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Tucson is the shining jewel of the Sonoran Desert, cultivating a colorful mixture of eclectic city life and the grandeur of the great outdoors. Discover Tucson when you stay with Inspirato at Canyon Ranch Tucson—with the resort’s three outdoor pools and 12,000-square-foot Aquatic Center, you’ll have everything you need to make the most of that Southeast sunshine.
Enveloped by the flowering Sonoran Desert and the distant peaks of five different mountain ranges, Tucson is a city steeped in sunshine and teeming with southwestern culture. Its bustling downtown with lively music venues, gourmet restaurants, and vibrant shopping districts transition seamlessly into the quiet stillness of the cactus-covered desert. Marvel at the dazzling collection of gemstones showcased in one of Tucson’s famous gem shows, or go for a night on the town and escape to one of the city’s nightclubs or casinos. If nature is what you’re looking for, there are national parks and picturesque hiking trails in every direction, and plenty of sunshine to go around.
With a zoo, botanical garden, aquarium, art gallery, natural history museum, and two miles of walking trails spread across 21 acres, you may start to reevaluate your definition of the word “museum.”
Downton Tucson is in full renaissance, with new restaurants, hotels, music, art, and events bursting from its seams. Each of its six districts offers something fresh and fun, and the Sun Link Tucson Streetcar makes getting around a breeze.
An icon of the American Southwest, the giant saguaro cacti have been preserved and protected in this national park and can now be found in abundance. Visit the park at sunset for the most dreamlike views and photo ops.
Tucson averages over 340 days of sunshine per year. The dry desert climate is, however, briefly interrupted during the monsoon rainy season from July to September. While temperatures are at their most enjoyable and mild during the shoulder seasons, summers in Tucson are perfect for a day at the pool, and winters provide comfortably cool weather for hiking through the desert.