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Marvelous Things To Do In Tucson, Arizona, From Mountains, Museums And More

One Owner shares what to do in where to stay in Old Pueblo

Bruce G
Saguaro cactus and other desert wildlife near Tucson, Arizona

My original introduction to timeshare was approximately 25 years ago at the Varsity Clubs of America–Tucson, located in midtown Tucson, Arizona. When I was a kid, I learned that Tucson represented four of Arizona’s C’s of the economy— copper, cotton, climate and cattle. The four C’s still exist, but there’s so much more available for visitors to explore now.

White stucco exterior of Mission San Xavier del Bac, a Spanish mission in Tucson, Arizona 

Things To Do In Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, also known as “Old Pueblo,” represents Arizona’s mixed Native American, Mexican, Spanish and pioneer cowboy cultures. There’s so much to see in Tucson, including:

Tucson also has the reputation of having the best Mexican restaurants in the United States, and I must agree.

The area is also known for its diverse vegetation and topography. Explore the Saguaro National Park, full of trails and unique desert wildlife. Or drive to the nearly 10,000-foot-high Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains to enjoy hiking, skiing and rock climbing. Sabino Canyon is also a must-see, whether on foot or by shuttle. Experience the desert scenery by horse and spend a day at a dude ranch.

Downtown Tucson, Arizona at sunset 

There’s also a variety of road trips to take. Tucson is about an hour’s drive north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tourists can walk across the border in Nogales for curios and a taste of border life. Tucson is also a few hours from the famous movie “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” in Tombstone, Arizona. Time warp to Bisbee, Arizona, a copper-mining community that appears to be in the 1800s. In the same region, Patagonia, Arizona, is world-renowned for its bird-watching opportunities.

Where To Stay In Tucson, Arizona

Join us, and enjoy your time in Tucson using the Varsity Clubs of America–Tucson as your home base. The property is situated about two miles east of the University of Arizona’s main campus and moments away from the artsy Fourth Avenue District. The rooms are modern and well-kept, and amenities include an attractive pool. This is a great place to stay for those sightseeing in Southern Arizona with Hilton Grand Vacations.

Read “Where To Eat, Hike And Stay In Sedona, Arizona” for more of my Arizona adventures.

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Bruce G

Bruce has enjoyed vacation ownership for 25 years and is excited about HGV's ownership opportunities. Some of his favorite destinations include Hawaii, Mexico and the western United States. He enjoys traveling with his wife, friends and family, sometimes taking trips with up to 20 family members. On the top of his travel bucket list is Borgo alle Vigne, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club.

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