As the gateway to Southern Arizona, Marana is brimming with adventure, excitement, and fun for the whole family. No matter what you are searching for, you will discover it in Marana.
Got the shopping bug? Our region has one of the most diverse shopping experiences around, with unique boutiques, convenient outlet malls, and everything in between. If something more active suits you, explore Marana’s outdoors for an experience you will not soon forget.
The Tortolita mountain range offers nationally recognized hiking and biking trails, and the awe-inspiring Saguaro National Forest will turn your visit into a life-long memory. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or a cozy time with the family, Marana is your destination. Our outstanding restaurants will keep you happy, with everything from family-friendly fare to 5-star dining.
The city boasts a beautiful desert landscape and a thriving community. The city is one of the fastest growing communities in Southern, Arizona. This city has a unique charm about it, every year for founders day the whole community comes out and celebrates the founding of the city, it’s a huge party for the whole family. Some would say that Marana was miles and miles away from the big city, but that’s the beauty of this beautiful little city here in the desert, it is just 20 mins away from downtown Tucson. This city gives you the feel of a small town and the access to big city living.
This city is rich in farm land and still has many farms located with in the city. One of the coolest things to do in the city is to take the family to visit the Marana pumpkin patch. You and the whole family will have a great time. Oh and make sure you take the family on a hay ride 🙂
There are also some amazing restaurants here are my 3 choices
The Core Kitch and Bar
CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar is unique among Dove Mountain restaurants as it embraces True American Cuisine that is approachable, innovative and inspired by Sonoran and regional influences with a contemporary design inspired by the vibrant colors of the earth. CORE features a menu focused on regional sustainable cuisine and local growers. The menu is complemented by an extensive wine list, making this upscale wine bar in Tucson an oenophile’s delight. CORE also has its own 42-tree citrus orchard, including oranges, Minneola tangelos, and red grapefruit trees, from which guests can seasonally pick their own fruit for morning libations.
Ignite, one of the most spirited live music venues and cocktail lounges in Tucson, AZ is a sensory delight, fueled by stunning views, live music, the warmth of a fire pit and imaginative cocktails that taste like no other. The resort’s fire-themed lobby lounge is truly the heart of the hotel, a bustling hub where guests can enjoy an afternoon iced tea with lunch or superb classic cocktails and new concoctions served by an outgoing team of mixologists. The gastro-pub fare is creative yet simple.
The first certified Neapolitan pizzeria in Arizona, they take immense pride in the fine ingredients and delicate preparation that you can taste in each of their wood-fired pizzas. But their passion for detail does not begin and end with our pizzas! They offer a full menu of authentic Italian cuisine, crafted to please your palate beyond compare.
If you like to hike I would suggest you try Wild Burro Head Trail. This trail has some amazing views during your hike so make sure you take your camera.