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Marana, AZ
Travel Guide

Known as the Gateway to Southern Arizona, this town is a hotspot for desert adventurers, stargazers, intrepid photographers and mountain hikers.

Tread upon a breathtaking landscape that has been traveled and enjoyed by humans for over 4,000 years in Marana, the town that crests Southern Arizona. Find history around every corner and scenery that begs to be explored in this stunning desert region, where the Tortolita and Silverbell mountain ranges shelter the lush agricultural basin of the Santa Cruz Valley.

The Marana community is centered in the heart of a lush farming region of the same name. Check out the community’s Santa Cruz River Path and Heritage Park to see the pretty town from a local’s perspective. The Santa Cruz River is the lifeblood of the Marana community, supplying the agricultural region with the desert’s most precious resource.

Rent a bike and explore the pastoral roads that ring the town. In fall, you’ll be treated to views of a vast blanket of white as the local farmers begin their cotton harvest. If it’s wintertime, Marana and its surrounding region offer some of the best stargazing around. The crisp nights and lack of bright city lights means that you can clearly see a wonderful array of constellations.

Summers in Marana bring more turbulent weather to the desert, so grab your camera and capture photographs of storm clouds brewing over saguaro cacti plains. Check out Tortolita Mountain Park and explore the rugged ranges on foot, by bike or on horseback.

The attractions and shopping malls of Tucson are within easy reach of Marana. Go to Tucson Premium Outlets for a wide range of outlet stores. Have a deluxe resort experience at the Ritz-Carlton on Dove Mountain and enjoy the resort’s golf and spa facilities.

Marana is located 40-minutes’ drive northwest of Tucson. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is less than 90-minutes’ drive away. This region is best explored at your own pace by car. Stunning desert reserves, such as Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain Park, Tonto National Park and the Santa Catalina Natural Area can all be reached within a few hours’ drive from Marana.

Top Hotels in Marana

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
5 out of 5
15000 N Secret Springs Drive, Marana, AZ
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $479 per night from Mar 24 to Mar 25

This family-friendly Marana resort is located in a regional park, 1 mi (1.5 km) from Golf Club at Dove Mountain, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Breakers Water Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (376 reviews)

"Wow! Excellent customer service, everyone was very friendly and helpful. I felt super safe and enjoyed the outdoor dining options. Would definitely recommend this as a safe, luxurious getaway."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, VIEWS!
Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, VIEWS!
Marana, AZ
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This family-friendly Marana vacation home is located in Dove Mountain, within 3 mi (5 km) of Heritage Highlands Golf Course and Gallery Golf Club. Breakers Water ...

5/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Amazing home to enjoy Granddaughters wedding

"We were so surprised when we opened the door to this beautiful home. The majestic beauty of Arizona each and every morning while enjoying time in the pool or just looking out over the country side. There was absolutely nothing missing that would ever be needed for our amazing stay! Beds were so comfortable ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, VIEWS!
Beautiful Dove Mountain Home Near Golf, Dining And Entertainment!
Beautiful Dove Mountain Home Near Golf, Dining And Entertainment!
Marana, AZ
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Located in Dove Mountain, this resort is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Heritage Highlands Golf Course and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Gallery Golf Club. Breakers Water Park ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Love Dove Mountain

"Great location, comfortable accommodations."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Beautiful Dove Mountain Home Near Golf, Dining And Entertainment!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Marana

Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, VIEWS!
Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, VIEWS!
Marana, AZ

This family-friendly Marana vacation home is located in Dove Mountain, within 3 mi (5 km) of Heritage Highlands Golf Course and Gallery Golf Club. Breakers Water ...

5/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Amazing home to enjoy Granddaughters wedding

"We were so surprised when we opened the door to this beautiful home. The majestic beauty of Arizona each and every morning while enjoying time in the pool or just looking out over the country side. There was absolutely nothing missing that would ever be needed for our amazing stay! Beds were so comfortable ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, VIEWS!
Beautiful Dove Mountain Home Near Golf, Dining And Entertainment!
Beautiful Dove Mountain Home Near Golf, Dining And Entertainment!
Marana, AZ

Located in Dove Mountain, this resort is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Heritage Highlands Golf Course and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Gallery Golf Club. Breakers Water Park ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Love Dove Mountain

"Great location, comfortable accommodations."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2021

Beautiful Dove Mountain Home Near Golf, Dining And Entertainment!
Dove Mountain Gem has incredible views, pool, and spa.  Come enjoy our home.
Dove Mountain Gem has incredible views, pool, and spa. Come enjoy our home.
Marana, AZ

Located in Dove Mountain, this vacation home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Heritage Highlands Golf Course and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Gallery Golf Club. Golf Club at ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
Golf getaway

"Todd and Stacey were fantastic and had the place better than advertised. The property had extra propane tanks (and we needed it), every kitchen utensil needed (Todd was phone call away if we needed anything else) and close to the Dove Mt and Gallery Golf clubs. Very happy with the property."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2021

Dove Mountain Gem has incredible views, pool, and spa. Come enjoy our home.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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