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Tubac, Arizona: Past, Present, and Future

Tubac, Arizona, is a culturally rich town replete with history, arts, and recreation. Established in 1752, Tubac was designed as a Spanish presidio dominated by Fort Tubac. It served as a stop on the Royal Road (also known as the Camino Real) that allowed passage from Mexico to Spanish settlements in what is now California. Over the decades, Tubac also found itself under siege by Apache Indians, even finding itself embroiled in a battle in 1861 that included Confederate militia and Apache warriors. Throughout its long history, missionaries have also called Tubac home, further enhancing the stories of this lovely place.

Since its somewhat tumultuous past, Tubac has grown to become a mecca for artists from all walks of life. With over eighty galleries and shops, Tubac is a destination for those seeking unique and personalized crafts, clothing, sculpture, and fine arts. With friendly, innovative dining and a variety of lodging available– anything from quaint bed and breakfasts to large, full-service hotels, Tubac is quickly growing into a vacation destination for folks from all over.

Taking advantage of near-perfect weather in Tubac, visitors can engage in plenty of outdoor activities. Mountain biking, hiking, birding, and off-roading are favorites of locals and those from afar. The Tubac Golf Resort and Spa offers an exquisite golf experience for those who crave a day on the greens and a relaxing experience for those who need a quiet escape. Established in 1959, the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa quickly became a favorite among golf enthusiasts. With the addition of the spa, which offers massages and skin and body treatments, the Resort is now a must-do for Tubac visitors.

Tubac has a future as bright as its history is rich. Built upon centuries of Spanish influence and artistic inspiration, Tubac is poised to grow as a jewel in the crown of the American southwest. Endless shopping and gallery viewing combined with the vastness of outdoor offerings make Tubac a beautiful and welcoming destination. Interested in seeing Tubac up close and personal? Visit Tubac Golf Resort, the best golf resort in Arizona.