Home to many unique points of interest and world class events and attractions, this growing destination for travel has lived in the shadows of Phoenix for years however, Tucson is beginning to receive the attention it deserves from travelers in the U.S. and around the world. Cost friendly, family friendly and perfect year round, this growing travel destination offers many different types of experiences. From arts and culture to golf, outdoor attractions and a growing culinary draw, Tucson is much more than just a place for rodeos.
Home to around 1 million people within its greater metropolitan area, the city of Tucson was first settled by Europeans in the 1700’s. Archeological evidence found in the area today suggests however that the region where Tucson is now located has had humans living in or around it for over 10,000 years. Part of the flood plain of the Santa Cruz River, the region was even farmed over 2,000 years ago by early native people in the region.
Situated at around 2,600 feet above sea level, the city itself is situated on alluvial plain within the Sonoran Desert. Surrounded by mountains, the city of Tucson is located on the Santa Cruz River which was once a perennial river but is now dry most of the year. Divided into regions, Tucson attractions can be found throughout the city.
There are hundreds and hundreds of options for visitors to enjoy and explore in Tucson. From world famous outdoor attractions such as the Tohono Chul Park, Coronado National Forest or Saguaro National Park which offer hiking, biking, nature exploration, family fun and even rock climbing to museums, shopping and gaming, top attractions cater to all interests and ages.
The most popular attractions in Tucson include:
- Saguaro National Park
- Pima Air and Space Museum
- O.K. Corral®
- San Xavier Mission
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Tucson Botanical Gardens
- Colossal Cave Mountain Park
Beautiful, historic, exciting and welcoming, find out for yourself what makes this destination a must see when you travel.