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Plan Your Trip to Tucson: Best of Tucson Tourism

About Tucson
Although Tucson's fantastic weather, national parks and forests and desert provide the perfect environment for tons of outdoor recreational activities, this city of half a million people also has its share of history and culture. With a history that goes back much further than many of its southwestern neighbors, Tucson boasts turn-of-the-century architecture, historic neighborhoods, museums and the Mission San Xavier del Bac, a still-functioning 18th-century mission considered one of the most beautiful in the U.S. Mexican and Native American influences are pervasive, and the city has a distinctly Western flavor. There's also a college-town atmosphere, thanks to the University of Arizona, which has its own share of museums and a science center. Whether golfing at a world-class golf resort, horseback riding, hiking in the wilderness, discovering desert flora and fauna at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum or exploring pre-Columbian and other art at the Tucson Art Museum, you'll have a mind-boggling array of things to do.

Essential Tucson

Tucson Is Great For

Historical Tours


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Frequently Asked Questions about Tucson

Some of the most popular restaurants in Tucson include:

If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Tucson between June and August, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between December and February.