With the kids away at college, parents enjoy getting out on their own to experience new and exciting adventures. While in Tucson visiting your UofA Wildcats, don’t let the change of scenery disrupt your plans. Check out these sans-kids friendly activities sure to make any parent jump for joy!


Photo provided by DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Designed and built in the 1950s by acclaimed Arizona artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia, the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun is an adobe mission in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains. Six permanent collections are on display as well as a rotating showcase of many of DeGrazia’s original works of art including oils, watercolors, sketches, ceramics, sculptures and jewelry. “The gallery was designed by me. I wanted to have the feeling of the Southwest. I wanted to build it so that my paintings would feel good inside.” —Ettore DeGrazia


Photo provided by Sierra Bonita Vineyards

Wine Tasting in Tucson, AZ

Did you know Arizona is filled with local vineyards from Sedona all the way down to Tucson? Take advantage of a much needed break with a trip to a local Tucson winery! Sierra Bonita Vineyards is family owned and operated with three generations tending to their vines. Located just two hours northeast of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, this vineyard makes the perfect day-away for mom and dad. But if you can’t spare a full day away from the kids, be sure to check out their tasting room located just 6 miles south of the resort where they feature Social Hour every second Wednesday of the month and take home a tasty local souvenir.


Tucson’s Sunday Brunch

Alright, time to eat. No trip to Tucson is complete without experiencing our award-winning Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday Brunch named “One of the Top 100 Brunches in America” by OpenTable! After a few days exploring the city, it’s time to kick back and enjoy a fabulous meal in a relaxed desert setting with the entire family. Whether traditional breakfast fare like omelets is your brunch game or hitting the outdoor grilling stations, be sure to soak in the desert sun (not to mention bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys) and being together with your loved ones.