Places to go in Southern Arizona
The expansive Southern Arizona region stretches from the metropolitan Tucson area to the north, to the surrounding mountain ranges, the Santa Cruz River Valley and the U.S. border to the south. The region offers area residents and visitors a vast array of authentic Southwestern and multi-cultural experiences.
Famous for its dramatic beauty, the Sonoran Desert covers the region with spectacular cacti – including the majestic Saguaro, a symbol of the American Southwest. The region is surrounded by mountain ranges and canyons in all directions, offering scenic drives, extraordinary hiking trails, and even snow skiing. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, there’s no shortage of attractions, festivals, day trips to make your stay here eventful — in fact, you may never want to leave!
Here are several of the region’s “must see” attractions: