Five Reasons to Visit Tanque Verde Ranch this Winter
Come to Tanque Verde Ranch this Winter! For those that live in the parts of the world with changing seasons, Tucson and the Ranch, might not be on the top of the list of places to visit. But, we would argue that point. We believe the Tucson area is one of the best places to visit, and this is why. It’s Sunny 300 Days of the Year What better way to spend your spring break getaway than escaping the snow! Make this year’s spring break trip the highlight of your year by enjoying the desert sun and cooling down by the pool. From sand volleyball and fishing to mountain biking and outdoor yoga, you’re sure to get your Vitamin D with the various outdoor activities that Tanque Verde Ranch has to offer. The People The people from Tucson are among the friendliest in the world. Made up of Mexican, Native American, European, and Asian influences, the different cultures makes our city incredibly diverse. People really embrace this diversity. It influences the architecture, atmosphere, and cuisine. When you stay, you’ll notice something different. Everyone has a positive attitude and is happy. We can’t explain it; maybe it’s because of the warm weather. We feel that these attributes translate to our staff. On your next visit make sure you count how many smiling faces you see each day because you will be pleasantly surprised by the amount. Southwestern Cooking Of course, being culturally diverse gives people one heck of a palette. But there is something special about the southwestern style of cooking in this area referred to as ‘Sonoran.’ Simplicity defines the Sonoran style. By using fresh, quality, local ingredients with very little fuss, there is beauty in every flavor because of its ingredients. The Sonoran-style starts with the flour tortilla (which some claim was invented here.) Red or green sauces are also common. And since most of the Sonoran is a land a vast cattle ranches, most flavors emphasize beef. When you have dinner at the Ranch look at the plates prepared by Chef Macy, and you will see what we mean - simple and beautiful but deep with flavor and complexity. Incredible Landscapes We have heard people say, “What’s so beautiful about the desert?” What’s our reply? You have never been to Tucson. You can drive all over Arizona and see a scattering amount of Saguaros throughout the land, but here, especially in the Saguaro National Park, you will see them everywhere. It is common for some to grow in heights up to 70 feet tall and live over 100 years. The reddish earth, amazing mountains, and animals that inhabit this area make it so unique. There are plenty of reasons why the residents here spend so much time hiking the vast trails through the parks and canyons. Sunsets over the Mountains Every place tries to make the claim that they offer the best sunset. Tucson truly does. Words can’t really describe it, you just have to come and see if for yourself. As a matter of fact, search ‘Tucson sunsets’ on Google and look at the results. Hundreds of Top 10 lists of best places to watch the sunset will show up. And there are a couple reasons for this:
- The pollution in Arizona is low. Tucson is not a highly industrial city so it has very clean air. Plus, it adopted an outdoor lighting ordinance in which to preserve residents with their unique desert environment and the dark night sky. These two major variables allow for the ability to see vibrant colors at the far ends of the spectrum plus make star gazing so illuminating.
- High clouds in Arizona. We all know we do not have a lot of moisture so our clouds are tens of thousands of feet in the air. And when you have high clouds, they reflect more light producing fantastic sunset views.
- And like we said before, landscapes. Mountainous foregrounds and Saguaro shadows just make that view so much more memorable.