Gardening in the Desert: Top Tips for Fall Planting in Tucson
Summers in Southern Arizona can be tough. The weather warms up significantly and while the long days of sunshine are great, the heat can be a lot. So what to do? One option is to put a pool in your yard!
It was February 14, 1912, when President William Howard Taft strode into the Oval Office and signed a bill that amended Arizona Territory into the State of Arizona. Though it took a simple signature to enact statehood, the actual efforts to get here were long and arduous.
While February 14th is nationally known as Valentine’s Day, Arizonans know that on this day in history Arizona completed the 48 conterminous United States in the union.
Undoubtedly, Tucson presents a wide range of opportunities to pique your interest. But, it’s also nice to get out and take an adventure beyond city limits for the day. You don’t need to travel too far or spend the night to enjoy all of the fun activities around Tucson. Discover a mixture of history, nature, and fun goodies on these day trips.
Every home needs a great outdoor living space, especially in the stunning presence of the desert and beautiful sunshine weather Arizona has to offer. Your outdoor area is the perfect place to enjoy nature, relish the best temperatures throughout the day, spend time with friends and family, and engage in entertainment.
Monsoon season — it happens every June 15, but did you know it wasn't always like that? Back in the olden days, people considered the monsoon to arrive after three consecutive days with dew points of at least 55 degrees. Forecasters decided to set dates, now June 15 through September 30, to allow us to focus on what a monsoon brings.
Tucson, affectionately known as the Old Pueblo, showcases the Old West’s charms with its proximity to ghost towns and its vast displays of breathtaking terrain from desert to gorgeous pine forests. The vibrant neighborhoods, artsy outposts, and historic sites promise plenty to do for locals and visitors. Stop in Tucson to experience glimpses of the Old West.
Every year, Tucson features several annual events. While 2020 changed or postponed some of these events, we still want to highlight some of the fantastic annual events you can look forward to in the future. With the unique desert landscape, university, and retirement neighborhoods, Tucson boasts a colorful and wonderful collection of demographics. This means that Tucson’s events are as diverse as the city itself.
Tucson, Arizona topped the list of Outside Magazine’s “The 12 Best Places to Live in 2019,” and some of the many reasons why it’s such an amazing place to call home are the wide array of outdoor activities and stunning environments to explore. With a population of 535,676 and a park acreage of 4,610, Tucson clocks in as a mid-sized city. It also boasts the designation of a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy with its unique combination of Native American, northern Sonoran, and colonial Spanish cuisines.