Located 118 miles southeast of Phoenix is a thriving metropolis known as Tucson, Arizona. Over 3.5 million visitors flock to Tucson each year, making tourism big business there. Part of Tucson’s draw is the large number of hotels, resorts, and attractions in the area. It is also the destination of many ‘snowbirds,’ who come to enjoy the mild winters and often buy second homes in the vicinity.
Tucson is home to many a festival and social gathering, with more than six major events coming to the city throughout the year. A few to note are the All Souls Procession Weekend, the Tucson Rodeo, and the Tucson Folk Festival. Merchants, radio stations, and local and national talent are all brought together for one common purpose; to show Tucson what they have to offer. Since they have that opportunity, it is only fair that Tucson gets to show the world what it has to offer back.
The Tucson City Tour presents Tucson both from a historical and an artistic point of view. On this tour you will visit El Tiradito Shrine, Old Town, El Presido, Snob Hollow, the Arizona Historical Society, and many other local sights. You will learn about the establishment of the area by the Spanish Conquistadors and view the city from the top of “A” Mountain.
For a tour that is rooted in adventure, you can explore Box Canyon from inside an ATV. This trip can originate either in Tucson or Phoenix. This is a great way to get an up close and personal view of Arizona’s mountains and canyons where you are in control of the journey. Experts, novices, and young drivers are all welcome to get into the driver’s seat as the tour takes you 50 miles north of Tucson towards Florence. The terrain is varied and will run the gamut from ten foot wide “slot” canyons to sand river bottoms. This tour cannot be missed for those with an appetite for excitement and adventure.
Over 200 live animals and 400 plant species are on display at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, which is one of Tucson’s most popular attractions. Spend the day with the cougars, rattlesnakes, and Gila Monsters and learn about their lives and history in the Sonoran Desert. Dubbed by the New York Times as ‘the most distinctive zoo in the United States,’ this museum is truly a location to be treasured.
Check out all that Tucson has to offer and visit www.tucsontours.net for details on how to make your trip to the area the best yet.