Tubac Arizona is an historic artist’s colony 45 miles south of Tucson. I have been there twice and always enjoy spending part of a day there. The town features over 100 eclectic shops and world class galleries, and local artists studios and has been named one of the top ten small art towns in the U.S. There are also several cafes and restaurants to have lunch, dinner or a snack.
My favorite store is La Paloma de Tubac which carries wonderful folk art, pottery, textiles, jewelry, clothing and accessories from Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico where I have purchased a number of folk art pieces for my collection. It is located in an historic adobe from 1861. 1 Presidio Dr.
Elvira’s: Established in Nogales MX in 1927, this restaurant is now in Tubac featuring the best in Mexican cuisine. 2221 E. Frontage Rd. A101.
To stay in town, Tubac Country Inn is a charming B&B that gets excellent reviews. I normally stay in Tucson and drive down for a day trip.