"Greatest Hidden Gem in the Southwest"
"Where Art & History Meet"
Located in the high desert region of Southern Arizona, the historic Village of Tubac is the oldest European settlement in Arizona and is world renown as an art destination. Tubac has won the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice award for "Best Small Town Arts Scene" for two years in a row, in 2021 and 2022. Tubac's annual Festival of the Arts, held every February, was ranked third nationally in 2022.
Along with its numerous art galleries, Tubac offers charming shops, a wide variety of cuisine, live music venues, golf, spas, and an opportunity to explore the amazing history of Southern Arizona at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum and the Tumacacori National Historic Park.
The north-flowing Santa Cruz River, which flows year-round, is a birders' dream as it is ranked as one of the top birding destinations in the world due to its unique ecosystem. Over 350 bird species take a break in Tubac in the lush Cottonwood groves, and the riparian and grassland habitats that line the banks of the Santa Cruz River.
A four-mile portion of the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail that connects Sonora, Mexico to San Francisco, California also runs four miles alongside the Santa Cruz River between the Tumacácori National Historical Park and Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum. As it is also a wildlife migration corridor, many wild animal species are often spotted.
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