attractions entertainment and shopping Whether exploring the vast expanse of the Sonoran Desert, taking in the areas of rich customs and heritage, or moving indoors to discover our world class shopping and entertainment, Tucson abounds with a multitude of options for everyone. And when day transitions into night, the possiblities are as endless as the stars in our desert sky.
airport transportation Tucson International Airport is located 8 miles east of Casino Del Sol Resort. Travel eastbound along Valencia Road to Tucson Blvd., turn right onto Tucson Blvd; the entrance to the airport will be three-quarters of a mile ahead. Please follow the overhead directional signs at the airport to your final airport destination. Taxi and sedan service is available one-way and round-trip 24-hours per day. For airport departures, we suggest you allow 30 minutes of travel time to the Tucson International Airport. 7250 s tucson blvd tucson, az 85706 520.573.8400
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while you ’ re here check this out ATTRACTIONS ARIZONA SONORA DESERT MUSEUM 520.883.2702 desertmuseum.org This world-famous museum features a one-of-a-kind zoo displaying the creatures of the surrounding Sonoran Desert in their natural habitats. MISSON SAN XAVIER DEL BAC 520.294.2624 sanxaviermission.org A National Historic Landmark and the oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church’s interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings to be enjoyed by both parishioners and visitors. KITT PEAK NATIONAL OBSERVATORY 520.318.8000 noao.edu/kpno Kitt Peak National Observatory supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. Visitor Center open daily to the public.
OLD TUCSON STUDIOS 520.883.0100 oldtucson.com Walk in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more. Old Tucson Studios is one of Southern Arizona’s best entertainment destinations with live shows, thrilling stunts, musicals, trail rides and fun for the whole family. PIMA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM 520.574.0462 pimaair.org See history take flight in one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You’ll see more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technologically advanced craft ever produced.
OLD PUEBLO TROLLEY 520.792.1802 oldpueblotrolley.org For a true taste of historic Tucson, take a ride on one of the track trolleys leaving from the University of Arizona’s main gate on Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. BIOSPHERE 2 520.838.6200 b2science.org Conceived to develop self-sustaining artificial habitats in preparation for space exploration, Biosphere 2 houses five different biomes: Rainforest, Wetlands, Desert, Savannah and Ocean; in Oracle, about 50 minutes from Tucson.
TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART 520.624.2333 tucsonmuseumofart.org See original and traveling exhibitions focusing on American and International art. Tours, education programs, studio art classes, and the Museum Store are sure to delight and educate any visitor.
TOMBSTONE 520.457.3929 tombstoneweb.com One of the most notorious streets in the old west is alive and well in Tombstone. Each year thousands of travellers visit the O.K. Corral, Boothill Graveyard, the Crystal Palace Saloon and the many shops and galleries. 70 miles southeast of Tucson.
TUCSON VISITORS CENTER 520.624.1817 visittucson.org Tucson truly has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for history or high tech, local artists or masters, shopping ‘til you drop or quality family time, the Tucson Visitors Center can provide you with all the information you’ll require.
REID PARK ZOO 520.791.4022 tucsonzoo.org Travel from South America to the Asian rainforest, and then to the African savannah in one day! Explore beautiful habitats housing hundreds of exotic animals from around the world. Reid Park Zoo is a hidden gem, nestled in the center of Tucson.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SABINO CANYON 520.749.8700 sabinocanyon.com Experience the beauty of one of the most unique desert canyons in the entire Southwest on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. A natural desert oasis located in Tucson’s Coronado National Forest, Sabino Canyon is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife. COLOSSAL CAVE 520.647.7275 colossalcave.com It’s always perfect weather for touring Colossal Cave, just 22 miles southeast of Tucson. One of the largest dry caves in North America it maintains a pleasant 70 degrees Fahrenheit temperature year-around. KARTCHNER CAVERNS 520.586.2283 azstateparks.com/parks/kaca Experience a “live” limestone cave, discovered in 1974, which is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Enjoy tours, a large gift shop, regional displays, theater, and educational information about the caverns and the surrounding landscape. MADERA CANYON 520.281.2296 fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/forest/recreation/camping/sites/madera.shtml With lofty mountain peaks, forested slopes, seasonal streams, and an amazing variety of plants and wildlife, Madera Canyon features celebrated hiking trails and is rated the third best birding destination in the United States.
MT. LEMMON 520.576.1400 fs.fed.us/r3/coronado/forest/recreation/trails/mt_lemmon.shtml Mt. Lemmon is home to the southernmost ski area in the United States, which is perched near the 9,157-foot summit. Located just an hour’s drive away, visitors can golf and swim then downhill ski all in the same day. SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK 520.733.5153 nps.gov/sagu/index.htm Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests of saguaro cacti on the edge of the City of Tucson. Saguaro National Park’s two districts offer more than 165 miles of hiking trails. FINGER ROCK TRAIL In North-central Tucson, at the north end of Alvernon Way, Finger Rock is a highly visible landmark in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Finger Rock is extremely steep—climbing from 3,000 to well over 7,000 feet. The 10-mile round trip is for intermediate to advanced hikers, offering diverse wildlife and remarkable city views. Tucson Mountain Park 520.733.5158 Just west of downtown, Tucson Mountain Park has many great trails. The best place for information is at the Red Hills Visitor Center on Kinney Road. A popular hike is the Sendero Esperanza Trail, which takes about two hours and leads to the top of Wasson Peak
BIKING 520.624.1817 visittucson.org/visitor/outdoor/biking Ranked by Bicycling Magazine as one of the top cycling cities in America, Tucson offers the perfect climate and terrain for road race training, mountain biking or just enjoying leisurely rides with the family. Choose from hundreds of miles of bike-friendly roads and dozens of trails. RIDING STABLES PUSCH RIDGE STABLES 520.825.1664 puschridgestables.com Pusch Ridge offers the best trails and horses specifically selected to suit your experience and skill level. Pusch Ridge also offers special nature trail and moonlight rides, overnight and breakfast rides, evening steak rides and hay rides, too! HOUSTON’S HORSEBACK RIDING TUCSON 520.298.7450 tucsonhorsebackriding.com The Houston family invites you to enjoy a few hours or a few hours more on one of their beautiful trail rides or in one of their horsemanship classes. The Houston family ranch is located on the east side of Tucson in the serene Tanque Verde Valley.
SPANISH TRAIL OUTFITTERS, INC. 520.631.3787 spanishtrailoutfitters.com Located at the foothills of the Catalina Mountain in Northwest Tucson, Spanish Trail Outfitters offers leisurely rides on scenic trails throughout the Sonoran Desert. Suitable for both novice and experienced riders. AREA SHOPPING LA ENCANTADA 2905 E Skyline Dr 520.615.2561 laencantadashoppingcenter.com La Encantada — an elegant refuge for the region’s best shopping and dining. Enjoy the Apple Store, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Coach, Tiffany & Company, M.A.C., and Louis Vitton just to name a few. CASAS ADOBES PLAZA Southwest corner of Ina & Oracle Rd 520.299.2610 casasadobesplaza.com The Casas Adobes Plaza is the proud home to a distinctive mélange of upscale boutiques, beauty salons and charming restaurants. The Plaza showcases fine artisans, masterful chefs, celebrated works of art, inspired home furnishings and chic fashions for the most discerning tastes.
TUCSON MALL 4500 N Oracle Rd 520.293.733 tucsonmall.com Tucson Mall is Southern Arizona’s premier shopping and entertainment destination with over 200 specialty shops and four department stores. Macy’s, Dillards, H&M, Hollister, Sephora , Banana Republic, Build-A-Bear Workshop, The Cheesecake Factory and many more. PARK PLACE MALL 5870 E Broadway 520.747.7575 parkplacemall.com Shop an incredible selection of stores and enjoy a variety of dining options in addition to Century 20 Movie Theaters. Choose from Coach, Buckle, Hollister, Chico’s, Forever XXI, Abercrombie & Fitch, Bamboo Club Asian Bistro, Chipotle, or Cold Stone Creamery.
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