TUCSON, SAGUARO PARK AND BIOSPHERE 2, ARIZONA
Best Time Visit Arizona
Tucson - just 60 miles north of the Mexican border - is Arizonas second major city (around 800,000 people). Tucson is an excellent hub in the Arizona Southeast - with its old west towns - and has several attractions in its outskirts, namely the Saguaro Park and the Biosphere 2. Some dozen miles farther, ghostly or partially recovered old west cities (Tombstone...) are also popular travel attractions.
Best time to travel to Tucson, Arizona
When not to go to Tucson
What to visit in Tucson
Hotels and flights to Tucson, Arizona
Best time to visit Arizona
WHAT TO VISIT IN TUCSON
Nightlife, eating, animation and historic references are mostly centred in Tucson's downtown and in the adjacent University of Arizona campus. Tucson Museum of Art, Sosa-Carrilo-Fremont House and the Arizona State Museum are top cultural references in this part of the city.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (15 miles west of downtown, in Tucson Mountain Park) is another major attraction, for local fauna watching.
Saguaro Park - both west and east Tucson - offers the opportunity of seeing the magnificent Saguaro cactus in its characteristic landscape.
Biosphere 2, a huge greenhouse, and a major tourist attraction in Arizona, simulates several harsh earth environments, and offers guided tours and futuristic living quarters.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TUCSON, ARIZONA
The best time to explore Tucson and the Saguaro desert outskirts is between March and May, when temperatures are usually mild. During the April to May period you may even catch the cacti and other desert plants in bloom.
Mid and late Fall are also good times to go to the Tucson region. Humidity is usually much lower than in the summer months, and temperatures are much more agreeable.
Winter is also a popular season, although with higher hotel rates.
WHEN NOT TO GO TO TUCSON, ARIZONA
Summer is the lowst tourist season in the Tucson region, due to often extremely high temperatures.
HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO TUCSON, ARIZONA
Tucson offers plenty of accommodation: B&B, hotel chains, motels, resorts, dude ranches. Rates are higher in winter and spring, when demand decreases and the hot weather gives place to much milder temperatures.
Tucson International Airport is just 7 miles south downtown.