Tucson is Arizona’s second-largest city and the picture-postcard images of cactus forests, rolling hills and awe-inspiring mountains will be instantly familiar to fans of big screen Western movies.
Tucson lies in what is known as the borderlands - a region that enjoys a rich blend of the cultures of America and Mexico - and has 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 many colourful saloons, and all of the legendary gunfighters will have passed through Tucson.
Fabulous accommodation of all possible types is available from 5-star resorts with spas and golf to ranches offering an authentic western experience.Be sure to visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Saquaro National Park and Biosphere 2. Also, prepare yourself for the mind-boggling sight of thousands of aircraft placed in storage around the city.... the “airplane graveyards”.