Affectionately known as the “Old Pueblo,” Tucson’s rich cultural heritage is deeply rooted in Western, Spanish, Mexican, and Native American legacies. These strong influences are highlighted in the traditional architecture of the past, especially featured in downtown’s extraordinary adobe homes, St. Augustine’s Cathedral, San Xavier del Bac Mission, and the historic Fox Theater. These timeless structural institutions are seamlessly blended among current contemporary high-rise offices within the unique downtown area.
Residents here enjoy a relaxed pace where casual dress is the norm and the climate supports outdoor enthusiasts all year long. Besides hiking, biking, horseback riding, and swimming, the Tucson Valley is known as a golfers’ paradise as well. The ubiquitous Tucson golf courses never leave the avid golfer wanting for a friendly green.
Tucson’s 600 square miles also draw numerous desert distinctions; dry, sunny summers converge into the magnificent monsoons filled with the most spectacular light shows; lush resorts and spas carefully co-exist amongst the phenomenal foothills; modern cityscapes happily share space with a variety of native cacti; the city’s theaters could offer ballet or a Broadway show, or more pastoral entertainment is available with the time-honored western rodeos; and, one can take pleasure in the artworks of local artisans or catch a local baseball game in the sports park. Everywhere you look, the city abounds with wonderfully diverse contrasts.
More About Tucson :
- Arizona Highways is a magazine devoted to showing the natural wonders of our state. It has been doing so for more than 80 years. With international circulation, it delivers Arizona to the world. Arizona Highways Magazine & TV [www.arizhwys.com]
- Tucson Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau [www.visittucson.org] | 100 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, phone: (520) 624-1817
- Tucson Chamber of Commerce [www.tucsonchamber.org] | 465 W. Saint Marys Rd, Tucson, AZ 85701, phone: (520) 792-2250
- Tucson Relocation Guide [www.reloguide.net]