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Here are our recommendations for the best Things To Do In Tucson, plus a very brief history & links to the best Tucson Dining & Annual Events. 

In addition to the Main Menu above, you can use the Metropolitan Tucson Hot Spots Map below to navigate to places of interest around the City. Just place your cursor over any hot spot. An Options Balloon will pop up. Click on the option of your choice.

Metro Tucson

Metropolitan Tucson has about a million residents, but the population increases dramatically between December and March when Snow Birds fly south to enjoy our pleasant winter. Tucson loves Snow Birds. We have a thriving tourist industry and some of the finest resorts & golf courses on Planet Earth. Read More

Tucson Day Trip 1: Mission Tumacácori To Mission San Xavier

Anza walking behind the Tumacacori Church

Tubac, The Missions, The Titan Missile Museum, The Mineral Discovery Museum and more! There are two historically important missions south of Tucson just off I-19: Missions San Xavier del Bac and Tumacácori. (pron: san ha’-vee-air and too-ma-ca’-cor-ee) “Bac” was the Papago Indian name for the site. The Papago Indians are … Continue reading

Four Points By Sheraton Tucson Airport Hotel: A Review.

Four Points Tucson Airport Hotel

There are many reasons why visitors to Tucson & Southern Arizona want to stay at least one night in a hotel near our Tucson International Airport (TIA). Fortunately, they have a lot of choices along Hotel Row (Tucson Blvd.) just before entering TIA. (Airline designation: TUS.) However, you can’t get … Continue reading

Tucson Day Trip 2: Mt. Lemmon.

Near the top of Mt. Lemmon looking out toward Tucson below.

The drive from Tucson (elevation 2500 feet) to the top of Mt. Lemmon (elevation 9,200 feet) is a fine day trip, particularly in the warmer months.The 25-mile road to the top is windy and picturesque. There are numerous pullouts. The one at Windy Point offers a panoramic view of the … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at the Desert Museum

El-Lobo-closeup

There is a relatively new set of in-depth tours at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum that will delight anyone who wants a closer look at the critters at the museum. If you have been visiting the Desert Museum for years, this is your opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of the Museum.

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Gourmet Girls Gluten-Free Bakery & Bistro: A Review

“Indulge Yourself Again” is a slogan Gourmet Girls Bakery customers can relate to.

There I was, in this quaint little bakery on North Oracle, munching on an open-face turkey sandwich on French bread with a side of potato salad – all gluten-free – and enjoying the meal immensely. This was unexpected. Like most people who have tried gluten-free bread and other gluten-free foods, my limited experience was that […]

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Tucson Botanical Gardens

Tucson Botanical Gardens

There are many reasons to love Tucson Botanical Gardens. First, of course, are the many different types of gardens. Second, every spring they have a “Weird Plant Sale” where you can purchase living conversation pieces. Third, TBG is a peaceful place in the midst of a bustling urban environment. Fourth, they have concerts & art shows. Fifth, you can rent the facilities and have a magnificent party there, be it for a wedding, reunion, or whatever special occasion. Go to our Tucson Botanical Gardens to discover reasons #6, #7, & #8.

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Madaras Gallery

LISA'S GATE

Learn about Diana Madaras and her passion for art. For More information, please watch the video here then visit the Madaras Gallery Website. … Continue reading

Old Tucson: A Slideshow

Freight Depot Featured Photo

Old Tucson has served as a movie studio for over 300 Westerns, TV productions and commercials. Today, it’s an Old West theme park that is both entertaining and educational. In April 2012, I attended the Western Music Festival & Art Show there and took these photographs. Old Tucson is closed to the public during the hot summer months, but is open October – May.

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