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Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United
States. Focally known as home to the University of Arizona, it is the
second-largest populated city in state and is located about 60 miles away
from the US-Mexico border. Tucson is scenically situated in the valley of
the Santa River and is surrounded by many hills. Despite its natural
scenery and outdoor-oriented ambiance, Tucson serves as a launching pad to
other smaller towns like the historic town of Tombstone, the mining town of
Bisbee and the little community of artists in Tubac.
Things to do in Tucson
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a zoo, natural history museum, and
botanical garden that offer the visitor take a first-hand experience how a
typical Arizonian desert landscape looks like. One finds here theme-based
displays of living animals and plants that native to the Sonoran Desert.
Some highlights here are endangered species such as the Mexican wolf,
thick-billed parrot, ocelot, and desert pupfish.
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Established by Spanish explorers in 1770, the Mission San Xavier del Bac is
a mission station located to the southwest of Tucson. It forms a part of
many such like mission buildings, though only San Xavier del Bac finds
ample praise because it is an exquisitely decorated church and a classic
example of colonial period’s typical Baroque architecture.
Tucson Mountain Park
Tucson Mountain Park comprises two gold-standard attractions of
yesteryears- the Old Tucson Movie Studios and the Arizona-Sonora Desert
Museum. This park is spread across nearly 20000 acres of Sonoran Desert
near Tucson and is preferred for its top-class picnicking, hiking, biking,
and horseback riding features.
Winter season, the months from November to March are the best to book your
flights from Los Angeles to Tucson. Book your flights from LAX to TUS
during this time of the year to enjoy famous cultural events like Tucson
Jazz Festival, Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and Tucson Festival of Books. It
is advised to book Tucson flights in advance to avoid paying more during