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Travel

If you go to Tucson...

When to go

Winter is the best time, with its warm days and cool nights.

Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau

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888-2-Tucson

www.visittucson.org

Where to stay

Lodge on the Desert

306 North Alvernon Way

520-320-2000

www.lodgeonthedesert.com

The cluster of hacienda-style rooms is surrounded by pathways and gardens. $99-$139 (summer), $289-$319 (winter).

Windmill Suites Tucson

4250 North Campbell Ave.

520-577-0007

www.windmillinns.com

This friendly, value-packed property has spacious two-room suites, $109-$119.

Where to eat

El Charro Café

311 North Court Ave.

520-622-1922

www.elcharrocafe.com

Authentic and tasty Sonoran-northern Mexican dishes. Entrees $6.95-$12.95.

La Fuente

1749 North Oracle Road

520-623-8659

www.lafuenterestaurant.com

Live mariachi music and decent Mexican cuisine, entrees $9.99-$19.99.

What to do

Kartchner Caverns

Highway 90, Benson

520-586-2283

www.azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/index.html

Park entrance, $6 per vehicle; cavern tours, adults $22.95, children ages 7-13 $12.95,under 7 free on Rotunda-Throne Room tour, but not allowed on Big Room tours.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

2021 North Kinney Road

520-883-2702

www.desertmuseum.org

Adults $14.50, ages 4-12 $5, under 4 free.

Saguaro National Park-Tucson Mountain District

2700 North Kinney Road

520-733-5158

www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm

$10 per vehicle, valid for 7 days.

Sabino Canyon Tours

5900 North Sabino Canyon Road

520-749-2861

www.sabinocanyon.com

45-minute tram tours, adults $8, 3-12 $4, under 3 free.

Houston’s Horseback Riding

12801 East Speedway

520-298-7450

www.tucsonhorsebackriding.com

Two-hour rides $60 per person; sunset rides followed by a barbecue dinner $85.

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