Southern Region

Tucson & Southern Arizona

Discover Tucson's allure—Arizona's second-largest city, famed for desert landscapes, iconic Saguaro cacti, vibrant Mexican-American culture, and UNESCO City of Gastronomy status. Embrace seclusion or sociability in the vibrant central core, home to the University of Arizona, Fourth Avenue, and a lively downtown. No matter where you roam, experience endless outdoor spaces and indulge in the city's rich culture and incredible dining.

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Things To Do

Plan and Explore

Itineraries That Inspire

Galleries & Museums

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This indoor and outdoor museum is dedicated to conserving the Sonoran Desert by protecting native plants and animals, providing educational...

Outdoor Adventures

Explore Southern Arizona’s Sky Islands

Larger-than-life hidden treasures and some of the world’s greatest destinations for biodiversity Sky Islands — which, to be clear, are mountains...

Outdoor Adventures

Birding in Arizona: A Guide to Tucson & Southern Arizona

A foremost bird expert shares his favorite Arizona birding spots in Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Mount Lemmon

Explore Southern Arizona’s sky islands in Coronado National Forest.

Saguaro National Park

See giant symbols of the Southwest in the only place where saguaros grow in the Sonoran Desert near Tucson.


Omni Tucson National Resort

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains and inspired by the natural environment and scenic desert setting, the...

Galleries & Museums

Pima Air & Space Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum opened in 1976 and is one of the largest air and space museums in the world—and the largest self-supporting...

Must Do

Southern Arizona's Hidden Gems and Secret Places

Arizona is famously known for the Grand Canyon, but it's the smaller, quirkier, hidden and off-the-beaten-path spots that lend charm to our...

Visitor Centers

Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center

The Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center is your starting point to discover all that southern Arizona, the Sonoran Desert and the Sky...

Arts & Entertainment

Tucson's All Souls Procession: a Walk to Remember

From a small parade along a downtown street to a large-scale procession comprised of and participated in by thousands, Tucson's All Soul's...

Heritage & Culture

Vacation Like a Local in Southern Arizona

From insider activities to known and beloved things to do, Tucson's tourist traps often double as favorite local haunts. Experience a...


Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.