Tucson is a hot destination year-round in so many ways. It’s a place to relax and free your mind, body, and soul. Bathe in the incredible beauty of a saguaro cactus forest and watch the sun set in a blaze of colors. The lush, green Sonoran Desert is incredibly alive, vibrant and always ready to welcome you.

Tucson tastes like nowhere else in North America, with a rich culinary heritage spanning 4,000 years and a border that encompasses distinct Mexican and Native American traditions in food and drink. The region’s wildly-creative chefs fuse desert ingredients into dishes—from cacti’s cholla buds and prickly pear fruit, to mesquite flour. In fact, UNESCO named Tucson the first City of Gastronomy in the U.S.

Cactus – Tucson’s wildly beautiful and spiny native plant


Catalina Mountains, the most prominent range in the Tucson area


Surrounded by four notable mountain ranges, Tucson's outdoor environment transports visitors to another world, quite literally. The journey is an easy choice given national parks and endless hiking and biking trails. Whatever your skill level or thirst for adventure, the outdoors is calling you to Tucson.

Want to feel like a celebrity for a few days? Enjoy rest and relaxation at wellness resorts like Canyon Ranch, Miraval or the family-friendly Lowes Ventana while experiencing the scents, textures and healing properties of the desert.

Miraval is one of Tucson’s many welcoming wellness resorts


Café Poca Cosa customer review: “Hands down...best Mexican food in Tucson...”


Tucson’s triple-digit temps in summer motivate locals and visitors alike to plan their time accordingly with sunrise hikes, mid-morning visits to the Pima Air & Space Museum paired with an AMARG “Boneyard Tour,” and afternoon siestas. But, what happens once the sun goes down? Tucson’s vibrant nightlife comes alive with music, craft beer and more. Prepare to have your breath taken away when you experience Tucson’s night skies—from mountaintop observatories at Mount Lemmon to viewings at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.

Mission San Xavier del Bac – Photo Courtesy Pete Gregoire


Saguaro National Park – an incredibly beautiful and peaceful drive


Learn more at https://www.visittucson.org/