When flying to Tucson, check out prices to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport versus Tucson and save yourself some money by having A1 Town Cars drive you down from Phoenix directly to your resort or residence.
Most airlines have a 50lb maximum weight limit per bag or they add a surcharge of $50 to $125 most times a second bag will actually cost you less than the additional surcharge so consider repacking everything into 2 bags
Check in 24 hours ahead of your flight online, this is when the airlines release seats for assignment, so you get the best available seating and you lessen the chance of your getting bumped on an overbooked flight
Program the airlines toll free number into your cell phone so if your flight gets cancelled you can rebook faster than fighting the line at the counter
When rebooking ask if it might be faster to connect thru another city or if a competing airline can get you there if so have the agent endorse it
Add a handle wrap or luggage strap to your bags to make them easier to identify at the baggage claim
Take a photo of what you packed and of the luggage you are taking to make it easier if you should have to file a claim with the airline for your luggage
Always pack a change of clothes in your carry-on bag in case your checked luggage doesn't make it on your flight
Learn the rules before you go to the airport from the Transportation Security Agency http://www.tsa.gov/
Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum - The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. Charter to and from the museum can be provided at $30/hour, a 2 hour minimum, calculated in 1/2 hour increments.
Sabino Canyon - Experience the beauty of oe of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson's Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife.
Pima Air & Space Museum - Pima Air & Space Museum, where history takes flight, is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation museum. You'll see more than 275 aircraft and spacecraft including many of the most historically significant and technically advanced craft ever produced, both from the United States and throughout the world.
The Titan Missle Museum - The Titan Missile Museum is the only publicly accessible Titan II missile site in the nation. Tour the underground missile site. See the 3-ton blast doors, the 8-foot thick silo walls, and an actual Titan II missile in the launch duct. Visit the launch control center, experience a simulated launch and more!
Old Tucson Studios - Just fifteen minutes from Tucson at the base of the Tucson Mountains lies a preserved slice of Americana, Old Tucson Studios. Passing through the gates of an old frontier town, visitors from around the globe are transported back to a time when fearless men with six shooters ruled the Old West. Saunter down the streets of Hollywoods most famous movies; walk in the footsteps of movie legends like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and hundreds more.
In addition to its historic role as a film location, Old Tucson Studios is Southern Arizona's premier outdoor entertainment venue with a full array of live shows, thrilling stunts, Old West dramas, saloon musicals, trail rides and fun for the whole family.
Tombstone - "The Town too Tough to Die," Tombstone was perhaps the most renowned of Arizona's old mining camps. When Ed Schiefflin cam to Camp Huachuca with a party of soldiers and left the fort to prospect, his comrades told him that he'd find his tombstone rather than silver. Thus, in 1877 Schiefflin named his first claim the Tombstone, and rumors of rich strikes made a boomtown of the settlement that adopted this name.
Days of lawlessness and violence, which nearly had then-president Chester A. Arthur declaring martial law in Tombstone and sending in the military troops to restore order, climaxed with the infamous Earp-Clanton battle, fought near the rear entrance of the O.K. Corral, on October 26th, 1881. Over the course of 7 years the mines produced millions of dollars in silver and gold before rising underground waters forced suspension of operations.
Truly a Historical American Landmark, Tombstone is America's best example of our 1880 western heritage, which is well preserved with original 1880's buildings and artifacts featured in numerous museums.
Karchner Caverns - Experience a stunning limestone cave in Southeastern Arizona that boasts world-class features. This 'live' cave, discovered in 1974, is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Water percolates from the surface and calcite formations continue to grow, including stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmites reaching up from the ground. Tour guides will unveil this fascinating underground landscape during a memorable 1 1/2 hour tour.
Tubac - Scenic hagh desert vistas surround Tubac, and the village enjoys a year-round economy that benefits from summer temperatures notably cooler than Tucson or Phoenix. More than ninety businesses now line Tubac's meandering streets, and a full day can be enjoyed wandering through the numerous art galleries, working studios and gift shops. The Tubac Center of the Arts provides a full range of arts programming, and seasonal exhibitions should not be missed.
The Art Colony of Tubac was established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio (fort). Working artists' studios now surround the grounds which once served as the home for a Spanish military garrison. Tubac remembers its origins at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park located in the village's Old Town, and no visit to Tubac is complete without a stop at our State Park.
Harley Davidson - Renting a Harley-Davidson motorcycle should be just like owning one, a top-quality riding experience. Harley-Davidson Buell of Tucson rental bikes are fully serviced and prepped according to the Motor Company standards. Every rental includes the use of a Harley-Davidson helmet that meets DOT specifications, rain gear, 24-hour road side assistance, security system & locks, and short term luggage storage. All you have to do is bring a sense of adventure.
Kitt Peak - Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. Sharing the mountaintop site with the National Solar Observatory, KPNO, founded in 1958, operates three major nighttime telescopes and hosts the facilities of consortia which operate 19 optical telescopes and two radio telescopes. Kitt Peak is located 56 miles southwest of Tucson in the Schuk Toak District on the Tohono O'odham Nation and has a Visitor Center open daily to the public.
Mt. Lemmon - Mt Lemmon rises on the north-east side of Tucson, beginning with a picturesque ascent through one of the world's finest saguaro forests. As you climb the thirty-mile highway littered with crags, you experience a diversity of biomes and pass by impossibly balanced pinnacles like in a Road Runner cartoon. While Tucson swelters in summer heat, the pine-covered Summit Crags remain cool. You'll find thousands of climbs of all grades - sport and trad. Don't miss the pie on the summit at Summerhaven.
Biosphere 2 - The under-the-glass tour will transition from the cliff above the one million gallon saltwater ocean through the upper and lower savannahs, thron scrub, desert and technosphere finishing inside the amazing south lung complex. Visitors then continue to the starting point on the hill overlooking Biosphere 2. The guided tour also provides some unique photo opportunities.