Loews Ventana Canyon is close to all the fun in Tucson. Love sports? Check out an Arizona Cardinals or Arizona Diamondbacks game. And if you’re here in February, don’t miss the thrills of the Tucson Rodeo. For something more artsy, take in a performance by our local symphony or a Broadway show at UA Presents—the Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Arizona.
Tucson nightlife has plenty to offer. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it here. From traditional flamenco dancing to the hottest dance clubs; from smooth jazz to a night at the symphony, Tucson keeps it going all year round.
Tucson Golf Championships and More
Tucscon-ites love sports and the city is home to local teams such as the Tucson Padres (AAA Minor League Baseball), Tucson Scorch (minor league hockey) and NCAA Arizona Wildcats basketball and football teams. Nearby Phoenix is home to the Arizona Cardinals (NFL), the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB). If sports is your thing, this is a great place to take it all in.
El Tour de Tucson
Named one of the premier cycling events in the nation, this ride held every November brings 9,000 cyclists to Tucson each year. Riders travel 109 miles around the perimeter of the city, but there are also shorter distance rides, including 35-, 66- and 80-mile rides.
Accenture Match Play
One of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers, this event, held every February, sees participants battle for a place in history and their share of an $8 million purse. The event is an excellent opportunity to get up close to your favorite golfers while enjoying the beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
The Tucson Rodeo, or La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboy), is held every February and is one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America.
University of Arizona Athletic Department
Bear Down, Arizona! The Arizona Wildcats football team draws thousands to Arizona Stadium on campus, while the Wildcats basketball team performs at an often sold-out arena at McKale Center. Baseball, softball, gymnastics and volleyball complete the program and give visitors more opportunity to catch the local Wildcats fever.
Fox Tucson Theater
Resurrection of this 1929 theater has brought classic films, theater events and concerts back to the historic downtown Tucson. The classic neon marquee lights up Congress Street; you can’t miss it.
Each season, UA Presents brings a diverse lineup of performing arts to the University of Arizona campus—from Broadway musicals to stand-up comedians.
The non-profit historic Tucson theater boasts dozens of musical performances each month, with shows featuring pop to rock, reggae to dance music—and anything in between.
Tucson Symphony Orchestra
The oldest continuing professional performing arts organization in Arizona, the TSO offers a variety of performances including classical, chamber and pops performances.
Tucson Jazz Society
This non-profit works to preserve the jazz and blues culture of Tucson, putting on year-round concerts large and small, featuring local and national musicians. Expect to hear it all, from Latin rhythms to smooth jazz.
Armitage Wine Lounge and Café
A cozy and contemporary environment with plush couches, soft lighting, live music and a sophisticated wine list and menu. Located nearby at La Encantada.
The 1940s Chicago-style steakhouse and bar features signature “Knockout” martinis made from vodka infused with fresh pineapple. Live music and a lively crowd make for entertaining evenings in the bar or on the patio. Located nearby at Skyline and Campbell.
The Grill at Hacienda del Sol
This AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant has also captured Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for over a decade. The Grill’s chefs create an innovative yet approachable menu, using local meats, vegetables, and herbs from the hotel’s own garden.
One of the oldest family-owned restaurants in Tucson and serving authentic Sonoran Mexican cuisine. Established in 1922, El Charro Café is the nation’s oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same family. The restaurant features traditional Sonoran cultural style and innovative Tucson-style Mexican food.
The Abbey Eat + Drink
The Abbey serves distinctive American comfort food in a warm, neighborhood setting. Guests enjoy spectacular foothills views from virtually every seat in the restaurant, whether they choose to sit in the main dining room, bar or unique wraparound patio.
This traditional and lively country music nightclub has a full-service Tucson bar, restaurant and smoking room and offers a true Southwestern night on the town. That includes line dancing and dance lessons The Maverick is located on Tanque Verde.
From its 1985 inception as a once-weekly showcase for downtown Tucson’s creative community to its current status as one of the best-regarded rock clubs in the country, Club Congress has earned repeated accolades as the city’s perennial hot spot.
For more information, contact our concierge.