While there are many things that you can do and places you can go on and around Valentine's Day in the Valley of the Sun, these are specially designed for love and romance. A little money goes a long way toward having fun in Tucson — from art and history to science and outdoor adventures.
The textures and colors serve as a backdrop for De Grazia’s artwork: paintings, lithographs, serigraphs, watercolors, ceramics, and bronzes. The museum, which was founded by longtime Tucson resident Thomas Hubbard, also includes an extensive collection of Franklin Company research materials.
Arizona Historical Society Museum Founded in 1864, the Arizona Historical Society’s Tucson museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic Arizona artifacts, photos, and documents.
Walkers will visit an archaeological dig for remnants of the original adobe-walled city that was the Spanish Presidio of Tucson in the late 1700s; an outdoor shrine for lost lovers; and at a café in the 1920-era hotel where Tucson police captured the infamous John Dillinger gang.
A brochure and map are free from the Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The tour begins at the all-new Presidio San Augustin del Tucson in downtown Tucson and coils through the city from there.
Finger Rock and Pontatoc Ridge Trails Hikers and birders can head to the luxurious foothills north of downtown Tucson for a challenging trek on the Pontatoc Ridge and Finger Rock trails, which also wind around the Santa Catalinas.Free admission for students with ID, faculty, and staff, military personnel, visitors with a tribal ID, children and more. The Arizona State Museum Established in 1893, Arizona State Museum is the largest and oldest anthropology museum in the Southwestern United States.Located on the University of Arizona’s midtown Tucson campus, the Smithsonian Institution-affiliated museum is home to the largest Southwest Indian pottery collection in the world.The Center was created in 1975 with the help of famed photographer Ansel Adams, and today houses the archives of more than 50 renowned 20th-century artists, the likes of Adams, Edward Weston, Richard Avedon and Lola Alvarez Bravo.The center also boasts a Polaroid Library (with more than 26,000 volumes on the history of photography), as well as more than 100 periodicals, rare books and personal book collections of photographers, such as W. Mission San Xavier del Bac This church is also called “The White Dove of the Desert.” Located nine miles south of Tucson in the Santa Cruz Valley on the Tohono O’odham Reservation, the “Mission” is acclaimed as the finest example of mission architecture in the United States.The museum features more than 3 million objects, including 300,000 cataloged archaeological artifacts, photo negatives, original proofs, ethnographic artifacts and 90,000 rare books.