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Day Trips

Southern Arizona Wine Country

 

Sonoita, Elgin, and Willcox, AZ


Take I-10 East from Tucson

Experts say the climate and soil conditions in Southern Arizona are perfect for growing grapes and many a wine-lover has agreed. Southern Arizona is home to over 13 vineyards; the closest of which is a mere 30 minutes from downtown Tucson. Go for a tasting at a specific winery or travel the Sonoita or Willcox Wine Trails for the full experience!

 

Bisbee, Arizona

 

Bisbee Visitor Center at 520-432-3554
www.discoverbisbee.com

 

Cradled in the canyons of the Mule Mountains, Bisbee grew from a tiny copper mining camp in 1880 to a solid and wealthy town in 1910. The mines have closed, but a late 19th century atmosphere has made Bisbee a favorite of visitors from around the world. Visitors can stroll through charming turn-of-the-century architecture housing unique art and antique galleries, one-of-a-kind specialty shops, and charming bed and breakfasts. Bisbee's mining heritage can be experienced at the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, America's only rural Smithsonian affiliate and on the Queen Mine Tour, Arizona's only underground mine tour.

Tombstone, Arizona

 

P: 520-457-3548
www.cityoftombstone.com

 

Site of the West's most notorious shootout at the O.K. Corral, between the Earps and the Clantons. The town offers many gift shops and visitors can retrace the steps of historic characters in famous places such as the Bird Cage Saloon, Boothill Cemetery, O.K. Corral, and The Tombstone Epitaph.