Tucson Travel Resources

Tucson is located in the southern area of Arizona, and is the second largest city in the state.  Since the elevation is over 2,000ft, it tends to be a bit cooler than Arizona’s largest city, Phoenix.  Nevertheless, Tucson is quite hot in the summer months, and very comfortable in the winter.  As a result, the city has gained popularity amongst the snowbirding population in recent years.

With Mount Lemmon providing the appropriate venue, Tucson is an active community with plenty to do for those looking to get some thrills on their vacation. The mountain biking, trail hiking, rock climbing and camping are tough to beat! Some of the best places to camp are the Tucson Mountain Park and Catalina State Park – which is only about eight miles from downtown.

Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, and as with most college towns there are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy.  But the city isn’t just home to rowdy college bars with affordable happy hours, there’s also a pretty extensive wine community in town.  The downtown region of Tucson has food options of all taste buds, and wallets.

Also downtown, there are some super cool attractions you’ll want to take a peek at – maybe while you’re waiting for a table. Hotel Congress, Fox Theater and Rialto Theater all have historical significance, and are definitely worth a walk-by.

Tucson is an eclectic town of many languages, cultures and fun things to do. Add Tucson to your list of ‘Places you must visit’ and plan your trip today! The Travel Resources below will help you organize your trip.
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Tucson Travel Resources

Things to do in Tucson

Activities

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Arizona Opera

4600 North 12th Street Phoenix, AZ 85014-4064
(602) 266-7464
Play a major role in Arizona Opera' s foundation for the future by donating a brick to be located in the plaza outside the Opera Center Theater.

Charron Vineyards & Winery

18585 S. Sonoita Hwy, Vail, AZ 85641
520-762-8585
At 4200 feet the vines enjoy warm summer days and cool nights, the perfect growing conditions for our grapes.

Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides

3079 W. Avenida Cresta, Tucson, AZ 85745
520-235-5355
Tucson Hot Air Balloon Rides follow a unique balloon flight path over the Sonoran Desert, Tucson Mountains, Saguaro National Park West, and the agricultural expanse of Avra Valley is unmatched in its scenic beauty and outstanding hot air balloon flight conditions.

Attractions

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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E Camp Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-0606
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, located in Tucson, Arizona is a 15,560 square foot, state-of-the-art museum displaying an entertaining and interactive array of antique and contemporary miniatures as well as enchanting artifacts.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

711 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85701
520-884-7404
The gallery features Philabaum's work, as well as many of today's best known glass artists.

Valley of the Moon

2544 East Allen Road Tucson, AZ 85713
520-323-1331
Valley of the Moon is a unique area built by George Phar Legler in the 1920s for the purpose of appealing to the magical imagination of children and of bringing mental and spiritual relaxation for visitors to the site.

Restaurants

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Cafe Poca Cosa

110 East Pennington Tucson, AZ 85701
520-622-6400
Chef Suzana Davila has placed her imaginative Mexican cuisine with this very comfortable and beautiful place. Both the bar and the restaurant are an absolute delight, and Cafe Poca Cosa is a must visit on your next trip to Tucson.

Tohono Chul – Gardens, Galleries & Bistro

7366 N. Paseo del Norte Tucson, AZ 85704
520-742-6455
Tucson’s best kept secret: a surprising city corner oasis, bursting with lush desert flora and artful experiences from delectable dining to wondrous encounters with nature, to lively cultural events. Cultivate your appreciation for the Sonoran Desert’s natural beauty and the impression it makes on everyone who explores our “Desert Corner”.  Here, the seasons inspire wondrous events both in nature and culturally; Tohono Chul celebrates every opening, whether for an internationally known artist or an exquisite cactus flower. Wander the natural desert gardens—escape the noise of everyday. Engage in our sincere passion to evolve “The Desert Corner” as an integral crossroads of history, culture, art and nature. Escape the noise of everyday life and step into a lovely oasis of lush, cultivated desert, bursting with artful expression and vibrant learning experiences.

Casa Vincente

375 S. STONE AVE, TUCSON, AZ 85701
520 - 884 - 5253
Vicente was born in Piedralaves (Avila), a small town in the Sierra de Gredos a mountainous region west of Madrid. He is the oldest of five siblings. His mom was one of seven and his dad, one of nine. Most of the family still lives in the “pueblo” or in Madrid.