Tucson & Oro Valley
Located in Southern Arizona, a region of natural wonders, dramatic beauty, cactus forests and wild west towns, is the thriving city of Tucson. A romantic and vibrant town with a thriving art scene, eclectic shops and trend-setting restaurants. Surrounded by five mountain ranges, the Tucson Mountains, Santa Catalinas, Torolitas, Rincons and Santa Ritas, Tucson is the ideal destination for adventure and fun. Only six miles north of Tucson is the Oro Valley, another great destination to explore the surrounding areas of Southern Arizona.
Mountains of Memories
The mountain ranges surrounding Tucson offer outdoor adventure for all ages: hiking, biking, climbing, horseback riding, fishing, exceptional birdwatching along the migratory corridor and enjoying panoramic vistas of Southern Arizona during the winter months on the sky ride at nearby Mt Lemmon Ski Valley. Experience the spectacular stalagmites, stalactites and enormous caves at Colossal Cave Mountain Park and Kartchner Caverns State Park, explore the foothills and many trails of Catalina State Park through forests of saguaros and travel through Asian rainforests and African savannahs at the Reid Park Zoo. Visit the enchanting Saguaro National Park with a stop at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum to experience more of the dramatic Sonoran Desert. Great family fun with a natural history museum, botanical garden and a zoo. Other nearby parks to visit include: Roper Lake State Park, Patagonia Lake State Park, Picacho Peak State Park, Sabino Canyon Recreational Area, Tohono Chul Park and Tucson Botanical Gardens. Tucson is an outdoor playground for the adventurous.
A Vibrant and Eclectic Cultural Scene
There is so much more to Tucson than the stunning mountains that surround it. Explore Tucson’s multicultural heritage, performing arts scene and many great galleries and museums. Experience an evening of magical delights at the Carnival of Illusion Show or explore another galaxies and stargaze at the Mt. Lemmon Sky Center. The cultural activities in Tucson are endless. Great places to visit showcasing Tucson’s art, history and music are:
- The Mini Time Machine Museum
- Tucson Museum of Art
- University of Arizona Museum of Art
- Tucson Desert Art Museum
- Titan Missile Museum
- International Wildlife Museum
- DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun
- Madaras Gallery
- Center for Creative Photography
- Sonoran Glass School
- Fox Theatre
- Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Tucson, a destination of dramatic beauty and freedom.