Tucson, Arizona is located at the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, 2 hours southeast of Phoenix and an hour north of the Mexican border.
Growing rapidly in recent years Tucson has sprawled in all directions from its historic down town core, but has managed to maintain the qualities of a desert resort town that is nice to both live in and visit.
The historic downtown of Tucson, maintains its old charm with century-old adobe homes, Victorian mansions, government buildings, museums and numerous art galleries. The University area is vibrant and alive and the northern canyons and hills are dotted with championship golf courses, luxury spas and upscale restaurants.
Two of Tucson's major attractions are located just outside of town. The famed Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, located west of town, has a unique mix of live animals on display in their natural settings as well as highlight regional geology and history displays. The San Xavier Mission located south of town was built in the late 18th century and is richly decorated with ornaments showing a mixture of Latin and Native American motifs.
With 350 days of sunshine a year, a dry weather and an infrastructure of tourist services Tucson is a great tourist destination to explore and discover year round.