The real, natural southwest captivates the imaginations of visitors fortunate enough to spend time in Tucson. Images of the Old West of legendary gunfights, sunburned cowboys, and steadfast Indians have given way to a modern Tucson -- world-class spas, challenging desert golf courses designed by the world's best golfers, fun family activities and impressive convention and meeting venues.
A modern metropolis, Tucson's population of over 900,000 co-exists happily with Native American, Mexican and Pioneer heritage, a perfect complement to an uncomplicated way of life.
Tucson is located in the Sonoran Desert, the only place in the world the majestic saguaro cactus grows. These tall and ancient cactus stand like silent sentinels in the shadows of the five mountain ranges which cradle the Tucson valley and are showered with sunshine over 300 days a year. The average winter temperature is 70.
Visitors to Tucson can enjoy luxurious spas, resorts and hotels that offer fine dining and opportunities for relaxing by the pool, strolling through lush desert gardens or experiencing spa treatments at the world's top spas.
Adventure seekers can visit Tucson's popular attractions, take advantage of sunny, warm weather to participate in sports events and explore the city's thriving arts community. Outdoor activities are plentiful and include world-class golf courses, hiking, cycling, tennis and ranches with horseback riding.
Tucson is located in southern Arizona about 120 miles southeast of Phoenix. It lies at the junction of I-10 and I-19.
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