From splash pads at your neighborhood park to day passes at hotels, here's a list of places to cool off in water this summer 2022 in Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana and Pima County.
What to do in Tucson this weekend: A disco party, historic walking tours, live music, splash pads and swimming, an outdoor movie, an art hike and more in the Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley areas.
Summer is fast approaching. Searching for a 2022 summer camp for your child or teen? Check out our #ThisIsTucson Summer Camp Guide for more than 100 camps, mostly in the Tucson area!
Decorate your reusable water bottle this summer with Tucson stickers made by local artists and illustrators. Read more
Here are a few things you might want to know about saguaro cactus blooms in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Some spoilers: Peak blooming is now through early June and the flowers smell like melon. Read more
What's happening in Tucson this weekend? A spooky circus, events at Reid Park Zoo and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson Repair Cafe, pet adoptions, "Star Wars" trivia and more in the Tucson, Marana and Oro Valley areas. Read more
A new paper by a trio of researchers tries to break down the smell of summer rain in the Sonoran Desert, and there’s more to it than wet earth and creosote bush. At least 60 different aromatic plants may contribute to the scent. Read more
It's peak blooming season for saguaros right now, through June, in Tucson. Find the beautiful blossoms across the city at places like Gates Pass, Saguaro National Park East and the Douglas Spring Trail. Read more
Events happening this weekend and throughout May 2022 in the Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Sahuarita areas: Check out a maíz festival, brews at the Desert Museum, wine at the zoo, live music, local markets, car shows, stargazing and more. Read more
A guide on how to stay sun-safe and protect your skin from harmful UV radiation with expert advice from the senior health educator at the University of Arizona Cancer Center's Skin Cancer Institute in Tucson. Read more
It's always ice cream season in Tucson. As temperatures rise, though, the frozen treat becomes irresistible. Here are 12 locally-owned places to get your ice cream fix! Read more
Phoenix may be hotter than Tucson, but there are lots of attractions worthy of a drive up north for a summer getaway. Find water parks and other things to do in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and Glendale. Read more
Kristan Higgins' latest title "Pack Up The Moon" is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking. Read more
If you're looking to book a staycation in Tucson, Arizona this summer but are hoping for something different than a hotel, take a look through the listings on the massive vacation rental company Airbnb. Read more
If you think Tucson has the most spectacular sunsets in the world and always wondered why, we asked an expert for some illuminating insight. Read more
Tucson ice cream and gelato shops are known for more than chocolate and vanilla. Here's a look at some of the most unique flavors found at local shops like The Screamery, Frost Gelato, Blue Ice Gelato and Hub Ice Cream and Sullivan's. Read more
Mount Lemmon in the Coronado National Forest is a popular destination year-round, but especially during the summer season as temperatures rise in the Tucson area. Read more
If you're looking to escape Tucson for a beach getaway, San Diego is about a 6-hour drive away. Check out beaches, eat a giant breakfast burrito, spot a seal, and say hi to a couple Tucson elephants at the zoo. Read more
Silvia Garcia-Moreno's acclaimed gothic novel "Mexican Gothic" is well worth the post-read creeps you may endure. Read more
Print our newest coloring page, plus a few others from last year that talented Tucson artists drew up. Read more
Relax by the resort pool, play a round of golf, surround yourself with local art or nature and find tons of activities at these hotels and resorts in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Read more