Yes, Tucson has great ballrooms and conference spaces, but why not get out under the sun and soak up a healthy dose of vitamin D?

With an average of 350 days of sunshine a year and mild temperatures in spring, summer, and fall, you can free yourself from traditional conference rooms and indoor meeting venues. Hold your events outside where you can enjoy great weather and beautiful views surrounding Tucson. Here are some scenic spots that are perfect for your next meeting.

Experience the Old West at Tanque Verde Ranch

Long before California surfers were calling each other “dudes,” dude ranchers were hosting guests out in the Wild West. Today, Tanque Verde Ranch continues the tradition, offering meeting spaces with stunning views of the mountains and lots of outdoor team-building activities.

Inspire Creativity at Tucson Botanical Gardens

An oasis in the middle of the desert, Tucson Botanical Gardens, once named the best secret garden in America by Reader’s Digest. Have a conference or lunch among the verdant trees and plants of the garden. 

Go Beyond the Expected at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

It’s easy to create a stunning backdrop for a meeting at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Explore 21 acres with two miles of walking trails and pique your attendees curiosity with the museum’s many features including a hummingbird aviary, zoo, aquarium and an Earth Sciences Center where guests can descend into a replica limestone cave.

Get the Unique Factor at Tohono Chul

A small nature preserve and cultural museum in northern Tucson, Tohono Chul is surrounded by cacti, desert flowers, and local art. Hold your meeting in one of the gardens here and immerse your attendees in the beauty of the desert.

Soak Up the Desert at Canyon Ranch

Luxury and beauty meet in the desert at this gorgeous resort and spa near the Santa Catalina Mountains. Hold your meeting, and then take a hike through the scenic canyon that gives the resort its name.

Tucson On Us

Site selection isn’t solely a matter of who has rooms and where. It’s an opportunity to experience the culture and character of a destination. It’s the connection between a planner and the Visit Tucson staff going the extra mile to make your event spectacular. This connection is evident in the fact that eight of ten meeting planners choose Tucson after a site visit.

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