Tubac

SPEND SOME TIME IN THIS SPANISH PRESIDIO TURNED ARTIST COLONY, WHERE CREATIVITY IS AS PRESENT IN THE GALLERIES AND SHOPS AS IT IS IN RESTAURANT KITCHENS.

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Tubac was established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio – the remains of which are open for guided tours – but today, artists are a more likely sight in this town than a military garrison would be.

Some 80 unique stores and galleries populate this walkable village – so many that the city refers to itself as an artist colony. Color spills out into the streets, often in the form of larger-than-life handcrafted metal flowers or blown-glass sculptures spinning in the wind. Pop into a shop for Turkish rugs, hand-painted silk scarves, and live-edge mesquite tables. Multiple festivals throughout the year celebrate Tubac’s artisans.

Creativity can also be found in the city’s restaurants, where menu items are as equally innovative as they are flavorful. Take some of that magic home with you – kitchen gadgets and gourmet goods from local shops will assist.

Not hungy yet? Work up an appetite with a round of golf at the Tubac Golf Resort, the course played in the 1996 Kevin Costner movie Tin Cup.

 

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For Visitor information

Tubac Chamber of Commerce | PO Box 1866 | Tubac, AZ | (520) 398-2704 | www.tubacaz.com

County It all started How High? Head Count
Santa Cruz County 1752 3,200ft 1,191

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