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Tucson Travel Guide

Why Visit Tucson

Those who visit Tucson tend to fall in love with the city’s natural beauty and quirky charm. There’s something special about the juxtaposition of tall buildings against sunlit mountains, and Tucson’s bustling downtown area provides lots of opportunities for exploring breweries, shops, galleries, and museums between hikes in the desert.

When to Visit Tucson

Thanks to 350 annual days of sunshine, there’s almost never a bad time to plan your Tucson travel. Hunt for treasures at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase in January/February each year, run the Tucson Marathon in December, or quench your thirst at the World Margarita Championship that comes to the Oro Valley every August.

Weather in Tucson

Tucson's desert climate means blazing hot summers with 100-degree days and cooler nights. Winter brings even bigger temperature swings with daytime temps in the upper 60s and mid-70s with occasional sub-zero dips after dark. Though snow isn't unheard of, precipitation is mostly limited to the flash storms of the late-summer monsoon season.