August is synonymous with back-to-school. While students are preparing for the year ahead, Tucson tourists can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city and the many activities the University of Arizona provides. Only a 20-minute drive to the heart of campus, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is an ideal place for Wildcat fans of all ages to stay.
Starting in September, UA football is in full swing. Don’t miss your chance to cheer on the team in your red and blue fan gear and watch the players duel in the desert.
Throughout the year, the School of Dance performs a variety of both student-directed and professional shows to dazzle crowds across the city. Renowned as one of the best dance programs in the country, the young dancers who grace the stage will truly delight fine arts fans.
Art appreciators will find this creative haven a reprieve from the digital world surrounding them. Current exhibitions range from pre-colonial Mexican prints to works created in 15th-century Spain.
From Broadway in Tucson to Grammy Award-winning artists, UA Presents has a plethora of acts to suit a variety of tastes. Enjoy toe-tapping beats and stunning artistic performances during the 2016-2017 season.
Directly adjacent to campus is Main Gate Square, where you’ll find Tucson entertainment with over 20 retailers and 30 restaurants. After experiencing this gateway to the university, take a short streetcar ride or walk to 4th Avenue, downtown’s offbeat neighbor, located only a few blocks away. Filled with shopping destinations, delicious cuisine, and a bustling nightlife, 4th Avenue is a must-see area of the city.