Things to Do In Tucson
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Tucson Travel Guide
Tucson Is Known for...
Five of Tucson's most unique features and characteristics.Saguaros
These stately giants are an icon of the American West, and a symbol of Tucson, which is home to Saguaro National Park. Although certainly not warm and fuzzy, the Saguaro cactus has become so closely associated with the Southwest that it is impossible to walk into a Tucson souvenir shop without finding this sub-tropical plant etched on shot glasses, t-shirts, and postcards. Drive around the outskirts of Tucson and witness the grandeur of Saguaro forests nestled at the base of the city's hillsides and mountains. For a magnificent view, take the drive west onto Gates Pass Road.Mexican Food
Tucson claims to be the Mexican food capital of the United States. Who's to argue with them? Drive down 12th Avenue and witness the number of taco stands, carts, and sit-down eateries. It's easy to lose count. From casual Sonoran-style grub to authentic Mexico City-style street fare, you can find almost every variation here. Tucson is also home to the country's oldest family-run Mexican food restaurant, El Charro Cafe, located on Court Avenue in downtown Tucson.Cowboys
You probably won't hear the jangling spurs of cowboys walking down the streets of Tucson--this is a modern city, after all, not the turn-of-the-century...
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Dubbed the Old Pueblo, Tucson is a fast-growing city known as much for its metropolitan sophistication as for its unique blend of cultures. Vast deserts, green canyons and majestic mountain ranges form an impressive backdrop, and close proximity to the Mexican border is evident in the architecture, distinctive cuisine, lively fiestas and the annual festivals. Tucson's mild, dry climate — blessed with year-round sun — makes it a popular winter resort. Visitors can take in attractions such as the Titan Missile Museum, Biosphere 2, Reid Park Zoo, Kitt Peak Observatory and several national parks. Economically, the city is driven by electronics and missile production, and is recognized as both the premier health services center of the Southwest and the astronomy center of the world.