Tucson, United States
Tucson, Arizona in the Sonoran Desert is home to several restaurants, vintage shops, and nightclubs. The culture in Tucson is a mixture of Mexican, Native American, and Spanish colonial.
What to Do in Tucson:
Mission San Xavier del Bac-
This National Historic Landmark near the airport is an active Roman Catholic Church worth visiting. Known as the White Dove of the Desert, it’s an 18th century architectural beauty influenced by Renaissance, Moorish, Mexican, and Byzantine styles.
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum-
While it’s more of a zoo than a museum, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum sits on 98 acres of desert and is home to 230 animal species and 1,200 local plant species. Take a walk through the desert trails and become acquainted with desert life, or sit at one of the 4 eateries for a spectacular view of the surrounding desert.
Pima Air & Space Museum-
The Pima Air & Space Museum hosts more than 350 air and space craft, and is one of the largest space and air museums in the world. Visitors can see some of the most historic crafts ever created, including several Russian MiGs and an X-15A-2.
Tucson Botantical Garden-
The botanical garden is spread across over 5 acres, hosting 16 individual gardens. Gardens are themed to showcase the best of Arizona flora. Visit the zen garden, children’s garden, or butterfly garden, or spend some time checking out the series of rotating exhibitions throughout the compound.
Reid Park Zoo-
With over 20 acres an 500 species of exotic animals, the Reid Park Zoo is a must-see. Stop by an see elephants, flamingos, jaguars, or a giant tortoise. Take a ride on the zoo train, feed a giraffe, hop on the carousel, or splash around in the wet play area. Children can also learn from the daily demonstrations with the zoo keeper.
Tucson is so much more than just art and museums. Plan a trip today and marvel at everything this quaint little city has to offer the solo traveler and family alike.