If you go, Tucson

if you go

GETTING THERE

Travel Guide 2013

Advice on the guide books versus Apps, the use of electronics on planes and more practical trips for savvy globe trotters.

US Airways offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles and Reagan National to Tucson. American, Delta and Southwest offer one-stop flights from BWI Marshall to Tucson. United offers one-stop flights from Reagan National to Tucson.

WHERE TO STAY

Aloft Tucson University

1900 E. Speedway

520-908-6800

www.alofttucsonuniversity.com

New, hip boutique hotel next to the University of Arizona. Rooms from $99.

Cat Mountain Lodge

2720 S. Kinney Rd.

520-578-6085

www.catmountainlodge.com

Hacienda-style B&B with attached observatory near Tucson Mountain Park. Rooms from $99.

WHERE TO EAT

Little Cafe Poca Cosa

151 N. Stone Ave.

www.littlepocacosa.com

Small but popular Mexican eatery with breakfast and lunch plates starting at $6. “Cash only, no phone, hugs mandatory.”

47 Scott

47 N. Scott Ave

520-624-4747

www.47scott.com

Modern American bistro with high-end cocktails and an outdoor patio. Dinner dishes from $13.

WHAT TO DO

University of Arizona Flandrau Science Center

1601 E. University Blvd.

520-621-6927

www.flandrau.org

Free observatory telescope viewing Thursday-Saturday 7-10 p.m. year-round. (Call ahead to confirm.)

University of Arizona Steward Observatory Mirror Lab

520-626-8792

mirrorlab.as.arizona.edu

Public tours ($15 per person; students 7-22, $8) are usually at 1 and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, but call to confirm. Reservations required.

Spencer’s Observatory

Cat Mountain Lodge

www.spencersobservatory.com

Guided star tours for up to five people start at $100 for two hours, with a discount for lodge guests.

Sky Bar

536 N. Fourth Ave.

520-622-4300

www.skybartucson.com

Telescopes open daily for free public viewing; astronomer on site Tuesday-Saturday .

INFORMATION

www.visittucson.org

J.S.

 
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