The Other Side of Summer
When summer comes around, Tucson is a perfect place to chill.
Summer Is Chill in Tucson
We all know summer in the Sonoran Desert is hot… but there’s another side. You know how it feels when the sun goes down and the lights come on at night? That’s the feeling we’re after. It’s a frosty paleta enjoyed in the shade, or an icy drink in your hand by the pool. It’s hiking through the pines on a mountain retreat, or exploring a cool, dark cave. It’s your favorite song from an artist that isn’t their big hit, or an unexpectedly delicious bite from a food truck you’ve never tried before.
It’s The Other Side of Summer... in Tucson.
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Resorts & Spas
Leave your cares behind at our everything-at-your-fingertips resorts and spas. Bond with family on a lazy river or winding waterslide, then refresh with prickly-pear margaritas and Sonoran-style shaved ices. Or reward yourselves with botanical treatments and wellness adventures at our two different celebrity-endorsed destination spas.
Hotels, B&Bs, Ranches
From the best national brands to unique historical charmers, Tucson hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and guest ranches offer out-of-the-ordinary city escapes. Take a respite and check out the sights, entertainment, and culinary wonders in midtown Tucson and beyond.
Find exciting and educational stops all over town. From the scientific to the artistic, Tucson has a long list of must-see family-friendly attractions with plenty of options to keep the gang saying "cool".
Whet your appetite for summer sustenance with cool cocktails and creative craft brews from Tucson's eclectic mix of bars and restaurants. When the weather heats up, these mixology maestros know how to keep it chill. Explore our luscious food and drink choices.
For recreation outdoors, some folks run for the hills when summer hits. The higher altitudes (Say what? 9,159’ Mt. Lemmon elevation!) just outside city limits offer some of the coolest summer activities. But stick around for Tucson’s fifth season (mid-to-late summer, a favorite of bird-watchers) to see epic thunderstorms turn the desert lowlands fifty shades of green.
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort
Summer stays are on sale when the heat is on, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, in Tucson. You'll find first-rate accommodations for a bargain and cool deals at outstanding restaurants, bars, and attractions. Take a look at these summer deals from Visit Tucson partner businesses.
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