Some adventures are meant to be short and sweet.
These travel destinations in Southern Arizona are the perfect day trips away from Tucson.
So bring the the family and out-of-town BFF and let's get to exploring, we promise you'll get back before dinner!
Here is a list list of the 5 fun road trips you can do in a day from Tucson:
1) Bisbee, Arizona
Take a stroll down Main Street and explore all the fun shops, or go for adventure on the Queen Mine Tour where former miners take you 1,500 feet into an old mining tunnel.
Whatever you decide to do, just be sure to bring your walking shoes. The historic part of town, also known as Old Bisbee, has a number of staircases that will make you feel like an urban hiker — climb all over downtown and take in the beautiful views and charming homes.
2) San Xavier Mission
Just 15 minutes outside of town on the Tohono O'Odham reservation, The Mission San Xavier del Bac is a national historic landmark that's treasured by tourists and locals alike.
Stop by one of the stalls outside the mission parking lot to get your hands on an Indian fry bread taco, they're typically served covered in sugar and honey or with cheesy beans.
3) Tombstone, Arizona
It’s easy to forget we’re living in the Wild Wild West, which is why taking a little trip to this rootin'-tootin' town might be the best way to remember just that.
“Tombstone is a tourist trap!” you say. Hold it right there partner, those are fightin’ words. Tombstone is a theme park with no entrance fee. It’s a quirky street full of memories, enthusiastic actors/re-enactors, and a chance to come back home with a really cool t-shirt.
4) Mount Lemmon, Tucson Az
The small community of Summerhaven near the top of the mountain has several restaurants and businesses including a cookie cabin and a popular lunch joint called the Sawmill Run, where you can enjoy a ½ pound burger and local Dragoon IPA. Work off your lunch by playing in some snow at Marshall Gulch or take a hike on a nearby trail.
5) Elgin & Sonoita, Arizona
Arizona's most "underrated" wine region is just an hour southeast in the breezy pastures of Elgin and Sonoita. With soils that have been compared to Burgundy, France, this high-elevation area produces complex wines in a casual atmosphere. The two towns have more than a dozen tasting rooms in addition to two distilleries and a brewery.