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15 Scenic Hikes in Tucson

With 4 prominent mountain ranges surrounding the city, Tucson offers no shortage of fascinating desert hikes. These 4 ranges consist of Tucson Mountain Park, the Rincon Mountains, the Santa Catalina Mountains, and and the Santa Rita Mountains. There are numerous parks and preserves within each of the mountain districts. The most stunning mountain views are […]

10 Must-Do’s in Tucson, Arizona

The Sonoran Desert is the most biologically diverse of the 4 major deserts found within the US. Surprisingly, a diverse range of plants and animals thrive in the harsh conditions. The Sonoran Desert is the wettest desert on Earth due to the strong summer monsoon season. The resulting lushness of the desert is a rarity […]

10 Interesting Day Trips Less than 2 Hours from Tucson

Southern Arizona is the only place in the world where the magnificent Saguaro cactus grows. As Tucson is home to the tallest and longest living Saguaro, visiting Saguaro National Park or Catalina State Park (which are loaded with thousands upon thousands of cacti) is by far the top thing to do while visiting the area. […]

5 Tucson Holiday Events Not to be Missed

Most of us would agree that Tucson is far from an ideal place to spend the holiday season. Many of us prefer wintry weather, overcast skies, and traditional trees over the desert plant life, brown mountains, and mild climate found throughout Southern Arizona. It can be quite difficult to get into the holiday spirit somewhere […]

Attraction of the Week: Sabino Canyon in Tucson

Sabino Canyon is a desert oasis amidst the never ending suburban congestion in Tucson. This is the place that both locals and tourists flock to for a relaxing natural escape from the never ending traffic, stoplights, and retail businesses. As soon as you enter the canyon, you are transported out of the city into a […]

Leaf Peeping Near Tucson: Fall Color on Mt. Lemmon

Fall color in Tucson? Yes, it does exist, although not exactly within the city itself. There is no fall foliage to be found anywhere in Tucson, however, you can drive about an hour and a half outside of the city up to the high altitude trails of the Coronado National Forest to see the colorful […]

48 Things To Do In Tucson When It’s Too Hot!

Although Southern Arizona’s hot & dry summer season is often considered to be more tolerable than the hot, humid summers of the Southeast and Midwest, this really is not the case. In all reality, the “more bearable dry heat” is in all reality much more miserable. When you combine unending months of 100+ degrees, constant […]

10 Western National Parks to Add to your Bucket List

The Western US is known for its’ many national wonders and is undoubtedly home to some of the most breathtakingly diverse & magnificent landscapes in the country. The West is home to 39 of the country’s 59 national parks, all of which hold their own beauty and uniqueness. Because elevation changes are so dramatic from […]

Attraction of the Week: Tucson’s Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Here’s a unique museum to add to your Southwestern bucket list: the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona. While Tucson is most well known for its’ brutally hot summers, the stately Saguaro cactus, and authentic Mexican food, it’s also home to quite an eclectic museum. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures […]

Attraction of the Week: Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

Tucson offers a number of attractions for those interested in learning more about the uniqueness of the Sonoran Desert. The wettest desert in North America is surprisingly home to an interesting mix of plant and animal life including the fascinating Saguaro cactus, which is only found within the Sonoran. If you are looking to save […]



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