Area Attractions

Explore All the Fun Things to Do Near Tucson, Arizona

There is so much to do and see in and around Tucson that the very first stop you should make after you book your room with us is to visit the Tucson Visitors’ Center. We have collected a few of our favorite things to do in Tucson to help you start planning your stay.

Whether you’re looking to explore the local art scene, get a taste of Tucson’s foodscape, connect with nature, or discover what makes our area so unique, Adobe Rose Inn is a wonderful place to stay to experience the top Tucson Arizona activities.

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Put These Area Attractions on Your Tucson To-Do List

Plan Your Stay in Tucson With Our Favorite Activities

Downtown Tucson Arizona skyline and historic buildings

Downtown Tucson

Within Walking Distance From The Inn

University Of Arizona

Just two blocks away a world of discovery awaits you. World-class photography exhibit, live sporting events.

UNESCO City of Gastronomy

Uncover Tucson’s storied past through agriculture and settlement on a journey of history, culture, and food.

An old DC-10 sitting in a outdoor air museum

Museums & History

Get a Taste of Tucson Culture

Pima Air & Space Museum

The second largest air & space museum in the United States!

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

This interactive indoor/outdoor museum brings the life of the Sonoran desert to the forefront of your exploration.

Mission San Xavier Del Bac

Step back to the 1700s to the oldest European structure in Arizona.

Hiking trail at Sabino Canyon Arizona

Great Outdoors

Hiking and Natural History

Sabino Canyon

The hiking in this area is spectacular and perfect for the outdoor enthusiast.

Saguaro National Park

An opportunity to get up close and personal with the iconic cactus.

Giraffe at a zoo looking towards the camera


Revel in the Wonders of Nature

Reid Park Zoo

A wonderful way to spend the afternoon with family.

Kitt Peak Observatory Visitor Center

Stargazing at its finest.

Tucson Botanical Gardens

One of the Top 10 Botanical Gardens in the U.S.

Mount Lemmon byway and scenic cliffs

Day Trips

Hop in the Car to Explore

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Hop in a car and prepare to go from about 2,500 feet above sea level to 9,000 feet above sea level. On the way stop at the turnouts to enjoy the vistas.

Recommended Nearby Towns:

  • Tubac – A Historic Destination for the Arts
  • Tombstone – An Authentic Western Town
  • Bisbee – Historic, Artistic & Nature Adjacent