Click HERE for schedule of upcoming tours and ticket purchases. What People Are Saying About Our Guided Tours Jim, I want to take a moment to thank you on behalf of all five of us. We really enjoyed being a part of the first wine tasting tour that you and … Continue reading
Locals are generally familiar with our major Tucson and Southern Arizona attractions, such as our fantastic Desert Museum & the beautiful gardens of Tohono Chul Park. You can find the ones we recommend under “Attractions” in the Main Menu. However, very few locals know about or have been to the … Continue reading
This slideshow will introduce you to some of the sights and scenes from Southern Arizona and stories about those places. Clicking on a slide that interests you will transport you to a story about a destination or adventure. … Continue reading
Tohono Chul is a peaceful garden oasis in the midst of city and suburb. You can stroll along winding paths through several different types of gardens with hundreds of native plant species, as well as many birds, including hummers.
Here is the history of manned flight. Pima Air and Space Museum has over 300 historic aircraft on exhibit, including the Blackbird, a 1950’s design that still holds the speed record for coast to coast flight: imagine going from New York to Los Angeles in one hour.
Mt. Lemmon is a recreational paradise in the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Coronado National Forest. It is 9,157 feet (2,791 m) above sea-level, and receives approximately 180 inches of snow annually. A perfect place for skiing in the winter or camping in the summer, it also has observatories that you can view through a telescope, winter or summer. Other activities are hiking, biking and hanging out to cool off in the summer.
Mission San Xavier del Bac is about 15 minutes south of downtown Tucson. It is the finest example of Spanish mission architecture anywhere. It was built in the late 18th century and is today both an important piece of Baja Arizona history and an active Roman Catholic church serving the Tohono O’odham people.
A Book Review I found this historically important book accidentally at an I-10 truck stop near Vail. Vanished Arizona is the autobiographical account of Martha (Mattie) Durham Summerhayes, who was born to a prosperous New England family in a spacious, comfortable home on Nantucket Island in 1846. She was well-educated … Continue reading
On the advice of a neighbor, Ms. Karen wanted to go to Linh Nam Chinese Restaurant on Ina Road. (Note to all you Tucsonans who pronounce “Ina” with a hard “I”, this road was named for a lady whose name was “Ee” na.) Before leaving home, I looked up some … Continue reading
The Fox Theatre is one of the cornerstones of Tucson’s downtown, the Historic Rialto and the Hotel Congress being two important others. Through the valiant efforts of some foresighted people, these historical treasures were saved for future generations. The Fox Theatre, a non profit venture, hosts music, movies, comedy and other … Continue reading
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
For a long time, we had intended to try Mariscos Chihuahua, but somehow never got around to it. Recently, Ms. Karen’s little brother, Clifford, called to say that he would be flying into Tucson and could visit with us. Cliff is a pilot for Delta Airlines and occasionally has an … Continue reading
When weather is still warm and the nights are cooler, Parker Canyon Lake is a good place to explore. Parker Canyon Lake is located on the Eastern slope of the Huachuca Mountains in the Coronado National Forest. This video is an introduction to the lake and the things you can do there. For … Continue reading
If you enjoy hiking and dining in Arizona, this is for you. One of Southern Arizona Guide’s many friends, travel writer and author Roger Naylor, will be guest speaker for a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture to be held on Wednesday, September 21 at noon to talk about walking and eating … Continue reading
Tucson’s Historic Rialto Theatre and its sister, the Fox Theatre at the other end of Downtown’s Entertainment District, are Tucson gems. We are delighted that caring people with civic foresight were able to save and restore these two historic entertainment venues. Let us not forget the third one. The venerable Temple … Continue reading
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
Santa Cruz County is still sparsely populated and remains an excellent destination for bird and wildlife photographers, hikers, ghost town hunters, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.