Don’t miss the exquisite church, Mission San Xavier del Bac, on your trip to Tucson. I have gone to Tucson annually for 30 years and saw this mission on a recent trip. It is called “The White Dove of the Desert” and is a wonderful white-colored mission church that was built by the Franciscans in the 1700’s. It is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish mission architecture in the US and has wonderful painted ceilings and altars. I was amazed as to the beauty of this white church sitting in the desert and of the quality of its restoration. I highly recommend this!!!!
It is a few miles southwest of the airport at 1950 W. San Xavier del Bac. You can easily add it to the beginning or the end of your trip.