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Visit Tucson

Surrounded by the unique and diverse ecosystem that is the Sonoran Desert, Tucson prides itself on its cultural heritage, varied artistic communities, climate and being unpretentious.

Visit Tucson, and its Mexico marketing division, Vamos a Tucson, have 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.

Visit Tucson can also help with planning meetings and provide information about special events, including the annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows.

Administrative Office: 115 N. Church Avenue, Suite 200,  Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: 1-800-638-8350 or (520) 624-1817

Visit Tucson Contact Info


Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center

The Southern Arizona Heritage and Visitor Center is temporarily closed during the COVID-19 emergency.

115 N. Church Ave., in the Historic Pima County Courthouse downtown. It’s about 9 miles northwest of Tucson International Airport. Google directions

The Visitor Center has exhibits, a theater, gallery and other features designed to introduce you to new places and provide inspiration to guide your journey around the Sonoran Desert and Sky Islands. There is also a gift shop.

Exhibits include seven storytelling portals focusing on:

  • Innovation
  • History
  • Arts & Culture
  • Food
  • Recreation
  • Water
  • Nature

The center is a collaboration of Visit Tucson, Tucson’s January 8th Foundation, the University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum and Pima County Attractions and Tourism.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Closed New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

More Information:

Southern Arizona Heritage & Visitor Center
Phone: 1-800-638-8350

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.) Go here to see a map of lodging near the airport (click on Airport Area Lodging in the key of the map).

3 Palms Tucson Foothills 18
AC Hotel by Marriott   9
Adobe Rose Inn   9
Aloft Tucson University   9
Arizona Inn   9
Armory Park Inn   8
Azure Gate Bed and Breakfast 18
Cactus Cove Bed and Breakfast 20
Canoa Ranch Golf Resort 29
Canyon Ranch 21
Casa Tierra Adobe Bed & Breakfast Inn 26
Casino Del Sol Resort 12
Cat Mountain Lodge & Roadside Inn 14
Country Inn & Suites-Tucson City Center 12
Courtyard by Marriott-Williams Centre 11
Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel   4
Desert Trails Bed & Breakfast  21
DoubleTree Hotel-Reid Park   8
DoubleTree Suites-Williams Center 11
Downtown Clifton Hotel   8
El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort 23
Embassy Suites Tucson East 13
Embassy Suites Tucson Paloma Village 15
Extended Stay America-Tucson 12
Graduate Tucson   9
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort 16
Hacienda Linda Bed & Breakfast 26
Hampton Inn & Suites Tucson Tech Park 10
Hilton Tucson East 13
Homewood Suites St. Philip’s Plaza 12
Hotel McCoy   8
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa 13
La Posada Lodge & Casitas 19
La Quinta Inn & Suites-Reid Park   9
Lodge at Ventana Canyon 20
Lodge on the Desert   9
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort 21
Marriott Tucson University Park Hotel   9
Miraval 36
Omni Tucson National Resort & Spa 21
Paca de Paja Bed & Breakfast 33
Ramada by Wyndham Tucson   9
Ramada by Wyndham Viscount Suites Tucson East 10
Rancho De La Osa 72
Rincon Creek Ranch 24
Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain 32
Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast Inn   9
Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites 12
Sonesta ES Suites Tucson 13
Tanque Verde Ranch 24
TownePlace Suites Tucson 17
TownePlace Suites Williams Centre 10
Triangle T Historic Ranch Event & Retreat Center 58
Tubac Golf Resort & Spa 41
Tuxon (The)   8
Varsity Clubs of America-Tucson 11
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa 17
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa 20
White Stallion Ranch 26

How Far Is It to … ?

Destinations and approximate mileage from Tucson International Airport (click on name to go to website with information):

Amerind Museum  58
Arivaca  57
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum  19
Benson  42
Biosphere 2  42
Bisbee  89
Casas Adobes  17
Catalina  31
Catalina Foothills  15
Catalina State Park  25
Chiricahua National Monument 113
Colossal Cave Mountain Park   24
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base   7
Douglas 114
Dove Mountain  32
Fort Huachuca  68
Green Valley  24
Huachuca City  65
Kartchner Caverns  48
Kitt Peak National Observatory  52
Madera Canyon  37
Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico 119
Marana  31
Mount Lemmon (Summerhaven)  51
Nogales, Arizona  64
Nogales, Sonora, Mexico  66
Oracle  46
Oro Valley  23
Patagonia  56
Pima Air & Space Museum   6
Rio Rico  55
Rita Ranch  12
Ruby (ghost town)  70
Sabino Canyon  21
SaddleBrooke  35
Saguaro National Park East  16
Saguaro National Park West  27
Sahuarita  17
San Xavier del Bac Mission   7
Sells  61
Sierra Vista  71
South Tucson   6
Titan Missile Museum  21
Tombstone  66
Tubac  43
Tucson (Downtown)    8
Tumacácori  46
UA Tech Park  10
University of Arizona (Main Campus)   8
Vail  20
Willcox  77
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