Category: Things to Do

Casino Del Sol is on a Hot Streak

The water hazards at the Casino Del Sol Sewailo Golf Club at sunset with the casino and hotel in the distance.

Who knew that the desert could be a hotbed of luxury? But that’s what you’ll find at Casino Del Sol, Tucson’s home for premium entertainment, dining, gaming and spa services—true and complete luxury. Located just fifteen minutes south of downtown Tucson, desert scenery and mountain ranges give way to cutting-edge accommodations and unforgettable experiences. Check… Read more »

Photobomb the Scenery in Tucson

Discover the best places to take Instagram photos in Tucson, AZ By Ciara Jean Tucson is known for being a college town. Because most Instagram users are between the ages of 18 and 34, a lot of IG pictures of Tucson are taken around campus. Don’t get me wrong, the University of Arizona is a… 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 »

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Tucson’s Rodeo

|By Amanda Oien, Photography by Kristen Brockel Since the Prohibition Days of 1925, cowboys and cowgirls have been kicking up dust at Tucson’s rodeo grounds during La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Spanish for “the cowboy party.” Frederick Leighton Kramer, a winter visitor, gave the Old Pueblo it’s renowned rodeo and parade in an effort to… Read more »

Southern Arizona Spring Blooms Guide

| By Amanda Oien| Illustrations by Lucy Small From late February to April, Tucsonans embrace the few months of bliss—  the season when the mountains turn emerald from the winter rains and snowmelt, when once brittle branches transform into leafy stalks with sunset hues and radiant violets and magentas: Hello, Spring.  Saguaro National Park, Catalina… Read more »

Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress

A group of men reenacting a robbery at Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress in Tucson, Arizona

“I rob banks for a living. What do you do?” | By Amanda Oien| Photography courtesy of Hotel Congress Tucson might have just rung in the New Year, but we’re already headed back in time. The annual Dillinger Days is back this weekend at the historic Hotel Congress, Jan. 18-19; celebrating the capture of one… Read more »

Which hotel should University of Arizona visitors choose?

Three people walking on a sidewalk on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona

| By Louie Christensen The University of Arizona is the pride and joy of Tucson—and for good reason. It is a mainstay on countless “Best Colleges” lists, its rafters are filled with National Championship banners from several sports and (fun fact) it’s also where the cult-classic movie Revenge of the Nerds was filmed. There are… Read more »

A Glimpse into the Miracle on Congress Street

Seven Christmas trees decorated in red, gold and silver trim in pop-up bar Miracle on Congress Street in Tucson, Arizona

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style | Photography by Kristen Brockel The holiday season looks a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean the cheer has to dim. Miracle on Congress St. introduced “Up On The Rooftop” to keep the holiday spirit alive with a visit from Santa and his reindeer. Drop… Read more »

Tucson Hiking Guide

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 »