Visitor’s Guide to the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Here is your complete list of where to stay, what to do after the game, and surrounding attractions.

You can count on two things for the December 29th’ Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl this year:

  1. There will be a spread of about 20 and 12 degrees in temperature between Tucson and each of the teams’ home towns of Reno, NV and Jonesboro, AR.
  2. If you are visiting to cheer on your team, you need a guide of where to stay and what to do after the game.

Where to Stay in Marana

Enjoy your time in Tucson from the comfort of centrally located hotel accommodations, all within 20 minutes of Arizona Stadium.

Marana is the only town that is contiguous with Tucson (to the north) and offers lots to do and newer suburban chain hotels that are 20 minutes from Arizona Stadium.  In between Marana’s hotels and Arizona Stadium is the brand new Topgolf Marana that opened this month!

Hotels along the I-10 Freeway at Cortaro Road are located in a suburban family neighborhood surrounded by new shopping and locally-owned restaurants. This is a perfect area from which to be based. With easy access the I-10, Arizona Stadium is only 20 minutes away, Topgolf Marana just 10 minutes away (on the way to Arizona Stadium). The region's newest hotel, The Hampton Inn & Suites at the Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center off the I-10 Freeway Twin Peaks Road exit, is also 20 minutes from Arizona Stadium.



Marana Luxury

Feel like having a serious get away? The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is the place. The only resort in Arizona that has a Forbes Five Star-rating that also has a Forbes Four Star-rated restaurant and spa, The Ritz will spoil you in new ways. Hiking, biking (road and trail), golf, spa, fitness, and guided activities are all available at The Ritz.

What to Do After the Game

Where better to celebrate/drown your sorrows than Topgolf Marana? No matter what happens on the field, Topgolf Marana will elevate your mood as the ultimate after-game party destination.

Located only 20 minutes from Arizona Stadium, you can take in gorgeous views from the rooftop patio lounge, hit the driving range, play games, dine on gastropub style food, and enjoy the ambiance with  TV screens and music everywhere.

Make the most of your visit with a trip to the Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center, located 24 minutes from Arizona Stadium. With 70 stores, including Michael Kors, Coach, Vans, J. Crew, Le Creuset, Lucky Brand, Express, and many more, there is plenty for everyone to choose from.

Check out the Marana Microguide for more dining, libations, and places to go. 

Surrounding Attractions

Other attractions in or near this part of town include an easy drive through Saguaro National Forest West (23 min. away), Arizona Sonora Desert Museum (30 min. away), and Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens and Galleries (18 min. away).

May the best team win! And may you have delightful holidays in Southern Arizona.

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