Area Attractions

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.


  • Mission San Xavier del Bac
  • Old Tucson Studios
  • Reid Park Zoo
  • The University of Arizona-Biosphere 2
  • Trail Dust Town

Arizona Day Trips

  • Trail Dust Offroad Tours Inc.
  • Nogales – South of the Border
  • and Tubac Artist Colony
  • Bisbee/Tombstone
  • Tubac/Tumacacori Mission

Cultural Venues/Performing Arts

  • Arizona Opera
  • Arizona Theatre Company
  • The Fox Tucson Theatre
  • Tucson Symphony Orchestra
  • UApresents

Food Tours

  • 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
  • La Encantada
  • Maingate Square
  • Old Town Artisans
  • Plaza Palomino
  • 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

Wine Tours

  • Callaghan Vineyards
  • Canelo Hills Vineyard and Winery
  • Charron Vineyards
  • Dos Cabezas WineWorks
  • Rancho Rossa Vineyards
  • Pronghorn Vineyards