Category: Explore

Discover more about Tucson’s unmatched outdoor beauty and remarkable day trips.

A Glimpse into the Miracle on Congress Street

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style | Photography by Kristen Brockel Ho-ho-hustle your way down to Downtown Tucson’s most festive pop-up bar, Miracle on Congress St., every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 29 to December 22.

A Day in Tombstone

Dust off your boots and saddle up, partner. We’re road tripping to the town too tough to die. |By Amanda Oien A saloon-lined dusty street and the sound of spinning spurs greet visitors to Tombstone, Arizona, a place known for its Wild West history. In 1881, gunfire rang out near Fremont Street, which later became… Read more »

Tucson Hiking Guide

Woman sitting on rocks on Mt. Lemmon facing the view.

The hills are alive with cactus, creosote, and mule deer. Go explore. |By Laura Horley Tucson is surrounded by mountain ranges—the Catalinas in the north, the Rincons in the east, the Tucsons in the west, and the Santa Ritas in the south. Each range offers its own special charm and an incredible selection of outdoor… Read more »

Pumpkin Picking: Tucson-Area Patches

Big, orange pumpkins sit atop hay bales at a pumpkin patch.

| By Amanda Oien Halloween is creeping up and whether you need a pumpkin for carving or want a plump one for your porch, you better get one now before you find yourself gourd-less on October 31st. With Nick and Laurie Buckelew permanently hanging up the hat on their pumpkin patch, there’s two local spots… Read more »

Local Business Spotlight: Volare Helicopters

Get a bird’s eye view of greater Tucson with Volare Helicopter Tours. |By Christian Wlach |Video by Kristen Brockel, Christian Wlach, and Brielle Farmer Tasha and Tyler Sturges opened Volare in September of 2017 as a new way to explore greater Tucson. Tour flights take off from the airport in Marana, AZ. One of the… Read more »

Planes, Helicopters, History and More

Tucson’s Pima Air & Space Museum offers big fun for young and old alike  Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world, with more than 360 historic aircraft spread out over 80 acres. Six indoor exhibit hangars (three dedicated to WWII) also feature panoramas with artifacts, photos, and… Read more »

Local Business Spotlight: Active Fun at Arizona Zipline Adventures

|By Christian Wlach |Video by Kristen Brockel, Christian Wlach, and Brielle Farmer Emily Goff, along with two other Tucson-area locals, started Arizona Zipline Adventures (AZA) in 2016. Goff, who grew up on a cattle ranch in Oracle, AZ, saw the business as an opportunity to bring life back into a once-thriving community.  AZA is located… Read more »

The Iconic Movie Locations of Southern Arizona You’ve Never Heard Of

Take a ride through the dramatic Sonoran desert landscape that inspired Hollywood stars and directors. Old Tucson—known as Old Tucson Studios back when—has played host to more than 300 movies and television shows, and it can’t be matched for its sets. However, few know that movies filmed there often featured the panoramic backdrop of Marana’s… Read more »

Bisbee’s 18 Galleries

Experience the New Old West | By Andrew Schaeffer Embark on a delightful journey to the mining-turned artist community of Bisbee. With 18 galleries, 35 restaurants and restaurants, and more than 50 places to stay, this quirky town is perfect for an inspiring day trip or overnight stay from Tucson. Upon arriving in the historic… Read more »

Art and Soul

See original works of art at Artemizia Gallery | By Andrew Schaeffer There’s a clichéd phrase that often gets repeated in galleries by people who are only viewing works skin deep. “I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.” It’s perfectly fine for people who just want to see something… Read more »