The weather here is not enough for you? You need more reasons to visit Tucson? The list of things to do here is truly endless. Here is just a partial list at what is near us:
Sabino Canyon - Just minutes from Cactus Cove Bed and Breakfast. Fed by the waters of Sabino Creek and sheltered by the canyon walls, the plants and animals that inhabit the canyon offer an interesting contrast to those found in the surrounding desert. The shade and cool water attract hikers year round to this site. (The above photo was taken from Cactus Cove looking towards Sabino Canyon.)
Saguaro National Park - The staff at Saguaro National Park invite you to “Experience Your America” in a way that only the Sonoran Desert can offer. This unique desert is home to the most recognizable cactus in the world, the majestic saguaro
Sonora Desert Museum - We are a renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. Explore our desert paths and you’re sure to encounter Gila monsters, hummingbirds, and much more amidst the beautiful Tucson Mountains
Mt. Lemmon - The drive is incredibly beautiful as you travel through stately saguaro cactus to pine and aspen groves to reach the top of Mt. Lemmon. A cool retreat in the summer.
Reid Park Zoo - More than 400 animals—rhinos, elephants, anteaters, polar bears, lions, and many more! Adventure in our African, Asian, and South American regions. Explore the full-flight, walk through aviary.
Aqua Caliente Park - Agua Caliente, literally meaning hot water, is a unique 101-acre park with a perennial warm spring. An artificial stream links together three ponds within the park. The ponds are fed by the spring water and support diverse wildlife and fish populations. Very close to Cactus Cove.
San Xavier del Bac Mission - In the vast desert just outside Tucson, Arizona, one would not expect to find a beautiful church. Following the signs from the highway directs you toward The Mission San Xavier (pronounced as "hauv-e-air") del Bac is a beautiful church located in the desert just outside Tucson. Affectionately called "white dove of the desert", the sheer size and bright color against a blue sky and the tan colors of the desert make San Xavier a striking sight. Enjoy photos, history and a tour of this great Tucson treasure.
Kitt Peak National Observatory - Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), supports the most diverse collection of astronomical observatories on Earth for nighttime optical and infrared astronomy and daytime study of the Sun. Founded in 1958, KPNO operates three major nighttime telescopes
Pima Air and Space Museum - The Pima Air & Space Museum opened to the public in May 1976 with 75 aircraft on display. Since then the museum collection has grown to over 250 aircraft occupying 80 acres of land. The entire museum property covers about 150 acres.
Kartchner Caverns - A virtually pristine massive limestone cave with 13,000 feet of passages and two rooms as long as football fields. This underground wilderness will remain protected while offering visitors a rare tour through multi-colored cave formations.150 acres
Arizona Historical Society Museum - The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) was founded in 1884 in Tucson. Originally called the Society of Arizona Pioneers, it is the oldest cultural organization of its kind in Arizona. The AHS is a non-profit state agency whose mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate the history of Arizona, the Southwest, and northern Mexico as it pertains to Arizona.
Biosphere2 - Biosphere 2 is located north of Tucson, Arizona at the base of the stunning Santa Catalina Mountains. This one-of-a-kind facility sits on a ridge at a cool elevation of nearly 4000 feet and is surrounded by a magnificent natural desert preserve. Come experience the remarkable Biosphere 2 which Time Life Books recently named one of the 50 must see "Wonders of the World". See why visitors from around the globe journey here for this unique adventure not found anywhere else.
The Art of Diane Madaras - Diana Madaras is represented by four galleries in the United States and one in the Bahamas. She has been featured in seven one-woman shows and her art has hung in the Tucson Museum of Art. She is a Signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Her painting entitled "Cactus Cove" is shown below.
Even more attractions.....
• Tucson Botanical Gardens
• Colossal Cave Mountain Park
• Arizona State Museum
• University of Arizona
• Titan Missile Museum
• Tucson Museum of Art
• Old Tucson Studios
• Catalina State Park
• DeGrazia Gallery
• Tohono Chul Park
• Historic Tubac
In addition, there are countless golf courses, horse back and hiking trails, and birding areas.
Cactus Cove Bed and Breakfast is member of The Tucson Visitors Bureau.