Located in Southern Arizona, Tucson lies closer to Nogales, Mexico than to Phoenix, at least in distance. As for temperament, Tucson shares plenty with its Sonoran desert sisters, Phoenix and Scottsdale, including a fine arts community, trendy restaurants, breathtaking desert landscapes and ample sunshine.
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Feel the personal touch and inviting ambiance of one of the most captivating resorts in Tucson by visiting The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa.
In 1775, Don Hugo O'Connor created the Presidio of Tucson, which became part of the United States in in 1853. Today, this cultural melting pot holds nearly one million European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents within its metropolitan area.
One of the most scenic drives in southeast Arizona, the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway takes travelers to the upper reaches of Mount Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Range. The nearly 60-mile round-trip byway boasts stunning desert and forest landscapes. Besides the region’s grand scenery, there are other great sites to see.
The Tucson Rodeo Parade, for instance, is the largest non-motorized parade in the world. There are also more species of birds here than anywhere else on earth, outside of the Amazon. Plus, Tucson sits right in the middle of the planet’s largest concentration of Saguaro cacti.
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