Tucson has a wide variety of places to go and things to see. Whether you are in town for the weekend or have lived here your whole life you will find something to make you smile. Tucson’s lively Downtown scene includes several theaters and museums, and a variety of eating and shopping destinations. Tucson landmarks like the FOX theatre & the Rialto, Hotel Congress, and our Children’s Museum (formerly a Carnegie Library). The SunLink Streetcar joins the Downtown with the University and travels through the Fourth avenue and University Districts offering even more food, shopping and entertainment opportunities. We have world class golfing, bicycle-friendly streets and are recognized as a UNESCO World City of Gastronomy.
Explore the Coronado National Forest and The Sonoran Desert at The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum. Learn more about the local history of agriculture at the Mission Garden, The Tucson Botanical Garden or Tohono Chul Park.
Tucson was a major source of Western films and television shows. West of town Old Tucson Studios was once called, “Hollywood West”. Today Tucson is home to several film festivals during the year including The Arizona International film Festival the State’s longest running film event.
If you love music, you have no shortage of choices here. Jazz, Classical, Country, Pop or basically anything else is here somewhere almost every night. Tucson is the doorway into Southern Arizona’s many attractions: Bird-watching in Patagonia, visiting the sites in Mexico, riding out to Tombstone, Bisbee or Wilcox on your Harley. Just too many more destinations to list; you can start the adventure here.