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2015 Travel Guide

Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...
Desert Sunset

Heritage & Culture

1-Day Itineraries

These can be combined to create multi-day itineraries.

Willcox & Amerind Foundation

Start off with a visit to the Amerind Foundation. The Amerind collection offers a glimpse of ancient life-the dwellings, tools, ceremonies, clothing and even children's toys. The museum also houses an art gallery featuring Western artists such as Frederic Remington.

Wrap up the day with a tour of Rex Allen Museum located in Willcox. This Arizona Cowboy Museum honors Rex Allen, the singing cowboy star.

Bisbee & Tombstone

Wander around and explore Bisbee, a mile-high city located in the Mule Mountains of Southern Arizona. Once a bustling mining town, the downtown area now consists of shops, restaurants, and inns maintaining a turn-of-the-century feel.

Stop for lunch at the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee. Experience the way a real meal should taste-from homemade pastas to freshly prepared desserts. The chef believes that "any meal worth eating is a meal worth taking the time to prepare." His recipes range from traditional French to Southwest and Continental cuisine.

Explore the past in Tombstone, Arizona, where the discovery of silver was just the beginning. It was also home for celebrated Old Westerners such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Clanton and McLaury families-infamous for their legendary gunfight at the OK Corral. Don't miss Boothill Graveyard, Bird Cage Theatre, OK Corral, and the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park.

Visitors are also welcome to download the new Tombstone State Historic Courthouse mobile tour app. The mobile web app can be accessed on any web-enabled device.

Anza Trail

Discover the Spanish history of the American Southwest along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Southern Arizona is the gateway to this 1,210-mile trail that commemorates the route followed in 1775-76 by Spanish commander Juan Bautista de Anza ll, who led a party of more than 200 colonists on an expedition from Mexico to found a new presidio and mission near the San Francisco Bay.

The Southern Arizona portion of the tour includes the following sites: The Tumacácori National Historical Park, located on Interstate 19 about 18 miles north of Nogales, was first listed in 1691 as an outlying vista by the famous Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio Francisco Kino. The Presidio de San Ignacio de Tubac was founded in 1752 in response to a Pima Indian revolt. The ruins of the presidio can be viewed through an underground archeological exhibit at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.

Have lunch at the charming village of Tubac which is full of art galleries and restaurants to fill an afternoon. The Mission San Xavier del Bac is acclaimed as one of the finest examples of is acclaimed as one of the finest examples of Spanish mission architecture in the United States. It is a graceful blending of Moorish,Byzantine, and late Mexican Renaissance styles.

Itineraries - Amerind Museum
Amerind Foundation & Museum

Itineraries - Willcox Rex Allen
Rex Allen Museum

Itineraries - Bisbee
Bisbee, Arizona

Itineraries - Tombstone
Tombsone, Arizona

Itineraries - Tumacacori
Tumacácori National Historical Park

Itineraries - Tubac Historic State Park
Tubac Historic State Park

San Xavier
Mission San Xavier del Bac