Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona, and is home to 1m people.  Having 350 days of sun per year it makes an ideal place to visit for outdoor recreation.  On summer days you might want to keep inside and visit the great spas, shopping malls and museums and perhaps use the cooler times of day for activities such as horse riding or golf. 

In winter you can ski on the mountains.

Tucson - Places to Visit
Sunset Horseride in Arizona
Old Tucson
Recommended Attractions:

Arizona-Sonara Desert Museum
Colossal Cave
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Mount Lemmon
Old Tucson
Picacho Peak
Sabino Canyon
Sunset Horseride in Tucson
Old Tucson

Open any guidebook on Tucson and you will find plenty of suggestions of things to do, see and visit.  It's a bit bewildering, especially if you are only staying in the area for a few days.  So here are some suggestions for where you could spend your time.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and just because something isn't here doesn't mean it isn't worth visiting!  But these are just some of the ones which we've selected as the highlights in and around Tucson.

Two of the highlights, Mount Lemmon and the Colossal Cave are ideal to visit in very hot weather, as they let you enjoy at least part of your day in cooler temparatures.

On each of the pages is a link to the website where you can find up to date information about admission prices and opening times.

Enjoy your visit to Tucson, and let us know what you think of this site - or your suggestions for what else to include.
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