Visitors come to Tucson to take in the natural sunlit landscape of the Sonoran desert and the mountains that surround the city. They also endeavor to experience the cultural diversity of a city that boasts of Native American, Latin and European influences. Because of its unique geography, Tucson is a diverse outdoor playground, offering a serene landscape with a wide range of terrain for hikers of all skill levels, rock climbing, cycling, and more. Explore the underground tunnels of Colossal Cave Mountain Park and Kartchner Caverns State Park or the unique and varied plant and animal life that exists in the ecosystems in and around Tucson. The city also has a very artistic side, which is apparent in its many cultural events, restaurants, and galleries.

Facts

Population

525,796

Currency

US currency One U.S. dollar=100 cents

Newspapers

Tucson Citizen (tucsoncitizen.com) Arizona Daily Star (azstarnet.com)

Tourist information

Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau 100 South Church Avenue Tucson, AZ 85701 visittucson.org

Travel to Tucson

Book your flights to Tucson with Etihad Airways and get ready to explore scenic desert surroundings. Tucson offers visitors a taste of everything; outdoor activities, historical landmarks, high-end shopping, and luxury accommodations. With a moderate, year-round climate, virtually any time is a great time to visit Tucson.

Top 5 Things To Do in Tucson

  • Spend a day at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum where you will find the local zoo, aquarium and botanical gardens. The term museum is a bit misleading as this destination offers a variety of activities for individuals and family alike
  • Visit the Mission San Xavier del Bac, the one of the oldest Catholic churches in the United States, now a historical mission landmark. Missions are abundant throughout this region of the country
  • Hike, picnic and explore waterfalls, streams and desert scenery in Sabino Canyon
  • Shop your way through Catalina Foothills, considered to be the ‘Beverly Hills’ of the region
  • Explore downtown Tucson which boasts 200 years of local history nestled in the heart of the city’s most popular eateries, artisan shopping boutiques and vibrant nightlife

Plan Your Tucson Holiday

Tucson can be quite warm during summer months. To experience Tucson during months boasting a more moderate climate, consider booking your travel during early spring (March-early May) or fall (September-December). Finding flight deals to Tucson is easy with Etihad’s popular deals.

If you are looking for cheap hotels in Tucson, consider travelling during the summer months (May-September), as these warmer months often draw fewer visitors. While it is certainly hot during these months, there is plenty to do and see indoors.

If you plan to head to Tucson in February, it is best to book your hotel and tickets to Tucson well in advance, as the ever-popular Gem and Mineral Show attracts global visitors every year.