A peek inside the newly restored Mission San Xavier del Bac which still celebrates mass. Mission San Xavier known as the White Dove of the Desert is on the Tohono O’odham reservation and you must be a member of the nation to be married there although all are welcome to pray.Continue reading
In winter, Ski Valley is the southernmost ski resort in the United States. (Probably also the smallest) In summer, the lift is usually open. Kids love to ride the lift to the rim for a grand view of greater Tucson below. And yes, they can hike around up there. In … Continue reading
Summerhaven is a quaint little village near the summit of Mt. Lemmon. The 2003 Aspen fire destroyed 84,000 acres and most of the village. Residents have been busy rebuilding. Volunteers have been busy re-planting. There are a couple of new restaurants, the SawMill shown here, and lots of new, larger … Continue reading
The Yetman Trail is an easy to moderate hike through a pretty saguaro-rich valley and up over the mountains near Gates Pass.Continue reading
Madera Canyon is a recommended side trip when you are in the I-19 corridor visiting the Missions, the Titan Missile Museum, or Tubac Village.The elevation ranges from 5,000-5,500 feet. The area is a birdwatchers paradise with over 250 species identified. This is part of the Coronado National Forest. It’s about … Continue reading
Ted DeGrazia was a world-renowned artist who, with his Native American friends, built one of the world’s most unique art galleries to showcase his work. However you describe his art, I’m sure your visit to the DeGrazia Gallery In The Sun in Northeast Tucson will be a most interesting and enjoyable outing.Continue reading
About 2 miles down the road from the Desert Museum is the Saguaro National Park Visitors Center.
I know this is odd, but there are two Saguaro National Parks – East & West. In between is Metropolitan Tucson. If you only have time to visit one, go West.
If you enjoy the out-of-doors, do not miss the chance to hike Sabino Canyon. This is a very pleasant day trip. For other Parks and Gardens in the area, see our list of the Best Parks and Gardens. Also, see our article on Things to do with Kids for more … Continue reading