If you go, Tucson

August 22, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

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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