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.
Featured Escorted Tours
See Southern Arizona from a whole new perspective. With aerial tours, you can rise above the desert and take it all in.
Astronomy & Science
Clear, dark skies and high peaks have made Tucson home to some of the world's most-respected observatories.
With Southern Arizona located along the migratory path between Canada and Mexico, the greater Tucson area is a birder's paradise.
If your idea of fun is spelunking your way into the cool, dark depths of the earth, check out our two natural underground wonders.
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.
Food & Drink
Great food and drink, original and independent restaurants, and craft breweries and wineries -- explore the flavors of Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Heritage & Culture
Trace Southern Arizona's rich history from prehistoric Native American settlements to Wild West boomtowns and beyond.
Five mountain ranges and protected wilderness areas all around the city make Tucson a hiker's paradise.
The call of wild outdoors meets the soul-soothing healing of the spa in Southern Arizona natural hot springs.
Learn about Native American warriors, Spanish conquistadors, Mexican rebels, and U.S. Cavalry and see relics of the Cold War.
Southern Arizona has a unique mineral signature, and copper and silver made towns like Bisbee and Tombstone western legends.
Missions & Churches
Discover the architecture of Tucson's sacred spaces, from centuries-old missions to modern houses of worship.
From eclectic open-air malls to upcycled pop art, one-of-a-kind jewelry and authentic Native American crafts, shop your heart out.
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.
Discover the Old West that shaped our yesteryears as you retrace the footsteps of legends like Wyatt Earp, Pancho Villa, and Cochise.
As in Argentina, the warm, dry days and cool nights of Southern Arizona produce happy grapes and award-winning wines.
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.
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