Things To Do In Tucson
La Posada Lodge and Casitas is dedicated to providing all our guests with the highest level of comfort and relaxation. After a rejuvenating nights rest and delicious complimentary hot breakfast, you will be ready to explore all that Tucson has to offer. Whether you choose to visit the University of Arizona, shoot hit 18 holes at our neighboring golf course or spend a few hours shopping at the Tucson Mall, your time will be well spent. Below you will find a list of local attractions highly popular among locals and visitors alike. We always encourage guests to fill us in on other attractions they would like more information about!
Local Area Map
Use the interactive map below to see our guests' favorite Tucson attractions! Click on the box in the top left corner for the list of attractions. Click on the orange pins for more details about each attraction.
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Local Attractions Near our Tucson Hotel
"Shop 'til you drop" has whole new meaning at the Tucson Mall. With over 100 stores, seven premium restaurants, food court and a play area for children, there is no question as to why the Tucson Mall is so popular. Featuring stores such as Helzberg Diamonds and Old Navy, the mall is packed with so many great places to shop we recommend getting there early to ensure you have time to hit all your favorite stores!
Distance From Hotel: 2.5 miles
La Encantada Shopping Center
Get your shopping fix at the La Encatada Shopping Center. With shops such as Anthropologie, Cole Haan, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers and so many more, you can spend hours shopping! Afterwards, treat yourself to one of the many dining options such as RA Sushi Bar, Blanco Tacos + Tequila or North Italia!
Distance From Hotel: 3.7 miles
Featuring an IMAX Theatre, over 50 stores and restaurants and a children’s play area, the Foothills Mall was designed to accommodate the needs and wants of every shopper. Click here for a full list of shops and restaurants.
Distance From Hotel: 3.9 miles
Quail Canyon Golf Course
Located right next door to the hotel, this 18 hole, par 3 course is perfect for both amateurs and golf veterans. Spanning over 26 acres Quail Canyon provides golfers with breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains and Tucson desert.
Distance From Hotel: 0.1 Miles
Tohono Chul Park
Just a quick 4-minute drive north from our hotel is the beautiful Tohono Chul Park. This 49-acre desert preserve is a Tucson favorite complete with museum, bistro, and art gallery. Take a relaxing stroll and enjoy various plants, flowers, and art work or grab a bite to eat at their quaint Garden Bistro.
Distance From Hotel: 2.1 Miles
The University of Arizona
Founded in 1885, The University of Arizona was the first university to be established in Arizona. Its dedication to academic excellence is well known throughout the nation and is reflected in its high application and enrollment rate, not to mention its faculty includes Pulitzer Prize winners, White House Champions of Change and countless other thought leaders spanning many subjects.
Distance From Hotel: 7.4 miles
International Wild Life Museum
The Wild Life Museum's mission is to increase the knowledge and appreciation of wildlife throughout the world. The museum features over 400 separate specimens of mammals, birds, insects and more. Many of the specimens found in the museum have been donated, with some being over 100 years old! With the option to either explore the museum at your own pace or join one of the many guided tours, both children and adults will find their time at the museum to be informative and thrilling.
Distance From Hotel: 10.8 miles
Reid Park Zoo
The Tucson Reid Park Zoo is perfect for children of all ages. With tigers, lions, giraffes, monkeys, otters and much more, the zoo is guaranteed to be the highlight of your family trip. Make sure to ask about the giraffe encounter, which lets you meet and feed the zoo giraffe for only $2!
Distance From Hotel: 11 miles
Pima Air and Space Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum is one of the largest aerospace museums in the world and is well known for its collection of commercial, private and military aircrafts. Visitors looking to spend a few hours or full day exploring the history of aviation will not be disappointed. Explore on your own or join a walking tour, which is included in your admission and led by an expert.
Distance From Hotel: 18 miles
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Ranked as the #9 museum in the world in 2013, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum spans over 21 acres of land and has two miles of walking paths, 230 types of animals, over 1,000 types of plants and one of the largest mineral collections in the world! Unlike a traditional museum, the Arizona-Senora Desert Museum contains mainly outdoor living exhibits. With a zoo, art gallery, botanical garden and so much more, this is a must visit during your stay at La Posada Lodge and Casitas.
Distance From Hotel: 18.3 miles
Enjoy gun fights, panning for gold, trail rides and the Wild West carousel, all within 30 minutes of the hotel! Old Tucson, an Old West movie set transformed into a theme park, has been a local favorite for many years. The live shows and attractions take you back in time to when the Wild West was truly alive! It is important to know that Old Tucson operates on a seasonal calendar, so make sure to check their website often to ensure that they are open to during your trip.
Distance From Hotel: 15.7 miles
With daily tours from 9:30am – 4:00pm, you have no excuse to miss this remarkable experience! Breathe in the fresh ocean air one minute and explore the rainforest the next as a specialist guides you through the trail system. The tour concludes in the custom-designed-and-built underwater ocean viewing gallery where you can see a million gallons of water and the coral reef. At the end of the tour, make sure to also watch the feature movie which takes you on a journey to the past, present, and future of the Biosphere 2 project!
Distance From Hotel: 25 miles
Colossal Cave is a must-see for everyone that visits Tucson. Offering daily tours year round, the tour takes you down inside the mountain while your guide explains the history of the cave, geology and local legends. Keep in mind that the cave maintains a temperature of about 70 degrees year round, so bring a sweater or jacket!
Distance From Hotel: 36.5 miles