Tucson, Arizona has a couple nicknames: The Old Pueblo, Sunshine Factory, Wildcat Country—almost a million people simply call it “home.” The second-largest populated city in Arizona, behind Phoenix, communities within town include: Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells, Tanque Verde, Downtown and Casas Adobes. You’ll see the Santa Catalina Mountains and Tortolita Mountains to the north, the Santa Rita Mountains to the south, the Rincon Mountains to the east and the Tucson Mountains to the west. One of the most famous of these peaks is Mount Lemmon – about 30 degrees cooler and 6,500 feet higher than Tucson, and the location of the southernmost ski destination in the continental United States. 

Tucsonans get outside year-round, even during warm summer months. Hike to the Seven Falls in fall after monsoon season or, cycle in one of the “Most Bikeable Large U.S. Cities.” Every year, residents look forward to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, Tucson Festival of Books, Fourth Avenue Street Fair, The Tucson Rodeo and University of Arizona athletic events, to name a few. Read about them all in our local newspaper, The Arizona Daily Star. 

Need a place to eat or grab a drink? Step into one-of-a-kind ristorantes, character-filled sandwich shops, bustling pubs or quaint diners. Looking to go shopping? Try out the Fourth Avenue district’s boutiques, high-end stores at La Encantada, or one of the area’s many malls. We’re happy to give recommendations. 

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