Marana is a delightful town approximately 25 miles northwest of Tuscon. It rests in the scenic Sonoran Desert and boasts wonderful views of the Tortolita mountain range. The idyllic landscape and generally sunny weather make Marana a prime destination for those who like to engage in outdoor adventure or kick back and soak up rays. Guests of hotels in Marana also appreciate the shopping and fine dining, as well as the golfing at top-notch courses.
The closest major airport is Tuscon International Airport, located about 32 miles to the south of Marana. Transportation options for passengers flying into Tuscon and staying at Marana hotels include arranging in advance for a shared-ride van or limousine service, as well as taking a taxi from outside the baggage claim area. Public transport is also an option. Start at the bus stop to the west of the terminal, and expect to take at least three different SunTran buses to complete the journey. In addition to the four championship golf courses, world-class spas, a great outlet mall, and many miles of hiking trails in the Tuscon Mountains, tourists staying in Marana enjoy proximity to Saguaro National Park. However, no public transportation travels to this remarkable natural treasure, so the easiest way to go is to rent a car in Marana. Once you get there, you'll see the giant saguaro cacti for which the park is named, spot desert wildlife such as coyotes and roadrunners, and admire ancient Hohokam petroglyphs. A rental car will also let you take a trip into Tucson or drive north to Phoenix. Look into Phoenix hotel deals if you want to spend more than just a few hours seeing the sights of the state capital.
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