If You Like Tackling Trails

Crisscrossed with trails -- and warm all winter long -- Tucson is one of the best places for hikers. The Westward Look Resort, with its 80 acres of nature paths and indigenous wildlife like wild boars and gila monsters, is the ideal spot to kick back between outings. Explore the property, and then head to nearby Sabino Canyon, where you'll find hundreds of miles of paths, for every fitness level. On another day, schedule a pre-dawn hike on the five-mile Gate's Pass Trail in Tucson Mountain Park, and watch the sun rise over all four mountain ranges, bathing each one in pink. Once you're suitably awed, head back to the hotel to soothe sore muscles in your private outdoor hot tub. The Westward Look's spa offers plenty of options for relaxation -- from an Arizona aloe wrap ($99) to a Stone Skin Revival Facial ($109), where 26 hot and cold stones are placed on your face to boost circulation and refresh your skin.

DON'T MISS Take a hike in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, a 21-acre living diorama with 1,200 plants and more than 300 kinds of animals, like coyotes and thick-billed parrots.

DETAILS Sign up for the Spa Revitalizer package and get two 60-minute spa treatments, two 60-minute facials and breakfast for two (starting from $299 per person, double occupancy). Go to westwardlook.com

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