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Tucson


Tucson is the 2nd largest city in Arizona. It is located 118 miles (188 km) Southeast of Phoenix. As of 2005, the city's population was estimated as 521,605, and the metropolitan population as 931,210.

Attractions in the Tucson area include:

Tucson Facts


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  • The main professional sports franchise in Tucson is the baseball team, the Tucson Sidewinders.

  • Tucson's nicknames include "Optics Valley", "The Old Pueblo", and "The Sunshine Factory".

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Moon Tucson (Travel Guide)

By Tim Hull

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-05-29
Paperback (130 pages)

Moon Tucson (Travel Guide)
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Experience the distinct flavor of a thriving desert enclave with Old West roots and an artsy spirit. Inside Moon Tucson you'll find:
  • The top sights and unique experiences: Visit remnants of ancient cultures or browse galleries of Pueblo art. Tour Mission San Xavier del Bac, stroll through Tucson's El Presidio Historic District, and see artifacts from the Old West in a ghost town
  • Get a taste of the city: Eat traditional chiles rellenos and fresh handmade tortillas or try a Sonoran hot dog with all the fixings. Dance to live music and check out the street vendors at downtown's Second Saturdays, sip habanero-infused vodka, and stargaze at an astronomy bar
  • Ideas for recreation like hiking, biking, or horseback riding among the saguaro cacti, or stopping at a resort for a round of golf or a spa day
  • Local insight from Tucson resident Tim Hull
  • Extensive coverage of the Santa Cruz Valley, the Border Region, and Southeastern Arizona: Go deep into Kartchner Caverns, hike the Huachuca Mountains, or kick back at a historic saloon in Tombstone
  • Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, how to get there, and how to get around
  • Maps and Tools like background information on the landscape, history, culture, plus full-color photos and easy-to-read maps
With Moon Tucson's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of this Southwest destination.

Exploring the area? Try Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon or Moon Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.

100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Clark Norton

Reedy Press, LLC
Paperback (160 pages)

100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die (100 Things to Do Before You Die)
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Surrounded by mountains, bathed in desert warmth and steeped in Old West history, Tucson conjures up images of towering cacti, Spanish missions, cattle ranches, and cowboys. With its year-round sunny climate, it excels in opportunities to hike, bike, golf, and ride horses. Yet this southern Arizona city just 70 miles north of Mexico is also perched on the cutting edge of cuisine, music, public art, and artisanship - often embellished with its own quirky styles. 100 Things to Do in Tucson Before You Die delves deep into the mix of what makes Tucsonans love their home and visitors long to return: its Sonoran Desert ambiance, its bubbling cultural stew, its lively festivals, its dynamic melding of frontier and future. Whether you seek the best and most authentic in Tucson food and drink, music and entertainment, sports and recreation, history and culture, or shopping and fashion including a host of hidden gems you'll find it in this informative, easy-to- peruse guide.

Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)

By Pam Hait

GLOBE PEQUOT
Released: 2017-03-01
Paperback (336 pages)

Day Trips® from Phoenix, Tucson & Flagstaff: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler (Day Trips Series)
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Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of these popular Arizona cities. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff. helps makes the most of a brief getaway.

Five-Star Trails: Tucson: Your Guide to the Area's Most Beautiful Hikes

By Rob Rachowiecki

Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback (240 pages)

Five-Star Trails: Tucson: Your Guide to the Area s Most Beautiful Hikes
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Tucson lies in a saguaro-studded desert basin surrounded by four mountain ranges and book-ended by two national parks. In an hour you can drive from an arid canyon in the Arizona-Sonora desert to a pine-forested mountain at 9000 feet. Hiking trails are plentiful and as varied as the terrain. Five-Star Trails: Tucson by Rob Rachowiecki guides hikers to diverse trails suitable for anyone from wheelchair-using nature lovers to those looking for an all-day workout.

Sized to fit in a pocket, this guide is convenient to keep in the car or toss into a backpack. Driving directions steer hikers to the nearest trailhead parking areas, including GPS trailhead coordinates to get them to the start of the trail.

Each trail has been thoroughly researched, recently hiked and includes detailed descriptions, trail profiles and maps. At a glance categorical ratings, such as scenery, trail condition, difficulty, solitude and kid-friendliness, let you quickly select a trail that fits your tastes and ability. Other key information such as fees, restrictions for dogs as well as advice on when to visit offers you the best information so you can plan your trip with ease.

Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Travel Guide)

By Tim Hull

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-06-12
Paperback (472 pages)

Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Travel Guide)
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Explore Arizona's vast open spaces, dreamy canyons, and colorful culture with Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic, flexible itineraries from day hikes in the Grand Canyon to a two-week Arizona road trip, designed for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, foodies, and more
  • Can't-miss highlights and unique experiences: Embark on a multi-day expedition into the depths of the Grand Canyon, discover hidden streams on a hike through high-desert forests, or find the best spots to hit the slopes in winter. Take a scenic drive along historic Route 66, learn about Arizona's ancient native cultures, and stroll charming Old West towns. Explore the red rock cliffs around Sedona, watch your favorite MLB team play during Spring Training, and sample Southwest cuisine from spicy enchiladas to Sonoran hot dogs
  • How to plan a Grand Canyon adventure, including coverage of towns near gateways to the park
  • Local insight from Arizona local Tim Hull on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Focused coverage of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the Valley of the Sun, Tucson and Southern Arizona, Flagstaff, Sedona, and Red Rock Country, Navajo and Hopi Country, the White Mountains and the Gila Valley, the Grand Canyon and the Arizona Strip, and the Lower Colorado River
  • Practical information including background on Arizona's landscape, climate, wildlife, and culture
With Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon's practical tips and local expertise, you can plan your trip your way.

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Frommer's Arizona and the Grand Canyon (Complete Guides)

By Gregory McNamee

FrommerMedia
Released: 2019-02-26
Paperback (576 pages)

Frommer s Arizona and the Grand Canyon (Complete Guides)
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Take the guesswork out of vacation planning. Frommer’s hires only seasoned experts, in this case two renowned journalists who live full-time in Arizona. Their advice is savvy, dependable, and based not on one or two short trips to the state, but on a lifetime of exploration. They offer an up-to-date, detail- and tip-rich commentary on Arizona’s iconic sights, and will introduce you to restaurants, off-the-beaten-path attractions, nature spots, tours, bars, and shops, that few tourists know to visit. So whether you’re going to be rafting the Grand Canyon, hiking in Sedona, living the high life in Phoenix and Scottsdale, or walking in the path of Native American history, this is the book for you.

Frommer’s Arizona and the Grand Canyon contains:

*Dozens of stunning, full-color photos throughout

*Helpful maps, including a fully-detachable fold-out map

*Strategic itineraries, including for families and weeklong stays, so you can make the most of your time

*Authentic experiences to help you appreciate this unique Southwestern culture, cuisine, historic sights and customs like a local

*Candid reviews of the best restaurants, attractions, tours, shops, and experiences―and advice on the ones not worth your time and money

*Accurate, up-to-date info on transportation, useful websites, costs, telephone numbers, and more

*Budget-planning help with the lowdown on prices and ways to save money, whether you’re traveling on a shoestring or in the lap of luxury

About Frommer’s: There’s a reason that Frommer’s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer’s.

Easy To Read: Arizona State Map

By Rand McNally

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Easy To Read: Arizona State Map
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Rand McNally's Easy To Read State Folded Map is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around Arizona, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets.
The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

Regularly updated, full-color maps
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Coverage Area

Detailed maps of: Flagstaff, Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Havasu City, Petrified Forest National Park, Phoenix & Vicinity, Phoenix, Downtown Prescott, Tucson & Vicinity, Tucson Downtown, Yuma

Hiking Arizona: A Guide to the State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)

By Bruce Grubbs

Falcon Guides
Released: 2019-05-01
Paperback (368 pages)

Hiking Arizona: A Guide to the State s Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
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Hiking Arizona will introduce you to the state's most natural wonders and more. This book covers the Grand Canyon, of course; Northeast Plateaus, San Francisco Peaks Area, Mogollon Rim Country; Central Highlands; The White Mountains; the Phoenix Area; the Tucson Area; Sky Islands; Tohono O'odham Country; and the Western Desert.

Moon Tucson (Moon Handbooks)

By Tim Hull

Brand: Avalon Travel Publishing
Released: 2013-09-24
Paperback (248 pages)

Moon Tucson (Moon Handbooks)
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Freelancer and Tucson resident Tim Hull shares his advice on the best Tucson has to offer—from the Tucson Mountains and Rincon Valley to Adobe architecture and desert dude ranches. Hull provides unique trip ideas for a variety of travelers, including Sonoran Desert Adventures and The Three-Day Best of the Old Pueblo. With expert advice on where to sleep, sightsee, and savor the best Southwestern cooking, Moon Tucson gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Fodor's Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodors Travel Pubns
Released: 2015-11-10
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Fodor s Arizona & the Grand Canyon (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Travelers continue to flock to Arizona year-round to explore the outdoors and relax at world-class spa resorts. In full-color throughout, Fodor's Arizona and the Grand Canyon helps travelers take advantage of the state's myriad pleasures, including outstanding museums and galleries, Navajo and Hopi cultural experiences, top-notch golf, three national parks, and excellent Mexican food and tequila.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on how to experience some of Arizona's top outdoor activities: star-gazing; exploring canyons, deserts, mountains, flora, and fauna; and the ultimate Grand Canyon adventure, rafting the Colorado River
· Major sights such as The Grand Canyon, The Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, Sedona, Scottsdale, The Heard Museum, Monument Valley, and Desert Botanical Garden
· Coverage of Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe; Grand Canyon National Park; Flagstaff; North-Central Arizona; Northeast Arizona; Eastern Arizona; Tucson; Southern Arizona; Northwest Arizona and Southeast Nevada


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