Visit the gorgeous city of Tucson, nestled between two national parks
When you stay at accommodations near the University of Arizona, you'll be in downtown Tucson, sandwiched between Saguaro National Park and Saguaro National Park East. This oasis of a city enjoys cooler temperatures than Phoenix, and there's a lot of cultural interest to be found here, too.
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Useful information for your visit to the University of Arizona
In addition to enjoying beautiful surroundings, you can visit several museums and other points of interest in Tucson. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum teaches visitors about this unique region of the United States, while Old Tucson offers a look at the "Hollywood of the Desert."
1. Arriving at the university
The University of Arizona is served by Tucson's international airport, which is a mere 20-minute drive from the campus along Tucson Boulevard or the I-10. Phoenix is approximately two hours' drive away.
2. Museums and landmarks
Tucson is a city rich in culture. See the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Saguaro National Park for a glimpse at the mesmerizing landscapes that define the area. Old Tucson, a theme park and studio, offers plenty of entertainment to immerse you in the local film industry that's still active today. You can also visit the Kitt Peak National Observatory and stargaze through the powerful telescopes.
3. Eating and drinking
As Tucson is close to the border, it boasts superb Mexican cuisine – there's an official food tour available if you'd like to try all the local specialties. The surrounding region has a strong wine industry, especially in Cochise County. You can drive here for tastings, or stay in Tucson and sample the local product in the bars. There are also two renowned local breweries, Borderlands and Thunder Canyon, worth check out.
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