Tucson lies in what is known as the borderlands, a region that enjoys a rich blend of the cultures of America and Mexico. It's been settled for some 12,000 years by ancient Native American peoples, Spanish explorers and frontiersmen. In the early 1800s, the town had a reputation as a rowdy frontier settlement with frequent gunfights outside, and sometimes inside, the local saloons. For sure, all of history's legendary gunfighters will have passed through Tucson.
Fabulous accommodation of all possible types is available from resorts, chock full of amenities, to ranches offering an authentic western experience.
There's so much to do in the area, you'll want to make sure to have a Tucson check-list which includes; the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Saguaro National Park and Biosphere 2.
Also, prepare yourself for the mind-boggling sight of the world's largest airplane boneyard. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is the location of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, the sole aircraft boneyard and parts reclamation facility for all excess military and government aircraft.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford