New Passport Is Here: Have Fun, Save Money!

14th Edition Tucson Passport

For many years, we at Southern Arizona Guide have recommended Tucson Passport (aka Book of Fun) to our visitors. It’s consistently the best deal in town. You buy a Passport for $20. You take it to participating area attractions and get 2 for the price of 1 admissions and other … Continue reading

A Deal for the Gaslight Theatre

Gaslight Theater interior

Everyone who has been in Tucson for more than a year has probably heard of the Gaslight Theatre. If not, see our review of this professional theatre of camp acting. The Gaslight Theatre and Little Anthony’s Diner are Tucson staples. They keep their prices affordable so that everyone might enjoy … Continue reading

Flandrau Planetarium Gets a Renovation

The Flandrau Planetarium will be closed this summer for Renovation. When it reopens on August 26, visitors to the Flandrau this summer will receive a coupon for 50% off on one of the new and exciting planetarium shows coming this fall! Read about the new Planetarium here. … Continue reading

The Ghost Town Tour You Should Not Have Missed!

Southern Arizona Guide Ghost Town Tour at Pearce AZ

Our Ghost Town Tour leaves from Costco parking lot at I-10 & Kino Parkway at 8 AM. Usually, we go mid-week. It takes about an hour & a half to get to our first ghost town, Pearce, Arizona. Upon arrival at the Old Pearce Jail, Anna Nickell, head of the … Continue reading

The Heavens Through Sky Center’s Telescope

Orion Nebula

(While 99% of the Guide’s content is either Ms. Karen’s or Jim’s product, occasionally we invite adventurous and talented others to write a guest column. Wendy & Richard Buckley are visiting us from Alberta and we encouraged them to experience the Sky Center’s night program. This is their report.) We … Continue reading A Useful Resource


We recommend that hikers subscribe to National Geographic’s There is a Free version and a PRO version for $29.95 in 2016. The advantage of the PRO version is that you can print off maps and download them to your phone, for use online or offline use. The maps feature … Continue reading

Tohono Chul teams up with Library Partnership

Tohono Chul Purple Blooms

Beginning this fall, 2015, Tohono Chul will be a part of Act One’s Culture Pass program, providing low- and middle-income Pima County Library users with free admission for two people at participating cultural institutions like us! In eight local libraries, library card holders can select the venue of their choice … Continue reading