Young or old, newbie or seasoned Tucson resident, you have to check out the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum as your absolute first call. This isn’t just any museum – this is an art gallery, botanical garden, natural history museum, zoo, aquarium and more. This is a place to find out about the history of the Sonoran desert bioregion and its many ecosystems. Plus on Tucson’s most scorching days of the year, you can see javelinas sleeping soundly underneath the bridge (local pigs).
Ready for beautiful views, fantastic hikes and miles and miles of stunning mountain ranges? You’re in the right place. Tucson is a city which is blessed by the likes of the Sonoran desert, which looks like it’s straight out of a movie, as well as a heap of great museums, galleries and other cultural spots.
So it’s no wonder tourists flock to this Arizona city for a holiday, not just a hike. A ton of artists have made their home here. Foodies find solace here (did we mention that Tucson is a World City of Gastronomy?). You’ll discover craft beer spots, great restaurants and fun nights out, as well as a whole host of activities to full your days. Read on for the very best things to do in Tucson.