The Santa Cruz Valley towns of Amado, Tubac, and Tumacácori are all due south of Tucson on I-19.
For information on Tubac and Tumacácori, contact the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, 2 Tubac Rd. (tel. 520/398-2704; www.tubacaz.com).
Each year in February, artists from all over the country participate in the Tubac Festival of the Arts. On the third weekend in October, the Anza Day Celebration commemorates Capt. Juan Bautista de Anza's 1775 westward trek that led to the founding of San Francisco.