Explore Nearby Tucson AZ Attractions
Twelve thousand years ago, it was a Native American village by the name of “stukshon.” Loosely translated, it means, “springs from the foot of the black hill.” And that is exactly what Tucson does. Situated along the banks of the Santa Cruz River and bordered by both the Sonoran Desert and the Catalina Mountains, much of Tucson's allure is in its ancient land, heritage and spirituality.
Mother Nature presents the best late-night entertainment around with her astounding nightly display of stars and planets. Gaze up into Tucson's clear night skies from the comfort of your room, or venture out to experience the beauty of the desert firsthand. Ask our concierge for details during your Tucson travel.
Points of Interest
In addition to the numerous on-site activities at our doorstep, other nearby Tucson AZ attractions include The Tucson Trail, Sabino Canyon, Saguaro National Park, the Center for Creative Photography, Mission San Xavier Del Bac, the Reid Park Zoo’s Giraffe Encounter, Aqua Caliente Park and the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
During your Tucson vacation, explore Tucson’s local museums including the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, the International Wildlife Museum, the Pima Air and Space Museum, the Center for Creative Photography, the De Grazia Gallery in the Sun, and Tucson Children's Museum.
Fans will not be disappointed in the sport-rich city of Tucson, home to local teams such as the Tucson Sidewinders (AAA Minor League Baseball), Tucson Scorch (minor league hockey) and NCAA Arizona Wildcats basketball and football teams. Tucson also hosts spring training for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Colorado Rockies. Nearby Phoenix is home to the Arizona Cardinals (NFL), the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB).
Tucson's vibrant legacy of Indian, Hispanic and Anglo cultures is apparent in the city's rich cultural offerings. Festivals such as Cinco de Mayo and the San Xavier Pageant celebrate long-standing traditions. Other cultural options include The Arizona Theater Company, Arizona Opera and Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the Arizona Repertory Theatre and the Gaslight Theatre.
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