Month: October 2018

A Getaway to Remember

Discover the top reasons to stay at Aravaipa Farms | By Heather Wuelpern Whether you live in Tucson or Phoenix or are just visiting, there’s a place you need to discover. About an hour’s drive from northwest Tucson or two hours southeast of Phoenix—through a saguaro forest and into one of Arizona’s most pristine red rock canyons—lies… Read more »

95 Seasons & Counting: Tucson Museum of Art

New, provocative exhibitions wow audiences | By Lindsay Lawson Creative. Inspiring. Captivating. Expect these words to come to mind as you stroll through the Tucson Museum of Art during the 95th anniversary season. Paintings, photography, chalk drawings, sculptures, and exhibitions tantalize audiences, evoking thought and emotion just as the talented artists intended. 30 Americans: The Rubell Family… Read more »

10 Reasons Marana is on the Rise

By Lindsay Lawson Travel north of Tucson on I-10 and you’ll discover the town of Marana, Southern Arizona’s diamond in the rough. Visiting for a day or weekend is definitely not enough time to experience all that Marana has to offer—with so many plans for new attractions and services in the works, even a week… Read more »

Southern Arizona

Get off the beaten path and explore the vibrant communities of Southern Arizona. From the fine wines of Sonoita and Patagonia to the rich history of Bisbee and Tombstone, experience something new outside the city limits. BISBEE SONOITA TOMBSTONE Featured Places BISBEE Back to top Optimo Hatworks Milliner and Renovator Everyone has a different reason… Read more »

Things to Do

Editor’s note: Tucson Guide’s “52 Things to Do” are listed in no particular order. All information given here was accurate at press time. You may want to phone for confirmation prior to visiting these attractions. Featured Places O.K. Corral Gunfight Site O.K. Corral Gunfight Site, located southeast of Tucson in Tombstone, is home to what… Read more »

Gallery Guide

Enrich your life with art. The following is a select list of galleries in Tucson and Southern Arizona whose holdings run the gamut from painting and sculpture to glasswork and ceramics. Call ahead for hours of operation and specific exhibit schedules. TUCSON TUBAC TOMBSTONE SONOITA ORACLE BISBEE Featured Places Arlene’s Expect the unexpected at Arlene’s… Read more »

Dining Guide

Dollar amounts correspond to average per-meal price. Smoking is not permitted in most Tucson restaurants, by city ordinance. CENTRAL NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST Featured Places Big Nose Kate’s Saloon The historic watering hole in Tombstone known as Big Nose Kate’s Saloon is jam-packed with entertainment and enough ambiance to transport anyone back to the unbridled days… Read more »

Shopping Guide

Here’s an overview of just a few of the many fine shopping opportunities in and around Tucson. And while you’re out finding the perfect accessory or piece of furniture for your home, don’t be surprised if you run across a lot of other great finds as well. CENTRAL DOWNTOWN & UNIVERSITY AREAS EAST NORTHWEST &… Read more »

To the Top of Tumamoc

What I learned from walking up a big little hill near downtown Tucson | By Heather Wuelpern After spending two weeks in Italy devouring plates of pasta, trying every flavor of gelato, and sipping prosecco daily, I knew I had to jumpstart my workout routine when I returned to Tucson. I set my alarm for 5:30 a.m…. Read more »

Uncontained Excitement for the MSA Annex

Explore Mercado San Agustín’s brand-new sister property | By Heather Wuelpern The MSA Annex—a collection of converted shipping containers, which house nearly a dozen shops and a bar—celebrated its grand opening May 4–6, 2018. Local favorite Giant Sand added to the good vibe as their band christened the stage before they kicked off their month-long European tour. The… Read more »