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Lighten up with a getaway to sunny days and starry nights in Tucson.

Break out of your everyday orbit with this week's escape to the Arizona mountains.

Grab a plus one and shoot over to the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains for two nights in a luxury room at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. Experience a galaxy of amenities — including a private patio, 300-thread-count linens and an oversized marble tub with a flat-screen TV — at the AAA four diamond award-winner.

And it doesn't stop there — you will also enjoy a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, access to the fitness centre, complimentary parking and wireless Internet. Whether your room overlooks the mountains or the twinkling lights of the city, Mother Nature puts on a nightly show to be appreciated from your private patio.

In the morning, after practicing your downward dog in the fitness centre, step outside your luxurious universe for a trek into the rugged mountains. Sabino Canyon Tours offers a hop-on, hop-off tram that stops at a variety of well-marked hiking trails, including the trailhead for Seven Falls. Beginners and experts can also enjoy more than 165 miles of trails at Saguaro National Park.

Let your skills shine on the resort's two championship 18-hole Fazio-designed PGA golf courses or gravitate toward the swimming pool to soak up some sun. Those that sparkle more when they are shopping will find that the sky is the limit at La Encantada. Later, allow yourselves to be sucked into a black hole of relaxation at the Lakeside Spa and use your included 50% discount for two 50-minute massages.

In the evening, head to the Flying V Bar and Grill for magnificent sunset views and a star-studded menu of Southwestern dishes. Have guacamole prepared at your table and sample a variety of tequila (the restaurant offers more than 70 different kinds). Then, try the ahi tuna with a papaya vinaigrette or the agave-glazed baby back ribs served with corn on the cob.

After dinner, use the resort's telescope to take in your celestial surroundings. When it comes to escapes that are out of this world, this week's trip to Tuscon is Sirius.

Escape kit

  • A two-night stay for two in a suxury room
  • Welcome bottle of sparkling wine
  • 50% discount for two 50-minute massages
  • Access to the fitness centre
  • Parking and wireless Internet
  • Purchase by 23 October

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