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A Tucson Vacation

By Expert Author: Mark Macias

Tucson Arizona is a city that has a mixed cultural heritage and international population, and traditions that span centuries of habitation from prehistoric Indian cultures to recent immigrants from all over the world. This gem of a city has become a destination for travelers from around the world. There are numerous accommodation choices available to the abundant visitors to southern Arizona’s largest city.

In Tucson, vacation rental homes are abundant and offer a wide range of choices to visitors from all over the world. The city of Tucson is comprised of many different neighborhoods and offers vacationers a large and varied selection of accommodations and activities. Like many cities, Tucson’s development was substantially impacted by the geography of the city. To a large extent Tucson is a story of its 3 major mountain ranges.

The Tucson Mountains are located approximately 8 miles west of interstate 10. The proximity to interstate 10 makes day trips to Phoenix, Tubac, and Nogales Mexico very convenient. Some of the most desirable luxury vacation rental homes in Tucson Arizona are located in this area. The vacation rental homes in this area boast some of the best city and mountain views in the state. Most of these luxury vacation rentals are located on acre plus lots with private pools and spas and offer an experience that is one with nature. Visitors staying in vacation rentals may have the pleasure of seeing a variety of desert wildlife.

Wild coyote, bobcat and javalina inhabit the area as well as a wide variety of birds. Hawk’s, doves, roadrunners, and Arizona’s state bird the cactus wren are plentiful and likely to be seen when visiting the Tucson Mountains.

While visiting the Tucson mountains, vacation rental guests will also have a wide variety of attractions to see such as the Sonoran Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Wildlife Museum, Gates Pass, and the Saguaro National Park West. The west side of town appeals to the business traveler as well. Many of the finest vacation rentals in the Tucson Mountains are located less than 10 minutes from the Tucson Convention Center (TCC).

During the first 2 weeks in February The TCC is home to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show which has grown into the largest gem and mineral show in the world. When choosing a vacation rental home, parents of University of Arizona students often choose a west Tucson location for their vacation rental home because the area is only a short drive from the University and is very convenient for visiting their child during the holidays, graduation, or parents weekend.

The Catalina Foothills is the largest mountain range in the valley and a well sought after area of town for visitors looking to rent a vacation home in Tucson AZ. Several upscale resorts and spas have made the Catalina Mountains their home. The Catalina foothills area has a wide variety of restaurants as well as upscale shopping at La Encanta and St Phillips Plaza. For those looking for hiking and site seeing, the Catalina area offers the Sabino Canyon Recreational Park. For vacation visitors looking to escape the summer heat (temperatures average 20 degrees lower than the city) , you can take a 25 mile drive up to the top of Mt Lemmon. The Tucson vacation rentals located in this area consist of a large selection of ultra-luxury vacation rental homes and condominiums and moderately luxurious vacation rental homes on ˝ acre lots with excellent mountain and city views.

Oro Valley has been one on the most rapidly growing areas in Tucson. Many of the vacation rental homes and condominiums in this area are new construction and offer very modern, upscale accommodations. The Oro Valley area features many fine restaurants to choose from as well as some of the best golf resorts in town. If you decide to select vacation rental accommodations in Oro Valley be prepared for challenges with regard to the traffic congestion. Commuting to and from Oro Valley during rush hour traffic can be quite a chore. Expect travel times to other areas of town such as the Tucson Mountains and the east side of Tucson to take to 45 minutes or longer.

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