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Attraction of the Week: Mercado San Agustin in Tucson

Mercado San Agustin, a beautiful open air courtyard, is the place to go in Tucson for a leisurely weekend brunch. The 15,000 square foot space is home to a number of local businesses, including popular restaurants, bakeries, and coffee shops. The relaxed vibe and fresh local offerings really vibe well with the natural setting of […]

The Top Ten Attractions in Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff is the gem of Arizona. This small, high altitude mountain city is located just 2 hours north of Phoenix, however, at 7000 feet, the climate, geography, and vibe is completely different. As opposed to the harsh climate and exotic cacti of the Sonoran desert, Flagstaff sees 4 distinct seasons and is located within the […]

5 Scenic Attractions in Oro Valley, Arizona

There are 5 gorgeous mountain ranges in the Tucson area, with the Catalinas being the most dramatic and awe-inspiring. It’s no surprise that the area has become popular with nature lovers, hikers, and photographers. If you appreciate the unusual beauty of the desert, there is no better place to explore. Oro Valley is a beautiful […]

Dazzling Christmas Trees Around the Country

Frosty temps, the chance of snow, peppermint mochas, 24/7 holiday music, Hallmark movie marathons, shopping deals, parties, sugar cookies, hot cocoa…While all these things signal the start of the holidays, for many, the holiday season officially kicks off with the lighting of a gorgeous Christmas tree. The history of the Christmas tree According to The […]

15 Amazing Drives to add to your Bucket List

1. Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway Location: Just outside of Tucson, Arizona Length of drive: 27 miles Highlights: Amazing views of the Saguaro cacti, beautiful mixed conifer forest, access to high altitude hiking trails, 30 degrees cooler than the surrounding desert, fabulous leaf peeping in the fall, winter snow destination Attractions: Marshall Gulch trail, Mt. Lemmon […]

6 Not-So-Scary Halloween Attractions

From ghost tours, to haunted houses, to terrifying corn mazes, there are no shortage of extreme Halloween attractions across the country. In fact, the Halloween scare factor seems to grow by the year with every haunted house trying to outdo the next. Some of these places are so intense that guests need to sign a […]

10 Gorgeous Gardens to Visit

Strolling around a beautiful garden is a great way to add on a bit of nature and relaxation to any vacation experience. There are dozens of fantastic gardens in cities across the US. From exotic cacti in Tucson, to an extravagant fall pumpkin display in Dallas, to a beautiful bonsai collection in Asheville, each of […]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: 10 places to see snow in Arizona

Images of Saguaro cacti, sagebrush, and beautiful mountains often come to mind first when thinking of Arizona. And, of course, who doesn’t associate the desert with insane summer heat?! We have all seen the skeleton “But it’s a dry heat” joke. However, temps are actually quite enjoyable throughout the winter season (averaging 60-70 degrees with […]

15 Most Picturesque Trails in Arizona

It’s really hard to narrow down the list of most scenic trails in Arizona. Really, the entire state is gorgeous and loaded to the brim with amazing mountain and cacti scenery. Both the weather and geography vary dramatically across the state, and thus, the hikes also vary in scenic beauty. This leads to an incredible […]

Brew with a view: 10 Coffeeshops with Amazing Scenery

While most hotels today are equipped with a Keurig machine, it’s nice to get out and about and explore small businesses while traveling in a new area. Nothing starts off a vacation better than a great cup of local coffee. Today, you can find fantastic independent shops pretty much anywhere you travel. No need to […]