Posts Tagged ‘Saguaro National Park’

Tucson’s Fiesta de Saguaro

March 12th, 2010 by tucsonbb

We’ve just come back from an annual event held at the Saguaro National Park East Visitor’s Center where there are activities for children, yummy Mexican

Baskets & Other wares

Baskets & Other wares

food, lectures, and a craft fair highlighting handcrafted Indian pottery and basketry.  What a perfect day for Tucson visitors and locals including families.

There was an interesting lecture about the development of the Rincon Valley from the 1870’s through the 1930’s both in Spanish and then in English with historical pictures and maps of the early areas and the people that homesteaded there.

As we were leaving, the Mariachis were singing, and Mexican dancers were

Mariachi Singers

Mariachi Singers

getting ready to perform in their native costumes.

Several of our guests at Hacienda del Desierto asked to check out a bit late because they were so caught up with the activities there.

Tucson’s Saguaro National Park East

November 25th, 2009 by tucsonbb

Hiking in the Park

Hiking in Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park East, just across the street from our lodging inn (Hacienda del Desierto Bed & Breakfast), offers spectacular views from hiking trails through the lush desert growth and up into the foothills of the Rincon Mountains.  On a regular basis National Park Service Rangers give guided walks explaining the flora and fauna of the area.  Extensive hiking maps can be obtained both at our bed and breakfast and at the park east side Visitor’s Center along with scheduled guided walks.  There is also a beautiful nine-mile drive through the park.  Near the end of the drive there are very large rocks you can climb on to watch our stunning Tucson, Arizona sunsets.

Outdoor Recreation Surrounds our Tucson Arizona Inn

October 26th, 2009 by tucsonbb

T’is the season when the rains start to fall in the Northwest and the snows start to fall in the Midwest. Yes, that’s when people start to wonder why they don’t spend more time in lovely places like Tucson Arizona, and they book a week or so at our Tuscon Arizona Inn. Some folks so deeply in love with this area that they end up moving here. Others just vow to return again, year after year. And they do.

Why? Because it is lovely here in the southwest in the winter, particularly in the Tucson area. True, nights can be cold, and it sometimes snows; but days are often sunny and just the right degree of warm.

Because the weather is so fine, it draws folks out of doors during the winter months. November is a great time to take long hikes in nearby Saguaro National Park or Sabino Canyon. Either spot offers miles of hiking trails, spectacular views, and clean air.

Tucson Botanical Gardens is always a good spot to visit while staying at our Tucson Arizona lodging, especially if you want to indulge in the beauty of southern Arizona wilderness without delving too deeply into that wilderness. There is always something interesting happening at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, such as the Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit, through November 30, 2010.

So don’t feel sad when the rains set in or the icy cold arrives with a blast. Fight back by heading south for a while, to this Tucson Arizona Inn.

Biking Old Spanish Trail in Tucson Arizona

July 8th, 2009 by tucsonbb

Recently, Tucson, Arizona was rated one of the top bike friendly communities.  All week, but especially on weekends, Old Spanish Trail is busy with bikers both because there is a bike lane all the way along it and because of the scenic Sonoran desert through which the road travels.  Saguaro National Park East is just off the Trail,  a large biking draw with its spectacular 9 mile loop paved road.  Some of the hiking trails in the park can also used by mountain bikers.  At the end of Old Spanish Trail is Colossal Cave State Park offering picnic sites, a cave tour, and horseback riding.  Bed and Breakfast lodging accommodations can be found just off Spanish Trail for those wanting to enjoy the natural desert surroundings with easy access to the Trail.