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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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Where to stay

Lodge on the Desert

306 North Alvernon Way


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.


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

Where to eat

El Charro Café

311 North Court Ave.


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

La Fuente

1749 North Oracle Road


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

What to do

Kartchner Caverns

Highway 90, Benson


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


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

Saguaro National Park-Tucson Mountain District

2700 North Kinney Road


$10 per vehicle, valid for 7 days.

Sabino Canyon Tours

5900 North Sabino Canyon Road


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

Houston’s Horseback Riding

12801 East Speedway


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

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