Tucson Activities

Never A Dull Moment

Discover all that Tucson has to offer at Viscount Suite Hotel. Centrally located near downtown and the University of Arizona, our all-suite property is surrounded by award-winning restaurants, shops, breathtaking desert scenery and some of the country’s most picturesque golf courses.

Whether you want to explore the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene or hike through colorful canyons and national parks, Tucson’s year-round sunshine is the perfect ingredient for relaxation and adventure.

The Viscount’s friendly staff will be happy to provide information on the most popular tours, activities and attractions, all just moments from our doorstep.

Scroll down to see a short list of our favorite attractions, download our detailed guide or visit the Tucson tourism site for even more ideas.


Downtown Tucson 
Head four miles west into bustling downtown Tucson to enjoy live entertainment, boutique shopping, award-winning restaurants, local cafes, art galleries, museums and much more. Visitors will find plenty of available parking, and a streetcar is available to shuttle passengers 3.9 miles through the heart of town.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
(520) 883-2702
The world-renowned Desert Museum is a zoo, aquarium, botanical garden and natural history museum – all rolled into one. Come in and learn all about Sonoran desert habitats.

Old Tucson Studios
210 S. Kinney Road; (520) 883-0100
Journey 100 years back in time to the Old West at Old Tucson Studios, located 30 minutes west of the hotel in the town of Old Tucson. Originally built by Columbia Pictures, Old Tucson has been used in over 60 motion pictures. See stagecoaches, pony and train rides, shops, restaurants and daily gunfights.

Saguaro National Park 
East: (520) 733-5153; West: (520) 733-5158
The saguaro cactus is unique to the Sonoran desert, and its bloom is the state flower. These rare cactuses can be observed at Saguaro National Park, which has locations both east and west of town.

San Xavier Mission
(520) 294-2624
Built between 1793 and 1797 by Franciscans, this "White Dove of the Desert" is acclaimed by authorities as the finest example of mission architecture in the United States. Still used as a church by Papago Indians, the mission features 20-minute lectures every day (except Sunday). Lectures are every hour on the half hour, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Colossal Cave Mountain Park 
(520) 647-3450
Located 27 miles southeast of the hotel, this 2,000-acre park showcases crystal-filled Colossal Cave and historic La Posta Quemada Ranch. Over the last 1,000 years, Colossal Cave has served as a home, shrine, hideout, playground and tranquil retreat.

Biosphere 2
AZ Hwy. 77; (520) 896-6200
Named by Time Life Books as one of the 50 must-see "Wonders of the World," this three-acre complex contains a million-gallon ocean and living coral reef, rainforest, savannah, marsh, desert and more. The Biosphere is located 35 miles north of Tucson and is open daily to the public.

Kitt Peak Observatory 
(520) 318-8200
Situated in the desert about an hour outside Tucson, Kitt Peak National Observatory is the world's largest astronomical facility, featuring a visitor center and three telescopes.

Sabino Canyon 
5900 Sabino Canyon Road; (520) 749-8700
Fed by the waters of Sabino Creek and sheltered by the canyon walls, the plants and animals that inhabit Sabino Canyon offer an interesting contrast to those found in the surrounding desert. Located just north of the city, Tucsonans are drawn to this site year-round for its shady trails and cool water.

Mount Lemmon 
(520) 576-1321
Mount Lemmon, at 9,150 feet, is the highest peak of the beautiful Santa Catalina Mountains. The drive to the top takes you on a 7,000-foot elevation climb through forests of saguaro cacti, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir and aspen trees. Picnic areas, camping grounds and vista points are available en route to the summit. Ski in the winter, and enjoy the cool alpine weather in the summer. The chairlift operates year-round.

Tohono Chul Park 
(520) 575-8468
This beautiful park and desert preserve is abundant in bird and wildlife. A single trip to Tucson can add dozens of species to a birder's life list. The diversity of terrain, mild climate and proximity to Mexico are responsible for more than 450 species recorded here. When you’re done, be sure to stop by the park’s tearoom.

Gaslight Theater  
Located just three miles from the hotel, the Gaslight Theater is a local favorite for live musicals and theatrical performances. Food and drink is available.

Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way; (520) 326-9686
Located four miles from the hotel, Tucson Botanical Gardens features more than five acres of demonstration gardens, including xeriscaping, cacti, herbs, flowers and children's gardens.

Reid Park Zoo 
3400 E Zoo Ct; (520) 791-3204
Situated on 24 acres in Reid Park, the city’s largest zoo is just three miles from Viscount Suites. It features more than 500 animals, including giant tortoises, jaguars, elephants, lions and giraffes.

Golf n’ Stuff 
This family fun park has bumper boats, go-carts, batting cages, laser tag, miniature golf and much more. Best of all, it’s open 365 days a year and located just eight minutes from Viscount Suites.

Golf Courses

Tucson is famous for its golf courses, which blend stunning scenery with unique challenges for players of all skill levels. From exquisitely maintained municipal courses to exclusive country clubs, the choices are limitless.\

Tee off on a majestic desert course or put your handicap to the test on a more traditional links layout. With the warm southwestern sun on your shoulders and the mild air soothing your spirit, there’s no such thing as a bad round.

The Viscount Suite Hotel invites you to experience the beauty and exhilaration of an Arizona golf vacation.


Tucson is a favorite of upscale shoppers, bargain hunters, high-fashionistas and antique aficionados. In addition to Tucson Mall and several terrific outlets, the downtown area is brimming with retail possibilities.

The shopping junkies at Viscount Suite Hotel have put together a list of their favorite stores to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Plaza At Williams Centre
5340 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 571-9154

Plaza Palomino
2970 N. Swan Rd. #219
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 795-1177

El Con Mall (2 miles)
3601 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. #5B
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 795-9958

St. Philip's Plaza
4380 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 200
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 529-2775

Foothills Mall—Outlets
7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85741-2337
(520) 219-0650

The Tucson Mall
4500 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 293-7330

Park Place Mall (2 miles)
5870 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 748-1222

The University of Arizona Bookstore
1209 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85721
(520) 621-2426