Destination guide

Experience Tucson from vacation home rentals

Pack your sunscreen and plenty of bottled water—and say hola to Tucson. Just 60 miles north of the U.S.–Mexico border, Tucson is a sun-soaked community known for its sprawling desert scenery, wild west history, and thriving arts and culture scene. Along with Phoenix, Tucson is one of the major cities in Arizona's Sun Corridor, a so-called "megaregion" that includes most of the state's population. Visitors flock to Tucson for its plethora of outdoor activities, and your Tucson vacation rental will put you close to some of the region's most scenic desert landscapes.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Tucson vacation rentals

After exploring the arid peaks and rocky scrubland of Saguaro National Park, you can duck into the Tucson Museum of Art for a break from the desert sun. Here, you'll find thousands of works of contemporary and classical artists in a modern, 74,000-square-foot space. At the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, nature lovers of all ages can get face to face with more than 200 species of wildlife in a 98-acre park that includes an aquarium, a natural history museum, and a zoo, as well as botanical gardens and an art gallery.

Activities

Things to do near Tucson vacation homes

With over 92,000 acres of scenic wilderness in Saguaro National Park, Tucson is a nature lover's paradise. Separated into 2 sections on either side of Tucson, the park boasts more than 150 miles of hiking trails, as well as areas for mountain biking and horseback riding. Home to a bustling arts scene, you can find a number of shops in town selling all kinds of handcrafted goods from local artisans. Poolside lounging is a popular pastime, and a Tucson vacation rental with a pool is a great way to beat the heat during the toasty summer months.

Weather

Climate for your trip to Tucson vacation homes

Boasting more than 3,800 hours of sunshine per year, Tucson has a desert climate, with hot summers, relatively mild winters, and an annual monsoon season that brings the bulk of the city's rainfall. Average summer highs reach 100 degrees in June and July, while July and August typically inaugurate the year's monsoons. Winters are typically mild, with average temperatures ranging from 39 to 69 degrees in December, January, and February. A popular destination for folks seeking refuge from colder winter weather elsewhere, you'll find the best rates for Tucson vacation rentals during the less crowded summer months.

Natural features

Check out Tucson's distinctive desert landscape

More than 2,600 feet above sea level, Tucson lies on a high plain in the Sonoran Desert. Built along the (mostly dry) bed of the Santa Cruz River, the city is ringed by a number of mountains, including the Rincon, Santa Rita, Tortolita, and Santa Catalina ranges. In the nearby Saguaro National Park, you'll find 92,000 acres of preserved desert wilderness, including scrubland, cactus stands, and 165 miles of hiking trails. The park is also home to numerous species of desert wildlife, and you can spot javelinas, coyotes, jackrabbits, and even the occasional mountain lion.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Tucson

Fly into Tucson, AZ (TUS-Tucson Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Tucson, AZ (AVW-Marana Regional), which is 19.1 mi (30.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Tucson Station. You can see more of Tucson by catching a ride on the metro at Ronstadt Transit Center, Roy Laos Transit Center or Tohono Transit Center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Tucson vacation rentals

Families with children can find an array of kid-friendly attractions in Tucson. Vacation rentals are available near places like Pima Air & Space Museum, a museum with air and spacecraft on display, and Old Tucson, a movie set from Old West movies that is now a family theme park. You could also visit Reid Park Zoo, an expansive zoo with a wide variety of animals and interactive wildlife encounters.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Tucson

Tucson has plenty of romantic attractions and idyllic outdoor locations to explore on a couple’s trip. Vacation homes can be found near places like the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, a national forest with hiking trails, tram rides, and picturesque desert canyons, and Mission San Xavier del Bac, an iconic mission church with baroque architecture and painted artwork. You'll also like Tohono Chul, a compact desert habitat with cacti, demonstration gardens, and art displays.

How many vacation rentals are available around Tucson, AZ?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,864 vacation rentals around Tucson. From 807 house rentals to 470 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Tucson?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tucson:

  • Catalina Foothills: 1,305 vacation rentals
  • Starr Pass: 62 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 217 vacation rentals
  • Catalina Foothills Estates: 85 vacation rentals
  • Palo Verde: 79 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Tucson?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tucson. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • University of Arizona: 505 vacation rentals
  • Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club: 1,757 vacation rentals
  • Starr Pass Golf Club: 1,723 vacation rentals
  • Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment Tucson: 1,554 vacation rentals
  • La Paloma Country Club: 1,768 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tucson listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tucson?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 807 Houses in Tucson. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tucson include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 470 rentals available
  • Cottages: 45 rentals available
  • Villas: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tucson?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,270 vacation rentals with pool available in Tucson. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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