With gorgeous desert scenery and a laidback charm, Tucson and romance go hand and hand. Whether you and your sweetie are looking for a day of outdoor adventure, or prefer a night out in the city, the list of romantic things to do in the Old Pueblo are varied and unique.
Nature lovers will want to spend a day at Tohono Chul, a sprawling botanical garden that showcases the native flowers, trees, plants and fauna of the Sonoran Desert. Not only is the scenery stunning, the garden is also home to an art gallery and a romantic bistro.
When day ends, be sure to head to Tucson Mountain Park, home to Gate's Pass, one of the city's most scenic outlook points. At sunset, the desert becomes flooded with amber light from the setting sun, creating a magical setting for a romantic evening.
For romance in the city, go for a stroll at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, where the city's historical adobe buildings set the stage for a romantic outing. The art museum's charming cafe, Cafe a la C'art, tucked away in a lovely historic house on the museum grounds, offers a quaint, comfy spot for a gourmet brunch or lunch.
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