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Southern Arizona is dominated by two equal presences: the vast Sonoran Desert, and Tucson, the modern metropolis that rises in the middle of it.
The city of Tucson, and the surrounding communities, are a blend of Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo influences, with a very large Indian presence. This is the area most strongly associated with the "Old West." But for all that, Tucson is a modern metropolis, with world-class spas and golf courses, a major university (the University of Arizona), and a growing population of sunbirds who have come to enjoy the warm, dry weather.
Tucson, because it lies at a higher elevation, enjoys both cooler temperatures and more rainfall than Phoenix. Still, the summers can be very hot; but they're balanced by winter temperatures that rarely dip below freezing. For six months of the year, Tucson enjoys weather that other regions of the country associate with fall: cool, dry, and sunny. Tucson, in fact, averages even more sunny days than Phoenix: 340 days a year.
Outside Tucson lies the Sonoran Desert, home of the unique saguaro cactus. Although nearly all Americans are familiar with the saguaro—indeed, it's probably the first image that comes to mind with the word "cactus"—few realize that this is actually the only part of the West where it grows.
Arizona - Things to Do - RSS
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Arizona well represented in Conde Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards.
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The director talks about teaming with Tom Hanks for the latest installment of the Robert Langdon franchise.
Arizona History - RSS
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It was thought to be too far from Phoenix and from Scottsdale?s established business district to be commercially viable
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Les Lindvig, his wife, and two sons built a menagerie of aviaries in their backyard
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We are grateful to all of the citizens from the Ramon Bernal bloodlines for your contributions to Gilbert?s heritage
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Only in Arizona: The property's dubious past lives on through close encounters with the unexplained
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A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark
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