Marana, Arizona: Where Adventures Come to Life


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Welcome to Marana, Arizona, the getaway you’ve been waiting for. With scenic landscapes, vibrant communities, and outdoor experiences, Marana is the perfect place to create unforgettable memories with friends, family, or even on a solo adventure.

Where Natural Beauty Abounds

Marana is ideally situated for outdoor adventures—whether you prefer to peruse stunning views and unique wildlife or explore the beloved parks and untouched deserts, you’ll find your perfect adventure here.

Find hiking, biking, and birding within minutes—why choose between the options when you can experience them all? Head to the Wild Burro Trail system or the Tortolita Preserve in the Dove Mountain area for awe-inspiring views of towering mountains and vivid landscapes. Saguaro National Park-West, one of the nation’s most treasured parks, has stunning views of the iconic cactus—a must-see for first-time Arizona visitors. Or, grab your binoculars and go bird-watching at the El Rio Preserve—an authentic glimpse of nature, up close.

With so much natural beauty, it’s no wonder Marana is a haven for campers. Ironwood Forest National Monument is an undeveloped area of desert near Marana. Features of the site include an 80-armed saguaro cactus, permit and fee-free camping, and blissful solitude. When the temperatures drop, cool-weather camping heats up.

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Where Luxury Lives

For those who prefer to end a day of outdoor experiences with a high-thread count and room service, Marana has you covered. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is a luxury resort that blends majestically into its Sonoran Desert and Tortolita Mountain setting—the perfect mix of adventure and luxury. Here, guests can enjoy a world-class spa, three swimming pools, a 235-foot water slide, Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf, hiking, biking, geocaching trails, and stargazing.

Foodies will love going on a tasting tour of Marana—you’ll quickly discover that this southern Arizona
town has it all, from luxurious dining rooms to casual patios and everything in between. No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find it in Marana. Explore, discover, and feast in a culinary landscape as sizzling as the surrounding desert.

Fourth of July Celebrations © Courtesy of Discover Marana

Where Memories Are Made

Any time of year, Marana boasts an abundance of family-friendly activities. Once you’ve had your fill of outdoor experiences in the lush outdoors, head into town for even more opportunities to create memories. Filled with history, Southern Arizona has so much to discover, and what better way to indulge in local stories and legends than to explore the region’s museums? You’ll find everything from art and history to Western movie locations and native flora and fauna.

Nature comes to life in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, one of the nation’s leading living museums, featuring over 230 animals and 1200 varieties of desert plants. A regional favourite, this museum recently earned a coveted spot in TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” Hall of Fame. But the adventure doesn’t end there—locals share that one of the best reasons to visit is the drive! Heading west on Ina Road, you’ll weave through Picture Rocks and Saguaro National Park West, where the views of the saguaro-covered hills are jaw-dropping.

Marana is brimming with adventure, excitement, and fun for the whole family. No matter what you are searching for, you will discover it in Marana. Plan your trip at

We look forward to welcoming you to Marana soon!

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