WEEKEND TRAVEL ITINERARY: TUCSON, ARIZONA

TUCSON, ARIZONA

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Hey Sassy Peeps,

When traveling to Tucson, Arizona, you’ll want to make sure you have an itinerary set so that you get the most out of the experience. Nicknamed The Old Pueblo, Tucson has plenty to offer, and you can easily spend hours exploring the city. A well-planned itinerary will help you get the most out of your experience while visiting this charming and engaging city. Let’s explore an itinerary for a weekend in Tucson.

Day One: Arrival and Exploring Downtown

Once you’ve arrived, and after you’ve checked into your room, you’ll want to explore downtown Tucson, Arizona. However, if you’re still exploring your options on where to stay, you’ll find that Tucson, Arizona offers a variety of hotels and motels to fit your needs. Now, that you’ve identified where you’ll stay, visit Tucson Visitors Bureau for a map and take a self-guided tour of downtown. The good thing is that the downtown area is compact, so most attractions are within walking distance or a very short drive.

The El Presidio Historic District is not only the oldest neighborhood in Tucson, but in the U.S. This district features homes built with architectural styles like Spanish-Mexican, Anglo-American, and Eclectic. Next, you can visit the Barrio Viejo National Historic District, which is the second oldest district in Tucson. If you have an interest in learning about different cultures, stop by the St. Augustine Cathedral, which is a place of cultural and architectural interest. Also, visitors can stop by St. Augustine Cathedral for a private reflection.

However, if you want to participate in guided tours, Kruze Arizona has a walking tour, and Tucson Food Tours offer tours to at least six different tasting stops.

Day Two: Tour the Wild and Western Part of Tucson

For a Western-themed experience, visit Old Tucson Studios. This is one of Arizona’s top Wild West attractions built in 1939 by Columbia Pictures. In addition to Western-themed shows and rides, visitors can taste genuine Southwest barbecue. Once you’ve visited the western side of Tucson, you’re ready to visit the wild side.

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is rated as one of the top 25 museums in the U.S. You’ll enjoy two miles of walking paths through a myriad of desert habitats, and witness 1,200 different types of plants and 230 animal species. Finally, you can end your day with an unforgettable tour of Saguaro National Park where you’ll see the nation’s largest cacti.

Day Three: Wrapping it all Up

To wind down and wrap up your weekend visit, enjoy a balloon ride over Tucson’s beautiful scenery. Visitors can enjoy balloon rides over the beautiful mountains and witness distinct views of its inhabitants. Balloon rides are offered at sunrise, and you can relax, enjoy the scenery, and take pictures. Trips include a champagne brunch. To end your weekend visit, you can enjoy an easy hike through the Sabino Canyon where rangers provide narrated hikes up the canyon.

So, if you enjoy traveling, be sure to always have an itinerary so that you can maximize your time, and visit as many attractions as you can.

Sassy Peeps, Have you ever visited Tucson, Arizona? If so, what did you love most about the visit? Inquiring minds want to know.

Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…
Stay Sassy

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