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Tucson Travel Guide

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One number: 340. That's the average number of sunny days Tucson sees each year. And with daytime temperatures rarely dipping below the mid-60s, Arizona's second-largest city makes a great cold-weather retreat. But Tucson is much more than an incubator for snowbirds. Deeply rooted in Hispanic heritage, "The Old Pueblo" is a hotbed of historic and cultural attractions, not to mention a Mecca for those in search of some spicy Mexican cuisine north of ... continue»

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When to Visit Tucson

The best times to visit Tucson are from April to May and from September to October. These shoulder seasons boast pleasant weather and reasonable room rates. Winter's sunny skies and comfortable temperatures attract thousands of northerners in need of a thaw. And the summer months offer spectacular hotel discounts, but temperatures often hover in the triple digits, making outdoor activities insufferable.

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Getting Around Tucson

The best way to get around Tucson is by car. Although there are several public transportation options, you'll need your own wheels to reach top sites like Saguaro National Park and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Rental rates are reasonable, and there are rental stations in town and at the Tucson International Airport (TUS), which is located about 10 miles south of downtown.

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