About Tucson

About TucsonNestled in the foothills of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Arizona is a vibrant desert city that offers something for everyone. Tucson’s sunny and mild climate affords its one million residents and thousands of annual visitors plenty of opportunities to enjoy the city’s many cultural offerings and outdoor activities. Arts, entertainment, world-class golf and much more can be experienced in this desert gem.

Outdoor Recreation
Tucson is famous for its wonderful recreational opportunities. It is home to many world-class golf courses, such as the Grand National Golf Resort located in beautiful Dove Mountain. The resort hosts Tiger Woods and professional golfers from around the world each year for its annual PGA event.

The surrounding Catalina Mountains provide hikers, backpackers, and bird-watchers with miles upon miles of scenic and challenging trails to enjoy. An hour drive takes visitors to the top of beautiful Mt. Lemon, which offers a nice retreat from the summertime temperatures of the valley below. Here, residents and visitors can fish, camp overnight, hike miles of pine-laden trails, and enjoy views of Tucson and the entire valley.

Tucson and the surrounding areas provide a number of unique entertainment options. Visitors can spend the day at Old Tucson Studios, experiencing the Wild West sets where many of the classic westerns of the past were shot. A short drive takes visitors to Tombstone, AZ, where they can walk down the same streets that Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp once strolled. Here, visitors can enjoy re-enactments of the “Shootout at the OK Corral,” sip sasparilla in the Birdcage Saloon, or enjoy any number of the western shops.

Home to the University of Arizona, Tucson also plays host many cultural events. Visitors can enjoy musical and theatrical productions at the University’s theatre or an afternoon taking in beautiful art at the famous DeGrazzia Art Gallery.

Dining and Nightlife
Visitors can enjoy tastes that are sure to please any palette at the numerous wonderful restaurants within the city. Tucson is famous for its authentic Sonoran cuisine. Numerous Sonoran restaurants provide delicious dishes that cannot be experienced elsewhere. Other restaurants, such as Harvest and the Gold Room, provide upscale traditional fare worthy of praise from the harshest of food critics.

Tucson nightlife is fueled by the 30,000+ students of the University of Arizona. Downtown Tucson provides rows of trendy bars and nightclubs that offer the perfect environment for lounging with a cocktail or dancing the night away. The Historic Hotel Congress, where John Dillinger was apprehended, is a popular spot for residents and tourists alike.