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  • Mission San Xavier del Bac

    Tour the stunning Mission San Xavier del Bac, also known as the White Dove of the Desert; it’s often cited as the finest intact example of Mission ... More
  • Mt. Lemmon General Store & Gift Shop

    The shop sells sinful slabs of homemade fudge (locals swear by the cookie-dough variety). More
  • O.K. Corral

    Check out the site of Tombstone’s most famous gunfight and, for a small fee, employ a guide with a horse-drawn replica stagecoach. More
  • Old Town Artisans

    Once a fort that marked the northern frontier of New Spain, the 150-year-old Old Town Artisans houses a cluster of charming shops (although the tur... More
  • PanTerra Gallery

    Stop in to browse the landscape photographs. More
  • Pima Air & Space Museum

    The museum offers tours of the “boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, where thousands of old aircraft are mothballed. More
  • Saguaro National Park

    Hike the sprawling preserve of mature saguaro stands (found only in the Sonoran Desert). Go to the west side to see petroglyphs left by the Hohokam... More
  • Sol Journeys

    Biking Tubac’s 13-mile-long Elephant Head Trail, which starts near the top of Madera Canyon, can be a little hair-raising (the steep pitch means yo... More
  • Tucson Electric Park

  • Tumacacori National Historical Park

    The remnants of not one but three Spanish missions are on hand at Tumacacori National Historical Park, accessible via a 41/2-mile trail from Tubac. More
  • W Boutique

    The two locations are good sources for warm-weather staples, including slouchy linen pants by Georgie and Warhol-print swimsuits by Diane von Furst... More

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