Rustic ranches, bustling downtown and an Oasis in the middle of Sonoran Desert- all make up the perfect picture of Tucson and its many wonders.
Arizona location itself adds to its multi-cultural influence since its is bordered by Mexico, Utah, Nevada and California and this is reflected in Tucson too.
The city is the second largest in Arizona- not just in sheer size but at its heart and culture. From Americana to Hispanic to traces of a little bit of the whole world, Tucson offers more than what meets the eye.
The city’s burst in tourism is the reason why you will find many resorts in Tucson and its natural hikes which carve pathways into the mountainssurrounding the cityand are loved for their views and their sunsets.
The city’s beginning was when Paleo-Indians visited the area. The surrounding and the neighboring area show excavations dating back to 2100 BC.However, Tucson’s heritage structures all date back to the 19th century and still remain to be the favorite tourist spots. The historic churches, range of museums, fun parks and horse ranches which offer a bit of the country life- Tucson isthe perfect place to travel to in Arizona.
For the modern soul, you will find enough of amusement parks, contemporary art museums and galleries and shopping malls which are perfect to add to Tucson’s urban streak. The food culture of the city is best explored amidst the its busy streets and local-favorites cafes and restaurants. The addition of innumerable theaters which showcase prime performances, are simply a good way to wrap up the day.
For all the attractions of Tucson (Az), there is a certain call back to nature- the urban natural parks which are home to its fantastic and varied plantand animal life, the natural hiking trails and the humbling views is simply inseparable and for anyone who wants to see Tucson more than its stereotypical definition, you can map out a plan to include a little bit of of everything that the city embraces!
If you love exploring varied cultures and cross ways with nature, Tucson is the just the place for you.
Essential travel information and Tucson tips for your visit
- Time Zone: Follows the Mountain Time Zone (UTC-07:00 hours)
- Currency: United States Dollars (USD)
Electricity and Internet:
- Voltage is between 110- 120 volts AC.
- High speed internet is easily available and free at most of the hotels around the city.
- Languages: English is the primary language spoken in Tucson but a few people do speak Spanish, German, Chinese among other languages.
Security/ Emergency numbers:
- Emergency, Fire, Medical, Police: 911
- Poison Hotline: 626-6016
- Tipping in restaurants is around 15-20 percent while for drivers you can tip 15 % or USD 1-2 which ever is higher.
- USD 1-2 is considered okay for luggage handler (per bag), housekeeper, bellman (per bag) and for other services like hailing a Taxi.
- There are no serious tourist traps in Tucson,Arizona but if you are visiting for the first time and don’t know where you are or wherean attraction is located, carrying an updated map with you will help especially if you are exploring the outskirts.
For any other information on attractions and tourist privileges and tours of Arizona, you can visit the tourist office.
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