For lovers of the great outdoors, or for those interested in history and culture Tucson Arizona is one of the most interesting destinations in the United States. Not only are there the magnificent desert vistas that captivate with the haunting sense of space that they provide, as well as their magnificent flora and fauna, but there are also magnificent hiking trails and museums galore. This is one of the most family friendly cities in the U.S. and is a dream for those who simply want to explore a unique city with a welcoming populace.

if there is one thing that Tucson offers which is unmatched it is those wonderful views and experiences that can only be enjoyed in the stark beauty of the desert. And for those who are interested in this ecosystem a visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is an absolute must.

The idea of a museum is a bit misleading – what you will experience here is more like a zoo. Here you can experience the flora and fauna of the desert in a way that can only be described as immersive. A day here will bring the wonders of the desert home to those who simply enjoy nature.

But that is not even close to how many outdoor experiences await those who visit Tucson.

The Saguaro National Park provides another desert experience that will not soon be forgotten. If you have ever watched a classic ‘Wild West’ movie or one of the wonderful TV shows that pitted the hero of the Old West against the dastardly cattle rustler then you be familiar with the Saguaro cactus.

It is one of the most easily recognizable plants in the world. And at this park the welcoming visitors centers and the miles of hiking trails beckon to the adventurous.

Here visitors can catch a glimpse of the desolation and beauty that those who called it home many tears ago were faced with. This is nature at its most challenging – but the sheer wonder of viewing the landscape is well worth any discomfort that may be caused by the soaring summer temperatures.

The natural attractions of Tucson and its surrounds only scrape the surface of what is available to the adventurous of spirit when they visit the region.

Tucson will reward those who want to immerse themselves in history and the great outdoors. this is destination that should be enjoyed by everyone who visits the United States of America – and those who call it home as well.