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Day Trips & Tours

Venture off the beaten path and discover little-known gems of culture, heritage and science around Tucson and beyond.

Discover New Territory

Take a day trip or tour around Tucson and beyond

Are you up for a drive? Hit the road and discover culture, heritage, science, recreation and beauty around Tucson and Southern Arizona. Whether you have a few hours or a few days, intriguing options await you on escorted, guided and self-guided tours. There's so much variety, the only compromise you might face is what not to see.

Adventures by Troy & Co./Cycling-Hiking-Camping-Corporate Retreats

Oro Valley District

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Arizona Star Tours

Central Tucson District

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Arizona Tour Company

Westside District

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Gray Line Tours Tucson

Southside District

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Home Grown Mountain Biking Tours

Central Tucson District

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Hummer Tours of Tucson

Eastside District

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Mountain View Tours, Inc.

Pima County

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Old Pueblo Brew Tours

Congress St. District

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Pedego Electric Bikes Tucson

University of Arizona District

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Pleasurebent Tours

Tucson Convention Center District

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Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum and The Turquoise Trail

Presidio District

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Reisen Arizona Day Tours

Eastside District

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Retreats By Sierra

Cochise County

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Sonoran Rovers

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Taste of Tucson Downtown

Congress St. District

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The University of Arizona Visitor Center

University of Arizona District

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Trouvaille LLC

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Tucson Mountain Shuttle

Eastside District

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Tucson Trolley Tours

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Aerial Tours

See Southern Arizona from a whole new perspective. With aerial tours, you can rise above the desert and take it all in.

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Astronomy & Science

Clear, dark skies and high peaks have made Tucson home to some of the world's most-respected observatories.

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Bird-Watching

With Southern Arizona located along the migratory path between Canada and Mexico, the greater Tucson area is a birder's paradise.

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Caves

If your idea of fun is spelunking your way into the cool, dark depths of the earth, check out our two natural underground wonders.

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Cycling

Bicycling magazine ranks Tucson one of the nation's top bicycle-friendly cities for our extensive urban bike paths, scenic family-friendly routes and gritty mountain trails.

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Food & Drink 

Great food and drink, original and independent restaurants, and craft breweries and wineries -- explore the flavors of Tucson and Southern Arizona.

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Heritage & Culture

Trace Southern Arizona's rich history from prehistoric Native American settlements to Wild West boomtowns and beyond.

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Hiking

Five mountain ranges and protected wilderness areas all around the city make Tucson a hiker's paradise.

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Hot Springs

The call of wild outdoors meets the soul-soothing healing of the spa in Southern Arizona natural hot springs.

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Military History

Learn about Native American warriors, Spanish conquistadors, Mexican rebels, and U.S. Cavalry and see relics of the Cold War.

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Mining History

Southern Arizona has a unique mineral signature, and copper and silver made towns like Bisbee and Tombstone western legends.

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Missions & Churches

Discover the architecture of Tucson's sacred spaces, from centuries-old missions to modern houses of worship.

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Shopping

From eclectic open-air malls to upcycled pop art, one-of-a-kind jewelry and authentic Native American crafts, shop your heart out.

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Urban Hikes

You don't have to conquer a mountain to hike in Tucson—not with hundreds of miles of car-free paved paths and easy urban trails.

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Western Experience

Discover the Old West that shaped our yesteryears as you retrace the footsteps of legends like Wyatt Earp, Pancho Villa, and Cochise.

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Wine Country

As in Argentina, the warm, dry days and cool nights of Southern Arizona produce happy grapes and award-winning wines.

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Tours & Activities for Small Groups

Easy to get to, easy to get around, affordable accommodations, authentic experiences and year-round great weather make Tucson a perfect place for church groups, military reunions, wedding party activities, family gatherings, and more. For help coordinating all of the activities below for your small group, please contact our tourism specialist or view our small groups' page with the provided link below.

Tours & Activities for Small Groups

 


 

6 Santa Cruz County Road Trips

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... Read More

Seven Cochise County Road Trip…

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... Read More

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