With snow still in the forecast for many states across the U.S., Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort in Tucson, Ariz., has sunny skies and 80-degree weather on tap for spring breakers, complete with new horseback riding adventures and room rates starting from $239 per night. Nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, the newly renovated Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is serving up fun in the sun for the whole family with an array of “uniquely Southwest” experiences. New this year is an 18-horse stable located on the resort grounds offering guided horseback trail rides, riding lessons and family-friendly adventures.
Spring in Tucson is also an ideal time for guests to take advantage of the resort’s mountain biking and hiking with trailheads located on the resort grounds. Those looking to explore can enjoy two hours of complimentary mountain bike rentals, join in on a scheduled hike or walk or arrange for a private guided hike.
After a morning of exploration, families can retreat back to the resort where kids can participate in poolside games and splash around the newly redesigned Desert Springs, featuring sparking pools, a 143-foot water slide, a fish-shaped children’s pool with interactive water features and a waterfall-fed cold plunge. While the little ones are at play, parents can relax and lounge poolside with their favorite cocktail and enjoy light appetizers. As the sun begins to set, families can continue to enjoy Arizona’s mild evening weather and spectacular views at a variety of dining options including light meals at the newly updated Colibrí lobby lounge, or on the patio of the resort’s signature restaurant Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails for innovative dishes with a Southwestern flair. On most nights in the courtyard, a native American flute player pays a melodic tribute to the day as the young and young-at-heart race to the fire pits for fireside s’mores, after-dinner cocktails for the adults and some of the best stargazing Tucson has to offer. Nearing the completion of a multi-million dollar renovation, the resort has unveiled new guestroom and outdoor amenities, including redesigned pools, firepits and more to create new “uniquely Southwest” experiences.