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Travel: Take a staycation and relax at Pascua Yaqui Tribe's casino

A view of the pool at the Casino del Sol Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Photo from CDS

Locals looking for a vacation close to home might want to check out the Casino del Sol Resort, owned by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona:
Looking for a place to kick back and relax? It’s hard to beat the Casino del Sol Resort (5655 W. Valencia Road). Owned by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, the casino, located just southwest of Tucson, boasts a 10-story resort tower constructed in 2011 and has garnered ratings of four stars from Forbes Travel Guide and four diamonds by AAA.

Casino del Sol features seven restaurants and five bars/lounges, including PY Steakhouse, which recently earned its third consecutive nod from Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards for its wine program that offers more than 400 varietals. A recent trip to the fine-dining establishment yielded a succulent 14-oz. ribeye steak cooked perfectly to medium with a side of well-seasoned roasted Brussels sprouts. Along with its wine program, PY Steakhouse features several reasonably priced flights of fine Scotch whiskey and bourbon.

Along with trying their hand with Lady Luck on the gaming floor, Casino del Sol guests can take to the links at the resort’s Sewailo Golf Club. Designed by former PGA golfer Notah Begay III, Sewailo — which means “flower world” in the Pascua Yaqui language — opened in December 2013 and measures 7,400 yards from the championship tees.

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David Argabright: Tucson staycation guide: A new take on the Old Pueblo (The East Valley Tribune 9/3)