Come enjoy the abundant sunshine and mild temperatures in lovely
Tucson! Whether you're interested in hiking, biking, horseback riding,
birdwatching, or rock climbing your way up to a bird's eye view, the
great outdoors is ready for you in southern Arizona. Home to some of
the clearest skies in the country, Tucson is a great place for star
gazing. For a spectacular view, take a short drive up Kitt Peak for an
evening tour of one of the world's leading observatory complexes and a
fantastic view of the night sky. Or head underground, and explore the
caves at Colossal Cave Mountain Park or Kartchner Caverns State Park.
Back in town, stroll through shops featuring art, jewelry, and other
treasures inspired by the Southwest's history and culture. Savor the
smell of mesquite-fired grills and enjoy the Mexican and Southwestern
cuisine that Arizona is known for at one of Tucson's many locally-owned
restaurants. Some of the finest chefs in the world have establishments
here, including Janos Wilder, a creator of new Southwestern Cuisine,
and the Cordon Bleu-trained Donna Nordin.
Although Arizona was one of the last states to achieve
statehood, Tucson has a long and diverse history. Explore Native
American culture at Tucson museums, or explore archaeological sites
like the petroglyphs at Signal Hill. See a re-enactment of the
Gunfight at the OK Corral. Admire adobe churches built hundreds of
years ago by early Spanish missionaries or explore the ruins of a
Spanish fort built in 1752.
Getting to Tucson is easy: the city is served by nine airlines, Amtrak
passenger service and major bus lines, but Tucson is also located
directly on I-10, which stretches from Florida to California.