Visit Tucson any time of year! We visit Tucson during the holidays as well as during the summer months. Tucson is the perfect getaway for family fun! It’s an easy trip for us coming from the Valley.

Five perfect reasons to Visit Tucson

Westin La Paloma

This is our go to place to stay. The views are amazing. The service is great! From pools to spas and golf to tennis a good time will be had by all! Family friendly all around just a great place to stay and disappear from it all.

La Paloma Christmas Tree

Westin La Paloma Christmas Tree

Sunset on the Catalina Mountains

Mountain View at Westin

Patio View

Poolside at Westin La Paloma

El Charro Cafe

This is simply a must! Leave the pool, spa, golf course and tennis behind. Clean up. Grab the family and head to El Charro Cafe in downtown Tucson. While you’re there, order the Original “Charro Style” Beef Taco. Don’t ask any questions. Just do it! As the El Charro story is told, back in 1922, when Tia Mónica started, there was only one way to make a taco: form a ground beef patty, fold it in a tortilla and fry it in a pan, garnish with peas, radishes and Mexican cheese. True story, we drive down from the Valley just for these tacos and nothing else! They are that good! …then for dessert (the kids) order the Sopapillas, Churros and Chocolate. Come on! You’re visiting Tucson! Enjoy!

El Charro Original Tacos

El Charro Tacos

Tacos in Tucson

Mt Lemmon

Best place to go for hike? Mt. Lemmon! With a summit elevation of over 9,000′ the views are absolutely amazing! The weather is perfect for a hike, picnic, chairlift ride in the summer and even skiing in the winter!

Mt Lemmon Chair Life Ride

Mt Lemmon Chair Lift

Mt Lemmon Skiing

Mt Lemmon View

Mt Lemmon

Mt Lemon Ski Slopes

Wildflowers on Mt Lemmon

View from the top of Mt. Lemmon

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Back when I was a kid, years ago! I remember visiting the San Xavier Mission. It was out in the middle of nowhere. We are talking early 80’s. It was only appropriate to have our own little guy experience it and my what an attraction it has become!  Head about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson to the Tohono O’odham San Xavier Indian Reservation to experience the historic Spanish Catholic mission.

San Xavier Mission

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier

Mission San Xavier del Bac view

Mission San Xavier del Bac Inside

Inside Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac Hilltop View

Catalina State Park

A pure gem! Catalina State Park is at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains with over 5,000 acres of hiking trails and camping opportunities. Plus with Tucson having very little light pollution. The evening sky is incredible! A great place to grab the family and hit a trail!

Catalina State Park View

Catalina State Park views

Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park Trails

I know I listed only five items, but there is so much more to do when you visit Tucson. Visit the Biosphere, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Pima Air & Space Museum, and my personal favorite the Arizona History Museum! That’s one of the reasons we go down so often. Plenty to do for everyone!

What are you waiting for? Go Visit Tucson!

Peas Out!


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