If you are lucky enough to call Tucson home, then you are well aware of the complex desert ecosystem and its great diversity in geological structures, plants and animal life. With all its unique natural beauty aside, there are also many adventures to be had inside and out in the winter months. Tucson receives 350 days of sunshine each year, but it’s so much more than a warm-weather heaven. From great musical attractions to unbeatable culinary fare, there are some fascinating adventures to do in and around this Arizona city. Here are a few of our favorites!
1. Mexican Mondays at Catalina Brewing Company
Eat, eat, and eat some more! Sampling the cuisine – especially the delicious authentic Mexican cuisine – is one of our favorite things in Tucson. Mecican Mondays at Catelina Brewing are every Monday in January, from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This gem is located at 6918 N Camino Martin #120 in Tucson.
2. Tucson Starr Pass Golf
With all these annual days of sunshine, it probably comes as no surprise that this area is a golfer’s paradise. There are more than 40 golf courses in Tucson, making it one of the most popular things to do all year long. Sharpen your game by playing a round on all three of the Star Pass nine-hole golf courses. Tee off with red-tinged Arizona desert scenery and looming mountains in the background at the Starr Pass Golf Club, situated only steps away from Stargate West properties.
3. Colossal Cave Mountain Park
If a climbing adventure is what you are seeking, head underground for a unique experience at one of Arizona’s underground cave parks. The Colassal Cave Mountain Park is located 15 minutes east of Tucson and is open daily from 8am to 4pm. If an overnight adventure is what you had in mind, you can spend the night under the stars at the Colossal Cave Campground.
4. Gem and Jam Festival
For those seeking a musical and visual journey into the soul, look no further than this 3-day festival that celebrates the art and ethos of the Gem and Mineral community along with entertainment and visual arts. This annual festival is held each year during the world-renowned Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase making this special weekend each year the perfect pairing in music and art. Whether you are seeking cutting-edge sounds or moving art in mind-blowing mediums, this is the place to be. Over 55,000 people travel to Tucson, Arizona from all around the world during the 3-day event. Mark your calendars for February 4th – 6th for the 14th annual Gem and Jam Festival at the scenic Pima County Fairgrounds.
5. Old Town Artisans
Don’t forget the shopping! Wander your way through the historic downtown streets, popping in and out of local artisans, bistros and fashion boutiques. See what treasures can be found along this historic block full of shopping and dining. The trip is made even more accessible with rides on the 3.9-mile Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. Some shops are open for limited hours, and by appointment only, so please contact merchants for details.
This area is one of the most beautiful places to live, offering stunning views and exciting adventures in culture. If you do not already call Tucson home, Stargate West offers a variety of luxury apartments, for summer stays or longer. Contact us today and we would be happy to help make your accommodation dreams come true.