Bisbee or Tubac?

Old Feb 21st, 2022, 03:18 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 143
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bisbee or Tubac?

We'll be in southern Arizona at the end of March and definitely plan to stay over a night or two in Bisbee. If we love to browse shops - but have no particular interest in SOUTHWESTERN art and jewelry - we're wondering if a side trip to Tubac wouid be worthwhile. We will have already been in Jerome, Sedona and Scottsdale.
travelerwife is offline  
Old Feb 21st, 2022, 03:39 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 168
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you do go to Tubac, you will be close to Madura Canyon, one of the best birding spots in the US.
PrairieHikerII is offline  
Old Feb 21st, 2022, 07:15 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 11,485
Received 26 Likes on 4 Posts
I lived in Bisbee & of all the towns one can visit in SE AZ I think it's kind of a perfect combination of a "real town" with shops, galleries & restaurants supported by locals & fun for visitors, too, an interesting, living, historic place. Tubac is fun for a quick stop but Bisbee has enough going on that you might want to stay a night or two or more. I went for a visit, returned & stayed for 25 years.
MmePerdu is online now  
Old Feb 22nd, 2022, 02:30 PM
  #4  
J62
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 11,268
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think you would find Tubac small and uninspring...
cute little town, but little...

Nearby Madera Canyon as mentioned above is great for birding & hiking

Nearby Tubac are several intersting sights if you happen to be in the are with time to spare.
Canoa Ranch
Copper mine tours
Trident missle museum

and closer to Tucson, the San Xavier del Bac Mission
J62 is offline  
Old Feb 23rd, 2022, 02:43 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,429
Received 22 Likes on 4 Posts
Tubac is an art centered town and many famous artists have lived there through the years. I think what you mean by “southwestern art” is called western art in Arizona. Native American art is another category.
Bisbee has artsy shops and a mine tour. You could easily add Tombstone to your itinerary. It has become rather touristy though with teinactmrnts of the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Personally, I prefer Tubac.
Head north to Tucson to visit Misdion San Xavier del Bac, beautifully restored.
HappyTrvlr is offline  
Old Mar 13th, 2022, 10:31 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 773
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We did a road trip through this region staying one night in Tucson, Pima, Douglas....once we got to Bisbee we did not want to leave this CUTE town, The Bisbee Grand Hotel is a gem and has live music some nights. Have fun!
donnae_b is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Margo
United States
31
Nov 20th, 2008 01:24 PM
golfette
United States
7
Mar 3rd, 2007 05:47 AM
bw99
United States
7
Aug 10th, 2004 09:22 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information