Category: Things to Do

The Surprising Sports Town of Tucson, AZ

Discover Tucson athletics beyond the UA Wildcats |By Mish DeCarlo Tucson is the proud home of the University of Arizona—a PAC-12 university known for consistently securing national sporting titles and for feeding athletes into professional leagues. However, sports don’t stop at the edge of campus, because Tucson is also headquarters to both minor-league and professional… Read more »

Ghost Guide

A skeleton crawls along a ledge near a window at Hotel Congress in Downtown Tucson.

La Llorona and the Ghosts Who Haunt Hotel Congress and Fox Theatre | By Amanda Oien| Photography by Kristen Brockel A chill running down your spine, goosebumps dancing on your skin, a tight gasp for air. Is it a chilly October night, or is that an eerie haunt floating in the dark? Don’t Look Back… Read more »

Camp Dad & Mom

Tucson staycation with the 3-year-old for a week of family fun |By Oakley Hall With a week between summer camp and school starting, my husband, Chris, and I worried about how to balance work and childcare. We couldn’t exactly tell kiddo, “Hot dogs are in the fridge, pull some weeds, take a nap at noon,… 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 »

A Summer Essential: Salt River Tubing

A black and yellow tube, labeled Salt River, floats in the Salt River in Arizona with tubers in the background.

| By Amanda Oien Tucson’s raspados and Mesa’s Salt River have two things in common: highly desired during the hot summer months and arguably, equally refreshing. If you’re wanting to escape the scorching sun this summer or wanting to knock off Salt River Tubing from your summer bucket list, you’re in luck. The Salt River… Read more »

Shot List

An insider’s guide to the best golf courses in Tucson| By Louie Christensen As winter lingers in the northern half of the United States, thousands have to shovel themselves out of hazardous conditions. Here in Tucson, the only tool we ever need to escape our winter hazards is a sand wedge. When temperatures heat up,… Read more »

The Glitz of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Bright purple amethyst gemstone

Find your way around Tucson’s Gem and Mineral Show | By Amanda Oien Since 1954, thousands of buyers, sellers, traders and visitors from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Tucson, Arizona for the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in late January to February. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show has everything from… Read more »

A Frosty Quick Guide to Mt. Lemmon

Ditch the mild winter weather for the snow-capped Catalinas | By Amanda Oien As the winter storm grows stronger, snow begins to fall, blanketing towering evergreens while the creeks freeze over. Locals bundle up to make snowmen, go sledding and sip mulled wine at the ski lodge. Upstate New York might come to mind, but… Read more »

Leap of Faith

Arizona Zipline Adventures in Oracle, Arizona

Pushing the limits at Arizona Zipline Adventures | By Jeff Atwell For twenty-odd years, the south side of the Santa Catalina Mountains has been in view—an awesome site every time I step outside in Tucson, hike the foothills, or drive the hairpins up to Mount Lemmon. During a visit with friends from Florida, I finally… Read more »