Our friends at the Far Horizons Tucson Village RV Resort wrote to us to tell us how their convenient location on the east side of Tucson between Speedway and Broadway gives their guests great access to downtown Tucson either by the bus transit system or your own vehicle. Either way it is easy to get to downtown where there are many things to see and do…
Once you are downtown you can visit the Arizona State Museum and the Arizona History Museum to see how Arizona came to statehood from Spanish Colonial times through territorial days. The Arizona State Museum is also the largest and oldest anthropology museum in the region (est. 1893) and home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery. There’s also the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block where you can take a journey through art, history, and culture within a historic city block that provides visitors with a unique look into Tucson’s past.
For your shopping pleasure there are the shops at Old Town Artisans as well as all of the shops on 4th Avenue, a premier shopping and dining destination. Downtown Tucson also has the 4th Avenue Street Fair in the winter and spring. Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, 2 stages, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, face painting, balloons, and tons of other fun activities, then packs them into three days of celebration.
If you are in Tucson you must visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum on the west side of town. It is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum, and botanical garden all in one place! Also on the west side is the International Wildlife Museum with over 400 different species of insects, mammals and birds on display from around the globe. For family fun visit Old Tucson Studios, home to more than 300 films and TV shows including some of Hollywood’s biggest Westerns.
Science buffs will love the Kitt Peak National Observatory, Biosphere 2, and the Pima Air & Space Museum. Each of these attractions has great activities for the whole family to enjoy. And don’t forget the Saguaro National Park, on both the east and the west sides of Tucson. Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests of the Saguaro cactus in the west.
If you would rather not drive or take a bus you can always walk. We have many fine restaurants and shopping areas nearby. There is a weekly Farmer’s Market on site from mid September through mid April and another Farmer’s Market year round at Jesse Owens Park, a short 1.5 mile walk from the park. Since we are on the Pantano Wash there are miles and miles of walking along the new Pantano River Park that runs two miles north of Far Horizons and four miles south. That’s six miles of a paved hiking and biking trail right outside our door!
As you can see, there is plenty to see and do in Tucson. Our mild winters make visiting here one of the best destinations in the continental U.S. After all of your sight-seeing and shopping you can relax in our heated pool or in the hot tub at the Far Horizons Tucson Village clubhouse.