The Soul of the Sonoran Desert
The flavour of the Southwest. Tucson means wide open spaces and plenty of room to unplug, explore, and free yourself.
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The Best Way to Warm-Up is by Getting Outside
Whether you’re looking for a hardcore backcountry adventure or just a leisurely stroll in the solitude of the Sonoran Desert, Tucson offers plenty of room to roam. From the otherworldly beauty of Saguaro National Park to the rugged expanse of the Coronado National Forest and the region’s Sky Island mountain ranges, in southern Arizona, getting outside is not just a hobby, it’s a way of life. From caving to horseback riding to hiking, the outdoors is in Tucson’s DNA. For more information, click here.
History, Space, Art & More
That amazing range of natural beauty is the backdrop to a place that refuses to be defined by expectations. Probe the cosmos at Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. Feed your spirit in the city’s museums and galleries, or travel through time discovering Tucson’s unique cultural legacy, from the collision of Spanish and Tohono O’odham cultures in the art and architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac to 300 vintage-to-modern aircraft illuminating a century of military and aerospace history at the Pima Air & Space Museum.
Shopping by Streetcar
You can also hop the 3.9-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar and roll your way through the heart of Tucson, from Main Gate Square at the University of Arizona, along Fourth Avenue, and across Downtown Tucson to Mercado San Agustin and back. Step off and on at streetcar stops to explore shops and restaurants, ranging from funky to elegant, but always memorable.
Fill up on Tucson’s Unrivaled Local Flavors
Native ingredients grown by indigenous peoples in the region for thousands of years led us to be designated as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the country. Mexican culture is at the core of the local art and music scene and has allowed Tucson to become the undisputed Mexican Food capital of the United States. Mind-blowing flavours from across the globe have landed in Tucson through the many Refugees who have made this welcoming community their home. For more information, click here.