What’s so special about Tucson and Southern Arizona? Well, for one thing its attractions and so very many and diverse things to see and do. For another, it’s the proximity of hotels near whatever piques your interest.
Nature lovers revel in the wide open spaces and elevations from desert floor to foothills to mountains. From the civility and order of Tohono Chul Park, to the vastness of the Saguaro National Parks (East or West), the magnificence of the high Sonoran desert is breathtaking. If hiking appeals, there’s Pima Canyon or Sabino Canyon. The untouched beauty and majesty of the Santa Catalina Mountains awaits exploration. Finger Rock Trail is but one example while the Sabino Canyon Recreational Area makes for an educational as well as practical respite for serious walkers and hikers or those who wish to simply enjoy the Southern Arizona scenery.
The Tucson Padres, Tucson’s Minor League Baseball team and Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, calls Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, formerly Tucson Electric Park, ‘home’… and literally plays ball mid-April through August at Tucson Electric Park. 2011 marks its first season in the Old Pueblo.
And, for visitors who are military-minded, there’s Davis Monthan Air Force Base, host wing to the 355th Fighter Wing. Restricted tours are available.
- Tucson is Arizona’s second largest city.
- It is a growing metropolis of 1,000,000 residents.
- The city’s geography is a postcard image of cactus forests, rolling hills and awe-inspiring mountains.
- Tucson lies in the borderland, a region that blends the cultures of the United States and Mexico, and has a long history of settlement by ancient Native American peoples, Spanish explorers and Anglo frontiersmen.
- The weather is mild nearly all the time, just right for all kinds of fun activities.
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Old Tucson Studios
Reid Park Zoo
The University of Arizona-Biosphere 2
Trail Dust Town
Arizona Day Trips
Nogales – South of the Border
and Tubac Artist Colony
Cultural Venues/Performing Arts
Arizona Theatre Company
The Fox Tucson Theatre
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Tucson Food Tours
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Center for Creative Photography
Children’s Museum Tucson
De Grazia Gallery in the Sun
International Wildlife Museum
Titan Missile Museum
Tubac Center of the Arts
Tucson Museum of Art
University of Arizona Museum of Art
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Sabino Canyon Recreational Area
Saguaro National Park East
Saguaro National Park West
Tohono Chul Park
Tucson Botanical Gardens
Casas Adobes Plaza
Fourth Avenue Merchants Association
Old Town Artisans
St. Philip’s Plaza
The Kaibab Courtyard Shops
Space, Science & Technology
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Pima Air & Space Museum
Spectator Sports & Racing
Rillito Race Track
Tucson Greyhound Park
Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery
Dos Cabezas WineWorks
Rancho Rossa Vineyards
Should you want or need to know how to make your way into and around downtown Tucson, visit here. Once there, you can design your entire day – dining, shopping, attractions, events!
For more information about things to do during your stay at Lodge on the Desert visit:
Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau
100 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 624-1817 or (800)638-8350
Arizona Office of Tourism
1110 W. Washington Street, Suite 155
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
(602) 364-3700 or (866) 275-5816
Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
465 W. St. Mary’s Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Southern Arizona Alliance
PO Box 57130
Tucson, AZ 85732
Tucson Black Chamber of Commerce
1690 N Stone Ave #113.
Tucson, AZ 85705
Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
823 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719