Tucson Travel Guide
Welcome to Tucson!
Tucson is located in Southern Arizona, roughly 50 mi (80 km) from the Mexican border. Known for its vibrant cultural scene, Tucson offers a blend of Spanish, Mexican, American Indian and Anglo influences in everything from restaurants to museums to architecture. Nearby Saguaro National Park provides an opportunity for visitors to examine the Southern Arizona landscape and is particularly popular in May and June when the Saguaro cacti are in bloom. A piece of local history is viewable at the San Xavier del Bac Mission, which was constructed in the 1700s and is one Tucson attraction not to be missed. Celebrated as a winter destination for those living in colder climates, Tucson is home to a number of guest ranches and luxury resorts, which are supported by local amenities such as shops, restaurants and other travel services. Horseback riding is also popular around these parts, with a number of ranches offering trail rides and pack trips along scenic Arizona trails.
The Reid Park Zoo features more than 400 animal, including rhinos, anteaters, elephants, polar bears and lions.
Hotels & Motels
Located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a spectacular year-round resort.
Experience trail rides in the scenic Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona with Arizona Horseback Experience.