As a premier meetings destination, Tucson, Arizona, has so much to offer, including incredible outdoor adventure, an unmatched food scene, and a unique collection of hotels, resorts, destination spas, and dude ranches. Many people come for the abundance of sunshine and natural beauty, but they come back to explore the history and culture of this region. There really is something for everyone in Tucson.
Groups can explore the outdoors via open-air Jeeps on a journey into the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Discover ancient Native American petroglyphs and pottery shards from thousands of years ago, all while traversing the rugged terrain of this special land of giant cactus and sheer mountain cliffs. If attendees enjoy a great game of golf, Tucson is the place to be. Each course compliments the desert surroundings and offers a unique high desert experience, some designed by top golfers like Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Almost anything can be enjoyed outdoors in Tucson’s warm weather, including yoga, pickleball, tai chi, hot air ballooning, and horseback riding to name a few. Need more experiential ideas to keep attendees thriving? Consider a custom rock climbing lesson or a class in falconry.
UNESCO City of Gastronomy
Several years ago, Tucson became the first city in the United States to be designated by the United Nations as a City of Gastronomy thanks to its unique food scene. Tucson chefs build upon ingredients native to this region that have been used for hundreds of years. Prior to being part of the U.S., the Tucson area was part of Mexico, and even before that it was part of Spain. All this history is evident in the food. Considered by many as having the best Mexican food in the U.S., Tucson has firmly established its culinary roots.
Hotels, Resorts, Destination Spas & Dude Ranches
Tucson has a full range of accommodations to provide planners with many options. From dude ranches to destination spas and everything in between, Tucson provides a great mix of properties. Tucson’s newest properties are in its lively downtown corridor. Groups are sure to enjoy the cutting-edge culinary scene in this completely walkable downtown urban core.