In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, and just 70 miles (112 km) north of the U.S.-Mexico border, metropolitan Tucson is surrounded by a unique and diverse ecosystem sharing space with a long cultural heritage, varied artistic communities, climate and being unpretentious.
Visit Tucson, and its Spanish division Vamos a Tucson (click on the logos to link to their websites), has information about hiking, cycling or climbing in the natural beauty of the four mountain ranges surrounding Tucson, staying at world-class resorts and spas, taking a bite of the cuisine that made Tucson the first U.S. city to be designated by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World City of Gastronomy or eating your way along the Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food north of the border.
Visitor Center: 811 N. Euclid Ave. – 8 miles north of the airport near the University of Arizona.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. from October-May. Closed New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Directions: Take Tucson Boulevard North from the airport for 3 miles, continue on to Benson Highway for 0.5 mile. Turn right on to Kino Parkway (South Campbell Avenue) and go north for 4 miles. Turn left on to Broadway for 1 mile. Turn right on to Euclid Avenue and go north for 0.7 mile. Visitor Center is on left.
Administrative Office: 115 N. Church Avenue, Suite 200, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 1-800-638-8350 or (520) 624-1817
Mileage to Lodging
As a guide, these are approximate mileage estimates from Tucson International Airport to selected lodging locations. (Click on name to go lodging’s website.)