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Occasionally, many of our local merchants offer special discounts on products and services for our visitors to Tucson and Baja Arizona.

These deals can amount to substantial savings on lodging, dining, and merchandise and make your vacation dollars go a lot further.

Check out our Sweet Deals in the posts below.

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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

Hiking Arizona: Boots & Burgers; A Review


For all you carnivorous hikers out there in Arizona, this book is for you. Roger Naylor, an avid hiker and unrepentant lover of all things Arizona, has written a light, witty book about some of the best, most prominent and popular hikes in Arizona. And none of them is out … Continue reading

Red Lion Inn & Suites On North Oracle: A Review

Red Lion Inn and Suites

Whether you’re a snowbird in need of long-term lodging, or a business person in need of rooms for a small conference, or a local with a lot of guests in need of a convenient, inexpensive place to stay, here’s a Southern Arizona Guide recommendation. The Red Lion Inn & Suites … Continue reading

They’re Here! The New 2015-16 Tucson Attractions Passports

Tucson Book of Fun

Step right up and get your Tucson Attractions Passport, aka Book of Fun. This is the most economical way to see the Best Attractions that Southern Arizona has to offer. Before visiting any Southern Arizona attraction, we suggest you first buy a Tucson Attractions Passport for its 2-for-1 admissions and … Continue reading

Portal Cabin Rentals

Portal Bunkhouse

Birders will be pleased to hear that the Coronado National Forest is adding two cabins to the Portal area; The CCC Portal Bunkhouse and the CCC Portal House. Both house feature a fully stocked kitchen, sleep 4 or 5 and run $100-150 a night. For more information visit the Coronado … Continue reading

Get Your Annual State Parks Pass!

If you haunt the State Parks as much as we do, you will get your monies worth out of an Annual State Parks Pass. In Southern Arizona, it can be used at a half a dozen or so places. If you go to any of these frequently for Hikes or … Continue reading

A Carriage Ride Into The Past

Sentinel Carriage Company Tour of Downtown Tucson

We know more about Tucson history than most. Why? It’s our job. We are, after all, Southern Arizona Guide. We particularly enjoy Downtown Tucson because it is so rich in local history and cultural heritage.  We never tire of discovering historical gems hidden among the modern high-rises and older Downtown … Continue reading

Green Valley Pecan Company

Home Family Photo

We like local and the Green Valley Pecan Company is as local as they come.The Green Valley Pecan Company is located on 7,000 acres in the Santa Cruz River Valley in southern Arizona. It is the largest irrigated/integrated pecan orchard in the world. These fresh and delicious pecans are perfect … Continue reading