Visit Tucson - Best of Tucson
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.
Tucson Travel Tips
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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Travel to Tucson- Know before you go to Tucson
Facts and Stats for Tucson*
Pollution Statistics in Tucson
Know the pollution level of Tucson before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 10.23 (Very Low)
Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
Noise and Light Pollution 34.38 (Low)
Unattended dirt and garbage 29.69 (Low)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 28.13 (Low)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.21 (Very Low)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.69 (Low)
Tucson: Crime and Safety
How safe is Tucson for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tucson.
Burglary and Theft 57.14 (Moderate)
Mugging and Robbery 41.18 (Moderate)
Assault and Armed Robbery 54.29 (Moderate)
Corruption and Bribery 52.14 (Moderate)
Car Stealing 46.43 (Moderate)
Robbery of Car belongings 56.62 (Moderate)
Attacks 39.29 (Low)
Drug offense 67.14 (High)
Safety walking alone during daylight 71.32 (High)
Safety walking alone during night 37.14 (Low)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.18 (Moderate)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.43 (Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 67.42 (High)
Living in Tucson - Quality of Life
Quality of Life Index of Tucson is 192.11 (Very High)
Safety Index 47.82 (Moderate)
Climate Index 72.66 (High)
Pollution Index 24.1 (Low)
Traffic Commute Time Index 30.12 (Low)
Cost of Living Index 64.27 (Low)
Health Care Index 60.93 (High)
Property Price to Income Ratio 2.16 (Very Low)
Purchasing Power Index 148.31 (Very High)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Tucson
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tucson
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
International Movie per seat 8.5 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 35.29 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.33 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.93 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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