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Tubac, Arizona

"Greatest Hidden Gem in the Southwest"

"Where Art & History Meet"

Nestled in the high desert region of Southern Arizona, the historic Village of Tubac stands as the oldest European settlement in the state, acclaimed globally for its vibrant art scene. Tubac achieved the prestigious USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice award for "Best Small Town Arts Scene" in 2021, 2022, and 2023. The annual Tubac Festival of the Arts, which started in 1959 and is held every February, recently ranked third nationally.
Beyond its multitude of art galleries, Tubac invites visitors to explore its delightful shops, savor a diverse culinary scene, revel in live music performances, partake in golf and spa experiences, and delve into the rich history of Southern Arizona at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum and the Tumacacori National Historic Park.
The northward-flowing Santa Cruz River, a year-round waterway, presents a paradise for bird enthusiasts, acclaimed as one of the world's premier birding destinations due to its unique ecosystem. Over 350 bird species make Tubac a favored stopover, with lush Cottonwood groves and riparian and grassland habitats lining the riverbanks.
Spanning four miles alongside the Santa Cruz River, a segment of the 1,200-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail links Sonora, Mexico, to San Francisco, California. This trail, doubling as a wildlife migration corridor, frequently grants sightings of diverse wild animal species, adding a touch of adventure to your Tubac experience.
Embark on a Time-Traveling Adventure: Explore Tubac Today!
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