After booking your hotel in 85713, learn about the top attractions in Southern Arizona with our Tucson travel guide.
Stay with Choice Hotels in Tucson and enjoy hiking, parks, mountains, stargazing and wildlife like no other place. Tucson is brimming with culture, diversity and many things to do and see. Indoor and outdoor activities run the gamut, ensuring you will always have something new and exciting to check out. Stay at any of the hotels in Tucson, AZ and discover the unique landscapes and scenery that can only be found in the beautiful canyons.
Since 1939, Old Tucson Studios has provided the setting for hundreds of major motion pictures, hosting Hollywood legends including John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Kirk Douglas and Harrison Ford. Although Old Tucson Studios is still an active film studio, it also features action-packed stunt shows, musical revues, guided studio tours and attractions for the whole family. The Saguaro National Park in Arizona's Sonoran Desert is home to countless giant saguaro cacti looming over the desert floor. Averaging a life span of 150 years, a mature saguaro may grow to a height of 50 feet. You can tour the park by driving around one of the scenic loops, or by exploring more than 150 miles of hiking trails.
Adjacent to the western region of the Saguaro National Park is the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, consisting of a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical gardens. The grounds include two miles of paths traversing 21 acres, with more than 300 animal species and 1,200 types of plants.
A short drive from Tucson is the Kitt Peak National Observatory, home to the world's largest collection of optical telescopes. Located high above the Sonoran Desert, the observatory lies under awe-inspiring skies. Various tours are available during the day, and popular stargazing programs are offered at night. Sabino Canyon is situated in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, surrounded by the Coronado National Forest. You will immediately embrace the serenity of this beautiful desert oasis with its towering saguaros, amazing rock formations and abundant wildlife. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the paved road through the canyon, but tram tours are available. Movie buffs, outdoor enthusiasts and sports fanatics alike will appreciate everything this city has to offer.
Stay at any of the Tucson hotels listed above to make the most of your Arizona vacation with Choice Hotels.