Find the Best Things to Do in Tucson, AZ

Your Guide to Attractions & Activities Nearby

The Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North is located near the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains providing easy access to The University of Arizona and many other attractions. Find the best and most exciting things to do in Tucson and explore everything Arizona has to offer.

Fun For the Family

Make it a family-friendly activities day and visit many of the spectacular museums and learning centers in the area including the Children's Museum of Tucson, The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, nationally acclaimed Arizona State Museum or the Biosphere II. Ride the waves at Breakers Water Park.

Outdoor Adventures

Discover the inspiring nature display at the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area or explore the beautiful Colossal Cave Mountain Park.

Local Favorites

After you've worked up an appetite, we recommend a few local hotspots to try out like Café Poca Cosa, El Charro Café, Sullivan's Steakhouse, or Wildflower. If you are looking for the nightlife scene find Thunder Canyon Brewery, Club Congress, Rialto Theatre, the Playground and AVA Amphitheater.

Points of Interest

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
Tucson Tamale Company 2545 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716 5201-305-4760 10.26
El Charro 7725 N Oracle Rd Ste 101, Tucson, AZ 85704 (520) 229-1922 0.56
Wildflower New American Cuisine 7037 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704 (520) 219-4230 0.45
El Corral Steak House 2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718 · 520-299-6092 5.59
Cafe Poca Cosa 110 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701 (520)-622-6400 8.71
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Salt River Rafting 6826 E Edgemont Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85257 800-472-5194 108.83
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Rd. 520-749-2861 10.49
Colossal Cave Mountain Park 16721 E Old Spanish Trl, Vail, AZ 85641 (520) 647-7275 33.24
Kartchner Caverns 2980 S Hwy 90, Benson, AZ 85602 (520) 586-2283 71.78
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Tucson Mall 4500 N Oracle Road, Suite 133, Tucson, AZ 85705 520-888-2998 4
Foothills Mall 7401 North La Cholla Blvd. 520-219-0650 2.69
La Encantada Mall 2905 E. Skyline Drive 520- 299-3566 3.63
Casas Adobes Plaza 7001 North Oracle Rd. 520-299-2610 0.49
Oro Valley Marketplace 12155 North Oracle Rd. 6.45
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Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium 1601 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719 520-621-7827 9.1
Biosphere 2 32540 S. Biosphere Road 24.38
Pima Air & Space Museum 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756 (520) 574-0462 18.79
Kitt Peak National Observatory 950 North Cherry Avenue • Tucson, AZ 85719 9.04
Old Tucson Studios 201 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735 16.81
Children's Museum 200 South 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 792-9985 8.99
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The Shelter 4155 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712 520-326-1345 9.44
Che's Lounge 350 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 520-623-2088 8.75
The Hub 266 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 207-8201 8.83
World of Beer 350 E. Congress Street, Suite A 520-777-6482 8.85
O'Malleys 247 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 520.623.8600 8.8
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El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Club 10555 North La Cañada Dr. (520)-544-1900 5.4
Crooked Tree Golf Course 9101 N. Thornydale (520)-744-3366 6.15
Links At Continental Ranch Golf Course 8480 N. Continental Links Dr. (520)-744-7443 8.23
Heritage Highlands Golf & Country Club 4949 W. Heritage Club Blvd. 1-800-426-6148 12.96
The Golf Club at Dove Mountain 6501 Boulder Bridge Pass, Marana, AZ 85658 (520) 572-3500 15.8
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Tohono Chul Park 7366 N Del Norte Paseo, Tucson (520) 742-6455 0.76
Tucson Botanical Gardens 2150 North Alvernon Way (520) 326-9686 9.29
Saguaro National Park West 3693 S Old Spanish Trl, Tucson, AZ 85730 (520) 733-5153 21.99
Saguaro National Park East 3693 S Old Spanish Trl, Tucson, AZ 85730 (520) 733-5153 21.99
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum 2021 North Kinney Rd. (520)-883-2702 18.66
Reid Park Zoo 1100 S. Randolph Way (520) 791-3204 11.89
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Tucson Mountain Park 8451 W McCain Loop, Tucson, AZ 85735 520-877-6000 17.42
Sabino Canyon 5900 N. Sabino Canyon Road (520) 749-2327 10.5
Bear Canyon 9055 E Catalina Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85749 (520) 519-6200 15.98
Finger Rock 7180 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85718 (520) 624-1817 8.68
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Barrio Brewing Co 800 E 16th St, Tucson, AZ 85719 520-791-2739 9.51
Thunder Canyon Brewery 7401 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85741 520-797-2652 2.71
Noble Hops Gastropub 4020 North Via De Cuerns 520-797-HOPS (4677) 8.62
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Honeywell Aerospace 11100 North Oracle Rd. 5.32
Sierra Tucson 39580 S. Lago Del Oro Parkway (877)-959-8896 14.84
Northwest Medical Center 6200 North La Cholla (520)-742-9000 3.16
Ventana Medical 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive (520) 887-2155 7.89
Sanofi- Aventis 2090 E. Innovation Park Drive (800)-981-2491 8.12
Oro Valley Hospital 1551 E Tangerine Road (520) 901-3549 7.24
Red Lion Inn & Suites Tucson North - Foothills
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Make It #WorthIt 

Be sure to check out these great, nearby attractions too:

  • Fox Tucson Theatre
  • Kartchner Caverns
  • Pima Air and Space Museum
  • Biosphere II
  • Tohono Chul Park
  • Sabino Canyon
  • Picturesque places like Sentinel Peak, Gates Pass, or Mount Lemmon
  • Old Tucson Studios
  • Casino Del Sol
  • Catalina State Park, Saguaro National Park, Rillito Park
  • McMath - Pierce Solar Telescope at Kitt Peak
  • Titan Missile Museum
  • Tombstone
  • St. Augustine Cathedral
  • Guided tours of Old Pueblo and the Postal History Foundation