Friends Getaway

Reunite in Tucson for a week of exploration, adventure and relaxation. Head to the top of Mount Lemmon for an alpine break, explore downtown’s coffee shops and high-end vintage stores, or take to the skies in a hot air balloon. MORNING Up, Up and Away. Why not kick off your friend reunion by piling…

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Convention Center Landscaping

This iconic Mid-Century Modernist landscape, designed by master landscape architect Garrett Eckbo (1910-2000) at the height of his career, is just minutes away from downtown Tucson’s commercial district. Completed between 1971 and 1974, two plazas and a small park anchor Tucson's Convention Center…

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Best Hikes In Tucson

10 Great Hikes In Tucson With five mountain ranges surrounding the town and a national park, Tucson is a great place to put your boots on. If you enjoy hiking, you’ll love Tucson. Since the city is surrounded by five mountain ranges and bordered by two halves of a national park, there are seemingly…

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5 Free Things To Do

You don't have to break the bank, or even open it to have a blast in Tucson. It's Never Been So Easy to FREE Yourself In Tucson, you can find awesome events and things to do any time of year. There are trails to hike, rocks to climb, parks to explore, galleries to browse, and museums to peruse. Get…

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6 Santa Cruz County Road Trips

Spanish colonial history, wineries, birding and much more, just a short drive from Tucson. Explore the villages of Tubac, Tumacácori, Patagonia, Sonoita, Elgin and Nogales, including southeastern Arizona wine country, just a scenic drive south of metro Tucson. Tubac The first European settlement in…

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Seven Cochise County Road Trips

Heading southeast from Tucson, a new world of caves, artists’ communities, the Old West and more opens up. Set among the scenic Sky Island mountains and desert riparian preserves of southeastern Arizona, Cochise County is a land of authentic Old West legends and endless outdoor adventures…

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The Desert Lens

The Desert Lens is Visit Tucson’s curated collection of photographers based in Southern Arizona, who find themselves continually inspired and captivated by our Sonoran Desert environment and the historic architecture of Tucson. We’ve featured the folks you’ll find here often on our Instagram…

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A City Made For Cycling

Mount the saddle of your trusty steed and #RideTucson Sun. Clear skies. Open trails. This is what Tucson offers 300 days of the year, which makes it the perfect place to hop on a bike and take in the history and beauty that surrounds the Old Pueblo. Whether you’re a seasoned biking veteran who…

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4 Ways To Recharge In Tucson

Discover Outdoor Tranquility It’s beautiful. It’s invigorating. It’s great for your health. It’s the Sonoran Desert. There’s no costly membership fee needed. No contract to sign. No screens to stare at while you try to distract yourself from the challenge of exercising. The Sonoran Desert is all…

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Tucson To The Extreme

Take on the Southern Arizona outdoors on your own terms Southern Arizona’s landscape—from saguaro-studded desert to aspen-laden slopes— seems custom-made for stoking our spirit of adventure. Whether you go for rock climbing, mountain biking, trail trekking, or sailing through the crystalline sky…

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