Getaway alert: Travel from Cincinnati to Tucson

If you're feeling nostalgic for summer, check out Tucson, where spring temperatures can exceed 90 degrees. Either plan to explore the Arizona city's multiple mountain ranges and parks, or the adobe row houses, restored mansions and many vintage shops, nightclubs and restaurants spread throughout the city.

Thankfully, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Cincinnati and Tucson. We pulled from travel site Skyscanner to provide you with a short list of flights and hotels handpicked with the trendy adventurer in mind.

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Flight deals to Tucson

The cheapest flights between Cincinnati and Tucson are if you leave on June 4 and return from Arizona on June 8. American Airlines currently has roundtrip tickets for $339.

There are also deals to be had in May. If you fly out of Cincinnati on May 30 and return from Tucson on June 3, Southwest Airlines can get you there and back for $450 roundtrip.

Top Tucson hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of Tucson’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa (3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.)

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If you're looking to splurge on top quality, consider The JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa. The hotel has a 4.8-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $199.

Recreational amenities here include the Starr Pass Golf Club with 27 holes of championship golf.  

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa (3800 E. Sunrise Drive)

There's also the 4.3-star rated The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. Rooms are currently set at $159/night.

This spa resort is located in the mountains. The Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club and the University of Arizona are local points of interest.

The Omni Tucson National Resort (2727 W. Club Drive)

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If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, try The Omni Tucson National Resort, which has rooms for $138/night. It checks in with four stars. 

This Tucson spa hotel is located near the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort.  

Local restaurant picks

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Tucson's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.

Cafe Poca Cosa (110 E. Pennington St.)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to the Cafe Poca Cosa, which has an average of 4.8 stars out of 49 reviews on Skyscanner.

"Cafe Poca Cosa is one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson. I know of no other restaurant that makes Mexican food so healthy and delicious. Sabrosa!" wrote visitor Jeanine. 

The Cup Cafe (311 E. Congress St.)

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Another popular destination is The Cup Cafe, with 4.6 stars from 46 reviews.

"Very romantic! The food was great and so was the coffee," wrote reviewer Dominicke.

El Charro Cafe (311 N. Court Ave.)

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If you're looking for a solid place to grab a bite to eat, plan to visit the El Charro Cafe.

Established in 1922, this is America's oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same family. It features traditional Sonoran cultural style and Tucson-style Mexican food.

Featured Tucson attractions

Tucson is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are some popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road)

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First up is the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. It has 4.9 stars from 88 reviews. 

"There is a tram available for those who wish to ride up into the canyon. In the spring, you can expect to see waterfalls and pools here. This is truly one of Tucson's most beautiful areas," wrote visitor June. 

Tucson Botanical Gardens (2150 N. Alvernon Way)

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Then, there are the Tucson Botanical Gardens, with 4.8 stars from 87 reviews.

In addition to the indigenous cactus and desert wildflowers on display, this 5.5-acre space contains a garden devoted to native crops of the Tohono O'odham Indians, a butterfly garden, a zen garden and art contributed by local artists.  

Seven Falls (5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road)

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Finally, consider checking out Seven Falls, with 4.9 stars from 20 reviews.

"It's best when the water is running, but it's also more difficult as you'll need to cross swift water several times. That is part of the joy and beauty of this hike," wrote visitor Bill.    


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