Despite its growing size, Tucson feels a lot smaller than it is. The small-town vibe stands out against metropolitan Phoenix and ritzy Scottsdale. Deeply rooted in Hispanic heritage, the wide variety of cultural attractions in Tucson draw in travelers looking for a change of pace.
The clear skies make for a beautiful backdrop as you explore the city. The galleries on the Catalina Foothills district offer respite from the more rigorous outdoors activities.
The Rialto is the biggest concert hall in Tucson and is a frequent stop for major touring artists. Tucson Convention Center hosts a wide range of events and festivals.
The Old Tucson Studios is a former set for TV westerns like “El Dorado” and “Little House on the Prairie.” Today, it’s a family-friendly theme park.
Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson has it all — live music, food vendors, and the first floor turns into a dance floor when the sun goes down. For a taste of the nightlife, University of Arizona students spend most of their time on Fourth Avenue.
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum has it all, including outdoor exhibits, a zoo, and botanical gardens. The Pima Air & Space Museum has a few relics and prototypes of past aircrafts.
Mt. Lemmon is one of the best places to visit in Tucson. It has its own observatory, a place to ski, and great hikes.