Tucson, Arizona TRAVEL GUIDE 

By Molly Larsen

I have moved across the world to call Tucson my home. From the beautiful sunsets to the majestic Catalina Mountains, Tucson is a city I love.

Located in Southern Arizona, Tucson is just 60 miles north of the Mexico border. It’s a city full of vibrant colors and historical culture. Enjoy scenic views on your hike down Sabino Canyon park or explore the bustling Congress st., Tucson has something to offer for everyone.

I have put together this Tucson, AZ Travel Guide to make it easier for you to know what to do in and around the city. Find new places to explore, activities to do, and spots to grab a bit to eat.

Places to stay

Below you will find a list of hotels and homes where you can truly enjoy your stay in Tucson, AZ. Spend the night in one of Tucson’s top hotels or get a real, local experience by staying in a renovated 100-year-old home in Downtown.

Posada by The Joshua Tree House

The Posada is a 5 suite inn bordering the west side of Saguaro National Park in Tucson, AZ. Situated on 38 acres of land with a forest of Saguaro cactus, native plants, and an abundance of wildlife this is a space to reflect, reset, and create. It is available to rent on Airbnb®, and was designed by Sara Combs and Rich Combs.

Hotel Congress

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Unique Southwestern charm, urban and vintage. The Hotel Congress, built in 1919, is the cultural landmark that anchors Downtown Tucson. Though classically renovated and updated, every nook and cranny of the hotel reveals a window to years past, from the Tap Room Bar to the colorful murals that line the walls – there is a story in every detail.

Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 622-8848

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Relax and recharge at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, a top choice among Arizona luxury resorts. Whether you explore the best of Tucson or enjoy the stunning Catalina Mountain range, you can consider us your desert oasis. 

Address: 7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750

Phone: (520) 299-2020 
Reservations: 1-866-715-3544

Adobe Libre

This 1880’s era adobe apartment is true Tucsonan experience… with air conditioning. The neighborhood is colorful and quiet but near downtown. It has high ceilings, nice light, a private patio, stocked kitchen, and midcentury decor. It is available to rent on Airbnb®.

Omni Tucson National Resort

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Relax and renew at Omni Tucson National Resort, located in the natural splendor of the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. After an action-packed day on one of our highly acclaimed golf courses, rejuvenate your senses in our spa facility before relaxing over fine dining – all while surrounded by the bold colors and warm hues of the Arizona desert.

Address: 2727 West Club DriveTucsonArizona 85742 

Phone:  (520) 297-2271 

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch

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Nestled at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountain Range, Hacienda Del Sol is a relaxing refuge with breathtaking views and a storied history. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are among many of the famous names who’ve strolled the grounds of this stunning resort. Hacienda Del Sol is included in the National Registry of Historic Places in Arizona and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. 

Address: 5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Road
Tucson, Arizona, 85718

Phone:  (520) 299-1501  |  1-800-728-6514

Arizona Inn

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Embrace the spirit of the Southwest at the Arizona Inn, a uniquely charming Tucson hotel with resort amenities in the Midtown neighborhood. Family owned and run since 1930, our historic boutique hotel offers a serene setting in which to find tranquility in the heart of Tucson.

Address: 2200 E Elm Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719View Arizona Inn on Google Map

Phone:  (520) 325-1541  |  1-800-933-1093

Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort Tucson

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Founded in 1979 as a pioneering luxury resort, Canyon Ranch® in Tucson redefined health by unifying mind, body, and spirit. We have evolved because of the people we’ve connected with. We listen to you. We grow from you. We grow with you. We are here for you.

Through four decades of innovation, Canyon Ranch has gone beyond destination resorts and evolved into destination you. Always remaining true to the groundbreaking, yet simple, philosophy it was founded on: complete wellness for everyone we meet.

Address: 8600 E. Rockcliff Road, Tucson, AZ 85750

Phone: 800.742.9000


AC Hotel Tucson Downtown

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Experience the soul of the city at AC Hotel Tucson Downtown. Situated in the heart of the action in Tucson’s Downtown Entertainment District, our hotel embraces the spirit of Tucson through locally inspired artwork in our lobby and craft beers and unique spirits sourced from Southern Arizona in our AC Lounge. Complimentary Wi-Fi, generous workspaces and stunning mountain or urban views complete each accommodation, giving you the best of all worlds. 

Address: 151 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85701

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Phone:  (520) 385-7111 

Mount Lemmon Log Cabin 

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The Restful Roost is located on Mount Lemmon in Arizona at an elevation of 7,815 feet. It is a mere quarter-mile walk from the quaint village of Summerhaven but you’d never know it. Enjoy bird watching, wind listening, and star gazing from one of two decks, both of which have a tree-house feel. It is available to rent on Airbnb®.

Blog Posts



Below you will find my blog posts that feature places in Tucson and Arizona.

Family Spring Lookbook| Picacho Peak State Park, AZ

Wildflowers are so beautiful that’s why we couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Picacho Peak State Park this year. As Spring is here with perfect weather, we drove up one weekend to take our kids to see and learn about nature.

Keep on reading to see all the fun!

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