Tucson Arizona, The Perfect Family Get Away

June 9, 2017

The day that kids dream of all year is finally here SUMMER VACATION! As a Mom, I love the freedom summer vacation provides, no schedule, homework or projects to worry about. But at times I can be bombarded with cries of “I’m bored.” I know I’m not alone in this, this is every Mother’s summer struggle. A vacation can be an answer to your prayers. My family loves the quick trip to the beach in California or Rocky Point, but we also enjoy a good staycation where we take a night or two and visit a local resort and enjoy the amenities there. It is a lot more affordable than a big trip, you know your way around, and you’re still close to home. But what if driving across town doesn’t quite do it for you? I’ve got the perfect solution that is always overlooked and only 2 hours away. Tucson, Arizona! I know, I know, Tucson?!?! Yes, Tucson! This city to the south has a lot to offer and is a few degrees cooler than the Valley of the Sun.

My family and I enjoyed a few days testing out the attractions and they are kid approved! When asked what his favorite part of the trip was, my oldest son couldn’t pick just one

“Maybe if we had less fun, I could choose one.” – My 7-year-old

Follow the links below for all our insider tips and experiences, what we love about each location!

Biosphere 2

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Mt. Lemmon

Titan Missile Museum

Old Tucson Studios

When you visit Tucson be sure to check out Tucson Macaroni Kid and East Tucson Macaroni Kid for any family events going on.  Kindle, the East Tucson publisher recommended Eegee's and we loved it!  They are a local restaurant with amazing slushy drinks!

We love the app/site Hotel Tonight, if you use the code BMALDONADO8 you can receive $25 off your first booking.  It's a great way to find hotel discounts! (And no I'm not getting paid to tell you that, I just want to share one of the ways we've found to make traveling more affordable.)