Best Places to Live

Tucson, AZ

Population: 528,374
Photo: Metropolitan Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau

Many people know Tucson, AZ, for its unique outdoor adventures, and these and other attractions make it a great choice for spring break travelers.

Impressive rock formations and a peaceful desert scape surround the city, beckoning people to explore it by foot, horseback or bicycle. Families can easily spend days discovering a desert lush and teeming with plant and animal life. Tucson's collection of museums, galleries, and retailers give lots of options to those who prefer arts and shopping. Keeping things affordable, purchasing a Tucson Attractions Passport gets guests two-for-one admissions at 30 attractions including Biosphere 2, Carnival of Illusion, Children's Museum Tucson, and Cocoraque Ranch and Pavilion. The Old Pueblo Trolley transports passengers between three of the city's entertainment districts. Brightly decorated restaurants serve a range of food from sizzling fajitas and mesquite-grilled steaks to crepes and pizza.

Spring Temperature Range:

High: 82, Low: 48

Must Do Activities and Attractions:

Treat yourself at Allegro: iI Gelato Naturale

Venture out to Trail Dust Town

Wind through GPD Toy Train Museum

Visit Reid Park Zoo

Go wild at Funtasticks Family Fun Park

Feel big at the Mini Time Machine, A Museum of Miniatures

Take off at Pima Air & Space Museum

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