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Popular amenities for Tucson vacation rentals

Stay near Tucson's top sights

Tucson Mall98 locals recommend
Sabino Canyon212 locals recommend
Reid Park30 locals recommend
Tucson Convention Center31 locals recommend
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area457 locals recommend
Tucson International Airport30 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Tucson

  • Total rentals

    4.8K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    2.9K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    1.8K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    1.8K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    2.7K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    182K reviews

Your guide to Tucson

All About Tucson

This city in the Sonoran Desert attracts visitors hoping to enjoy its impressive 350 days of sun each year. Tucson's picturesque surroundings include the basalt hill known as Sentinel Peak, from which the name Tucson was derived, as well as many of the iconic saguaro cacti — both in and out of the nearby national park named for them. Outdoor lovers flock to the park to hike, bike, and admire the scenery, as well as to Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemmon. Northern Tucson suburbs like Oro Valley and Catalina Foothills boast world-class golf courses and tend to make great bases for visitors.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tucson

Tucson stakes its reputation on the year-round sunshine, which rarely lets visitors down. The hot summers — with temperatures consistently topping out at over 100 degrees Fahrenheit — does come with the occasional late-summer storm. But when even the nights stay fairly warm (low temperatures average above 70 degrees in summer), a little rain is a relief. Fall and spring tend to be sunny with warm days and nights, while winters stay fairly mild, with temperatures that only occasionally dip below freezing and daytime highs that still average around 70 degrees. More than anything, the important thing to remember about Tucson’s climate is the intense sun — which means packing plenty of sunscreen and sunglasses.

Top things to do in Tucson

Saguaro National Park

More than 100 miles of hiking trails snake around the two sections of Saguaro National Park, which straddles the city of Tucson. The Rincon Mountain District, to the east, sits in the high, wet landscape called “sky islands” and features tons of wildlife. To the west of town, the Tucson Mountain District includes the Signal Hill Petroglyphs and shows off large stands of the iconic cactus from which the park takes its name.

Catalina Foothills

Edging up against the Santa Catalina Mountains, this northern suburb gives visitors easy access to the Coronado National Forest and Catalina State Park, both quite popular for hiking, biking, birding, and horseback riding. The neighborhood also plays host to many of the area’s luxury tourist amenities like spas and golf courses.

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

This canyon has been closed to private vehicles for decades. However, if you want to check out Sabino Canyon’s steep cliffs, desert vegetation, and (from afar) desert creatures such as Gila Monsters and bobcats, you can ride in a free, open-air Sabino Canyon or Bear Canyon shuttles (or bike after 5pm).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Tucson?

    Tucson has a desert climate, with hot summers averaging 100°F (38°C) and mild winters around 65°F (18°C). The city enjoys over 350 sunny days a year. Summer nights can be relatively cool, while winter can bring occasional frost.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Tucson?

    Hike the trails of Sabino Canyon, explore the exhibits at Arizona State Museum, or take a bike ride along The Loop. Experience local culture at Mercado San Agustin, or enjoy nature's beauty at Tohono Chul Park.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Tucson?

    Winter and spring, from November to April, are frequently suggested times to visit Tucson due to its mild climate. Popular events during these months include the Tucson Festival of Books in March, and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in February.

  • What are the best places to stay in Tucson?

    Consider staying in vibrant Downtown Tucson for an urban flair, in the historic El Presidio with its Spanish colonial architecture, or around the University of Arizona for a youthful vibe. For a more serene experience, look towards the Catalina Foothills.

  • What are the best places to visit in Tucson?

    Discover the Pima Air & Space Museum's vast collection of aircraft, explore Mission San Xavier del Bac, or take a stroll through Tucson Botanical Gardens. Don't miss the historical site of Tumacácori National Historical Park, a quick drive south of the city.

  • What are some hiking trails in Tucson?

    Tucson is a haven for hikers. Traverse the scenic Seven Falls Trail in Sabino Canyon, hike the challenging Blackett's Ridge for stunning views, or take a leisurely walk on the Tucson Mountain Park trails. Don't miss the Butterfly Trail in Mount Lemmon for a cooler trek during summer.

  • What are some family activities to do in Tucson?

    Engage the little ones at the Tucson Children's Museum, take a wild ride at Trail Dust Town, or explore the wonders of the universe at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Family fun awaits at Reid Park Zoo, or immerse yourselves in the Old West at Old Tucson Studios.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Tucson?

    Explore the majestic Saguaro National Park, delve into history at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, or venture into the Titan Missile Museum. For a drive, head to Bisbee, a charming mining town, or visit Mount Lemmon for a breath of fresh mountain air.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Tucson?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Tucson. From over 2,540 house rentals to over 480 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Tucson?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 2,940 vacation rentals in Tucson featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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