Quality of Life
The Great Outdoors
Sierra Vista is a 30 to 45 minute drive away from world-class wine country and tourist destinations like Tombstone and Bisbee, which make for fun day-trips or even weekend getaways. Between Elgin, Sonoita, and Willcox, there are more 20 tasting rooms to visit, with ghost towns and plenty of Old West history to explore in between.
Huachuca Astronomy Club of Southeastern Arizona members own and operate 15 private observatories and sponsor star-gazing events that are open to the public. Monthly public observation nights are hosted at the Patterson Observatory on the University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus, offering a free guided tour of the night sky. Visit the club’s website, www.huacastronomy.com, for information, or call the Visitor Center at 800-288-3861 for a schedule of events.