The second largest city in Arizona, "Old Pueblo" (as Tucson is also known) is Phoenix' less-developed, more naturally beautiful sister. Tucson was founded in 1775, replacing the Native American village that was once there; though it has evolved into a relatively modern metropolis, it has managed to maintain much of its history and outdoorsy appeal. Read more
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The weather gets very hot during the summer months, and most visitors prefer to visit Tucson in the winter and spring, when temperatures are milder. The sun is almost always shining in Tucscon -- for all but around 15 days a year. Tourists can hang by the pool, walk around the historic districts, golf at the numerous world-renowned courses, and check out the cacti at Saguaro National Park. Tucson is known as one of the country's top spa destinations, and is home to a number of luxury wellness retreats.