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At Saguaro National Park, Tucson Arizona, right at sunset (photo via pilgrims49 / iStock / Getty Images Plus)


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Tucson skyline after dark (photo via Phototreat / iStock / Getty Images Plus)
PHOTO: Tucson skyline after dark. (photo via Phototreat / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

Dubbed the Old Pueblo, Tucson is a fast-growing city known as much for its metropolitan sophistication as for its unique blend of cultures. Vast deserts, green canyons and a majestic mountain range form an impressive backdrop. Tucson is in close proximity to the Mexican border which is evident in the architecture, distinctive cuisine, lively fiestas and the annual festivals. Tucson has a mild, dry climate and is blessed with year-round sun, which makes it a popular winter resort.

Visitors can wander through native cacti in Saguaro National Park and discover the baroque architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac, or indulge the Southwestern way of life by digging into a tostada and chimichanga before settling into one of Tucson’s world-famous spas. No visitor to Tucson will find a shortage of sights to see and activities to do. Whether you come for the natural beauty and serenity of the Sonoran desert, the 360 days of annual sunshine, or the extraordinary culture and history, you will be captivated by the city's old charm and young heart.