Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon
7007 E. Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85715
Phone: (520) 298-2300
Fax: (520) 298-6756
A fun place for both locals and tourists, Golf N'Stuff Family Fun Center on Tucson's East Side offers something for everyone including bumper boats, go karts, batting cages, 2 miniature golf courses, rock climbing and, of course, coin arcades. If you get hungry, eat at the snack bar. Open daily 10am onwards.
This is an architectural and historical gem of Tucson not to be missed. The tiny Chapel of San Pedro was built in 1915 by Mexican immigrants at Barriada del Rillito, a small community now known as El Fuerte. In 1917, land was acquired for a bigger building, but the second chapel was destroyed by a tornado in 1929. Rebuilt in 1932, the present church served as the neighborhood parish church till 1948, when it was replaced by nearby St. Cyril's.
Tucson Botanical Gardens is a major Tucson tourist attraction, and not just for plant lovers. Apart from a rich collection of cactus and desert wildflowers, the gardens offer an educational walk around the history of the native Tohono O'odham Indians and the efforts of local scientists to preserve native seeds. Don't miss the wonderful Nuestro Jardin, the traditional Mexican-American neighborhood garden, or the shaded restaurant patio.
If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, be sure to check out Spanish Trail Outfitters. The company offers off-road rides and hikes into scenic Sabino Canyon and Bear Canyon as well as other outdoor events such as horseback rides, target shooting and cookouts at Redington Pass, between the Catalina and Rincon mountain ranges. The staff also organizes cattle drives near Colossal Cave in the Rincon Mountains.
Designed by William F. Bell, ASGCA, the Rolling Hills golf course opened in 1971. The 18-hole "Rolling Hills" course at the Rolling Hills Golf Course facility in Tucson, Arizona features 4,146 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 63. The course rating is 58.4, and it features a slope rating of 84.
Of all the natural attractions in and around Tucson, Sabino Canyon is certainly the most popular. This large chasm in the Santa Catalina Mountains is where ancient Hohokam people built irrigation dams while mammoths roamed the ground. Access is free, but there is a charge for parking. Highlights are swimming (conditions allowing) in clear pools after a six-mile hike to Seven Falls and summer evening shuttle rides (paid for by pre-paid reservations). Sabino tram and bear shuttles rides are available.
Sabino Canyon Recreational area in the Coronado National Forest is a stunning place to visit any time of the year in Tucson. Only a half hour drive from downtown, you can be in a pristine desert oasis where water flows year round. Locals have over the years picnicked and swam in the waters of Sabino Creek shaded by huge cottonwoods. The canyon provides year round homes for all kinds of wildlife including the occasional mountain lion and the reclusive coatimundi. The canyon offers varied uses from guided tram rides to bicycle and pedestrian access. There is a visitor center and bookstore at the mouth of the canyon along with numerous bathroom facilities near some of the picnic areas. Ample parking is available as well.
Coronado National Forest is spread throughout the mountain ranges of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. It covers an area of about 1.78 million acres (720,340 hectares). The forest is divided into five ranger districts and has eight designated wilderness areas. The common recreational activities that can be done at the forest are hiking, horseback riding, camping, hunting, and fishing. The use of mechanized or motorized equipment, including bicycles, generators, and chain saws, is prohibited.
The Dell Urich Course at Randolph Park Golf Courses is an 18-hole, regulation-length golf course in Tucson, Arizona. This medium-length layout has 3 sets of tee boxes for a fun but challenging golfing experience. There is another course on this same property, the Randolph North Course. Dell Urich, centrally located in the Metro Tucson area, will keep even the best golfer challenged. Water comes into play several holes. The fairways are fairly open, but there are hundreds of trees on the course. Call for hours.
Randolph Golf Course lives up to the moniker 'championship golf course' as it currently hosts the PING/Welch's LPGA Championship and was also the site of the P.G.A. Joe Garagiola Tucson Open. The longest golf course in the City of Tucson system, Randolph measures 7,000 yards from the championship tees and 6,500 yards from the regular tees. This scenic course layout offers numerous tall trees, lush fairways, and a beautiful view of the mountains surrounding Tucson. The course features water hazards on five holes and long fairways, and sports three rearranged holes which were reconstructed according to PGA recommendations to enhance the course and make it more challenging for the pros.
Located 10 minutes south of Amarillo, Palo Duro Creek Golf Club enjoys year-round play. Palo Duro Creek Golf Club was designed by noted Colorado golf course architect, Henry Hughes. The golf course was built in 1959 with the front nine completed first and opened as Hunsley Hills Country Club, followed by the present back nine completed several years later. The course was renamed after the creek that flows through the golf course and comes into play on 14 of the 18 holes. Palo Duro Creek Golf Club is recognized as one of the most challenging layouts in the area.
Situated in the northwest corner of Reid Park, the Demeester Performance Center hosts musical, dance and even Shakespeare performances. The area also includes space for festival booths. This facility can accommodate audiences of up to 7,000 and is available for rent for a wide array of events. It is one of Tucson's finest outdoor venues, complete with acoustically tuned amplification and integral lighting.