Cities

Tucson

Visit Arizona’s second-largest city, a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and a year-round outdoor playground.

You can be secluded or social in Tucson. The city’s central core is a vibrant area with the University of Arizona, Fourth Avenue and a lively downtown. Stray in any direction from the interior to find endless outdoor space. Tucson is known for its culture and incredible dining, which can be found no matter where you are.

Tucsonans support Tucsonans. Sit down at a craft brewery and the bartenders will likely recommend another you’d like down the street. Shopping in Tucson is a popular activity for visitors and locals alike. Walk into one-of-a-kind shops to discover only-found-here goods, Tucson pride t-shirts and hats, and an enthusiasm for talking about the locals behind every product. The people are also enthusiastic about the place: the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum showcases wildlife, flora and fauna that’s as engaging for residents as it is for visitors.

Outdoors

There are more than 350 days of sunshine in Tucson, and people here love to soak it up. Golfing? Got that! On warm summer days, hiking trails that end in monsoon-rain-filled watering holes rise in popularity, and adventurers flock to the Sky Island of Mount Lemmon, where temperatures are cooler and pine trees offer an escape from the Sonoran Desert. Closer to the city, Tumamoc offers miles of views. Surrounding it all is The Loop, a paved multipurpose trail that’s more than 130 miles in length for bikers, horseback riders and power walkers. Saguaro National Park straddles the east and west sides of the city, with more than 91,000 acres to explore.

Centuries-old culture

Step back through the history of Tucson to see how the city today unifies Hispanic, Native American and Anglo cultures. Mission San Xavier del Bac has seen the region transition from New Spain to Mexico to Arizona. Explore the remnants of the 1775 Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón, from where the City of Tucson was established. Wander the colorful adobes in Barrio Viejo, one of Tucson’s first neighborhoods. Every February, the rodeo shows off with horse and cattle events, and the world's longest non-motorized parade. And in November, the All Souls Procession unites cultural traditions — like Dia de los Muertos — to memorialize and celebrate love and loss. But nowhere combines Tucson’s cultures better than the menus of local restaurants.

World-renowned dining

Flavors here are centuries in the making. A driving force behind Tucson’s designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy was the embracing of native ingredients such as tepary beans, chiltepin and prickly pear — chefs here use them creatively and boldly fuse the region’s cultural influences. The Tucson Meet Yourself festival lets you sample dozens of traditional dishes. If you have to choose one item to try: Sonoran hot dogs are a claim to fame.

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Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park in Tucson features giant saguaros in their native environment, plus access to wildlife viewing, hiking and scenic drives.

Sabino Canyon

Looking for a place to get outdoors that offers easy and challenging trails? This is that place. On the northeast edge of Tucson, Sabino Canyon...

Madera Canyon

Madera Canyon is a retreat for birds and human snow birds alike, with cooler weather, extensive trail systems and mountainous scenery.

Catalina State Park

Bring your horse, bicycle, or just your hiking boots and you’re bound to have a good time at Catalina State Park. Located less than 20 miles...

The Old West

Tanque Verde Ranch

Tanque Verde Ranch is one of America's top old-time cattle and guest ranches. We're located on 60,000 acres of Tucson's most breathtaking...

Family Activities

Titan Missile Museum

At the Titan Missile Museum, near Tucson, Arizona, visitors journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. This preserved...

Nature & Wildlife

Tohono Chul Park

Embrace the authentic beauty of the Sonoran Desert year-round at Tohono Chul, Tucson's charming crossroads of nature, art and culture....

Tours

Trail Blazing Southwest

Trail Blazing Southwest specializes in designing highly-customized itineraries for free, independent travelers who are seeking unique...

The Old West

Trail Dust Town

Trail Dust Town, home of Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, is rich with history and fun. You'll find people come from all over the world to...

Outdoor Adventure

Tucson Bike Rentals

Tucson Bike Rentals and Tours delivers new and premium road, mountain and hybrid bikes as well as top of line bicycles for kids and women....

Nature & Wildlife

Tucson Botanical Gardens

Located on the site of the historic Porter property, Tucson Botanical Gardens was recently named one of the top 10 North American Gardens...

History

Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block encompasses an entire city block in historic downtown Tucson, and features original and...

Distilleries

Whiskey Del Bac

Whiskey Del Bac produces award-winning American Single-Malt whiskey in Tucson, Arizona. Our portfolio of 100% own-make whiskies weaves the...

Horseback Riding

White Stallion Ranch

At White Stallion Ranch, the personal touch and hospitality of a traditional dude ranch are carefully blended with the service and...

Wineries

Wilhelm Family Vineyards - Tucson

Located in the Tucson Foothills, inside Ventana Plaza, our quaint tasting room overlooks the beautiful Catalina Mountains. And because...