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MaranaUnited States of America

Known as the Gateway to Southern Arizona, this town is a hotspot for desert adventurers, stargazers, intrepid photographers and mountain hikers.

Tread upon a breathtaking landscape that has been traveled and enjoyed by humans for over 4,000 years in Marana, the town that crests Southern Arizona. Find history around every corner and scenery that begs to be explored in this stunning desert region, where the Tortolita and Silverbell mountain ranges shelter the lush agricultural basin of the Santa Cruz Valley.

The Marana community is centered in the heart of a lush farming region of the same name. Check out the community’s Santa Cruz River Path and Heritage Park to see the pretty town from a local’s perspective. The Santa Cruz River is the lifeblood of the Marana community, supplying the agricultural region with the desert’s most precious resource.

Rent a bike and explore the pastoral roads that ring the town. In fall, you’ll be treated to views of a vast blanket of white as the local farmers begin their cotton harvest. If it’s wintertime, Marana and its surrounding region offer some of the best stargazing around. The crisp nights and lack of bright city lights means that you can clearly see a wonderful array of constellations.

Summers in Marana bring more turbulent weather to the desert, so grab your camera and capture photographs of storm clouds brewing over saguaro cacti plains. Check out Tortolita Mountain Park and explore the rugged ranges on foot, by bike or on horseback.

The attractions and shopping malls of Tucson are within easy reach of Marana. Go to Tucson Premium Outlets for a wide range of outlet stores. Have a deluxe resort experience at the Ritz-Carlton on Dove Mountain and enjoy the resort’s golf and spa facilities.

Marana is located 40-minutes’ drive northwest of Tucson. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is less than 90-minutes’ drive away. This region is best explored at your own pace by car. Stunning desert reserves, such as Saguaro National Park, Tucson Mountain Park, Tonto National Park and the Santa Catalina Natural Area can all be reached within a few hours’ drive from Marana.

Top Hotels in Marana

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
5 out of 5
15000 N Secret Springs Drive, Marana, AZ
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $478 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 16

This family-friendly Marana resort is located in a regional park, 1 mi (1.5 km) from Golf Club at Dove Mountain, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Breakers Water Park ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (357 reviews)

"Incredibly kind staff and beautiful resort with gorgeous mountain views all around. The room was spacious and very clean. Lots of onsite dining options and beautiful pool. Unfortunately a wildfire nearby cut our stay short but we would definitely make a trip back just to stay here again. The only ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, Views!
Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, Views!
13283 N High Hawk Dr, Marana, AZ

Located in Dove Mountain, this historic holiday home is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Heritage Highlands Golf Course and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Gallery Golf Club. Golf ...

5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Best VRBO have ever stayed at

"Everything you need right at your fingertips. Well organized, clean, pool, hot tub, peaceful location, comfy beds, close but not too close to stores if need. Owners super helpful and know how to manage a vacation property. Loved our stay and hope to stay again soon."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, Views!
Dove Mountain Gem has Incredible Views, Pool, and Spa. Come Enjoy our Home
Dove Mountain Gem has Incredible Views, Pool, and Spa. Come Enjoy our Home
5143 W Wild Burro Spring Dr, Marana, AZ

Located in Dove Mountain, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Heritage Highlands Golf Course and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Gallery Golf Club. Golf Club at Dove ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Fantastic Home

"Nice home in a quiet neighborhood. My kids loved the pool. The bird and sunrise/sunset watching off the back patio was fantastic."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Dove Mountain Gem has Incredible Views, Pool, and Spa. Come Enjoy our Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Marana

Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, Views!
Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, Views!
13283 N High Hawk Dr, Marana, AZ

Located in Dove Mountain, this historic holiday home is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Heritage Highlands Golf Course and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Gallery Golf Club. Golf ...

5/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Best VRBO have ever stayed at

"Everything you need right at your fingertips. Well organized, clean, pool, hot tub, peaceful location, comfy beds, close but not too close to stores if need. Owners super helpful and know how to manage a vacation property. Loved our stay and hope to stay again soon."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Dove Mountain Escape - Luxury, Private Saltwater Pool, Near Golf, Views!
Dove Mountain Gem has Incredible Views, Pool, and Spa. Come Enjoy our Home
Dove Mountain Gem has Incredible Views, Pool, and Spa. Come Enjoy our Home
5143 W Wild Burro Spring Dr, Marana, AZ

Located in Dove Mountain, this holiday home is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Heritage Highlands Golf Course and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Gallery Golf Club. Golf Club at Dove ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Fantastic Home

"Nice home in a quiet neighborhood. My kids loved the pool. The bird and sunrise/sunset watching off the back patio was fantastic."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Dove Mountain Gem has Incredible Views, Pool, and Spa. Come Enjoy our Home
Dove Mountain Stunner! Views! Views! Views!
Dove Mountain Stunner! Views! Views! Views!
13258 N Pier Mountain Rd, Marana, AZ

Located in Dove Mountain, this romantic holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Heritage Highlands Golf Course and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Gallery Golf Club. Golf ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Stunning views from pool

"Convenient and ideal spot while visiting our daughter and checking out Tucson for possible retirement. Miss the awesome scenery and wildlife from the pool. Time spent at the house was always outside in the back swimming, grilling, chilling. Great kitchen for prepping meals. Our daughter did stop ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 17, 2019

Dove Mountain Stunner! Views! Views! Views!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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