Tubac – Arizona’s first permanent European settlement
The Very Corner Entrance to the Historic Artist Colony of Tubac, Arizona. La Entrada is a unique one-of-a-kind collection of art galleries, clothing shops, dining, food, furniture, gifts, jewelry & business services.
Tubac is a village that is filled with sights that will make you so glad you stopped. There are artist centers where you can see everything from original artwork to classics. The creativity of the artists brings the southwest to life with works of native animals, desert scenes, western art, and more. At one of the shops, there is a “back door” that leads to an amazing sculpture garden with life-sized bronze sculpture works that are just fabulous. They are for sale but enjoy them while you can and maybe even order one for your yard (have to be a pretty good-sized yard to showcase them the way they should be showcased).
There are shops where the jewelry is handcrafted with detail that is amazing. Cloud Dancer makes some outstanding jewelry out of silver and beautiful stones as well as there are other works of art available from other artists. The little strip of shops that hold this shop also has a few others with beautiful items.
There are restaurants that you can enjoy, one of which has a wonderful veranda for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the village while enjoying a wide selection of items for lunch.
There is also a kitchen store that has so many items that you will love if only your kitchen has enough storage for all of them!! Great place, fun to browse and buy that perfect helpful item.
If you are a golfer or just want to get away and be pampered you may want to visit the Tubac Golf and County Club. There are a couple of choices of restaurants and a large, well-maintained golf course for you to enjoy. There are a few shops there too so kick back and relax for a weekend or so.
Tubac also is surrounded by areas for great birding, hiking, off-roading, mountain biking and just enjoying the quiet.
It is just 40 minutes south of Tucson and 20 minutes from Nogales so take some time to visit this wonderful little community.