Soak up the laid-back atmosphere of one of America’s sunniest cities, flanked by five mountain ranges
Pack your shorts and SPF because the sun shines all year round in Tucson. This vibrant city is surrounded by stunning scenery and topped with an endless blue sky. After lectures, take a short drive out of town and explore desert parks and rugged canyons, and watch the spectacular sunsets from the top of Gates Pass. Those in need of retail therapy or some tasty treats are in luck, you’ll find plenty of shops and restaurants. If chain stores aren’t your thing, ride the streetcar down bohemian 4th Avenue, which is lined with quirky independent stores and an eclectic mix of eateries. Some of the best food in the city is served out of food trucks and much of it has a distinctly Mexican flavor — thanks to the city being located just an hour away from the border.