Things to Do in Tucson
Tucson is an outdoor playground and hotspot for attractions. Go on pleasant urban walks or rugged canyon hikes, bike with a mountainous backdrop, saddle up at a guest ranch or rock climb the five mountain ranges surrounding the city. There are more than 250 species of birds here, making it a birder's paradise. Thanks to Tucson's clear skies, you can tour some of the world's most respected observatories and gaze at the vistas. Golf is another huge activity in this sunny Arizona town, with courses designed by Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus.
To soak in the arts, catch a play, a dance performance or live music at the variety of venues. Moreover, there are around 35 art galleries in the downtown district alone. Tucson hosts a plethora of annual events, such as the Mineral & Fossils Showcase, WGC-Accenture Match Play Golf Championship, Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, Festival of Books and Tucson Rodeo. Other major annual events are El Tour de Tucson, Southwest Wings Birding & Nature, Festival, Tucson International Mariachi Conference and New Year's Competition Powwow.