My Guide to Rio Rico

Discover the top things to do and places to eat near my Rio Rico property for your next vacation.
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Nogales

This is a wonderful place to get reasonable gifts for family and friends. There are also several restaurants that I would recommend: Hacienda, Leos which are four and two blocks respectively. Dollars are fine to use but bring small bills so you don't get stuck with extra pesos. Los Rocka is also good...

Cow Palace

Great Steaks

Desert Botanical Gardens

This a great place to visit for a day trip. I went there last weekend and there was a butterfly exhibit and there are also a wide array of desert plants. If you plan this trip, go early in the a.m. as it gets hot in the afternoon. Bring good walking shoes and enjoy the flora....

San Xavier del Bac Mission

This is the queen of Fr. Keno's Missions. It has wonderful rare art and the inside gardens are terrific. This is just off the Interstate 19 and there is also another mission much closer that is a national park--Tummacari National Park.

Pima Air and Space Museum

We enjoyed this museum tremendously. It has a lot of early and modern type planes and also Air Force One. I have seen both this one and another one when I was in the Smith. Museum in Washington DC. This one at Pima Air the visitors get to tour inside....