Places to Visit: Tucson Arizona

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Tucson Arizona

Travel to Phoenix and beyond would entail a stopover at Tucson for a break that might progress to a mini-vacation in itself, once people come to know the city a little better. Tucson has its share of mountains, parks, rivers, historical and geographical delights to captivate visitors. The more information you get, the more compelled you are to explore this unobtrusive city.

Possessing a desert terrain, but surrounded by mountains that have snowy slopes in winter, Tucson would make the ideal winter sport destination. More and more people have come to discover the treasures of this city and have been well rewarded for their efforts. For instance, visitors are often intrigued by the ubiquitous telescope installations in the area. On enquiry you'll be told that Tucson has one of the darkest night skies in the continent, making it a star gazer's delight. There's more information of this sort that make this city come alive.

Travel to Tucson is not at all problematic for it lies on I-10 which runs north to south, and is where I-19 ends, or begins depending on how you look at it. Amtrak has services running through the city connecting it to Orlando, FL, and Los Angeles, CA. If you're flying in you'll arrive at Tucson International Airport which is just 6 miles from the city.

Tucson is about 340 miles from the Grand Canyon. If you intend to drive up to the Canyon you're looking at about 5 hours of steering. Drive along I-10 for about 109 miles, and then, when you enter Phoenix you need to take the Flagstaff exit 150 onto I-17. When you've done about146 miles on it, turn left on to I-40. In just under 30 miles you'll come to exit 165. Turn right on to AZ-64 and that takes you to the entrance road to Grand Canyon.