun: traditional adobe brick buildings housing 15,000 pieces of original DeGrazia oils, watercolors, sculptures and more.
- Tucson Museum of Art: features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of the Americas, Art of the American West, and Modern and Contemporary Art.Pima Air & Space Museum: history takes flight at this museum, one of the largest of its kind in the world.