My parents graciously gave my brother’s family and me the best Christmas present we’ve gotten in years – a trip to Tucson! Vacationing is the ultimate in my book, and in this winter wonderland, it was really awesome to get away. Traveling in January to a warm location really can’t get any better, especially when the place you’re traveling is lovely, interesting, and fun! We spent 5 nights, 4.5 days exploring Tucson and its nearby parks, eating yummy food, and soaking up the sun.
Things to do:
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road
This zoo/natural history museum/botanical garden was #1 on our list while planning, #1 on Trip Advisor, and our #1 favorite activity that we did in Tucson. With amazing views of the mountains, desert animals roaming in large enclosures, and great tidbits around the park, we were definitely impressed.
There are two sections to this national park, and while Trip Advisor ranked the west side as better, we happened to be close to the east side of the park and took an afternoon walking amongst the cacti. We saw a jackrabbit, various birds, and every kind of cactus imaginable, all with the backdrop of the beautiful mountains. Whichever side you choose, it’s definitely worth the visit.