Getaway at Arizona’s Tubac Golf Resort and Spa
We have noticed this trend in our travels, and when the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa invited us to come spend a few nights and enjoy their upcoming five-course, tequila-pairing dinner, we decided to invite four of our boomer friends to join along in the fun.
What is now the town of Tubac first began in 1691 when Jesuit missionaries entered the Santa Cruz Valley and began to build missions, ranches, and farms.
In coming years, the area was engulfed in Apache Indian attacks, went from Spanish rule to Mexican rule, became a ghost town, became an Arizona territory, endured the civil war, became a US state , and today is a well known artist commune set in a fertile valley which enjoys one of the largest stands of cottonwoods in the southwest.
Also interesting, the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa was started by Bing Crosby on what was once one of the largest cattle ranches in all of the southwest.
However, we were six baby boomers descending upon Tubac for a little luxury, pampering, shopping, and a spectacular five-course dinner with tequila paired from a fifth-generation Mexican tequila maker.
Here’s a short video highlighting our experience…
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When visiting the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, you will certainly want to explore the town of Tubac. Here are a few things that we enjoyed:
- Tumacacori National Historical Park. Located just a couple miles outside of town, you will want to visit this historic Jesuit mission which began in 1691.
- We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Shelby’s Bistro in Tubac.
- While strolling about the town, we really enjoyed the artwork in the Cobalt Gallery. Although, there are art galleries and unique boutiques at every turn of the head.
- And guys, if you don’t feel like strolling through art galleries with your wife, there’s even a “daddy day care” where you can sit on a porch, rock in a rocking chair, and enjoy a fine cigar from the cool guys at Grumpy Gringo Cigars!
- For dinner, we enjoyed a fabulous meal at Elvira’s Restaurant. Authentic Mexican cuisine in a setting where the ceiling is absolutely covered in colorful blown-glass. We highly recommend this dining experience! Mr. Roaming Boomer, being ever the adventurous eater, enjoyed beef tongue in a very tasty mole sauce. Don’t worry, if you aren’t adventurous with your cuisine, there are other fabulous, more traditional Mexican items to enjoy. The restaurant is well known for their mole sauces.
- You should also know that each February, tens of thousands of people flock to Tubac for the Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts. They’ve been doing this for 53 years, and we can highly recommend it from personal experience.
The Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is just 45-minutes south of Tucson, Arizona, and together with the delightful town of Tubac, makes for a perfect baby boomer friends’ getaway.
There were big thumbs up from all involved!
If we have one regret, it is that the Fortaleza Tequila is not yet available in Arizona. We are greatly looking forward to it being available as we really did enjoy the Fortaleza Anejo. Who dreamed we would become tequila aficionados?