Tucson – Cultural Hot Spot and Modern Business Center
Location: An UrbanOasis in the Sonoran Desert
Tucson is situated on the banks of the Santa Cruz River in the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Outside the city, the Santa Catalina Mountains and the Santa Rita Mountains allow amazing views. Thanks to interstates, railways, and Tucson International Airport, good connection is granted. Within the city borders, the well-developed public transit system Sun Tran and the streetcar line Sun Link ensure easy reachability of all destinations.
Business: Alma Mater, Military, and Technology
Tucson is well known for the University of Arizona, the city’s second largest employer. There are plenty of important businesses that have been responsible for the growth of Tucson, such as the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Wal-Mart, and Raytheon Missile Systems Company. Of course, there are local shopping choices as well, amongst them the popular Tucson Mall and the Foothills Mall.
Culture: From Historic Post-War America to Modern-Times Country Fairs
If culture excites you, you definitely won’t be bored in Tucson. There are many annual of events and fairs, such as the Tucson Folk Festival and the Fourth Avenue Street Fair, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and the Festival of Books. The Arizona Historical Society and the Fort Lowell Museum invite to learn all about the city’s interesting history, from the Hohokam natives to the first settlers and beyond.
Activities: Fairs and adventure all year round
Since the city is home to numerous museums, galleries, heritage centers and fairs, you are spoilt for choice here. Choose between the Tucson Rodeo, the Tucson Meet Yourself that takes place in October, and the All Souls Procession Weekend that takes place in November. Better yet, don’t choose — take part in all three!