Category: Southern Arizona

Cool Escapes

A family gathers on the top of a rock overlooking the Tucson landscape

Discover Daytrips to Higher Elevations and Even Waterfalls By Heather Wuelpern Whether you are visiting Tucson for the first time or have lived here for decades, elevating your Tucson experience by venturing out to nearby areas not only can help beat the heat, but you will see some of Mother Nature’s most superb work. Go… Read more »

Camping Made Easy in Southern Arizona

A close of the water at Patagonia Lake with the green trees reflecting back in the water.

Discover 7 can’t-miss campsites near Tucson By Ciara Jean Southern Arizona is known for its beautiful scenery. Sunsets and sunrises, mountains, saguaro cacti, and green bushes all around is what makes Southern Arizona the best place to take an overnight trip in the Sonoran Desert. Start planning your getaway under the stars with this list… Read more »

South Tucson, a Community of Culture and Cuisine

A colorful collection of mosaics and murals found around South Tucson, Arizona.

Story and Photography by C. Jill Hofer The city of South Tucson is a one-of-a-kind enclave, nestled entirely within the Tucson city limits. Those yet to discover this tiny municipality are in for a big surprise. Affectionately known as the Pueblo within a city, South Tucson boasts a triple crown of community, cuisine, and culture…. Read more »

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 »

Pumpkin Picking: Tucson-Area Patches

| 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 »

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 »

Tubac Road Trip

by Jeff Atwell | photos by Fred Schmiedeskamp Friends from out of state had been in town for two days. We checked in on their Instagram to see how things were going. They had traipsed through the Catalina foothills on a sunset horseback ride, conquered vertigo on the zip lines out in Oracle, and discovered… Read more »

A Desert 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 »

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 »