City Highlight: Tucson, Arizona

There’s a lot to like about Tucson. It’s got warm weather year-round, sometimes reaching up into the 100s during the summer. There are tons of impressive vistas to take in. It’s lively and full of culture and history. And, it’s motorhome-friendly! If you’re thinking about making a stop in the so-called Old Pueblo, here’s what you can expect to see.

Natural Attractions

Located in the Sonoran Desert, Tucson is packed full of amazing natural sights. To the east of downtown Tucson is Saguaro National Park, named after the distinctive cactus that is popular in the area. If you’re interested in a little stargazing, the Kitt Peak National Observatory, west of Tucson, has the largest collection of optical and radio telescopes in the world and offers many daytime and nighttime activities.

Understanding the Southwest

To learn what makes Tucson tick, you can visit one its many museums and art galleries. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum offers insight into the biology of the area and even features a zoo and botanical garden. Of course, there’s a lot more to Tucson than its ecology. Due to a long history and its proximity in the Southwestern United States, Tucson offers an interesting blend of native, Spanish, and American culture. To learn more, considering paying a visit to the Arizona State Museum.

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History of the Old West

More recently in Arizona’s history, it was the site of settlers making their way west. Tombstone, the famous settler town, is about an hour’s drive away from Tucson and well worth the visit if you’re curious to see the actual sights that are now famous. That said, Tucson still has some interesting sights to see if you’re interested in this period of American history. The most notable attraction is Old Tucson Studios, the site of many famous Western films such as “Tombstone” and “Gunfight at the OK Corral.” Nowadays, the movie studio also serves as an interactive theme park, where you and your family can learn more about Old West history and even dress the part with costumes.

Motor Home Resorts

Luckily for you, there are plenty of resorts to call home while visiting Tucson. Of note is the Lazydays KOA, located just south of Tucson. While you can expect all the typical amenities of a great motor home park here, what sets Lazydays apart from others is its two acres of solar panel parasols, which allows visitors to park in shade that doubles as a clean energy source for the campgrounds. If you’d rather be a little more centrally located, Sentinel Park is another highly-rated motor home resort. With access to the Tucson light rail that passes through the park, Sential Park claims to have more than 300 restaurants, shops, and attractions within three minutes of travel.

With interesting culture, history, and nature, along with the modern conveniences of a large city, Tucson makes for an ideal vacation spot. No matter what you and your family’s fancy is, you’re all bound to find something interesting in the sunlight of Tucson. Just remember to bring sunscreen!