Avid golfers from throughout the world travel annually to Tucson and Southern Arizona to experience our wide array of courses.
While the quality of Tucson’s courses and our warm winter weather are often the primary reasons why these golfers visit, it is important to note that these customers eat in our restaurants, shop, visit attractions, hike and cycle on our roads, paths and trails, and experience why we choose to live here.
Following are five top activities in which visiting avid golfers engage to round out their trips to Southern Arizona:
Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food
Tucson offers incredible Mexican cuisine prepared by locally-owned and operated eateries. We take pride in the authentic food served by these restaurants, many of which are family run. More than 50 of these restaurants, which can be traversed along 23 miles of Tucson roads, are featured at best23milesofmexicanfood.com.
We are very fortunate to have a diverse array of Southern Arizona attractions. Visiting Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is at the top of many travelers’ lists, along with aerospace attractions, such as Pima Air and Space Museum and Titan Missile Museum.
Tohono Chul Park features nature, art and culture in an oasis within our metro area, while many seek Old West experiences at Old Tucson and area guest ranches.
Science and astronomy are also popular due to world-class attractions, such as Biosphere 2, Kitt Peak National Observatory and Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.
Visitors consistently tell us that hiking, cycling and experiencing Southern Arizona’s beautiful Sonoran Desert and surrounding mountains are the primary reasons why they visit.
“Free Yourself” is the message we deliver to potential visitors encouraging them to escape their daily realities and rejuvenate in Tucson. Perhaps the best way to do so is by exploring our surreal Sonoran Desert landscape.
Downtown Tucson is quickly becoming a “must visit” locale for visitors. A plethora of restaurants and nightclubs have emerged along the new downtown streetcar route. They add life to an already-vibrant area that includes arts and cultural offerings, live music and a growing number of special events.
By driving one hour, Tucson visitors can travel to Mt. Lemmon, at an elevation of more than 9,000 feet above sea level, for cool summer getaways and winter skiing. Our visitors also enjoy Southern Arizona wineries, trips to nearby Tombstone and to places like Madera Canyon for hiking and bird watching, and Kartchner Caverns to explore a live cave.
If you have friends coming in to Tucson on a golf trip, please let them know about all there is to see and do in our region. The more they experience our offerings, the more likely it is that they will return.
For more information, go to visittucson.org.