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Tucson

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One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another. The city and its suburbs house over 150 companies involved in the design and production of optics, responsible for the area's nickname "Optics Valley." A busy college town, Tucson attracts students from around the world, nearly 35,000 of them attending classes at the oldest university in the state of Arizona. To experience the best of what this city has to offer when on vacation here, include the downtown's eclectic restaurants and bars on your itinerary. Tucson is in Arizona (AZ). When using our United States trip planner , you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Where to stay in Tucson

To discover the tranquility of the Sonoran Desert, book your stay at an inn just a short drive from Tucson. Staying on the outskirts of the city allows you quick and easy access to some of Arizona's wildest areas, though it does require a car if you wish to enjoy Tucson's shops and restaurants. For the ultimate in indulgence, consider one of the city's award-winning luxury resorts, which feature full-service spa and fitness centers, championship golf courses, lighted tennis courts, and indoor swimming pools.
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