Tucson

68°
68° - January
71° - February
77° - March
85° - April
94° - May
102° - June
101° - July
99° - August
97° - September
88° - October
77° - November
68° - December
Dec avg
$116
Avg Hotel
$188
Est. Airfare

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Description

With 350 days of sunshine, Tucson is ready and waiting for you no matter when you decide to make the trip. For those of you afraid to sizzle up in the hot desert sun, Tucson is actually quite a bit cooler and wetter than many of its Arizona neighbors thanks to its elevation. Tucson has a fabulous balance of big city and small town. Its laidback feel and slow-paced personality hasn't gone anywhere even though the city has been built up to accommodate all of the visitors it sees each year. The range of hotels, museums, and zoos don't overshadow the brilliance of the stream-lined canyons and old time movie studios. Likewise, the international culinary scene (thanks to Tucson's role as a melting pot of cultures) only complements the Southwestern and Mexican cuisine that Tucson is so famous for.
Photo Credit: Larry D Fellows
Photo Credit: Arizona Office of Tourism
Photo Credit: Arizona Office of Tourism
Photo Credit: Kitt Peak National Observatory
Photo Credit: Arizona Office of Tourism

Less Heat Than Expected

09/26/13
Sadly during most of my trip in early March I encountered rain so I didn't get to experience as much sun as I would have thought. Not that I will hold that against the location. In fact my husband and I took a hike in the rain just to do as much as we "should be doing" (as deemed by us) in the desert. We were happy to see we were not the only ones out in the inclement weather.

We did have a very memorable dinner in a wine shop. The Dish Bistro is normally a wine store (called the Rum Runner) but serves up an excellent meal some evenings. Just pass by the checkout counter and proceed to the back of the store. You can pick a bottle off the wall or take a staff suggestion with your meal.

As always, take a moment to savor the unique flora and fauna of the desert. I stayed at the West La Paloma which had excellent spa facilitates and pools but there are other hotels that each offer something different. The Loews Ventana Canyon‎ has amazing views of the surrounding area but the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort has a western feel all its own. You cannot go wrong.
Melissa

Hiking and Biking

Choose from a variety of places to hike or bike varying from pine top mountains to cacti covered hills. There are trails for every trip whether you are traveling with children or ready for a tough battle.
Cost: Varies - Many are free.
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Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Take a tour through an incredible cave. Enjoy the pleasant 70 degree weather year round while observing the beauty inside this cave with a tour guide.
Cost: $5 per vehicle to enter the park. Tours: $13 for adults, $6.50 children 5 - 14 and Free for children 4 and under.
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Pima Air & Space Museum

One of the biggest air and space museums in the world, this museum promises to be a lot of fun! You'll see more than 300 incredible machines from all over the world.
Cost: Children under 6: Free Children: $8 Adults: $13.75
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Language

English

Currency

[USD] American Dollars

Airports

Tucson International Airport [TUS]