Welcome to Southern Arizona, where you will find the wettest desert in the world and all its accompanying flora and fauna. The Sonoran Desert boasts a large diversity of plants and animals, not to mention the variation in altitude -- our Sky Islands allow visitors to travel from the desert ecosystem all the way to an ecosystem similar to some found in Canada.
In this area, you will find the Southernmost ski resort in the continental US, wines good enough to have been served in the White House, and such a diversity of life that birders from all over the world make pilgrimages to increase their life lists.
Find a guide to Southern Arizona's Wine Country to plan your wine tasting visits -- don't miss my favorite, Callaghan Vineyards. You might want to stay in one of the cute and funky rooms at the Duquesne House in Patagonia, a former miner's inn turned B&B. They have excellent breakfasts!
Do not miss the world-renown Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. I highly recommend the Summer Saturday Evenings, offered from June through August, when you can visit during balmy evenings and enjoy night-oriented docent programs. Bring your flashlight!
Birders the world over visit Southeastern Arizona for its diversity of bird species. The great spots to visit are too numerous to list here, but start with the Tucson Audubon Society's website for a good overview.
Tucson is known for golf, particularly with the recent addition of Match Play at The Gallery at Dove Mountain.
The area also has some great Farmers Markets, offering fresh produce grown nearby. My favorites are the St. Philips market and the Rincon Valley market, but you can find one close to you at this page from the Visitors' Bureau.